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Boswell's Bon Voyage Color 1966

Boswell, a shaggy DOG, stows away on the S.S. France (ship) for a wondrous trip through Europe and North Africa. His escapades abroad are a delight for all children who love DOGs and adventures in far away places. Shots include Paris, Eiffel tower, Notre Dame, the Seine, windmill, donkey, Venice, gondola, DOG chases pigeons, DOG runs through the grass, walks on the beach, plays in the surf, Egypt, pyramids, camel, DOG on boat in the Mediterranean, DOG runs along road in Rome, coins in fountain - DOG goes after them, wet DOG, DOG on boat back to USA, sees Statue of Liberty, back at home with owner - boy.

Dance of the Peacock (B+W, 1947)
Nita Bieber was a glamorous actress and dancer who starred in many films including
Rhythm and Weep with the Three Stooges, News Hounds with the Bowery Boys as well as
roles with legendaries such as Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Judy Garland and more. In
the early 1950s she formed the Nita Bieber Dancers headlining shows at the famous
Frontier and El Rancho in Las Vegas and performing on television’s then most popular
program The Colgate Comedy Hour. The Dance of the Peacock is a rare, moody and
atmospheric gem that’s equal parts pseudo Indian Carnatic Jazz (i.e. Drums, Bongos,
Flute and Gong) and campy dance.

About Will Vinton and Claymation
Not many filmmakers launch their careers with an Academy Award, and few animation Directors go on to breathe life into so many characters that they become living icons of animation. Will Vinton created numerous milestones in 3D animation having launched the careers of the California Raisins, the Noid, Dinosaurs “Herb & Rex,” M&M’s “Red & Yellow” and The PJs’ Thurgood Stubbs - all while founding and growing one of the most respected, creative, dimensional character animation studios in history, Will Vinton Studios.
Vinton grew up in the town of McMinnville, Oregon. In the early ‘70s, he studied at UC Berkeley.  Fascinated by the fluid designs created in clay similar to the work of Spanish sculptural architect Antoni Gaudi, he began experimenting with clay animation. After graduating with a degree in architecture, he entered the world of film production, working as a director, writer, cinematographer and editor on a variety of personal and commercial entertainment projects. His experimental feature, Gone For a Better Deal, captured the essence of the “counter-culture” and became a key source of footage for other productions including Berkeley in the 60’s.
In 1975, Will won the Academy Award for Best Animated Film for Closed Mondays, a clay animated short he co-created with Bob Gardiner. He founded Will Vinton Productions (which later became known as Will Vinton Studios) to explore the potential of Claymation and dimensional animation.

The word "Claymation" was originally coined by Will Vinton in 1976 and trademarked soon after.  Claymation as developed and practiced by Vinton was timely. At a minimum, it helped introduce audiences to 3D animation at a time that 2D was all-pervasive. At some level, it enthralled audiences and made them hungry for 3D animation – opening up the potential for 3D CG animation to become the dominant form of animation today. Will Vinton's work in 3D animation also helped open the door for adult animation at a time when all animation was thought of as children’s entertainment. Vinton's Claymation work found enormous acceptance and appeal with adults. Today, 3D forms of animation no
longer have the stigma of kids only entertainment. He has also been a successful Creative Director nurturing other Directors in animation.

“Rocket and Roll” (B+W, 1959) This condensed version of the 1953 Abbott and Costello feature film “Abbott and Costello Go To Mars” is an action-packed short featuring screen starlet Anita Ekberg and a race of Venusian Glamazons. A space-age spoof with wild sight gags and special effects. 

“How Do They Make Hot Dogs?” (Color, 1970) 
Why would you ever even want to eat a hot dog, knowing what’s in one? Well sometimes we just do things. Find out what’s in what that guilty pleasure.

“Intrepid Shadows” (B+W, 1966)
Alfred Clah made the 16mm silent film “Intrepid Shadows”(1966) as part of John Adair and Sol Worth's filmmaking class with the Pine Springs, Arizona Navajo Community. Adair and Worth's 1972 book, “Through Navajo Eyes” describes the process of the teaching the Navajo to film themselves and their community. “Intrepid Shadows” is a unique film, unlike all other films made by Adair and Worth’s students. It offers a personal take on cultural symbols and the rhythms of the  Navajo landscape. Huge spider webs, a Yeibechai mask and rolling hoops create a impressionistic Navajo iconography.

“Ebena: Hallucinogenic Ecstasy Among the Yanomamo” (Color, 1971)
Dr. Inga Steinvorth Goetz documents the ritual preparation and use of the hallucinogenic snuff ebena by Waika-Yanomamo Indian men of Brazil. It also shows how the drug is made and compounded. The drug induces a trance state in which the men communicate with the Hedura, the spirits of animals and plants.
"The Yanomamo are one of the largest unacculturated aboriginal groups left in South America," with an estimated total population of around 13,000 to 16,000 distributed throughout more than 200 villages. These villages are in the most remote part of the tropical rainforests between Brazil and Venezuela. The Yanomamo are believed to be "the most primitive, culturally intact people in existence in the world," but their way of life is being threatened.
Spiritually the Yanomamo are motivated by the belief that the "natural and spiritual world are a unified force; nature creates everything, and is sacred. They believe that their fate, and the fate of all people, is inescapably linked to the fate of the environment; with its destruction, humanity is committing suicide."

The Plains Indians: Sundance Ceremony (Color, 1947)
This beautifully shot Kodachrome film showcases the Plains Indians and highlights their preparations and tribal rituals of the Sundance Ceremony. This vibrant,  film shows us the importance of this ancient Native American ceremony of life and rebirth. 

Hunting Wild Doves (Color, 1967) One of Hermann Schlenker’s series of amazing ethnographic shorts this film features Dogon tribesmen in the Mali Highlands as they scale sheer cliffs, using braided ropes, to hunt doves. 

 Nomads of the North (Color, 1950s)
"Home is where the herd is", is the theme of this stunning Kodachome film.
The naïve narration-”The story of how a brave and sturdy people formed a strange and permanent partnership between man and beast” belies the fascinating life on the frozen terrain profiling Nomadic Eskimos herders of Alaska protecting 3000 reindeer from killer wolves as well as the harness and joys of their tribal life.


 Pomo Shaman (1964)
An extremely rare and fascinating chance to see a Pomo healing ceremony, led by Essie Parrish, a Pomo sucking doctor and a leader of the Kashaya Pomo community near Stewarts Point, California.  Shot through holes in the walls of a ceremonial roundhouse (so as not to interfere), the ceremony features Parrish entering a trance and with the aid of a spiritual instrument, she attempts to cure her patient with traditional sucking techniques.  The Kashaya agreed to the filming in order to preserve their traditions for future generations, and continue to watch it before healing ceremonies, believing the film is impued with Parrish’s healing spirit.

Desert Regions: Nomads and Traders (Color, 1980)
This unique film profiles two distinct tribal groups- the American Navajo Indians of Monument Valley and the Bedouins of Jordan and their lives amidst the advances of modern technology. The film shows how each group has adapted to its desert region and developed its own culture as well. Additionally the film examines how the impact of 20th Century technology and lifestyles are beginning to affect the traditional ways of both tribes. 

“Spirit of Ethnography”(1973, B+W) 
Professor O. Michael Watson’s “Bwana Productions” takes a humorous look at the field of cultural anthropology and satirizes the objectification of indigenous peoples in ethnographic research. The film chronicles the field research of a fictitious ethnographer embarking on his first field experience.
Professor Watson is one of the “founders” of the prestigious anthropology program at Purdue University. 

He conducted his first ethnographic research with the Navajo, and his 
interests in Native Americans resulted in a co-edited (with Jack O. Waddell) volume of original essays dealing with Native Americans in an urban setting. He has also conducted research in nonverbal behavior—particularly proxemics—that resulted in the publication of a book and several articles in journals, including American Anthropologist, Current Anthropology, and Journal of Communication. He also created a graduate course in visual anthropology, “Seminar in Visual Anthropology”, one of the few such courses in the country.

Snookie:Adventures of a Black Bear Cub 1948 Color

The wholesome picture story of a lovable and mischievous black bear cub.

Spotty: Story of a Fawn 1950s

The adventures of a wild fawn, filmed against the authentic background of the north woods.

Film Tactics 1945 800


Emphasizes through dramatized episodes how training films should and should not be used by Navy instructors and demonstrates the results of good and poor teaching.

Stranger than Fiction

miniature cities of Rome built in hillside, tower of Babel, nativity grotto, the Alamo, cowtail holder, woman working at RR round house, engine wiper, hand carving rifles and making rifles, Brazilian Bugler, bird tricks, miniature villages, kids peeping in window, little kids and RR, artist draws with pencil between his teeth, letterpress printer, flatbed hand press, cranking the printing press, E. Texas light, attentive crowd shot ( in church ), fish scale- decorative, art - novelty, jewelry, table decorations, she puts on earring, Silver Spring, Idaho, ghost town, old man guards ghost town, places flowers on grave sites, man makes miniatures of US Navy ships, parrot drinks beer, parrot eats pretzels, bar tender and parrot, fire hydrant in liquor store, pooch tied to hydrant, Chinese typewriter 5,000 characters, weird typewriter, Asian woman types, trays of type, duck nest on RR track

The Anvil Chorus 1950s

Sea of mud buries homes in CA, 3 day hunt for S.F. kidnappers- good shots of photographers.  Ike’s back! Gets off plane, PR at airport. Ike and Truman, President elect Eisenhower parade, Stills Ike and Truman, France bids Ike goodbye. 1954 Presidential campaign, president tours farm study center, Ike and Mamie. Half a garden party with 3 piece( accordion, guitar, keyboards) Anvil chorus, “ The song of India” playing on carousel with scantily clad women. The sportsmen sing “ Good night Ladies” singing sailors.  Death Valley Days - Boraxo soap commercial, weird army truck with odd tires “Religion”

“ Modern Living” An outside /inside home, weird aquatic home, sports horse racing, surfing - bailouts, backwards surfing, Truman hails West Point’s 150th birthday, Rideway reports to Congress.

Sailor Beware

1920s silent film. Great old silent movie about a sailor. WS of ships in harbor. Shot of ship docking and comical looking sailor emerges. Shot of Army soldier speaking with man. Shows man newspaper with headline: guinea Pig spreads disease around city. The sailor gets into Taxicab and the driver sees the guinea pig. Comical scene involving jumping keystone cops and taxi drivers running from Guinea Pig. Slapstick showing tough Marine cowering at the Guinea Pig. Exaggerated movement of actors due to the silence. MS of various people freaking out, screaming, jumping around. Marine talks to policeman about guinea pig and policeman laughs at him explaining that the dangerous guinea pig never escaped. Pie in the face shot. Sailor gives guinea pig to his girl and guinea pig escapes. Marine returns to bully up on sailor. Health squad enters house and begins spraying DDT all over the occupants of the house. Slapstick scene involving health squad chasing Sailor, sailor gets hold of their DDT sprayer and uses it on them, trips them with chairs. 

3. Willie Mouse


Willie runs away to the navy, only to discover the horrors of the ship bird, the other mice on board and going to war. He runs back home

Army Navy Marine Corps Songs 1978
This is a combination of three films as follows: "Caissons Go Rolling Along," "the Song of the Field Artillery," is sung by Robert Weeds, against a background of artillery in action, and "Anchors Aweigh." 

Navy Blues 1923

Louise and James Warren marry in the Navy tradition.  She dresses in Navy uniform for a lark, but leave has been cancelled, and her new husband has to go without saying goodbye.  While trying to enlist help from Navy officers, she is mistaken for a sailor, and is pulled along by a crowd.  Realizing she has a chance to see her husband on board ship, she pretends to be a sailor.  Comic antics ensue, but she and her groom are united at last. Directed by Harold Beaudine.
A Christie Comedy.
Added narrative and music track to silent film.

Swim and Live! (B+W 1943)
Here's a wonderful U.S. Navy training film, originally made during World War II. Swim and Live is actually a serious movie, masquerading as comedy, which has a kind of "male on male" interest to it. There are a lot of men in this movie with their shirts off, helping other men. There are a lot of men jumping in sequence, Busby Berkeley style, and helping each other out. Why? Because men need to swim to win the war! 

For The Early Birds:

Sex Hygiene (B&W, 1941)
“Most men know less about their own bodies than they do about automobiles” admonishes the doctor that’s about to take one army base of whore-mongering recruits and teach them the disgusting truth of what awaits them after trifling with “contaminated women.”  This classic VD film was produced in WWII by the War Department in collaboration with the Surgeon General and through epic, Star Wars-length written prologues, and graphic footage of chancres and blisters, it sought to keep our troops in fighting shape, with lessons we can still stand to learn today.

John Byner's Something Else 

Wild-ass hippie chicks at war memorial sites in Washington D.C. with civil rights footage sing "We Gotta Get This World Together."  They even sing in Arlington National Cemetery!

2) Lesbian Porn

late 1960s, no audio.
two ladies go upstairs to bedroom. one strips for other, they hold hands (one has wedding ring), fondle and kiss. other strips. more fondling, kissing, and writhing. both naked, but no sex acts. ends suddenly.


Silver springs nail and a tub

stop motion animation w/ interesting sounds; kid builds weird objects w/ springs, nails, corks, etc.; bit kooky...

Miller's Secret 1985
clay puppet animation, windmills
The Miller’s Secret tells of and old miller whose mill is threatened by industrial progress and steam-driven mills. He pretends to continue his work although all business has long since ceased. The townspeople discover his secret and rally to his side.

A Lunchroom Goes Bananas 1978
Describes how the food in Plumcrest School Cafeteria has gone on strike (with the help of clay animation) to protest the poor lunchroom manners of children. After Banana issues an ultimatum, the students take some positive steps toward better lunchroom manners.

Topolos 1972
Clay animation / rest diagrams / formula / cartoons / animated cartoon graphically / illustrates area of geometry that studies properties of geometric figures or solid bodies that remain invariant under certain transformations

“Real Kill”, Radio Free Europe, US Air Force promo, Readers Digest, The Dick Clark Show, register to vote commercial, B/W claymation, PSA for care safety featuring Ohio State football player, American Dairy Association promoting milk, 1950s teenage dance party.

Marie bartee 9

A short stop-motion animation of a bird trying to trick a worm to come out of its hole.    

Road Runner Battles Rattlesnake

Roadrunner battles rattlesnake. inquisitive bird, pecks at egg and eats its contents. CU of birds head. Rattlesnake comes through grass. Bird and rattle snake fight.  Pan to boy sleeping against tree. bird squawks as if to warn boy. rattlesnake curls up in attack stance. bird straightens up and they battle. They dodge each other’s advances. finally bird gets snake in its beak and gives it a good thrashing.  Boy comes to, watches bird finish off snake. bird hops up to boy, shot of bird and smiling boy. 

Desert Demons
A short film about the life of desert animals. There are many different shots of owls, snakes and turtles.  bw

Say Goodbye Quaker Oats

Examines man's careless arrogance toward the delicate balance of his relationship to the wildlife on earth and shows the necessity of sharing life with the wild creatures.

