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Happy Birthday, Stanley Kubrick.

1950's

Happy Birthday, Stanley Kubrick.

Stanley Kubrick's Day of the Fight - 1951

Marking the 90th birthday of Stanley Kubrick, we take a look back at his earliest film, The Day of the Fight from 1951. The Day of the Fight is the primary touchstone from which Stanley Kubrick’s unique cinematic style would evolve. Like the battling man-apes during 2001‘s Dawn of Man sequence, The Day of the Fight depicts a […]

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Aqua Frolics

1940's

Aqua Frolics

Aqua Frolics

  Before SeaWorld and Marineland, the carneys of Wakulla Springs, Florida began training unsuspecting marine life to perform impressive tricks before a paying audience. Take Aqua Frolics, for instance, a short entertaining review of the growing popularity of water sports from the 1940’s. And could you blame the captive seals and dolphins for gladly tolerating […]

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Willie Shoemaker’s First Victory

1950's

Willie Shoemaker’s First Victory

Willie Shoemaker's First Victory - 1951

In this short newsreel segment, witness legendary horserace jockey Willie Shoemaker win his first of 8,833 victories. It was 1951 at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, California, just north of Oakland, that the teenage Shoemaker embarked on a career in which he would dominate the field for 29 years. Born in Fabens, Texas in 1931, […]

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