Weirdo Video Rare & authentic films of cultural, historical, and ironical significance.

World Football Crown

1937

World Football Crown

World Football Crown - 1937

As the Bears would return to the World Football Crown in 1937, the burgeoning Redskins withstood the challenge with a newly signed rookie from Texas Christian University, a quarterback by the name of Sammy Baugh. Slingin’ Sammy Baugh, as he would come to be known, was particularly notable for his forward pass, a somewhat unusual […]

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Are You Popular?

1947

Are You Popular?

Are You Popular? - 1947

“Are You Popular?”, an educational film produced in 1947, discusses dating etiquette and how the wrong moves can destroy your reputation. You don’t have to be like Jenny, who parks in cars with boys at night, to be popular. In fact, Jenny’s not popular because she’s grown to have a reputation for being easy. Try […]

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Door to Heaven

1940's

Door to Heaven

Door to Heaven - 1941

This bizarre, low-budget film was produced to propagate “the gospel of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” at least the one according to the members of this particular congreagation based in Wheaton, Illinois. Setting itself up as an instruction manual on how to get your soul through the pearly gates, the film really stretches the […]

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I’ll Be Glad when You’re Dead You Rascal, You

1930's

I’ll Be Glad when You’re Dead You Rascal, You

I'll Be Glad when You're Dead You Rascal, You - 1930's

Max Fleischer paired Betty Boop with viper man Louis Armstrong in the mid 1930’s. In it Fleischer mixes jazz, live action, and animation to create an innovative, dreamlike world. Pops or Satchmo, as he was often called, was a lifelong tea head who enjoyed cannabis not just to unwind, but also smoked gage, as he called it, […]

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Tom Waits: Pasties and a G-String

1930's

Tom Waits: Pasties and a G-String

Tom Waits: Pasties and a G-String (At the Two O’Clock Club) – 1976

And now for something completely different … Enjoy Weirdo Video’s interpretation of Tom Waits’ “Pasties and a G-String (At the Two O’Clock Club)” from his 1976 classic album Small Change. Inspired by Waits’ Bukowski-infused lowlife lyrics, our editors have strung together authentic footage from actual vintage girlie films and real burlesque shows, evoking the whimsically […]

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VW Bug: Design

1960's

VW Bug: Design

VW Bug: Design - 1967

It’s 1967. A classic Volkswagen Bug cruises the streets of Milan, Italy.  It parks, and two smartly dressed business men get out. The narrator begins, “Some time ago, the Volkswagen people went to see one of Italy’s most famous automobile designers.” As if it were a moment lifted from a Federico Fellini film, a stylish […]

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Edison’s Elephant

1900's

Edison’s Elephant

Thomas Edison: Electrocuting an Elephant - 1903

Red leicester smelly cheese cream cheese. Jarlsberg fromage frais cow pepper jack chalk and cheese airedale fondue manchego. Brie parmesan port-salut croque monsieur bavarian bergkase.

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Assignment: Venezuela

1950's

Assignment: Venezuela

Assignment: Venezuela - 1956

Port-salut pepper jack jarlsberg. Camembert de normandie cheese and biscuits danish fontina parmesan cheesy feet mascarpone cheese slices halloumi. Emmental boursin chalk and cheese.

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Christmas Around the World

1950

Christmas Around the World

Newsreel: Christmas Around the World - 1950

In this newsreel, the documentary crews from around the world wish their viewers a Merry Christmas. Ah, yes, Christmas 1950. It was remembered so well. As the spirit of Christmas unites all humanity men and women everywhere reaffirm their faith in the brotherhood of man. The News Magazine of the Screen presents, from around the […]

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