Animals eating each other!  Predators and prey in the wilderness.  Mountain lion and deer fighting, deer fights back, CU mountain lion.  Fish eating other fish.  White tipped reef shark.  Frog eats bug.  Owl eats mouse.  Snake attacks ferret, ferret eats snake.  Wolves eat skunk.  Alligators.  Tribal Africans in loincloth in (Serengeti?) hunt, kill and eat giraffe.  Ship in icy water, CU giant fishing hook.  Hunting for arctic seals, CU gun, man beating mother seal and baby with bat and various object.  Bloody ship with seal carcasses.  EW!  Kangaroo embryo birth.  African animal montage.  Monkeys, baboons, lion in tree, bear hunting fish,  badger attacking bear, dolphin, hawk, cheetahs, warthog, motorcycles, boats, cowboy with cows, shooting  at a groundhog.

No #, No Title

McCarthy hearings. Angry defendant vehemently denies ever being a member of the Communist party.

No #, Idlewild

McCarthy hearings. Man swears in. Attacks intellectuals, despite the fact that he knows he’ll be attacked for it.

No #, New York City

McCarthy hearings. “If the people wanted to elect a communist they should be able to. The people are sovereign”

Variety Views: Little Lost Scent 1950 bw

A baby skunk gets lost, meets 2 bear cubs, and chases them up a tree.  Then he meets a cow, 2 boys on a bicycle and a baby goat.  Then a dog begins to harrass him, and he uses his "secret weapon."  Next he runs into some geese, a kitten, and a cat.  After he chases the kitten away he drinks its milk.  Then he nearly is run over by a tractor, but the tractor stops, and he finds his mother. Shots of skunks, mother and babies.

Edgar Allen Poe: Background For His Works 1979 Coronet

Art work and paintings created in the style of Poe's writing illustrate scenes from his works. Shows Poe as an innovator of horror stories, detective stories, and science fiction. Includes excerpts from To Helen, The raven, The fall of the house of Usher, and The murders in the Rue Morgue.
3) (1958) Paintings created in the style of Poe's writing bring to life scenes from his works. Excerpts from To Helen, The fall of the house of Usher, The murders in the Rue Morgue, The raven, and other works reveal elements which contribute to his stature as critic, literary craftsman, and perfector of the short story.

Ready or Not, Here I Come
Multiplication Rock

Body Machine
Part of the Schoolhouse Rock series. This one uses animation to show the human body and how it converts food into energy. This is a fun animated song about what why we eat. Music by Bob Dorough.

Washing Feel Good
Presents songs and thoughts of primary grade children about the fun of getting clean once the fun of getting dirty is over.  (Feeling Good-Primary Healthy Series). Paul Fillinger

Vegas - A Deadly Victim

Clip from “Great Guy”: Deputy Commissioner of Weights and Measures Johnny 'Red' Cave (Cagney) is warned to keep his fists in his pockets. The temptation proves too much for tough-guy Red as he exposes a bunch of corrupted officials and hoodlums. In this clip, Red speaks on the phone with a woman before newspapers run scandalous headlines. 

Santa Clip: A shot of the banner “Wishing You All A Very Happy Holiday”, a Christmas parade with Santa Claus on a float, cartoon Santa coming down the chimney to give gifts, a banner saying “A Very Merry Christmas To You All!” Last shot: a cat in a Santa hat.

Algiers Excerpt: 

Pepe Le Moko (Boyer) is a notorious thief, who escaped from France after his last great heist to Algeria. Since his escape, Moko became a resident and leader of the immense Casbah, or "native quarter," of Algiers. French officials arrive insisting on Pepe's capture are met with unfazed local detectives, led by Inspector Slimane (Calleia), who are biding their time. Meanwhile, Pepe begins to feel increasingly trapped in his prison-like stronghold, a feeling which intensifies after meeting the beautiful Gaby (Lamarr), who is visiting from France. His love for Gaby soon arouses the jealousy of Ines (Gurie), Pepe's Algerian mistress.

Memories of 1936 Excerpt:

Young, naked women performing ritual in an outdoor garden. Women walk through garden in a parade fashion. The women relax by playing catch and taking a dip in the stream. Men and women observe the naked women. 

Intro: Broadway/Seein’ Stars:

Shot down a busy city street, possibly New York. Panoramic shots of the city at night. 


Trailer: On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality Matthews escapes in search of the man he believes to be the real killer. 

“Duel in the Sun” Clip:
Trailer: A woman taken into the home of a wealthy rancher becomes the subject of a tug-of-war between his two sons.

It Can Be You 1949
Red Cross Nurses

Woman Speaks (1940s, B+W)
This diverse collection documents the rise of women in the employment market, profiling professional ice skaters, cheeky cartoonists, savvy business women and visionary female fashion designers.  

Coast Guard Spars 1940s
Recruitment, very good military propaganda film about female coast guard “spars” and their mission in the military. Women marching in uniform and out eating together. In class learning “the language of the sea,” spars working in offices, 2 shots of huge rolodex. 1 with woman looking through it, “You may not get to be an admiral but you may get to be the admiral’s secretary” women spars issuing awards patches. spar women driving (chauffeur), spar women radio technician, ship to shore operators, typing at a typewriter that says “censored”, “Join the Spars and release a man for sea.”

Cooking:Planning and Organization 1949
woman enters kitchen and ties on apron; woman opens cabinet under sink revealing a dish drainer; woman opens drawer, pulls out frying pan, closes drawer; woman opens cupboards revealing well organized pots and pans, dishes and glasses; woman dries dishes and places them back on shelf; head shot of woman as announcer says, “You must organize yourself, too.” woman reacts pointing at herself with a look of befuddlement; woman tries to prepare a meal that turns into a disaster; woman stirring a mixing bowl, reads from a cookbook on table adds ingredients and stirs some more; woman stirring mixing bowl looks up at clock; kitchen clock reads 5:30; woman, appearing frazzled and rushed; CU of woman with flour smeared across her face reacting to carrots overcooking; CU of overcooked carrots on stove; medium CU of woman shaking her head; kitchen clock reading 5:55; CU of T-bone steak frying in frying pan, steak removed from frying pan; clock reads 6:45; potatoes boiling in pot; woman reacts, placing her hand to side of her face; woman plans meal in advance; woman pulls pad of paper from drawer and sits down at kitchen table; woman reads from cookbook, writes on notepad; CU of woman’s hand  writing out a time chart for preparation of a meal; woman enters kitchen, ties on apron; CU of hand indicating meat loaf on time chart; woman uses tray to transport meat loaf materials from refrigerator to counter, woman places ingredients into bowl; CU of woman’s hand mixing meatloaf in bowl; woman places meat loaf into the oven; woman prepares salad; woman puts potatoes into oven; a hand indicates 5:50 on time chart; woman sets table; clock indicates 5:50; woman mixes batter and pours into pan; woman placing frozen peas into boiling water; woman pulls platter from oven and serves nuclear family seated at the table; CU   of “Dad” as he manipulates his food with glee; CU of woman taking a bite and reacting with a look of satisfaction in a well planned meal.

Danger: Women at Work 1943 2000
Directed By Sam Newfield. Produced by Jack Schwartz.

Three women inherit a ten ton truck and decide to go into the trucking business.

Women at Work? 1945
Man taking notes on street, man looking through scope, two businessmen sharing notes, woman uses early virtual, man checks car wipers, tires and brakes. Sewing factory, women weaving, sandwich making in factory setting, women binding books, mobile library, women bathing baby in bucket in house, Braille book making, Braille reading, nurse knocks on cabin door, blind people pile onto truck, eye chart test, girl covers eye, eye exams, boy on wood suspended by ropes is lowered into pool, pool physical therapy, kids eating in cafeteria, kids playing with tools, kids taking medicine, kids cooking, adult education, hat making, tailoring school, african american tailor, cooking classes, canning, fishing. WPA

All moving footage of working women in the forties in America.

Blond Gorilla 1945
Film opens up with a group of people on a safari type exploration.  They are in search for a giant beast.  In the bushes is a large and blonde furred gorilla who is watching the explorers look for him.  A guide shows the explorers a track of the blond gorilla and they decide to set up camp.  There is a cut to the gorilla lurking outside of a camp ground and he starts peeking through a window where we see a blonde haired girl sleeping on a mosquito covered bed.  She sees the gorilla and starts to scream and call for a man that is accompanying her.  The man gathers up his fellow explorers and they deliberate on how to catch the gorilla.  The film cuts to two men deliberating away from the group, and they start to hatch out a plan to take the gorilla on their own.  They then go back into the cabin where the other explorers are.  Outside are all the native people and they take a group of three men and the woman into the thick of the jungle.  The gorilla is right behind them and starts to follow the group of people.  The woman sees the gorilla and once again starts screaming.  The explorers then see the gorilla and start shooting at it.  The gorilla then runs and starts attacking the explorer.  The woman is left by herself and the gorilla starts chasing after her.  Another gorilla who has black hair confronts the blond gorilla and they start to fight each other.  The group of explorers watch in amazement as the gorillas fight each other, and eventually the blond gorilla prevails.  The gorilla then sees the explorers and starts to rush towards them.  One of the explorers takes his tranquilizer gun and fires at the gorilla.  The blond gorilla gets hit and slowly falls down.  Cut to the camp again where the blond gorilla is in a cage and shaking it  on all ends.  The explorers are inside and smoking cigars.  They all are proud of their catch and wait to turn it in for the prize money.

National Anthem and commercials
1. “National Anthem:” Add for Hit Parade cigarettes, a white couple dances, a woman’s face in a CSNBC logo smiles.  B/W

2.  “Kelvinator commercials.”  Woman in a moo moo and head wrap stabs ice in her refrigerator.  Then begins to use a jackhammer, blowtorch.  From TeleVideo Productions, Inc. B/W 

3.  “Ocean Spray Presents-” Singing couple, dancing little white girl in sailor costume, two liquids pour together to create Cranapple Ocean Spray.  From Doyle Dane Bernbach Inc.  Color.

4.  “Coming Attractions Leader.”  1950’s style animated starry sky with search lights, voice over.   

5.  “Kisses for my President Trailer.”  1964 comedy directed by Curtis Bernhardt starring Fred MacMurray and Polly Bergen.  Warner Bros.  First female American president is elected, her husband is not so enthused. B/W

6.  “Ghost of Frankenstein Trialer.”  “From the grave rises the blackest shadow of all...to crush a countryside with terror!”  B/W

Variety Girl Excerpt 1947
Starts Pearl Bailey in a living room in a modest dress, presumably practicing her routine for the show, she sings and dusts and whatnot. Then a splice to the actual variety show; starts with Bob Hope's introduction of Pearl Bailey.  The curtain is pulled back to show Bailey wearing an apron, apparently closing the living room door of a stage set after someone.  She talks to herself for awhile, then sings, "I'm Tired” while she dusts.  The curtain closes, and the scene switches to backstage, where a man and woman talk about someone who won't be going on because he's passed out somewhere.  This star-studded movie is about the Paramount Studios and the Variety Club charity.

Collection of Classic Film Excerpts
Double Indemnity -  A man on crutches jumps off a train.  He runs toward a car which has flashed its lights.  He meets and talks with a woman there.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn--Trailer--TV -  A woman tells a man they're going to have a baby.  She tells him her plans to work as long as possible, and how someone has to leave school to help.

Viva Zapata - Two men, one drinking and playing with a sword.  The latter goes toward a crowd of men in sombreros.

Blood and Sand - A bull ring.  A matador makes passes at the bull.  The crowd applauds.  No titles or credits.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - The--Trailer--TV - Gabby Hayes addresses two other men in a grave yard as hidden boys look on.  The men begin to fight.  One man hits Hays with a tombstone.  No credits or titles.

Monsieur Beaucaire--Trailer--TV - Hope holds off men with swords with a chair, then runs from increasing numbers before he is defended by another man.

Sullivan's Travels - A man's head is through the roof of a trailer which careens into a hay wagon.  A man tells Lake he wants to find out what it is like to be alone and friendless, steals a car, and they both wind up in jail.

Forbidden Secrets -- Trailer --TV - A woman confronts a man ("Henry") about money, finally she pushes him away and weeps.

My Gal Sal - Female singer with male chorus, "Tell Me What's Your Answer," then a proposal which she accepts.  She gets into a carriage with one man, but is challenged by another.

State of the Union - Tracy talking earnestly to Hepburn, with Menjou playing cards nearby.

Secret of Convict Lake -- Trailer - Narrative over clips from film:  men making their way through snow, then confronting women, then fighting among themselves.

Union Pacific -- Trailer -- TV - Native Americans in native costume bringing down a water tower onto a train and attacking it. while on horseback.

Bright Eyes--Trailer--TV - Shirley Temple is flying with a pilot in a plane which they abandon.  She sings a portion of  "The Good Ship Lollipop."

Movie Melodies including:
1.)"Gene Austin in Melancholy Baby" 1948, 

2.) "Benito Moreno in Granada" 1948, 

3.) "Doris Sherrell in Crazy Song" 1949, 

4.) "Let Me off Uptown, Gene Krupa and his Orchestra" 1942

5.) "Will Osborne in Stardust" 1941,

6.)"I Look at You" Rita Rio and Alan Ladd 1941
An all female orchestra plays in fancy dresses and a man sings along. Female conductor dances when the suited man comes up to sing.

7.) "Flashes from the Ice-Capades" 1949. Professional ice skating routines with costumes and various themes.
Bobby Specht and Donna Atwood figure skate to Arabian Nights
Bobby Specht and Francine Benoit skate to The Merry Widow Waltz
Donna Atwood- Sweetheart of the Silver Skates

Jimmy Durante Show: Carmen Miranda 1955

"The Great Carmen Miranda in her final performance.  Her spirited vitality and exciting personality will long be remembered by those who love show business. "This appears to be most of the show on which Carmen Miranda did a guest spot. Durante beats on a drum on a pier set, he doe a song number while various people (mainly girls) dance around. Little dogs dressed in clothes walking upright. Miranda shows up and he helps her to her room. More song and dance and drums. Durante in a club with band and couples at tables.  Dancing. 1200

Frankie Carle and his orchestra 1950

Musical numbers as follows:  "Beg Your Pardon" sung by Marjorie Hughes.  The Modernaires sing:  "Let's Do It Again," "I Love Coffee, I Love Tea," "Dem Bones."  The orchestra plays "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin. Music performances on stage, in a diner, in a classroom.

Peter and the Robot

Flat animation style cartoon. A little boy and girl and their DOG enter a gate and walk up to a house full of automated gadgets. They meet a professor building a robot. They follow the robot round as it does household chores. They turn off the robot and leave. The kids find the professors key and go back to play with the robot, but it malfunctions and begins destroying the house. The professor saves the kids and the kids clean up the house. 

2 Reels - 
Reel 1 - Am I Normal?
The Dove

Reel 2-Cartoons
1.Homesteader Droopy - Tex Avery
2. bucky and pepito-The Vexin’ Texan samsing films
3. Donald Duck-Modern Inventions? - robots NMT
4. Woody Woodpecker - Piano Tooner - Lantz
5.The Gullible Canary
6. The adventures of Spunky and Tadpole- western, sheriff boy-art moore
7.Crusader Rabbit - Jerry Fairbanks
8.Peewee and the Fearless Flea - super tiny people
9. Magoo the Billionaire - Clyde Geronimi

Comp reel animation
1. “Donald Duck in The Flying Trapeze” (B/W, silent, 1936)
Mickey Mouse’s circus having orphans at a free show.
Donald Duck tries to manage his sea lion orchestra. 
Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse end up performing on the flying trapeze.

