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The Stranger

1946

The Stranger

Feature Film: The Stranger - 1946

In 1946, Mr. Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) of the United Nations War Crimes Commission is hunting for Nazi fugitive Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a war criminal who has erased all evidence which might identify him, with no clue left to his identity except “a hobby that almost amounts to a mania—clocks.” Wilson releases Kindler’s former […]

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The Labor of Thy Hands

1950's

The Labor of Thy Hands

The Labor of Thy Hands ... - 1950's

In this vintage promotional film produced by the Jewish women’s group Hadassah, viewers are reminded of the need to develop a skilled workforce in the young state of Israel. Interesting footage of early kibbutzim and Israeli industry are highlighted in this film, with a stress on modernizing the economy and culture, the stress is on […]

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Bela Lam & Family: Poor Little Benny

1920's

Bela Lam & Family: Poor Little Benny

Bela Lam & Family: Poor Little Benny - 1920's

Virginia native Zanddervon Beliah Lamb, renamed Bela Lam by Okeh Records, performs the song Poor Little Benny with wife Rose Meadows. With Bela’s brother-in-law Paul and son Alva, they became local favorites near the Blue Ridge Mountain region in the 1920’s, eventually being called to New York City to record six songs. Influenced by the […]

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Television Code Seal of Good Practice

1960's

Television Code Seal of Good Practice

Dick Cavett: Television Code Seal of Good Practice - 196

In this public service announcement from 1967, Dick Cavett assures television viewers that the channel they are are now watching follows the Television Code of Practice. “Kids are impressionable. That’s why here, at this station, we watch the programs and commercials your child watches carefully. He may see bad guys, but not in the role […]

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Flagellants of Nocera Terinese

1960's

Flagellants of Nocera Terinese

Flagellants of Nocera Terinese - 1960's

Every seven years in the town of Nocera Terinese, Italy, a mysterious rite hundreds of years old still takes place to this day. On Good Friday, Flagellants from the surrounding villages perform the ritual of the battenti. In this tradition, the participants embed shards of glass in pieces of cork, then forcefully drive the makeshift […]

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Trailer: The King of Kings

1920's

Trailer: The King of Kings

Trailer: The King of Kings - 1927

A preview of Cecil B. DeMille’s upcoming film, The King of Kings … “the picture that will live forever.” DeMille hypes his 1927 spectacle, “magnificently portrayed by an inspiring cast of 5000 players,” by stressing the epic proportion of these biblical episodes rather than the story itself. Both producer and director of King of Kings, […]

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