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Mary, Don’t You Weep

1920's

Mary, Don’t You Weep

Mary, Don't You Weep - 1920's

A field recording from an unknown band recorded singing “Mary Don’t You Weep” shot in the 1920’s. Oh, Mary, don’t you weep, don’t you mourn Oh, Mary, don’t you weep, don’t you mourn Pharaoh’s army got drowned-ed. Oh, Mary, don’t weep Oh, Mary, don’t you weep, don’t you mourn. Oh, Mary, don’t you weep, don’t […]

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Cumberland Ridge Runners: Goofus

1930's

Cumberland Ridge Runners: Goofus

Cumberland Ridge Runners: Goofus - 1930's

In this clip form the 1930s, the Cumberland Ridge Runners perform “Goofus,” a request from a member of the audience of children from a hospital ward that sit beside them. The Cumberland Ridge Runners were a popular radio act in the 1930s, known for their musical virtuosity as much as their on stage antics, as seen here […]

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Financing the American Family

1930's

Financing the American Family

Financing the American Family - 1935

Just because it was the 1935 doesn’t mean that marketing and industry had not been experimenting with genre commonly know today as the infomercial. Presented by the Household Finance Corporation in 1935, “Financing the American Family” takes a practical look at how the modern man fits into the modern economy, and how micro-financing rigorously supervised […]

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Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me

1960's

Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me

Ask Me, Don't Tell Me - 1961

“Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me,” produced in 1961, promotes the Northern California branch of the Youth for Services program which worked to transform juvenile delinquents in San Francisco into productive members of the community. Written by veteran San Francisco journalist George Dusheck, “Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me” was co-written and directed by esteemed cinematographer David Myers. […]

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