“A Busy Day” (color, 1940, sound).  Directed by Ub Iwerks. Cartoon animals singing and making noises. 

“Roger Ramjet”  (color, sound) 
A villain sucks up the world with gigantic vacuum cleaner and Roger is recruited for fighting against him. funny.

“A Knight for a Day” (1946, B/W, dir. Jack Hannah).  Goofy, as the page Cedric, is preparing his knight, Sir Loinsteak for a joust against Sir Circumference, when an accident demands that Goofy take his place and in the process, wins the hand of Princess Esmerelda. film ends before the cartoon does.

2.  The Beatles Mod Odyssey (B&W) 
This is a “making” film. Actual image of Beatles and animation scenes. 

3. A Busy Day by Dave Biedermann (1939 Cine Color)

4. Roger Ramjet

5. unknown clip of animation (a part of animation, Color)
A yellow character in his dream.

6. unknown clip of animation (Color)
A man who is native American works at office, and he discriminated by other workers. Then, he decided to sell native American goods for his business. 

7. focusing on colors gold (hot-air balloon, rising into sky) green (forests and olives) and gold (goldfish, golden sun) black and jet black (scary cats).

Chaplin: A Character is Born B+W 1976

Traces the career of Charlie Chaplin.  Includes his early vaudeville years, his entry into films and the evolution of the character he created.  

Gene Deitch- the Picture Book Animated  1977 25 min

"Is animation an art form? This question, frequently raised by librarians and other educators, is answered in the affirmative in a new film about Gene Deitch, veteran Hollywood animator. First seen on an ancient bridge in picturesque Prague, Deitch invited us to his studio, where he and his wife live and work. He explains and demonstrates with film clips that to find the "core of meaning" in a book is a prerequisite in transferring an author's work to film. Artists and film students should find the film illuminating and informative, while other may discover that Gene Deitch, in a clear and informal manner sheds light on the mystery of animation." 

Classics Dark and Dangerous - The Island 1977

Feb 3, 1977 - "The Island." John Hurt and Charles Gray star in this macabre story by L.P. Hartley, about a young English officer during World War I, who visits a secluded mansion to resume his affair with its beautiful owner: he is more than surprised to find her husband at home.

Silver Blaze -cdad
Jan 20, 1977 - "Silver Blaze." Legendary detective, Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Plummer) and the faithful Dr. Watson (Thorley Walters) are called in to solve the baffling case involving the disappearance of the famous racehorse, Silver Blaze, in this mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Silents Please: Crrep of the Deep and the 39 Stoops
1960 Ernie Kovacs
Excerpts from 20s silent films with fake director’s commentary ad-libbed for comedic purposes. 

Sailor visits flapper woman who keeps trying to kiss him only he’s too girlish to notice. Maid sees them kiss with the aid of a keyhole shot. She calls the boss/husband/father who acts furious and grabs a gun. Driving fast, man is pursued by police on motorcycle. Slapstick antics ensue.

Second short features woman at seashore. She sits to sunbathe and gets wet from a wave. Seal chases her up from beach. She is chased by police on horses who follow her onto boat. Zany chase antics.

Breathless Moments (B+W, 1938, 10 min) 

Before the advent of TV news, or CNN, or even videotape, newsreels were a vital resource for people to get a visual impression of what they read about in newspapers. Played between feature films, newsreels offered exciting shots of world events, often in war zones, natural disasters, or other life threatening situations. This film shows how the newsreel cameraman takes his life in his own hands to bring you up close to events as they unfold. The fearless cameraman must put himself in harm’s way so you don’t have to! 

Movies Are Adventure (B+W, 1948) 
Let’s all take a moment to thank the Academy… That’s the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who released this short informational piece about why you should leave the house and give in to the fantasies of the silver screen. Mom, Pop, and Junior head to the pictures on Saturday night and are transported into lives of adventure, danger, and romance. Thanks to Hollywood, we’re not drowning in ennui or bitter resentment towards our loved ones!

The Revenge of Igor 1964 200'

couples holding hands and dancing close together in circles. clapping and precede to sit down together and talk. man dressed in black approaches one couple and asks the woman to dance. But he falls on the floor. woman and people laughing at the man. man is known as Igor still on the ground. other man picks him up but Igor pushes him away and he leaves. holding a cane the man walks to house. woman hair spraying her hair. hand with cane beating the woman and leaves the house. Igor walks in trench coat. and pulls out a knife and throws it at a man’s  back of a man who falls in the pool. men talking in house and try to stop Igor from attacking the next woman. But he strangles the woman in her kitchen. Men enter the kitchen and prevent Igor from killing her. Three men chase after Igor and he hides behind a bush and strangles one of the men . The other two chase after him down the sidewalk. Hits a person down while running. entering into wooded area. Igor approaches a tree and rests against it breathing heavily. He sees a couple kissing on the ground. Grabs the man and strangles him with his bare hands and then approaches the girl. Two men rush in to stop but Igor hits them down. They comfort the woman and drag that body from the ground. man hides behind tree to hit Igor and hits him with a rock. Igor stumbles away holding onto a wire fence then collapses. woman running towards the man who killed Igor. The couple embrace each other and walk away from Igor’s body. Wayne Wilks, Bill Cooper, Sue Witbrodt, Bob Baron, Bruce Maydin, Leslie McGiven, Terry Unzen, Marc Unzen, Mi O’Conner, Russ Harnson

Chevy Cars the Last Word 1948 bw
Chevy engines. Compares the engine to Niagara falls. Explains the pump and turbine relationship. Fluid pump multiplication. Demonstration on how energy is transferred from engine to power the wheels. Fluid motion.

The Last Word.
History of Chevrolet cars. From the 1910s and 1920s. Breaks down the differences between the decades. General Motors chemical lab at the motor research building. Stripping cars down to the frame. Testing parts and explaining the improvements made to each model each year.

Animated Cartoons: The Toy that grew up bw 1949

The history of the animated cartoon from the traumatope through the zoetrope and praxinoscope.  Traces the development of the animated cartoon from a nineteenth-century children's toy to modern Disney cartoons. Includes a complete animated show as it would have looked in the 1890's.


Opening scene:  Horse and rider galloping in a field.  As camera follows the horse in a curve, a second camera comes into view.  This camera is being hand cranked.  CU of the cranking action and mechanism.  Camera is opened up.  Cranking mechanism is visually  accessible as a wheeled shutter spins.  Cameraman takes out undeveloped film to show that the film with its sprocket perforations will have nothing on it until developed.  VCU film next to cameraman's face.  Cross fade to woman holding up same sized film that has been developed and reveals the pictures.

Woman takes the film over to a moviola and loads the film.  Shot is now MS:  Woman sitting at projector.  Next sequence of images is looking in the moviola eye piece as seeing what the woman is seeing.  There is a single image of the horse and rider which can be viewed as a series of single images, or, through her use of the foot treadle gradually gaining speed until what was seen in the reality is now viewable on film.  CU of treadle.

CU woman removing film from the moviola.  Cross fade to CU film being loaded in a projector in a movie house with  audience.  Film projected larger.  

Narrator tells us that we know that the basic principle of moving images depends upon an optical illusion.  The scene changes to a darkened, late Victorian parlor where a magic lantern is set up for a family gathering and single images are being projected on a screen and illustionistically enlivened by the careful sliding in and out  a cutout in front of the projector’s light.  By blocking a part of the image, the horse’s legs look as if they are moving.  CU of elongated projector lens and hand that moves the lever.

The curtain that made the nineteenth-century room dark is pulled aside revealing a much earlier nineteenth-century family looking at a man demonstrating a viewing machine not unlike the magic lantern.  The difference in moving images is in how the image is mechanically manipulated by the projectionist.  A boy on a rocking horse comes from a child’s toy,  the traumatope, a device invented by a British physicist Sir John Herschel.  A twisted cord  rapidly rotates a two-sided disk with a different image on each side.  CU of device and motion is shown.  MS shot of young boy making the device work.  This visual trick is an optical illusion.

Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau (October 14, 1801 – September 15, 1883) was a Belgian physicist. He was the first person to demonstrate the illusion of a moving image (1832). To do this he used counter rotating disks with repeating drawn images in small increments of motion on one and regularly spaced slits in the other. He called this device of 1832 the phenakistoscope.  The device consisted of two disks, one with small equidistant radial windows, through which the viewer could look, and another containing a sequence of images. When the two disks rotated at the correct speed, the synchronization of the windows and the images created an animated effect. The projection of stroboscopic photographs, creating the illusion of motion, eventually led to the development of cinema.  

There is shown an engraving portrait of Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau from a daguerreotype dated 1843.

A human eye is shown.  A model takes the place of the eye.  This model is  is taken apart to show where the image one sees is stored for a full 1/3 of a second.  Footage of his experiment is shown to illustrate this scientific fact.  A disk is notched on opposing sides.  At the top notch, there is a lightbulb that is on and exposed.  When the disk is spun around slowly, the light is on or off depending upon where the notch on the disk falls.  At a certain speed of disk rotation, the light is seen to be continuously on.

Victorian lady shown MS at her dressing table with the phenakistoscope (invented 1832) the disks and a  handle.  With CU, the disk’s engineering is shown.  The disk has little openings all around the edge.  When the disk is held to a mirror, the reflected spinning images seem to be moving.

This is a good reconstruction of a barker at a fair.  The point is  made that many gadgets based on the phenakistoscope were made.  Reconstructed scene LS and MS of vendor at fair or market place selling to a boy, a man, and a woman.  The close by sign reads:  “Tout l’amusement -- Jouets pour Etrennes Jeux de Societe et de Salon.”  LS of passersby and MS  of sign.   Crowd gathers, and proprietor of booth demonstrates the spinning upright device and its interchangeable strips with sequenced series of movements.  He says (in French) it is another of the greatest inventions of the nineteenth century; the greatest invention of all times.  POV what individuals in the crowd are seeing.  CU of how the device works.  Crowd examines one of the strips that is put into this version of a phenakistoscope.  Barker urges them to buy it now.

Forty years later, Charles-Emile Reynaud, painter of slides for the magic lantern, saw the phenakistoscope.  The idea of static images being able to convey movement fascinated and soon obsessed him for the rest of his life.  LS and MS Reynaud his atelier and CU of his hands as he measures out drawings.  He invented his own version of the phenakistoscope that he called the praxinoscope, an animation system using loops of 12 pictures.  This device, was a more sophisticated version of the zoetrope. It used the same basic mechanism of a strip of images placed on the inside of a spinning cylinder, but instead of viewing it through slits, it was viewed in a series of small, stationary mirrors around the inside of the cylinder, so that the animation would stay in place, and provide a clearer image and better quality. There is a long sequence of the operating praxinoscope.  

Reynaud also developed a larger version of the praxinoscope that could be projected onto a screen, called the Théâtre Optique by which the viewer  watched movement on a mirror set inside the spinning body of the machine.  
Reynaud, called the inventor of modern animation, started using white images on a black background.  Combing this with painted slides he could create images moving on any kind of background.  There is footage of how this device worked with the background.  There is footage of the precursor of the praxinoscope.  Théâtre Optique system by which the audience looks into a device that has a little proscenium arch like a theater.  MS and CU of re-enactor changing the scenery and strips to start another show.  

The earlier strips only lasted twelve minutes, but Reynaud took the idea further.  LS of Reynaud re-enactor using a larger projection to a seated audience using a system of mirrors and lights.   MS and CU demonstrating exactly how this device worked.  On October 28, 1892 at Musée Grévin in Paris, France he exhibited animations consisting of loops of about 500 frames, using his Théâtre Optique system - similar in principle to a modern film projector.  A second lantern projects the background.  LS of how this works.  The moving images can be stopped and rolled backward.  These animations were life-sized and the stories they told lasted 15 minutes.  He called these longer works “pantomimes Lumineuses.”  He publicly exhibited these ‘cartoons’ in Paris theaters that catered to olio acts.

Late nineteenth-century audience at one of Reynaud’s showings.  Actor in Reynaud’s primitive projection booth.  Film is accompanied by piano player who is next to Reynaud as he turns the main devices in his projection machine.  Film shows the setting up of the Theatre Optique.  He made seven complete shows (each consisting of several projections).

There is a complete showing of one of these films with bathers.

What a Vacation 1950s eastman color Ford Motor Company

Car assembly line. Workers put together a new car from the fifties.  Presented by the Edsel Division of the Ford Motor Company.
Men in lab coats inspect new Fords rolling off the line.  Cars are driven off the lot and onto the highway. A family on vacation in their car.  The bratty boy doesn’t want to participate in the fun and drags his heels, thinking about other things.  They are on a tall building in New York City.  They visit the Statue of Liberty.  The boy stares in boredom and chews gum.  The small family goes shopping and the boy is scolded by his father when he stops to stare at a toy store.  They visit a lighthouse on the coast and look a fishing boats and talk to a fisherman.  The fisherman takes them out on a fishing trip so they can see the netting and fish.  He teaches them to cast from the shore into the ocean.  The boy goes out with his father to do some cast fishing on a boat.  The fisherman plays harmonica while they fish and catch  big one.  The family returns, the boy happily carrying a paper wrapped sea bass in the back seat of their new Ford. 

Sheepish Coyote 1959
Bucky, a young cowboy goes after a straying calf (Pepito).  So does the coyote, wearing sheep's clothing.  After a number of disguises, the coyote doesn't know what he is.

Treetop Daredevils 1950s?
corny voice over, shots of trees, beaver in water, fish, spear fishing, rapids, salmon going upstream, bears catching salmon, lumber jacks, tree snaps man dangling on remainder of tree, double man saw, trees falling,,,,,, “timber”, trees going down stream, log jams, jam crackers,  men walking on floating logs, logs exploding, forest  fire, men putting out fire, man shaving another man with ax, studly man in bathing suit with axe, log chopping contest, log sawing contest, men rolling on logs, lumber rumba, women rolling on logs, boating, tree climbing contest, men falling, sliding down from huge trees, axe throwing contest, bulls eye!!, 

The Baggs - stop-motion

A scavenger is at work picking up bits of junk for resale when two old burlap sacks on his truck suddenly come to life and run off.  They run happily through the human world eating bits of rubbish and creating amazement and occasional havoc.

Prickly the Procupine 1956
Follows a porcupine as he hunts for food in the woods and wanders to a farm where he encounters cows a tractor, a DOG, and children  making ice cream.  Points out some physical characteristics and habits of the porcupine.

Alice in Wonderland 1933 Cary Grant
Appears to be an edited version of the 1933 live action film “Alice in Wonderland” or this version ends before she steps through the looking glass. It has a “the end” title so its a complete version of what ever version it it. The original film runs 77 minutes, This version runs Around 40 minutes on a 1600 ft reel.
Alice's fantastic adventures lead her straight to some of the most memorable characters ever imagined, including the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, Humpty Dumpty, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. When Alice falls down a rabbit hole, she is transported to a magical world. 

Sparky the Colt/ The Horse/ Animules (3 films) 1949, 1986, 1951
1) Companion film to Frisky the Calf, the production lets children discover Sparky, the wobbly little colt, they will eagerly follow his adventures as he grows up, learns to canter across the fields, and becomes a strong beautiful horse.

2) Discusses natural habitats, life cycles, eating habits of the horse, and much more using narration.

