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Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape

1958

Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape

Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape - 1958

Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape is a marketing film targeting retailers and salesmen about the tsunami of new stereo products that would flood the market in 1958. Let Bob Baggs, Marketing Manager of RCA Victor’s Radio and Victrola Division, take you on a journey through the miracle of 2-in-1 RCA Victor Stereo Orthophonic High Fidelity […]

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Trailer: Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla

1952

Trailer: Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla

Trailer: Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla - 1952

“These films are going to be made regardless of who directs them. There’s a market for them and the studios are going to continue to make them. I’ve been doing this long enough, I think I can make them as good or better than anyone else.” – Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla Director William […]

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Hemp For Victory

1940's

Hemp For Victory

Hemp For Victory - 1942

Hemp for Victory, produced by the US government in 1942, made a case for increasing the domestic cultivation of Cannabis sativa. As WWII ratcheted up and the Japanese controlled the hemp powerhouse of Southeast Asia, a vital resource for the war effort, the filmmakers advocate US farmers focus on the “devil’s weed” as a cash […]

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Who’s Yehoodi?

1940's

Who’s Yehoodi?

Who's Yehoodi? - 1942

An amusing soundie from 1942, Who’s Yehoodi?, was originally composed in 1940 by Bill Seckler and Matt Dennis. Based on a running gag by radio comedian Jerry Colona, this rendition of Who’s Yehoodi? is quite risque for its day. Who’s Yehoodi?  

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Cab Calloway: Minnie the Moocher

1950's

Cab Calloway: Minnie the Moocher

Cab Calloway: Minnie the Moocher - 1950's

Performing his signature number, Cab Calloway sings Minnie the Moocher in this performance from the 1950’s. As ever he adds a few surprises like the sexy shadow dancer gyrating in the background and a new spin on his familiar scat singing. Born in New York State with a middle class upbringing, Calloway’s parents pushed him […]

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Tiger Lady

1940

Tiger Lady

Burlesque - Tiger Lady

An authentic 1940’s Burlesque Girlie Film. A lady dressed in a tiger outfit freeform dances to a lone piano. Check the costume change 1/3 the way through.  

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Newport Cigarette Commercial

1960's

Newport Cigarette Commercial

Newport Cigarette Commercial - 1960's

If you miss the bus, don’t fret. A happy Newport cigarette billboard is bound to entertain you. And don’t forget, menthol lovers, ‘Newport tastes fresher, tastes better, too.’ Is it illegal to run a cigarette ad here?  

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Eddie Thomas & Carl Scott: My Ohio Home

1920's

Eddie Thomas & Carl Scott: My Ohio Home

Eddie Thomas & Carl Scott: My Ohio Home - 1928

During the 1920’s, lack of money and technology did not stop folks from making great music. Take this duo who put on a porch concert with a ukulele, washboard & kazoo. A teapot becomes a horn, a wooden tube creates an added acoustic element, while the infectious rhythm keeps it swingy.    

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Hamburg Red Light District

1960's

Hamburg Red Light District

Hamburg Red Light District - 1960's

Let us reminisce of beer celebrations held nightly during the 1950’s and ’60’s in the Teutonic hamlet of Hamburg. A phenomena that grew from a chronically disaffected population of post-war Germany, you may never see so many irretrievably plastered people in one place at one time ever again. It is in the legendary Rathskellers of […]

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