Newsreel: Grand Coulee Dam – 1953

With America’s infrastructure crumbling, it’s time we took a look back at our past achievements, their purpose, and why we

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Belo Horizante, Brazil – 1949

Belo Horizante is short documentary produced by The Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs in 1949. The OCIAA, established by

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Soundie: Sweet Sue, Just You – 1940s

This short, a swingy rendition of the classic jazz standard Sweet Sue, Just You, includes chorus lines, neat harmonies, and

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Jack Johnson: Tiger Rag – 1930s

  In this clip, the great boxer Jack Johnson, Heavyweight Champion of the World (1908–1915), conducts the song Tiger Rag,

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Charlie Williams: Long Black Veil – 1959

In this clip, Charlie Williams, backed up by Joe Maphis, performs a solid rendition of Long Black Veil, made famous by

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Happy Birthday, Stanley Kubrick.

Marking the 90th birthday of Stanley Kubrick, we take a look back at his earliest film, The Day of the Fight from 1951.

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Trip to Where – 1967

Trip to Where is a propaganda film produced by the US Navy to warn sailors on shore leave about indulging

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The Havana-Madrid Show – 1941

The Havana-Madrid Show featuring Maya’s Pan-American Orchestra and Carlos and Zedra from 1941.              

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Duke Ellington’s Black and Tan – 1929

Duke Ellington makes his film debut in the short produced in 1929 based on his pivotal composition Black and Tan

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