3) Boys and girls demonstrate how to make imaginary animals, or ‘animules’, out of common materials such as paper, paste, wire, string, and paint. The base consists of newpaper twisted around a wire frame. Papier-mache is then applied and covered with paste. Paint, yarn, buttons. or other details complete the whimsical zoo created by this junior high school group. Stresses the fun of doing creative handwork.

Animal Town of the Prairie - Prairie Dogs and their Neighbors 1959
Presents through live-action photography a survey of an animal community showing how prairie DOGs, with their constructed burrows and collective eating habits, reshape their environment to suit their own needs. Their struggles with natural enemies-— burrowing owls, rattlesnakes, skunks, and cottontailed rabbits—are depicted as a battle to keep these other animals from taking over their burrows or killing them.

Prairie DOGs eating and playing,  prairie DOG family, skunks, spiders, birds nest, baby birds, lizards, roadrunner, owl feasting, owl protecting burrow, rattlesnake, slithering snake, battle of animals, desert terrain, animal survival, burrowing

White Wilderness part 2 - Lemmings and Arctic Disney
Show the summer activities of the lemmings as they come above ground to search for food on the Arctic tundra.  Also pictures the birds that gather on lakes and lagoons formed by the spring thaw. 1958

Zoo's Who 1940s
Changes in zoo habitats.  Antelopes (Klipspringer), bears, zebras, ibex, lions, tigers (still in cages), penguins (theme--"How Dry I Am" to fit "evening dress" of penguins).  Children ride retired circus elephant.  Llamas roam free.  Children ride turtles.  How animals are fed--laboratories and kitchen.  Training school (for animals) and animal trainers at zoo. 
Presents a tour of a modern zoo where large enclosures surrounded by moats are used instead of cages. Shows trained lions, tigers, elephants, penguins, seals, and monkeys.

Jungle Capers 1945
In a zoo, monkeys, with a focus on the function of their tails.  Gibbons, orangutan, chimpanzees.  A gorilla captured by Martin and Osa Johnson "as depicted in one of their films."  A little evolutionary theory with a still of Charles Darwin.New World Monkeys using their tails to move around a cage. Gibbons moving around the cage with their arms. Orangutan
dancing in circles, eats banana. Chimpanzee licking a bowl, male eating. Gorilla walking, carrying something, chewing on a rope, beats his chest, taking food from a hand, drinking from a hose. Small monkeys eating , nursing from a bottle, getting milk with hand out of  bottle.

Snookie:Adventures of a Black Bear Cub Red 1948

Wing Claw Fang bw 1944 Castle
man milking cow, cat in CU, cat drinks fresh milk from cow, DOG chases cat up tree, then DOG begs for milk, DOG opens and closes gate, crow in tree, crow steals egg from chickens then eats egg, crow trained to type at typewriter and cash register, penguin escapes zoo, plays with girl, walks through town, plays with DOG, begs butcher for fish, lion in CU, lion with trainer, lion plays dead, lion wrestles with trainer

Tale of the Groundhog's Shadow 1956 color, good
coonskins hanging on cabin wall; winter nature scenes with raccoon and groundhog, water / snow scenes, porcupine climbing tree, skunk spraying, rustic family scene Colonial setting,woman balling yarn,boy carves wood,woman displays pets, raccoon crawls around hollow log/snowy ground, badger and raccoon meet, beaver in water, porcupine climbs tree, skunk and raccoon fight,groundhog,robin stands in snow.

Animals and Kids 1956 bw
chimpanzee smoking a cigarette, mothers holding children, cop holding two kids, lots of babies, lots of DOGs, kids with DOGs, puppies, owl, turtle, CU of elephants eye, shot of elephants, monkeys, lions, monkey playing piano, chimp getting a drink at the bar, chimp in bed wearing pajamas, cow pumping water, hippos, bears, people watching animals at the zoo, DOG with elephants and lions, kids with farm animals, goats, ducks, pigs, sheep, kids w/ toy animals, kids at soda fountain getting milkshakes.

Kennel Kings Official 1940s bw

DOG shows, DOG breeds, DOG kennels, pets.

Adventures of a Chipmunk Family/ Chipmunk and his Bird Friends/ Wholly Cow (3 films) 1959, 1953, 1975

Adventures of a Chipmunk Family reveals the growth and activities of chipmunk babies in their own home from early spring to the beginning of winter. Shows the baby chipmunks in their nest at the age of three weeks, and follows them two weeks later as they leave through the tunnel to explore the outside world. Shows how the mother chipmunk cares for her babies; how chipmunks work together to dig new tunnels and add rooms to their den; and how they gather and store nuts to last through the winter.

Chipmunk and his Bird Friends shows chipmunks and squirrels storing their winter supply of acorns underground while birds search for insects in a pine tree. The chipmunks discover a bird food pantry supplied by some children. Many varieties of birds come to eat the food. Narrated by Martha Blair Fox.

Wholly Cow uses animation and live action to illustrate how food is processed in a cow's four stomachs, how nutrients absorbed from the digestive tract are converted to milk, and the role of the udder. Produced by the National Dairy Council. 

Raccoon's Picnic/ Giraffe/ Spotty: The Story of a Fawn (3 films)1955, 1971, 1950
1) Shows two young raccoons as they explore the area around their home. Pictures them as they tumble off a cliff ledge, try to catch a frog, and pilfer the lunch of two boys.

2) The giraffe, tallest mammal, is shown at home in Tanzania, Africa, as it feeds on leaves and bark from treetops, drinks from shallow waterholes, and carries tickbirds, who feed on insects embedded in the giraffe’s textured hide. Close-ups examine its unusual physical characteristics: shape and size, long legs and neck, camouflage marking. No narration. The herd encounters a pride of lions and runs away.

3) Pictures the adventures of Spotty, the fawn, when he leaves his mother’s side to explore the forest and a meadow. He encounters many forest animals and a calf, gets his nose caught in a tin can, gets lost, and then finds his way back to his mother.

Adventures in Living 1946 Color
Rocket blasts off (b/w). intro 
(Color) Men in bathing trunks on deck in water. Children swimming, girl on beach digging sand, boy dives in water, lizard swimming in water, girl dives in after in, catches lizard, CU - baby alligator’s mouth. boat cuts across water, people waiting on dock for “Jungle Cruise”, people boarding boat, swamp trees, tour guide points out monkeys in trees, gives monkeys food. tourists see alligator on a log, tourists back on docks. man dives into water, different diving techniques, girl underwater swimming, bottom of ocean - lots of catfish (?), girl swims at surface - breast stroke, etc.

The Boy and the Eagle Technicolor 1949 500
Family outing at beach. Boy on crutches with DOG  is bird watching and spots an eagle. Birds in flight. Boy captures injured eagle, takes it home and nurses it back to health. He tries to tame it and teaches it tricks. He takes it back to the wild. A snake attacks the boy; the eagle fights the snake and defends him. The boy lets the eagle go free. RKO pathe


Mr. Moto Takes a Walk 1960 color 468'

Pictures an alphabetical tour of the zoo.  Shows a little macaque monkey, Mr. Moto, as he tours the zoo and visits the animals in alphabetical order from aardvark to zebra while the narrator presents information about the animals shown. Produced by the New York Zoological Society. 

Breathless Moments (B+W, 1938) Before the advent of TV news, or CNN, or even videotape, newsreels were a vital resource for people to get a visual impression of what they read about in newspapers. Played between feature films, newsreels offered exciting shots of world events, often in war zones, natural disasters, or other life threatening situations. This film shows how the newsreel cameraman takes his life in his own hands to bring you up close to events as they unfold. The fearless cameraman must put himself in harm’s way so you don’t have to! 

Movies Are Adventure (B+W, 1948) Let’s all take a moment to thank the Academy… That’s the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who released this short informational piece about why you should leave the house and give in to the fantasies of the silver screen. Mom, Pop, and Junior head to the pictures on Saturday night and are transported into lives of adventure, danger, and romance. Thanks to Hollywood, we’re not drowning in ennui or bitter resentment towards our loved ones!

World In The Camera (Color, 1976) focuses on the legacy of George Eastman and how he transformed photography from a cumbersome plate based process (daguerreotype, tintype, etc…) to a simple and affordable one by pioneering sheet/roll based film, thus making photography accessible to the masses.

Behind Your Snapshots (Color, 1972) a short promotional film produced by Kodak that shines a light on the sheer scale, precision, and engineering might required to produce film and paper for nearly the entire planet at the height of analog photography's pre-eminence.

Photography, Tool of Scientific Exploration (Color, 1983) an informative public service film aimed at showcasing the use of photography in science and technology.

Fundamentals In Optics (B/W, 1948) is a rare Navy training film produced in 1948 designed at illustrating the basics of lens optics. 

“The Mod Squad”  Clips from ABC TV’s hippie cop show.
Watch hep cats Pete, Link (bro with the ‘fro) and Julie as they go undercover and strike a blow for justice with the Los Angeles Police Department. Produced by Aaron Spelling.

“Stoned” This ABC TV “After School Special”, directed by veteran Hollywood producer John Herzfeld (“Tales From the Crypt” and “Two Days in the Valley”) stars ex-“Happy Days” Star Scott Biao. Jack is a motivated high school student who smokes cannabis for the first time, and falls in with a fast (!) crowd. Will he wake up and realize what he's doing with his future before it's too late? You know the rest! 

“The Banana Splits and Friends” features that wild bunch of fluffy costume clad creatures who stormed their way through Saturday morning TV. When they weren't  flipping like pancakes and popping like corks they were a playing music, just like The Beatles or The Monkees! Weird American at it’s Saturday morning finest.

“Pill Poppers” Classic early 70s Sid Davis social guidance film about 3 boys and their barbiturate habits. A laugh riot!

Campy ABC and NBC TV Previews The “Exciting New Seasons” offerings from the network dinosaurs! Watch trailer clips from “Kung Fu”, “The Six Million Dollar Man”, “NYPD”, “That Girl!”, “The Brady Bunch” and promos for the post 60s inspired “The New People”- a really, really awful hipster show that died at birth and many more!

70s Product Commercials featuring Ali McGraw (“Love Story”) for Maybelline’s “Love’s Soft Eyes”, Cheryl Tiegs hawking perfume. 

Plus! Schlock Movie Trailers like Pam Grier in “White Mama, Black Mama”, girls with guns in “Truck Stop Women” and more.

Kheturni Bayo: North Indian Farm Women (color 1980)
Sharon Wood, director, has three Oscar nominations for her work in Documentary films including: Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press, Straight from the Heart, and Super Chief: The Life and Legacy of Earl Warren.  Also nominated for work on numerous other films including The Celluloid Closet, and Skin Deep, Wood directed and produced Kheturni Bayo on her own.  A meditative and lyrical film about the tapestry of friendship amidst a polygamist farm community in Northern India, the film shows how women find joy in each other despite their oppression.  

Modern Brides (color, 1985)
A Happy Luchsinger production set in South India’s Mysore.  Two upper class Brahmin girls get married.  One is a secretary doing what her parents say and the other is a headstrong doctor going after the man she loves.  Both weddings come to be in this tale of parallel lives going through the same rite of passage: marriage.  Which way is better?  Modern culture still parries this age-old question with websites like match.com, eharmony and the well-known Indian version, shaadi.com.  

Comparing Cultural Expectations: Women Emerging (B+W, 1975)
The films of Rob Nilsson are many and well appreciated.  First recognized for Northern Lights in 1979, Nilsson made many educational documentaries before then.  This is a rare look at a semester in a progressive women’s studies class focused on cultural expectations and differences amongst the women students.  True to Nilsson’s commitment of observational cinema, and making the spectator into a witness, this film is delicate and hard-core at the same time.  The semester brings the girls together but the end is not as uniting as many might have hoped.   Honest and uncharacteristic of today’s approach to feminist studies, this film is a real gem. 

“Gestalt Dream Analysis” (B+W, 1968, Reel 1) 
Watch famed theorist Dr. Fritz Perls, founder of Gestalt therapy, and a leader of the California Human Potential Movement of the 1960s demonstrate a method for the discovery and self-interpretation of the dreams of college students at Esalen. The dream has been defined by Freud as an attempt to fulfill a wish or desire, by Jung as a prophecy of the future, but Perls defines it as an existential message—a dramatization of the life situation in the here and now.

The chain-smoking Perls encourages the students he is working with in this presentation to interpret their own dreams. Any interpretation by the therapist, he says, is a therapeutic mistake. 

In this reel Perls encourages students to relive their experiences by talking to their bodies and their dreams resulting in what he calls “mini-satories”, or awakenings. 
Effective or not the “acting out “ bit yields some hilarious results as a female student sits in the “hot seat” and talks about her nervousness: “I have cold, sweaty hands and my toes are separated from my body” (Yea they stick out, that’s what toes do) “Talk to your toes”, says Perls. “Let me go small toes!” howls the woman. It’s an alternately brilliant and stupefying theory in practice. Watch it and wonder!

“Tarzan’s Desert Mystery” (B+W, 1943, Reel 3)
The 3rd reel of this feature stars Johnny Weismuller as Tarzan, the noble savage and war hero. A letter from Jane, who is nursing British troops, asks Tarzan's help in obtaining a malaria serum from jungle plants. Tarzan and his half naked sidekick Boy and chimp Cheetah, set out across the desert looking for the plants. They arrive in an Arab city where they rescue a stranded American female magician, sentenced to be hanged for carrying a secret message to the Sheik. They obtain the plants but first Tarzan must rescue the magician, fight prehistoric monsters and evil Nazis. How did a jungle materialize in the desert? Go figure. A bizarre film replete with Westerners playing Arabs and ungodly awful acting.

“See” (B+W, 1940s) 
A remarkable kaleidoscope of human oddities and animal antics. Watch baby lions bottle fed by a nurse while an elephant pushes a baby carriage. Watch a girl get fired out of cannon and caught by four men as nighttime water skiers speed-out with flares on a lake. This is what people did before television!

“Barbara Broadcast” (Color 1977, Reel 2 of 2) Having established himself as a successful XXX director under the name Henry Paris, Radley Metzger quickly followed up his groundbreaking The Opening of Misty Beethoven with Barbara Broadcast, an attempt to fuse lavish visuals and sharp wit with down and dirty sex scenes. This time any semblance of a plot is purely accidental which is great for this program since we only have the last (well worn) reel of this classic adult film. 

To fill you in what you’ve missed in the first half of the film he’s a brief synopsis:
At a posh New York restaurant, renowned sex expert Barbara Broadcast (Annette Haven) is interviewed by adventurous reporter Roberta (C.J. Laing). However, people don't just eat food here, as the waitstaff delivers a variety of sexual services straight off the menu. Sauces for instance, are “prepared” right on the spot.  Barbara's interview is constantly disrupted by autograph requests, sexual favors, and visits from old friends, while the clientele dallies on the tables, enjoys unorthodox salad dressing, and watches the maitre'd exact a most perverse revenge against waitresses who drop the restaurant's expensive plates. Eventually Roberta decides to get in on the action by traipsing off to the kitchen, where she enjoys a steamy session with a dishwasher (Wade Nichols). That night she and Barbara meet up again at a disco, where they engage in some public displays with the libidinous Curley (Jamie Gillis) and listen to his story involving a disciplinarian approach to a Protestant American Princess (Constance Money).

