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Burlesque: 20th Century Vamp

1940's

Burlesque: 20th Century Vamp

Burlesque: 20th Century Vamp - 1940's

This one’s a classic pulled out of the attic – an authentic burlesque film. It was likely shown in basements hosting stag events, bachelor parties, and moose lodges across America during the 1940’s.  

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Despotism

1940's

Despotism

Despotism - 1946

“The State – I am the State.” – Louis XIV In this timeless educational film from 1946, the pernicious mechanics of despotism are broken down. Through illustrated charts, we can determine analytically where our community stands within a scale with Democracy on one end and Despotism on the other. These conditions are affected by the […]

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Hands

1940's

Hands

Hands - 1944

In this short World War II propaganda montage, the filmmakers examine the uses of hands, and how the united hands of America and her Allies will defeat the Axis. In times of war as in times of peace, hands hold many purposes and functions. Hands are tools with which we play musical instruments, type letters, […]

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The Star Spangled Banner II

1960's

The Star Spangled Banner II

The Star Spangled Banner – 1960’s

In yet another compelling version of the US National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner is set within an unmistaken naval motif, showing off global strength across the seven seas. In this reel, you can hear the misalignment in the spool thread which causes the optical audio soundtrack make a whizzing sound.

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Military Science Tests Nukes

1950's

Military Science Tests Nukes

Military Science Tests Nukes - 1953

In this short piece from 1953, experience the raw power of nuclear weaponry. Watch the US government test soldiers in the unbearable heat of California’s deserts to observe the effects on men and equipments, launched from the barrel of a mobile cannon. MILITARY SCIENCE Tough Test for Men and Equipment Amid temperatures averaging 120 degrees […]

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Birds of Prey

1930's

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

In this documentary from 1938, examined are the various types of owls, vultures and hawks that inhabit North America. With footage in the field that any Audubon Society member would admire, observe birds of prey in their natural habitat as they hunt for food and feed their young. Often nesting in high places like trees […]

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Jack Johnson: Tiger Rag

1930's

Jack Johnson: Tiger Rag

Jack Johnson: Tiger Rag - 1930s

In this clip, the great boxer Jack Johnson, Heavyweight Champion of the World (1908–1915), conducts the song Tiger Rag, showing that he is quick on his feet both in the ring and on the stage. After defeating James J. Jeffries in original “Fight of the Century” in 1910, Jack Johnson became a cultural icon in […]

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This is Coffee!

1960's

This is Coffee!

This is Coffee! - 1960's

In the mid-1960s, The Coffee Brewing Institute produced This is Coffee! And so, the Institute whisks us off to a coffee dreamworld. Pouring beans dissolve into coffee grounds that are filtered through water in a percolator. This is coffee! Visit the coffee fields where pickers start a bean’s journey from bush to cup. This is […]

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Travelers Choice ‘66

1960's

Travelers Choice ‘66

Westinghouse Travelers Choice ‘66 Trip Program - 1966

Why wait? Use your Golden Touch to see the Americas on Westinghouse Travelers Choice ‘66 Trip Program. Use it to touch us for a glorious 4-day Touchdown holiday. 4 days and 3 nights of pure fun and relaxation. Choose for yourself among the most glamorous cities in America.   Stay at the newest and the […]

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