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Flagellants of Nocera Terinese

1960's

Flagellants of Nocera Terinese

Flagellants of Nocera Terinese - 1960's

Every seven years in the town of Nocera Terinese, Italy, a mysterious rite hundreds of years old still takes place to this day. On Good Friday, Flagellants from the surrounding villages perform the ritual of the battenti. In this tradition, the participants embed shards of glass in pieces of cork, then forcefully drive the makeshift […]

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Modern Czechoslovakia

1970's

Modern Czechoslovakia

Modern Czechoslovakia - 1970's

To the tune of Mozart’s A Little Night Music, we take a tour through the height of modernity in early 1970’s Central Europe. This observational documentary about electricity and technology is quite artfully shot for an industrial film. A look at how modern Prague appeared in the early 1970’s.  

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Kobe Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner

1950's

Kobe Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner

Kobe Beef: It's What's for Dinner

Sure, Kobe Beef is considered some of the most delectable, succulent meat in the world. But have you ever wondered how it got that way? In this clip, we have an actual demonstration. Some might think it cruelty to animals, others might think they were being treated too well.

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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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Brooklyn Goes to San Francisco

1950's

Brooklyn Goes to San Francisco

Brooklyn Goes to San Francisco - 1956

Brooklyn Goes to San Francisco, produced in 1956, is a guided tour of mid-1950s San Francisco through the eyes of an authentic Brooklynite. Narrated by Phil Foster, best know for playing Laverne’s father Frank DeFazio on 1970s sitcom Laverne & Shirley, wisecracks and a classic New York drawl counterpoint panoramas of the Golden Gate City’s […]

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A History of SF & Oakland Streetcars

1940's

A History of SF & Oakland Streetcars

A History of SF & Oakland Streetcars - 1945

1945’s March of Progress, produced by the Key System, a privately owned streetcar system owned by business magnate Francis “Borax” Smith, lays out a selective albeit fascinating historical view of a growing California. Take a trip from the early years of Spanish missions and Gold Rush boomtowns to the modern era, where cities like San Francisco […]

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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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Navajo Canyon Country

1950's

Navajo Canyon Country

Navajo Canyon Country - 1954

Produced in 1954, Navajo Canyon Country takes both a historical and anthropological look in examining the traditional lifestyle of the Navajo community. The film visits contemporary, working homes inhabited by this Southwestern tribe of the US. Not far from the modern world of skyscrapers and motorways, the canyons of northern Arizona and New Mexico, is […]

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