The Bunuelian restaurant backdrop for the film provides a novel idea for an adult film that’s too good to last. The last section of the film, forever chopped to pieces with the emergence of adult censorship laws leaves the sex and BDSM intact (unlike dvd releases).  Plenty of late 70s pumping disco sounds with adult “themed” music cut to some creative erotic action.

Connee Boswell and Ada Leonard 1952
Freddie Slack's Trio, Bob Hopkins, Anita Aros, The Ada Leonard All Girl Orchestra, Connee Boswell

Bob Hopkins does standup comedy and song, Aros is a violinist.  Songs:  "Cumbanchero," "Big Foot Pete," "The Boogie-Woogie Man," Hungarian Rhapsody #2, "Basin Street" (Boswell and Hopkins), and another Boswell song. 

Just an overnight guest 1983 Richard Roundtree

Goodbye Lynn 1972 Centron

A teen-age, unwed, pregnant girl tells about her ordeal of facing her family, school friends, teachers, doctors, and her boyfriend. Focuses on interpersonal relationships and social and emotional stresses that affected the girl.


A small boy meets a street mime while walking through Central Park and, as a result of this chance encounter, acquires a new understanding of the power of his imagination.

Freud: thehidden nature of man

montage... Chinese execution of man - shot in head. reenactment of Freud in office... many interesting stills of brain... insane asylum around turn of century... women on couch... Munch paintings... Freud colleague... Hieronymous Bosch painting... scary, out of focus, blurry dream sequence ends with woman in bed... war horror stills... Freud smokes cigar... kids in school (turn of century)... stills... Angelic girls (turn of century, stills)... eerie parts of the human psyche reenacted by masked + colored people - cheapo theater... boy + girl... Munch painting... Freud

No Short Cut 1964

The story of two new bicycles owned by Jimmy, who conscientiously takes the National Cycling Proficiency Scheme test and Leslie, who suffers a series of mishaps through his own negligence. Intended for children aged 9-12 explaining factors governing correct choice of machine and the principles of sound roadmanship.

Various Pathe News Shorts
Smoking the Choice is Yours Disney

This is an animated documentary about smoking using cartoon characters dressed up as cowboys.

various Pathe newsreels

Landmarks in American Art; Breaking the Water Barrier; The Swim Parade; Red Iron Triangle; Survival Town USA; This is the Place; Mercury, Magic Metal; Operation Deep Freeze; US. Champs, Junior Size; 1948 Olympics; Love Honor and Oh Boy!

Moon 1969

Pioneering San Francisco film and video artist Scott Bartlett created a series of evocative and revolutionary films in the mid sixties fusing film and video techniques that pushed the limits of film and video in unexpected ways.  With Moon 1969 Bartlett explores the sensory limits of the viewer ultimately taking them on a visceral, stroboscopic experience. 

The Five Senses 1972 Color
An animated short that briefly discusses the 5 senses in a musical number.

Sight, Hearing, Touching, Taste, and Smell.

how to think 1950 bw 800 Coronet

Follows Dick as he tries to figure out how to get a safety sticker for his car so that he can keep his summer job of delivering groceries.  After following irrelevant lines of thought, he begins to concentrate.  He is pictured as he defines his problem, applies logic to it, and draws conclusions.  He also uses observation, imagination and memory to complete his thinking on the problem. Shows Dick with his safety sticker working at his job. (Basic Study Series)

Shows how teens should think by using logic, etc. to solve problems.

magnetism 1947 bw

boy in yard w/ box, pan left to girl at table, CU of girl 2 shot of boy and girl w/ magnetism experiment, CU of magnets, boy and girl play with magnets and compass, make electromagnet, diagram, make electric motor.

John Kieran's Kaleidoscope: Plastics 1949 bw
Documentary film showing the use and the manufacturing of plastic.

Danish Shorts 1950s

Two short cartoons from Denmark plus several animated commercials.

1. “Noget om Norden” - “Something About Scandinavia” animated journey through the motions of everyday life in Scandinavia. 

2. “En Ny Og Sørgelig Vise” - “A New and Sad Display”- A black male figure seems to be arguing/fighting himself for several minutes. He’s talking, as if in therapy.

3. Esprit de Valdemar - trailer for a short animated film possibly

4. “Sig tak til voertinden med Blomster” Say thank you to voertinden with flowers...

5. Four commercials for Lakerol Throat Pastilles/Lozenges

All audio is in Danish

Grand Slam 1951 Color Kodachrome

This film was produced as a learning tool for door-to-door salesmen working for Sears, Roebuck and Company. The hostess of a bridge party has a surprise guest for the ladies: Mr. Rogers, the man from Sears. One woman in particular is especially flirtatious. She can’t stop undressing him with her eyes. The salesman is showcasing a Kenmore Ken-Servette. He not only displays the product, but has cooked the women snacks – including hot beans (?) individually served on toothpicks. But wait, there’s more. After removing the trays, a hidden sewing machine is revealed. The women absolutely love it. Not only does he get a volunteer to test out the machine, Mr. Rogers actually does a bit of sewing. In the end, the hostess gives up the names of other women in the neighborhood who might have an interest in the Ken-Servette, and the salesman leaves the house with his little black book and a big smile. 

Ten Fathoms Deep 1952 bw 400

German submarines wreck ships, including the Rodanes.  Yves Cousteau builds a new kind of submarine.  Films from underwater cameras.  A wreck on the bottom of the sea is explored.

Footage includes underwater shots of torpedoes, ships sinking, various diving apparatus, men assembling such, men diving underwater, fishes and sea creatures, divers exploring the sea floor, and a ghost ship which has sunk long ago. Throughout, a narrator informs the audience of what is unfolding.

Sixth Sense 1983

Common sense is your sixth sense, and it can help to keep you safe from dangerous people and scenarios. Presents numerous scenarios for children to guess whether they are safe or not. Focus is on kidnappers, molesters, and bullies. The lessons are don’t walk alone, don’t ride with strangers, don’t accept gifts from strangers, don’t go to the bathroom alone, and to always tell an adult if someone touches you inappropriately or is bothering you. 

Summer's End 1985

Tells a story about an eleven-year-old girl's growing pains as she encounters societal pressures to become feminine. Tomboy Kathy is faced with her mother's desire to cut her hair before she enters the sixth grade.

Summer Legend nfb
Silas Rand and Charles Leland first wrote down the legends of the great spirit Glooscap before the turn of the century. Since then, Summer Legend has been retold many times, but never more beautifully than in this colourful animated interpretation. It tells of the Micmac people in the cold white dawning of their world, and of how Glooscap battled with the giant Winter in order to bring Summer to the North.

Summer Rendezvous 1969
Uses the poetic aspects of a track and field meet as a basis for a discussion of the nature of human endeavor and achievement as evidenced in the Olympic Games competition.

A New Look At Leeuwenhoek’s “Wee Beasties”Convict 1321-age 12

Chinese Legends Gods and Prophets 1974
Provides an introduction to the world of Oriental myth, religion and philosophy. Begins with pictures of relics from the Shang dynasty. Both Buddhism and Taoism are explained. The words of Confuscius are also used.

Hinduism: 330 Million Gods 1 of 2 

Flower Storm (Dir. Ali Akbar Sadeqi, Color, 1972)

Two boys prevent their countries from going to war with one another in this charming Iranian folk tale. This animated short evokes the style of Persian miniatures.

Stairways to the Mayan Gods

This compelling film explores the mysteries and the grand achievements of the Mayan civilization through a journey to its ceremonial centers. Master Mayan astronomers and mathematicians created cities of extraordinary pyramids and palaces. Joseph Campbell, world-renowned scholar of mythology, provides eloquent commentary on the Mayan images and sacred sites filmed by Elda Hartley in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.

He also considers the cultural impact of Christian colonization on the religious life of formerly Mayan peoples.

Campbell writes: "The memory of the [Mayan] folk is long. Their dances and their Christian prayers to this day carry echoes of the festivals of the Gods that taught their ancestors. Can it be that as trees cut down send up second shoots, so in this simple rite on the rising steps it is the same Maya worship that ascends and the same heart of heaven that hears?"



Jason and the Argonautss

ballad of crowfoot

Ishi in Two Worlds

a native American who moved to SF and shared his culture with whites in the early 1900’s, mountains. and rivers, fields, deer in woods, woods, rocks, deer, salmon in river, snow covered stream, map of Sacramento, still of pioneers with years 1849 - 1872 over top, battles, image of person getting honey from tree- silhouette, rocks, trees, landscapes, old stills of pioneers, wooden fish traps, stills of Native Americans and white men, newspaper headlines, SF 1911, stills, Ishi, cable cars, tools, matches and glue, phonograph, gramophone, Ishi with bow and arrow in Native style dress, making arrowhead- cu of hands, Ishi in the valley, killing a deer, swimming, cooking, making fire, kids in museum looking at arrowheads, Native American artifacts.
This is an honest documentary film of Ishi, the last survivor of the Yahi Indian tribe of California, who is believed to be the last person in North America to have spent most of his life leading a totally aboriginal existence. Combines rare still photographs and motion picture footage to trace the tribe's fight against the advance of the white man in the foot hills of Mt. Lassen. By 1911 Ishi was the sole survivor when he suddenly appeared outside the town of Oroville. He was taken to the Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he spent the rest of his life helping record the history of his people.

Moody Institute of Science" World of Little Things Color 1954

Traces the development of the microscope. Uses time-lapse photography and cinephotomicrography to show the structure and life processes of microscopic plants, such as algae and diatoms, and of marine and fresh water life, such as the amoeba, the paramecium, flatworms, polychaete larvae, and radiolarians.

Amoeba B+W, 1949
Shows by cinephotomicrography binary fission, movement of the amoeba, and activities of various parts of the cell, including the digestive processes.

Protozoa: One Celled Animals 1957 color eb
This film, photographed by one of the masters of color photomicrography, Dr. Roman Vishniac, vividly portrays the variety and life functions of one-celled animals. 

Bees for Hire Color 1958 Texaco
Shows scenes in the normal daily life of the hive, using live-action photography interspersed with technical and cartoon animation. Includes such interesting sequences as the gathering and storing of nectar, pollination, activities of the queen bee, ruler of the hive, who lays approximately 1500 eggs daily, and the "air conditioning squads" who fan air in and out of the hive with their wings. The film also explains the "language of the bees" which enables a scout bee to announce to the hive in which direction nectar supplies are located and how they may be found. 

Thread of Life 1960
Dr. Frank Baxter traces the history of the study of genetics from the first work done by Mendel in 1866 to the present day. Uses time-lapse studies, animated diagrams, and views of experiments in process to discuss recent findings about genes, chromosomes, and DNA. Explains how mutations can be used for the improvement of plants and animals.

He Acts His Age 1949 Color
How a child's emotional development normally keeps pace with his physical growth; the behaviour he exhibits at certain ages. This introductory film examines the play habits of children from one to fifteen years of age and shows the characteristics of each group.

Steve Allen Show 1957
Somethin' Smith and the Redheads sing & play (trio with 2 drums and a singer).  Sands sings "Teenage Crush" after a newsreel spoof.  Clooney sings "Mangos," and "Don't Take Your Love from Me."  Allen does a coach skit with the basketball players, then shows the Tommy Sands Magazine.  Sands sings "I Only Have Eyes for You."  "Coming Attractions" include Esther Williams, the Four Lads, Eydie Gorme, Stan Freberg, Jackie Cooper.  Dancers etc:  "Mambo Calypso Blues."  Allen does "Big Fat World" newsreel with Poston, Knotts and G. Dell.  Allen and Clooney do "Manhattan."  Tommy Sands, Rosemary Clooney, Buddy Hackett, Louis Nye, Somethin' Smith and the Redheads, The All -American Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Basketball Champions, Tom Poston, Don Knotts, Gabriel Dell, Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn

Celestial Mechanics and the Lunar Probe 1958 NASA
Describes the mechanics of guiding lunar probes.

Miss Esta Maude's secret 1964

Producer, Judith Crawley; director, Vic Atkinson; narrator, Shirley Brown; music, Brian Ellard, Charles Coleman, Larry Crosley, Sandy Crawley; cameraman, Robert Howard; editor, Bernard Beaton.

Based on the book by W.T. Cummings, this film tells the story of Miss Esta Maude, a school teacher in a small town, and her well-kept secret -- a passion for racing cars and fast driving.

Hot Rod Huckster 1954 color Walter Lantz

Woody Woodpecker is driving down the city street singing a "screwy" driving song. Used car owner Buzz Buzzard tries to interest Woody in buying a new car (after sabotaging the one he has, natch). He shows him various cars but they all are utterly lacking in quality and leave a lot to be desired. After getting him to try a hot rod with a record player under the hood (playing a record of "hot rod sounds" which, alas, gets switched to "animal sounds" on the record's other side), Buzz comes up with the idea of rejuvenating Woody's old car and selling it to him at a vast price. Woody's response to this is to put Buzz through the "rejuvenating machine" where the buzzard gets a car built around him and is driven home by Woody! probably incomplete and faded

Student Film

Anonymous student film anthology. Interesting experimental visuals. Collage of city lights/ building lights. Distortion of shapes. Miniscule details of ordinary objects. Superimposed images. Night city driving shots. Flickering images of TV display. A group of young people. In woods. Decaying trees. Water surface reflection. Cable cars. 

Two men walking in hallway. A girl in her study. A man at park. Driving shots and nature. A topless girl. A girl in the kitchen. An empty study. A man running after a bus. 

Crazy visuals. Stop animation of people and cars. 

Be Your Own Traffic Policeman 1958 color

Animated with giant head people, cars that look like bowler hats with tiny wheels, and backgrounds consisting of horizon line and skeletal framework of office buildings.  Officer Maxwell, accompanied by two agreeable children tells the audience that good citizens need to “learn all the rules.” Kids are taught that adults are not always around and they must be their own traffic policemen. Kids are shown about to commit thoughtless acts on the street-jaywalking, skating on the sidewalk- when in their oversized heads a tiny traffic policeman appears, yelling at them to shape up and be sensible.

3 Little Bruins in a Canoe 1943 Castle

Shows three little bears entering a canoe at the headwaters of a raging torrent. Follows the trip through rapids, whirlpools and other hair-raising dangers. bear cubs; nature; camping

Coast Guard Spars 2) B & W.  Recruitment, very good military propaganda film about female coast guard “spars” and their mission in the military. Women marching in uniform and out eating together. In class learning “the language of the sea,” spars working in offices, 2 shots of huge rolodex. 1 with woman looking through it, “You may not get to be an admiral but you may get to be the admiral’s secretary” women spars issuing awards patches. spar women driving (chauffeur), spar women radio technician, ship to shore operators, typing at a typewriter that says “censored”, “Join the Spars and release a man for sea.”

On Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 8:30 PM Oddball Films presents Stephen Parr’s “Shock! Cinema”, a mind-body blow-out program of 1950s, 60s and 70s 16mm mental health, hygiene, science and first aid films programmed to alarm, warn, shock and scare some “sense” into the unwary viewer. Others offer startling scientific findings of the human condition. Watch scare tactics, social propaganda and scientific and graphic demonstrations of the human condition and a “safe and sane” society gone awry!

Program Highlights

Religion: Making The Scene (Color, 1971)
Explores the various spirituality alternatives floating around during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, the loss of influence by traditional American churches, and examines the search for religious forms that bring ecstasy. Includes sequences of "Jesus people," aka hippies, Hare Krishna disciples, a yoga institute, an interview with a former Catholic priest who left the church to marry, and the freeform, hip, joyful Glide Memorial church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district helmed by the funky Rev. Cecil Williams- still going strong today.

