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A Day in the Death of Donny B

1969

A Day in the Death of Donny B

A Day in the Death of Donny B. - 1969

Poor Donny B. . . . Forever wandering the streets looking for that fix to end all fixes. Those around him, his family, people in the neighborhood, functionaries in the system, however, know what’s in store . . . The degradation of junkie-life. A surprisingly non-sanctimonious anti-heroin film, this 1969 cautionary tale uses a docudrama motif […]

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A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor

1920's

A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor

A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor

Stage, radio and film star Eddie Cantor puts on a classic vaudeville routine including a few jokes in between breaking into song. One of the biggest entertainers of the early 20th century, the type self-deprecating humor he helped define can still has influence today with comedians such as Letterman, Conan, and Jon Stewart. Lately, Cantor […]

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Coney Island

1940's

Coney Island

Coney Island - 1940's

Coney Island, “the place where merriment is king!” Take a trip 75 years back in time. SEE masses of New Yorkers beat the heat by hitting the beach. SEE Side Shows! SEE Carnies! SEE Freaks! SEE Thrill rides! Includes the original Coney Island Hot Dog, the Bathing Girl Review, and people enjoying the frantic amusement rides of the day. […]

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California the Golden

1930

California the Golden

California the Golden - 1930

If you were taking a sea cruise from the Eastern Seaboard to the West Coast via the Panama Canal, this might be the film you’d see before disembarking in San Diego, Los Angeles, or San Francisco. An exquisite travel film documenting the magnificent landscape and locales of pre-WWII California, this film showcases classic school California, […]

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Subject: Narcotics

1951

Subject: Narcotics

Subject: Narcotics - 1951

A declassified vice squad training film, Subject: Narcotics, produced in the 1950’s, takes an unflinching look at the lifestyle of heroin users during. Made in the pre-rock & roll era, the junkie flophouse depicted here resembles a scenario more out of beatnik novel than the more glamorous goth-punk facade we’ve become accustomed to today.  

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Around the World in New York

1960's

Around the World in New York

Around the World in New York - 1960's

This short travel promotional film Around the World in New York was produced in the early 1960’s. In Around the World in New York, the City becomes more than Manhattan but a world of various cultures and traditions. Our tour begins in the Lower East Side in the street markets near the Puerto Rican barrios. […]

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As We Like It – Beer

1950's

As We Like It – Beer

As We Like It - Beer

Before the History Channel produced such hard-hitting documentaries about the History of Cheese or the Story of French Fries, trade groups had to rely on themselves if they wanted to promote their industry. Hence came the short As We Like It, an industry trade film that revolves around one of the world’s greatest pastimes, Beer, produced […]

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Alaska: A Modern Frontier

1948

Alaska: A Modern Frontier

Alaska: A Modern Frontier - 1948

Although overseen by an associate professor of geography at Indiana University back in 1948, one could easily be forgiven for making the mistake of coming away from Alaska A Modern Frontier with the message Drill, baby, drill. Nearly a decade before its annexation as a state, this short film professes the new land rush in […]

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Trailer: Diabolique

1955

Trailer: Diabolique

Trailer: Diabolique (1955)

Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1955 masterpiece Les Diaboliques stars the seductive Simone Signoret and his beautiful wife Vera Clouzot entangled in an intimate, criminal affair. Still gripping even by today’s standards, one wonders who is more diabolical, the characters in the film, or Henri-Georges Clouzot in his artfulness and precision crafting the first and perhaps ultimate psycho-drama. […]

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