America! The Tinsel Mecca (Color, 1963)
Watch this eye-popping parade of Americana as we travel by helicopter through Southern California’s “Muscle Beach”, “The House of Magic” and everything 1960s Los Angeles has to offer including a gold Rolls Royce, female pole dancers and a Folk-singing Hootenanny at the world-famous Troubadour nightclub! Don’t miss Valentino’s gravesite too! The only episode of this un-sold TV pilot is in fabulous, non-fade Kodachrome color.

Screentest (Color, 1975, Dir. Frank and Caroline Mouris)

"A brilliant film, almost beyond description...existences led at twice the speed, and images/identities transformed without notice." - Roger Ebert.

A kaleidoscopic documentary of nine queer actors as they give free rein to their fantasies. They dress up, strip down, cross-dress; paint their faces, paint their nails, paint the set and generally camp it up while, on the densely layered soundtrack, they dish each other's performances, the film as a whole, and film documentaries in general.

In a documentary about a male amateur theatrical troupe that create their own costumes, sets, makeup, and roles the filmmaker uses various innovative techniques to juxtapose the images of the actors as they don their masks and disguises, creating a world of unreality. The antics of the actors are full of outside reference--jokes about everything from Magritte to Jessie Royce Landis's famous bit in To catch a thief when she extinguishes her cigarette in a fried egg. The sound track is an edited version of the cast's informal comments as they watch the rushes of the film.

The Beats Go On: Percussion From Pleistocene To Paradiddle (Color, 1971)
Educational short about from a music series focused on percussion and featuring the amazing West Coast jazz drummer/session genius Mr. Shelly Manne.

From Spruce To Bomber (B+W, 1944)
Propaganda film documenting the manufacture of lightweight “Mosquito” fighter bombers made from Spruce trees(!).  Initially dismissed, these innovative beauties made many successful bombing runs into the heart of Germany,

“Obninski: Birthplace of the Peaceful Atom” (1970s)  Cold War Russian propaganda short aimed at the US audience. Peaceful atoms? Yea right.

The 'Possum That Didn't (Color, 1972)
Animated version of the obscure 1950 Frank Tashlin book about a group of busybodies who find a possum and try to make him smile (he is smiling, just hanging upside down). They take him to all the hotspots in the city… Tashlin directed many early cartoons and the cult favorite “The Girl Can’t Help It” (and a slew of Jerry Lewis pictures).

The Innocent Party (1959) 
The guilt-tripped noir-like shocker about a “dirty” girl and a hidden secret-VD! Watch what happens when she “gifts’ her boyfriend with it. Produced by the Kansas State Department of Mental Health.

"The social psychology of this century reveals a major lesson: often it is not so much the kind of person a man is as the kind of situation in which he finds himself that determines how he will act." (1974)

Human Aggression (Color, 1974) 
In 1961, social psychologist Stanley Miligram created the famous Obedience to Authority experiment, examining whether human beings would follow the instructions of an authority figure, even if the instructions were morally questionable. Famous for his Six Degrees of Separation and Lost Letter studies, Milgram shows why human beings act the way we do. This fascinating Milgram film depicts spontaneous occurrences of aggression seen in the activities of a youth gang, and relates them to scientific principles and laboratory findings.

PCP: You Never Know (Color, 1979) 
Ever wonder what the ruckus was about PCP use? Well, for starters it’s a dangerous animal tranquilizer! Why do teens abuse it? Watch as teenagers, medical authorities, and law enforcement officials present basic information on PCP ("angel dust” , “Sherman”, “Crystal”) and reveal the dangers of this widely abused drug. Designed for prevention and general information and the female  freak-out scene ramps up the danger.With medical advice from Los Angeles’ famed “coroner to the stars” Dr. Thomas Noguchi.

Meeting Strangers: Red Light Green Light (Color, 1965)
This stranger is so clearly "bad" that we don't need to be warned! There are other bad characters, all waiting alone and stalking children with evil intentions. They are getting ready to pounce! Surprisingly, one of them is a woman. After dealing with these shifty-eyed strangers in different parts of the city, our narrator introduces us to adults we can trust: People like policemen and clergymen(!), friendly and trustworthy. Good characters get a "green light" of trust, while bad characters (including stereotypical gay pedophiles) get a "red light". 
Look Alive! (B+W, 1961) 
Produced by the US Department of Health Education and Welfare as a Public Service, this oddball traffic safety film places the camera in the eyes of our unseen narrator, a businessman in a hurry to get to an appointment who becomes involved in a vehicular accident. Odd camera angles and a “you-are-there” point of view make this disjointed scare film more creepier than anything else. With an introduction by Raymond (“Perry Mason”) Burr.

Conditioned Reflexes: An Introduction to the work of Ivan Pavlov (B+W, 1961). This gorgeously bizarre science film made by the Russian Art Kino Company showcases the animal experiments of the famous nineteenth-century Russian physiologist Dr. Ivan Pavlov. Like many great scientific advances, classical conditioning was discovered accidentally. Pavlov was looking at salivation in dogs in response to being fed, when he noticed that his dogs would begin to salivate whenever he entered the room, even when he was not bringing them food. At first this was something of a nuisance (not to mention messy!).
Pavlov started from the idea that there are some things that a dog does not need to learn. For example, dogs don’t learn to salivate whenever they see food. This reflex is ‘hard wired’ into the dog. In behaviorist terms, it is an unconditioned reflex (i.e. a stimulus-response connection that required no learning). The film highlights in graphic detail (no surgery but not for the squeamish) his groundbreaking experiments with animal control.

What You Should Know About Biological Warfare (B+W, 1951) This cold war paranoia film mixes propaganda and low budget production values to scare and prepare us all for the coming apocalypse.

Fears of Children (B+W, 1951) 
This terrifying tale produced by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health tells the story of five -year old Paul whose mother is unduly protective and whose father is overly severe. Shows how childhood fears are horrifically magnified by inconsistency in parental attitudes. A rare and classic mental hygiene brain squeezer. You’ll feel the fearful sting of childhood all over again!

Memories With Miss Aggie (Color, 1974)  
Porn auteur Gerard Damiano (Deep Throat) fancied himself as a modern day Hitchcock and in this psychobilly-smut trailer he manages to combine horror and low life white trash. From the golden age of adult cinema.

Where the Action Is! 1967
U.S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare : In cooperation with Milwaukee Vocational Technical and Adult Schools with Moynihan Associates
Discusses the changes resulting on the American scene by the advances of technology. Explains the problems technology causes which culminate in the need for young people with special skills and training. 

Clown White 1981

Jason is the holdout. One of a group of hearing impaired children, he is the problem child: uncommunicative, alienated, certainly not fit to join his classmates on a planned bus trip to the city. But join them he does, as a stowaway who’s finally discovered after it’s too late to turn back. As the bus passes through the city, Jason spots a mime in a store window. So enthralled is he by the sight of a ‘puppet person’ that as soon as the bus stops, he steals away on his own in search of his newly discovered ‘clown.’ He succeeds in finding and meeting her, and thus is formed an instant friendship between the bemused mime (Lorene Yarnell) and the curious wide-eyed little boy. In the course of their afternoon together, she helps Jason step out of his isolation by demonstrating, wordlessly, the joy and beauty of human communication.

Pantomime, Physically Handicapped. Michael Ironside

Charlie Churchman and the Clowns
Bozo the Clown: Goldilocks Yocks!
Pirro and the Alarm Clock 1959 bw
This film tells how to tell time.  A puppet is used to enact the story.

Pirro and the Thermometer 1958
Pirro, the puppet, learns how mercury climbing in a tiny stick indicates everything but spring fever.

Spokey the Clown and his Magic Bike Color 1973
The film tells the story of a circus clown who loans a very special bike to Archie - a ten year old boy learning to ride. Through the magic of a talking bicycle, Archie learns all about bicycle safety.

People watching circus acts. Tigers, camels, and elephants perform. Clown talks to group of kids on bikes. Consoles one boy who doesn’t have a bike. Clown gives boy a bike. 

Wondering About Air 1986

Uses a story about a clown chasing a hat that has been carried off by the wind to teach children about air and how it works.

Our Wonderful Senses

A woman in clown makeup pantomimes our five senses. A series of scenarios follow with children displaying how our senses work.  

Terrific Trips: A Trip to the Post Office

Yoyo the clown, using only the magic of pantomine to communicate, whisks young viewers aloft in a gigantic hot air balloon. Yoyo and a female balloonist show children how to ready the balloon for flight, explaining each step in the process. Then off they go, floating over houses, streets and tiny people. Accompanied by the music of a lovely original song, this trip gives children a unique bird’s eye view of our everyday world; truly a different way of looking at things. Lots of information about a subject most people don’t get to see up close.

Movie Sideshow

A carnival barker presents a brief introduction. Newsreel clips:  a man goes through a hole in iron, another is sealed into a block of ice for 20 minutes.  A "human fire extinguisher" drinks water, then takes a mouthful of kerosene and both starts a fire and puts it out.  "Strangest Wives in Captivity," stunts involving husband-wife teams in gymnastics, with a whip and with a rifle.  "The Air Carnival":  a man uses a Goodyear blimp to tow his bathtub in which he takes a bath, a parachutist who jumps from a cliff with his parachute.

Water Bugs

A Pete Smith Specialty.

A "club known as the water bugs" try to "out-stunt each other on the waters of Southern California."  Speedboat tows man on one water ski; two water skiers try to balance while one climbs onto the other's skis; a water skier in evening clothes, ski plane; boat on two high pontoons, and so on.

Thrill Makers 1956
Circus families:  children rehearsing trapeze routines at home; mother does knife throwing at children.  Bungee jumpers ("yo-yo man").  A water skier uses a kite to take to the air.  Going over falls in a barrel.  Trapeze artists at the Eiffel tower, hanging from helicopter, trick motorcycles.

Sport Parade: Daredevils on Ice 1945
Ice skating and related sports, including ice boats motorcycles, speed ice skating, night skiing, ski jumps (and crashes), airplanes, horses and automobiles on ice; slalom, skiing, ski-joring.  OCLC WorldCat lists year as 1945. This is film has an unknown narrator. 

Spills Thrills
Hollywood stunt people--diving, driving automobiles and a stagecoach. An aerial expert, stunt flying falls, fights. One of "less than a dozen" women in the profession is Mary Wiggins-- demonstrates falling down the stairs Some reverse action.  Her specialty-- parachute jumps.Various airplane crashes in slow motion. Rin Tin Tin does a 75-foot dive into water. Keystone Kops footage 203-218.  Spill from a wagon, a dive into water with a horse, shooting rapids, bicycles and motorcycles, animals, horse race. Shows how an automobile accident is plotted and filmed.

Surfboard Rhythm
Something looks as though it has been crossed out on the title frame under the title. About "paddleboarding"--paddling with the arms while lying face down on a surfboard.  Stunts on the boards (acrobatics) by a woman.  A small female child tries to stand on a board.  A camera mounted on a surfboard on the sea produces some unusual shots.  Then surfing standing on the boards, standing on head and other stunts (male).  The shore patrol in action, using a paddleboard when a boat cannot get on the shoals.

Sport Beams: Aquaplay
Wide boards substitute for water skis in some stunts, as well as toboggans to ride sitting, and hobby horses for women with western hats.  Men and women both do stunts.  A man rides a board backwards.  Some ride conventional water skis.  There are boating stunts as well. Use of slow motion for dramatic effect on jumps.

Contest Jitters Castle

A sports highlights compilation. Ice boat racing on the frozen tundra. Man waves the starting flag and they’re off. All-terrain Jeeps driving over snowy hills, pulling a woman in a bathing suit on a sled. People on kayaks splashing off a small waterfall and flipping over, crashing, and capsizing. Fishing contest at sea, men catching fish and holding them up. A prize being given to the winner. Dolphins or porpoises diving in the water, playing basketball, swimming with a ball in their mouths. A woman beating up men in a judo contest. A lady toreador fights a bull, bullfighting. The bull gets a good charge on the woman. A cowgirl rides a steer and gets bucked off. A chimpanzee on rollerskates skates with a young girl and two boys. The chimp uses his arms to pull himself along. Lumberjack games: a man and woman throwing axes, men racing to the top of a log. Pretty women being covered in mud in their bathing suits, then having it all hosed off. Beauty contest gals getting ready for a parade. A bald head contest for balding man. Judge examines bald head with a magnifying glass. Women kiss the head of the winner.

Pat Thurgood Home Movies #8

Keywords: Speed skating, Ice skating, Figure skating, Bear, Clown, Drag / Cross-dressing

Titlecards:  “Castle Films Presents;”  “The Sport Parade Edited by Eugene W. Castle;”  “Ice Carnival;”  “Flashing blades speed on frozen raceway!”

Men speed skating--some fall down—on a barricaded off track outside, as well as inside, with men watching on the sidelines.

Titlecard: “In the closed arena the victor wins by a fall!”

More speed skating, all in an indoor arena with the stands full of people.  Some more interesting, low angles with this series of shots.

Titlecard: “Free style by junior champions.”

A little girl, dressed like Shirley Temple, skates between a man’s legs, then proceeds to do various figure skating tricks and moves.  Another girl, in a Scottish style outfit, does a few figure skating spins.

Titlecard: “Singles champions.”

One male, then another male, then one female show off their best figure skating tricks and moves.

Titlecard: “The ‘Bruin Swing’.”

A bear, in a dress and hat, skates with her male handler.

Titlecard: “Jack Frost’s great indoor spectacle.”

Men and women in renaissance guard style skating outfits skate onto the ice in formation, with four people skate onto the ice holding a giant crown on a platter.

A couple figure skating act

A woman dressed like a robot does figure skating moves while holding two sparklers/torches

Another couple figure skating act

Two women, in baton twirler-like outfits, skating together

Different groups, of 2-5 people, skating under spotlights

A woman, but more likely a man in a dress, on skates swings around a man in a tuxedo on the ice

Titlecard: “Laughs and surprises.”

More footage of the man in the dress and the little man in the tuxedo skating together.
A clown doing comedy tricks while figure skating
Groups of people in traditional Mexican-style clothing figure skating under spotlights.
Titlecard: “A Mexican fiesta on ice.”
More shots of the people in Mexican attire—complete with sombreros and some people in Aztec-like clothing—skating in groups and in formation.
Man skating
Titlecard: “Ice carnival thrills!”
The same man skating, building up speed, and jumping through a ring of fire
Titlecard: “A Star Spangled Pirouette”
Man in a sparkly, glittery jacket, on ice skates, spinning
Three lines of people holding hands and skating
Titlecard: “Mixed Ensemble in graceful rhythm”
The same women from the lines skate in various formations, all while wearing lavish, ridiculous attire associated with figure skating
Titlecard: “Twinkling feet and a whirlwind spin.”
Various shots, including the first interesting canted, low angle, of a female figure skater spinning, twirling and jumping
Titlecard: “More thrills and action.”
The same man who previously jumped through the ring of fire jumps various arrangements of barrels without falling
Man coming down a ski jump, clears a tree, and continues downhill.  Another male skier, without poles, comes down a jump, does a back flip, but fails to land properly; although he does get up without injury.  A different male skier does the same thing as the previous one, but his fall is more spectacular.
Titlecard: “More hijinks.”
The clown figure skater doing more comedy stunts on the ice; including a few falls
Titlecard: “The entire company in an exquisite setting of beauty, skill and art.”
People skating in a ring viewed through the silhouettes of branches or plants.  A row of women skate on one foot in unison.  Different groups of people, dominantly women, skating in various formations under spotlights.  A ring of women skating together.  A long chain of figure skaters.  Another ring of figure skaters.  Lines of women dressed like Roman soldiers and holding flags.
Titlecard: “The End Castle Films.”

Curious Contests Pete Smith

Strange contests, races.
sports montage, marathon dancing, diaper derby, fireman’s ball, sleepy dancers, men not doing a very good job of putting diapers on babies, soccer march using fire hoses, crawling contests, baby pinches another babies ear, many babies crawling across field, sumo wrestling, wrestlers fall out of ring, audience reaction, repeated shot of wrestler falling on his butt, pie eating contest, women dive into pies, basket race, men balancing baskets on their heads around a track, mud wrestling, mud fight, mud tug o’ war, bull fighting, shots of bulls ramming clowns, men jumping over bulls, train wheel turning, weird turning wheel while building a stool, wheel turning thru candles, log chopping contest, barefoot choppers chop logs, kids charge stage for souvenirs, water jousting, fat man jousts on edge of gondola, old fashioned bike race, putting out the cat, throw cats thru doors, great shot of cats, unusual footage.

Popular Person Oddity Broadway Farmer +W1945

Chick Johnson (of Olson and Johnson) and his Connecticut farm.  Mrs. Johnson working at home.  Shows antiques, the Johnson children, the guest house, "Winter Garden Theatre" with a wood stove, player piano.  Johnson gathers eggs in the hen house.  He ilks cows and is shaving at the same time.  Next, H. G. Fields, a corrective-shoe salesman, collects unusual shoes of silver, china, etc.  A collector of sea shells to into jewelry.  The owner of a Danver steak house, the only survivor of William Cody's scouts.  He helped "Buffalo Bill" shoot buffalo for food for construction crews.  Nicknamed "Shorty," he keeps watch at Cody's gravesite.  An illustrator, Hazel "Chick" Collier, who supplies the soldiers with "pinups."

PP Oddity - Wizard of Autos 1943
The chairman of Packard Motor Company, which during the second world war produced motors for military boats.  His hobby of woodworking at home.  Alvan Macauley who makes furniture and restores guns in his cellar workshop.  A key collection -- historical and personal keys, keys to Damascus, etc.  Pilots have dropped keys by parachute.  Mrs. Childress, a baker (by hand) turns out hundreds and thousands of baked goods in a year -- breads, pies, etc.  A trained Labrador and his tightrope. Larry Elliott (narrator) UniversalPitures

Universal presents “A Popular Person-Oddity.” A 12-year-old girl pilots a plane alone. Various shots of small craft airplane taking off, flying, doing tricks, landing.  Girl makes minor repairs on airplanes.  A clock collection, including an Eli Terry clock, German clocks.  CU on various antique clocks. Denver Museum of Natural History makes detailed molds of plants, then color and stems are added for dioramas. CU on mold-making machinery and equipment. Various shots of dioramas and exhibits at Natural History museum.  Man trains lovebirds (parakeets).  Birds ride miniature horse carousel and do somersaults and other tricks. The birds get stage fright, and are jealous of other performers that do their routines.

Producer: Joseph O’Brien, Thomas Mead. 


"Big" Jim Jeffries in his Victory Garden in Burbank, California.  Former heavyweight champion reviews his scrapbook and instructs boys in boxing.  He "stages bouts" in his barn ("Jeffries Barn").  D. H. Polachek, patent attorney, advocating new weapons of war his clients have invented, as well as other patents.  Mrs. S. M. Meeks, first woman sheriff in Texas and her gun collection (confiscated, not prized).  A woman (biologist) who catalogs shells (Dr. Schwengel), and has a shell named for her (Marginella jaspedea Schwengel).  Billiard champion still plays at 90 (George Schlawson--sp?).

McNamee compares newsreel organizations to newspapers, and emphasizes the risks taken by newsreel cameramen.  A documentary about Universal newsreel makers.  Footage of Manchurian War, a plague of locusts, fires, floods, a hurricane.  Several types of airplanes are used.  A Public R&K Theatre, outside and inside, showing a newsreel, with newspaper accounts of the same story being sold outside.

You Asked For It 1954
Water skiing stunts by a requested duo.  "Television telephone" invention of Dick Silverman, microwave relay hookup (picture phone) and its uses.  A Paris sidewalk performer, Mr. Bleu (juggler).  He rides a unicycle while juggling crockery.  Show address.  "American Sport Heroes"--pictures of Jack Johnson, Jim Thorpe, Bobby Jones.  Bi(?) Shively, a harness driver (age 76), Mrs. Shively.  A race shown.  

Sheree 3 Dances 1951

Burlesque vintage film about a dancer wearing different costumes. LS of a woman dancing in a tiger outfit with short shorts and a tiger ears hat, she leaps out of the frame, she leaps back in frame wearing a 2 piece bikini and she has her hair done, she shakes and wiggles her hips. In her next dance she wears a harem outfit and belly dances slowly, she sheds her harem pants and top and dances in her bra and panties. 

Understanding Others 1958 color
tips for good communication with others in school environment mcgraw hill

The Student Mcgraw bw
a male student indulging in funny imaginations in order to escape the boredom ni his real life 

It Happened in Montreal world fair 1967
CU of rapids. CU of leaves on tree. CU of sun’s reflection in pond. LS of mountain reflections in stream. CU of train tracks. Cu of monorail tracks. LS of monorail/POV of monorail driver. LS of unique yellow church. CU of fountains in city square. LS of giant gazebo. LS of space needle. LS of people walking on street. LS of US Post Office, Space Needle. LS of helicopter taking off. LS of flags waving. LS of space needle. LS of marching band. LS of giant fountain. LS of fair and people eating outside. LS of space needle next to blimp. CU of Goodyear blimp. MS of woman in wedding gown. LS of plaza with many flags waving, heli passing overhead. LS of carnival rides. LS of space needle. LS of fair. LS of monorail. POV from monorail driver. CU of train tracks. LS of river. LS of trees in fall. LS of mountains. LS of mountains with man’s silouhette in front of them. CU of train tracks. POV of train tracks. 

Film about Worlds Fair 1967.

LS of subway pulling into station and people getting off of it. LS of fair from across river. LS of promenade. LS of 3 German flags flying. MS of river’s edge. LS of cafe in fair. LS of Burma building with oriental architecture elements. LS of many flags flying. LS of fairgrounds from monorail. LS of fairgrounds. LS of epcot ball. LS of fairgrounds. LS of Air Canada promenade. LS of Viking ship it dragon masthead and curved tail. LS of fairgrounds and monorail. LS of canals in fairgrounds. LS of fairground at night. LS of monorail pulling into station. POV from monorail driver. LS of apartments. POV of monorail looking at fairgrounds. LS of oriental type building. LS of oriental boat. MS of subway station. LS of fountains at night. 

Reno Capital of Chance bw 1950

Shots of downtown Reno, Nevada.  Lots of casinos. Commerce.  Shots of suburban Reno.  Rural Reno.  Cows. Farm animals.   Two young women milk a cow.  One holds the jug while the other “cranks” the tail.  Man in suit arrives in downtown Reno in a nice car. Frontier club sign.  Woman  struggles to mount a horse. Two women ride horses down country road.  Woman on a donkey.  Wagon parked in front of bar.  Man with pipe pulls a mule through the woods in search of gold.  Holds his pan in the stream.  Finds a speck of gold dust, gives it to two women.  Man drives in big car with woman.  Stops at Harold’s Club. Great slow mothion rodeo footage. Man rides bull  n front of big crowd.  Man rides bucking Bronco. Man and woman enter court house.  Woman kisses courthouse column.  Another woman throws her wedding/ engagement ring into river.

Expo 86, Vancouver

LS of cityscape. LS of fairgrounds and monorail. LS of monorail. CU of monorail. LS of British Columbia building. POV from monorail at fairgrounds. LS of flags waving. LS of people walking by mural. LS of paddle boat in canals. LS of epcot ball. LS of checkered flags. LS of oriental type building. LS of carnival. LS of log rides. LS of Japanese flags waving. LS of roller coaster. LS of giant clock. LS of Saudi mural. LS of columns. LS of parachute rides. LS o camels in pickup truck. LS of people at fair. LS of fair buildings. CU of country exhibits. CU of monorail. LS of sun behind trees. LS of fireworks and harbor at night. LS of fair at night lit up.

One Voice In The Cosmic Fugue, Episode 2 , Part 1
Carl Sagan 1980

The incredible boo escape 1980
Tells how a little girl falls asleep and gets locked in a library, awakening to find that her favorite books have come to life.  Includes animated adaptations of The Furious Flycycle by Jan Wahl, Ghost in the Shed by Marilynne K. Roach, Myra by Barbara Bottner, and the Practical Princess by Jay Williams.

The Hilbilly Grand Opera 1940
1940s black and white musical about hillbillies. MS of man singing with beard. MS of people wearing medieval clothing. MS of woman wearing princess clothing singing. CU of man with beard. MS of woman hugging man with noose around his neck. CU of man with noose singing. CU of man with beard glaring. Princess starts to do a little jig, she kisses the doomed man. 

For Red Nellie’s Honor

Another hillbilly soundie. MS of woman singing with man wearing miner outfit leering behind her. MS of country western band. LS of 4 cowboys and woman. CU of woman showing cleavage. MS of men playing harmonicas. CU of man playing accordion. MS of 4 cowboys singing. CU of woman with bow in hair singing. 

Man in suit singing. MS of 2 cowgirls singing and playing guitar. LS of two cowboys dancing.

Keeping Clean and Neat EB 1956 bw

Charlie Chaplin film shorts:

synopsis: shows how Don and Mildred were not chosen to represent their classroom in an assembly program because they had been careless in their personal grooming. Follows don and Mildred as they endeavor to observe good rules of grooming. Illustrates what happens when they succeed in keeping clean and neat.

log: classroom. fifth graders. one male class member in bedroom, waking up, taking a shower.  closeups of his bathing and combing his hair. checks to make sure sink and tub are clean  before leaving bathroom.  gets dressed. boy’s shoe shine  box for his shoes, cleans up room. makes sure his hair is combed,belt is on, shoes are shined, hands are clean.

same classroom. cu of a girl. same girl in bedroom after bathing in evening. brushes hair out, puts in little curlers. cu carefully files nails and trims toenails. cleans up room. organizes her drawer and goes to bed happy.  next morning, she puts on her clean shoes and combs out her hair. decides what to wear.

back in classroom,everybody is clean and neat.


Mabel's Married Life (orig. 1914):  "Mabel's wimpish husband (Charlie) won't stand up to Mack Swain's 'Lady-killer'. She buys him a boxing dummy in the hopes of making a man of him. She has an experimental bout and is knocked over by the dummy bouncing back. Coming home drunk, Charlie mistakes the dummy for the bully and tries to eject it from the house but it springs back to hit him. Charlie accuses Mabel of infidelity and they argue loudly enough to attract a crowd of neighbors before the truth about the dummy is discovered.  

The Star Boarder (1914)

The Count (1916): "Charlie, a tailor's assistant is dismissed for incompetence. His boss finds a note from a Count declining the invitation to a masquerade party thrown by a wealthy heiress and decides to attend in disguise. Charlie meanwhile has gone to see his friend the cook and is dodging the butler at the heiress's back door. In the process he constantly encounters an overripe cheese that the cook is trying to dispose of. Charlie encounters his old boss who owns up to his impersonation and suggests that Charlie acts as his secretary, but Charlie gets there first and presents himself as the count. Charlie develops his own style of etiquette over dinner, as soup, spaghetti and watermelon present their own unique challenges. On the dance floor the rivalry with the ex-boss for the heiress continues through a two-step, a tango, and a country dance, before the real count arrives and calls the police. A chase ensues from which Charlie extricates himself and the boss is fingered for the crime."

Disney short:  (Film is incomplete).  Puss 'N Boots. (orig. 1923) "A boy falls for a princess, his cat for hers. But her father does not like the idea of a commoner marrying a noblewoman and kicks him out. After seeing a Rudolph Valentino movie at the local theater his cat has the idea that he could try impressing the king as bullfighter, to win his daughters hand. Bullfighting is relatively easy, when you can hypnotize the bull, but why does his cat need new boots?"

WWII: Propaganda Films  -- America Calling:  Scrap  For Victory  | Know Your Enemy - Japan!
1. Film promoting gathering and donating of scrap metals, rags, cloth and rubber as a vital and important role in the war effort.

Footage of the war industry, assembly lines, grocery store interiors, rubber harvesting, domestic scenes, nurses, random junk (cloth, rubber and metal), scrap collection points, garbage dumps, staged battles, various branches of the military in action.

2.  Anti-Japanese propaganda film.

Bombs going off and armies fighting and marching.  Discussing how a Japanese ambassador was in Washington, DC talking of peace as the bombing of Pearl Harbor occurred. Lots of shots of the attack and aftermath of Pearl Harbor.  Animated map showing various Japanese attacks and invasions in the Pacific.  Aerial shots of Japan and description of the country and economy, while showing images of Japanese farmers at work.  Images of the Japanese fishing industry.  Shots of Tokyo and other Japanese cities.  Footage of Japanese silk industry.  Shots of men at work in Japanese factories.  Japanese bombs being made.  Japanese troops lined up and in ships.  Same shots of rubber harvesting as the previous film, plus some different ones.  Oil mining and other resource gathering. Ships at sea and sinking.  Production of steel and cars.  Asians, presumably enslaved by Japan (or so says the narration) working in fields.  Tank production line in the US.  American bombs and planes being produced.  American ships being launched.  Soldiers from various countries marching (India, US, Japan, Australia, England, Germany).  Guns firing, tanks rolling, planes flying and other displays of military might.

Camping with the Troop B+W

vintage boy scouts with their dads; troop leaders; taking hikes; practicing first aid; knot tying; topographical maps; medical exam; boy (topless) does stretching; putting up tents; cooking; CUs of uniforms; badges; boys running to swim in lake; singing songs around campfire (night)

Too Many People (Color, 1973, 8 min) 

Budding breeders of grade school age demonstrate the chilling effects of the projected population boom. An odd film, using children and dolls as stand-ins for adults, about the effects of overpopulation. How did the Earth get so crowded? What shortages and problems can we expect as a result of this? Time to start thinking about the future and what the film calls ‘population zero’! Made in an era when 6th graders weren't reproducing in significant numbers, it's hard to fathom any cogent message in this Malthusian polemic other than "enjoy those hot dogs now".

Forbidden Letters

What About McBride 1974

Two teenagers prepare for a rafting trip.  One of them repeatedly argues that their friend McBride "is a fag" and should not be invited to accompany them.  The film concludes with Beau Bridges' earnest plea for tolerance of homosexuals.

Gay SF 1969
A documentary on San Francisco’s gay and lesbian population circa 1969. Shows various locations such as Polk Street, beaches, leather bars, drag queens on Turk Street, the Tenderloin, and private parties. Features interviews with gay and lesbian couples, as well as drag queens, relating about their relationships and how they feel about homosexuality. and the way they are percieved. The Gay Technique: A look at two of “San Francisco’s 90, 000 homosexuals” as they undress and have sex. Intertitles appear describing the various sexual positions as they are performed: “foreplay”, “fellatio”, “sodomy”, “anal-oralism”, “69”. Narrator explains the proceedings.

Images in Ivory 1944

boys curving ivory (soap?) into varous shapes
several shots of soap 

Gay or Straight: Is There a Choice? Jenni 1975

This early documentary offers a genuinely interesting exploration of the issues in the debate about hereditary vs. environmental factors in


Interviews with "average" gays and lesbians (we see a gay man riding his bike, shopping, and playing his piano; and a lesbian couple washing their Volvo and buying groceries) are juxtaposed against discussions with psychiatrists.  The result is a very nuanced portrait of contemporary 1975 Canadian norms and beliefs about homosexuality.  Most of the psychiatrists offer quite enlightened views and discuss the negative consequences of homophobia and oppression.  Highlights include footage of George Heslop from the Community Homophile Organization speaking to a high school classroom about being gay and an interview with

Dr. Ron Langevin who makes a genuine plea for tolerance. 

Director McBreary also presents an interview with a psychiatrist who practices aversive conditioning on his clients and claims that it is possible to cure homosexuality.  We then see footage of aversive conditioning (a man is shown slides of homoerotic and arousing images of men and is simultaneously given an electric shock), and then we hear from a man who

actually went through this type of treatment.

The film also includes a discussion with a group of five gay roommates discussing gay rights, and a small amount of footage and stills from gay rights demonstrations.

If She Grows Up Gay 1982 Jenni

A young, black, working-class lesbian mother talks about raising her daughter in New York City.

Lavender 800 1972 13 minutes

Stills of woman chaplain or Christian minister of some sort in thick glasses. Little girl. Stills of woman’s life. Prom photo. Graduation. Walking down a wooded path. Crouching in front of creek. Little girl with baby carriage. Little kids kissing. Girls in dresses. Christmas tree. Yearbook photo. Woman in workout outfit Snowy trees, wrestling in snow. Walking in snowy forest. Lesbian couple kissing in woods. Eating breakfast. Feeding each other. Both lie on couch, watching TV and cuddling. Brushing teeth and getting ready for bed. Women kissing in bed. Woman eats sandwich on bench in park, walks through park in front of large, official looking building, looks like a university. Typewriter. Woman wears very 70’s clothing, ascot included. Working in an old style news room, like All the President’s Men. Dancing in a bar, turns slow and romantic. Drinking and talking in living room, lesbian social group. Pets a cat. Together on a balcony. Colorful doorway. Snowball fight, horse rides in snow. 

Homosexual 1964 b+w, not Jenni

Pan of  San Francisco skyline as viewed from Yerba Buena Island or a boat.

Homosexual culture referred to as subculture.  San Francisco referred to as “Free City of the West.”

Closer view of San Francisco looking down on the main business area perhaps from Nob Hill looking out towards Yerba Buena Island.

Street scene, MS of man crossing some garbage on the curb and passing into a coffee shop, Chuckers.  This is possibly a coffee shop in the Tenderloin.  City is further described as seldom shocked by freedom and exhibitionism.

For decades, San Francisco has offered female impersonators as “tourist fare.”  CU of man having make-up applied.  MS of female impersonator applying make-up herself in front of mirror.  Upswept glasses, elaborate hair rising into a tangle of ostrich feathers.  The impersonator turn slowly towards  the camera then flips head and feathers back toward the Deco mirror.  Great gesture of hauteur.

Homosexuality brought into politics when a candid for mayor (Russell L/ Wolden) suggested the mayor in office had made San Francisco a homosexual haven.  Three young men cross in front of camera against a building that says “Bay Meadows”  and to another building across the street that looks like some government building with a high arch.

Scene of female impersonator in heels, black swimming suit and metallic boa, dancing in a club.

Shot of man walking to his car (a style-setting Karman Ghia) parked on a hilly curb.  [NOTE:  Thinking of filmmaker Kenneth Anger’s  Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965) and the strong connections it makes between a man’s body and his car.]   The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, internally designated the Type 14, was a 2+2 marketed from 1955 to 1974 by Volkswagen in coupe and convertible bodystyles — strong mechanicals, evocative styling by the Italian carrozzeria Ghia, and hand-built bodywork by German coach-builder Karmann.  It became the  most imported car in the U.S. American industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague selected it for his list of the world's most beautifully designed products.

Text of this part of the film talks of the gay man passing as straight.  The lesbian completely passes as female homosexual and no one would know her sexual affiliation.  Woman is shown crossing a busy SF city street (unidentifiable).  The heterosexual world exists virtually unaware of the gay world.  

The Gay World has its own nightlife, its own organizations.  Scene in a bar where light is dim and back lit figures are seen with translucent bar glasses and cigarette smoke.  This is later revealed to be the Jumpin Frog.   It has its own styles and its own stores.  Shot shows display of clothing.  Over shot of a couple of men dancing -- one in plain clothes and the other in Hawaiian garb, the narrator says that gays have their own divertissements, their own gathering places, and entertainments, etc.  Shot of men sunning on what appears to be some sort of raised median strip near highway.  Another shot of same place shows monumental plinths and sculpture as if this might be a public park of some kind.  

The community forms newspapers and newsletters.  CU shot of three issues of the Citizens News.  The community publishes its own guidebooks and tourist books that tell homosexual where to find places that welcome homosexuals.  CU shot of such guides.  They maintain there own libraries:  CU of book titles -- Homosexuality and the Western Christian Tradition (Derrick, Sherwin Bailey), Strangers in Our Midst:  Problems of the Homosexual in American Society, Alfred A. Gross, including magazines like  Go Guys., fetish publications, etc.

Jumpin Frog Bar seen from outside.  Interior scenes with narration that such gay bars last only a couple of years because of shut downs by local communities, but early $12,000 a month, and on weekends $1000 a day.  CU strong bare arms with beer and wine glasses and other shots that express bar life and dark, hidden spaces.  MS shot of butts on bar seats. On the day the Jumpin Frog was shut down there were 34 other gay bars operating in San Francisco.

Gay culture has often been called “the Furtive Society.”  The  scenes and shots inside the Jumpin Frog Bar illustrate this.  Very CU of furtive eyes of a man dragging on a cigarette.

MS shot of two women talking behind a screen so that we only see their silhouettes and a bouquet of flowers on the table.  The discussion is about how the stereotypes of a viewer can misidentify he person they are looking at as homosexual.

CU shot of a man talking behind a screen so that we only see his silhouettes and his smoking a cigarette .  The discussion is about how a man can lead a double life as straight and gay.

Maurice B. Spotswood, Psychiatrist in private practice, as well as with UCSF Medical School, and Ruth M. Maguire, a psychoanalyst in New York City are brought together in a discussion about what “causes” homosexuality.  While their discussion -- alternating locations and various CU and MS shots -- is liberal, non-blaming but caught up in Freudian psychology and development where clinical thinking was in 1964.

Cu and MS shots of men talking behind screen in silhouette, and an extended conversation of MS and CU shots of two women  talking behind screen in silhouette.  The topic is how did they know they were homosexual?

Street scene probably in the Castro.  Identifiable landmarks are:  Old Joe’s Place and G & H Grocery (24th and Castro).  LS Street scene with VW bus and bug; and others.

CU inside unmarked patrol car at 24th and Castro.  SF Police have a 8-man detail that investigates sex crimes.  Theses crimes are divided into (1) rape and (2) all other that includes lewd phone calls, pornography, and homosexual acts.  The driver says that the main trouble spots are places where “they” congregate and places where “they” commit their sex acts in public places -- theaters, parks, etc.  Playgrounds and theaters are places they often patrol.  Through the windows of the unmarked police car are the following businesses:  Red Robin, Emerald Hotel, Fosters, El Cerrito Apartments, Minerva Cafe, and others.

Setting shot of Lafayette Square and various LS views.  View of the outside of the men’s room where many homosexual acts are committed.  This is a major trouble spot for the police.  Within twenty minutes, 9 men have entered the men’s room to make homosexual contacts.  There are shots of families and children playing and sitting, enjoying the sun.  Police truck ordered by the plain clothes officers, and two men are arrested inside the men’s room,  handcuffed and taken to the van in front of very curious children who are playing on the sand and swing sets.  The van lets off a dramatic cloud of exhaust as it takes off.

Golden Gate Park men’s room is the next stop for the plain clothes officers.  LS shot of bus on busy park street. LS men’s room.  Two men are cuffed together and taken to police vehicle.  CU of officer putting cuffs on wrist of  the men.  Middle-aged salesman and young army officer home on leave.  LS of police and felons walking to police car.  MS officers and felons next to police car.  One officer tells the military  man that his wife might not find out about this, but his company commander will.

Shots of traffic outside the police car, and CU inside the police car.  POV driving down streets from Golden Gate Park.  Inter cut shots of men’s cuffed hands which seem to be communicating with one another.  CU felons talking with police in car.  Arrival at police station (which one?).  Shots of interior of police station.  Men are booked in.  CU a large (cell) key being handed off.

Back out in the streets, landmarks include:  The Nevada (open 6 am) .  Mission Street “girlie” shows -- “Ding Dong Dollies.”  More bar scenes:  The Anxious Asp,  Cadell Place,  Doan Room, Cask, Frolic, etc.  POV driver of the police car seems to be on Mission Street going away from the Ferry Building.  “Mason News Co.”: Sign reads:  “8mm Art Film and Supplies, Magazines and Pocket Books, Party Records & Art Picture, Art Slides.”  Turk Cocktails, Hotel Hilary, Boston Hotel, Fez, Blue and Gold.

Another aspect that interests the police relative to sex crimes is a person called “a fruit hustler.”  Street scene with young hustler.  Cops interviewing him.  Looks like the Tenderloin.  A fruit hustler preys almost totally on homosexuals.  LS of police with this young man, then MS as they ask him questions and take down data.  Fruit hustlers take homosexuals into areas where they are robbed, severely beaten, or murdered.  

Group of young men followed by camera as they weave in and about people on the street, and cross traffic.  Police  stop and interview these young men.  The narrator is describing perpetrators who do pickups in parks and on the street, then murder their pickups.  LS of Tenderloin gathering spot. Sign carried by a man reads: “ Jesus Christ, Prayer, the Holy Bible, and patriots, our Nation’s only Hope.” Really a good shot of a group of seedy, milling people.

MS inside a Tenderloin cafe.  This scene takes place in a very low lighting setting.  This bar lost its liquor license and then became a coffee house called Chuckers.  It is owned and operated by Paulus Lauras.  Three female impersonators and African American and a gay man being served drinks.  MS, two patrons at a bar while Philippine man serves them in paper cups.  Narrator is talking about that there are 500 to 300 gay hustlers who prey on gay men in San Francisco.  View looking down at table where six of individuals are sitting with their drinks and cigarettes.  CU of individuals at tables and Paulus (a female impersonator) who talks to the camera.  

LS and MS of street scenes in the Tenderloin.  Individuals walking on sidewalks, cars parked, cars on the street, etc.  Shoe Shine set up on curb.

Back to cops walking their beat not in uniform.  Then they are inside their car and we see POV, the street scene.  

On the street there is a shot of cops interviewing a man on the street.  There is a CU of one of the cops offering his ID, his badge.

CU sign “All New Bondage” with blinking light “Gay.”

Evening street scene.  Illuminated sign for Cal Auto>

Film returns to silhouetted conversations between two women and two men.

Hunt Street in San Francisco’s South of Market Area.  The Hunt Club, that is the City Clinic.  CU of sign on outside of building with clinic hours, etc.  This is where venereal diseases are treated and tracked.  CU looking down on clerk’s hand and she writes data.  Camera pulls back to MS to show clerk talking with client.  Director , Dr. Ella Spock (name unclear), of the center shown at her desk looking through a microscope.  She gets up and walks to a refrigerator and then to the door.  Narrator informs us that Venereal Disease Records are kept strictly confidential.  75% of all syphilis and 20 % of gonorrhea cases are  in the gay community.

The Chief of the Disease Control Bureau of San Francisco, Department of Public Health, is Dr. Irwin Bratt.  He sets the rules and protocols for the clinic.  He is shown MS with arm resting on his desk.  He talks about the spread of disease.  Interview goes between CU and MS.  There is a cut to Dr. Spock at her microscope again.

All homosexuals are concerned about their health and the spread of disease. Camera shot above and looking down on secretary at Daughters of Bilitis which sustains a public magazine, The Ladder.  A general kind of office view is given.  Some hands are inside a frame CU doing the binding on their magazine.  {The Daughters of Bilitis is the first lesbian rights organization in the United States.  It was formed in 1955 in San Francisco.  The group was conceived as a social alternative to lesbian bars, which were considered illegal and thus subject to raids and police harassment.  The group disbanded after 14 years.]

The Mattachine Society, Inc. office door is shown in CU.  [The Mattachine Society, founded in 1950, was one of the earliest homophile organizations in the United States, probably second only to Chicago’s short-lived Society for Human Rights (1924). Harry Hay and a group of Los Angeles male friends formed the group to protect and improve the rights of homosexuals. Because of concerns for secrecy and the founders’ leftist ideology, they adopted the cell organization of the Communist Party. In the anti-Communist atmosphere of the 1950s, the Society’s growing membership substituted a more traditional ameliorative civil rights leadership style and agenda for the group’s early Communist model. Then as branches formed in other cities, the Society splintered in regional groups by 1961.]  The inside of their office is shown.  A man stands next to a rotary printing press.  The society publishes a magazine to 2500 individuals and also publishes books on homosexuality.  Harold Call is the Director of this group.  He is shown sitting on a couch in his office.  Camera moves to MS.   He is seen talking across a desk from Executive Secretary, Don Lucas.  There is a fairly lengthy exchange about their support for the homosexual community.

Scene shifts back to the two undercover policemen and a third man.  They walk along the street in front of the State Hall of Justice building whose logo is given a CU, and then they walk in.

As narrator talks about to what extent society will allow homosexuals function in a heterosexual world, a party scene with what seems to be an aisle with heterosexuals on either side is shown while several female impersonators and costumed men cavort down the center.

Reprise of the two psychiatrists talking.  Maurice B. Spotswood, Psychiatrist in private practice, as well as with UCSF Medical School, and Ruth M. Maguire, a psychoanalyst in New York City.

Ending shot is of camera high above a man walking alone down a parking lot.  The camera pulls back to show man becoming smaller and park setting more clear.

Narcotics File:  The Challenge

Psychoactive (Color, 1976) 

This well-made educational film features ex KRON TV News anchor Evan White (in his polyester shirt, bushy hair and ‘stash) narrating and demonstrating the effects of psychoactive drugs on the systems of the human body. Drugs include sedative hypnotics, opiates and opiods, stimulants, psychedelics and alcohol. It’s good to see rock impresario Bill Graham educate us as he talks about how people think they are buying THC are really getting “cheated” when they’ve actually bought PCP! Thanks for the warning, Bill! Shot in San Francisco with a montage and voice over intro by comic provocateur George Carlin.

The Band Parade 1949

Includes Someone's rockin' my dream boat, Count Basie Boogie, and St. Louis blues.Jazz on film and video in the Library of Congress, 1993, lists a film with some of these contents with a release date of 1949 (United World Films). Swing (Music). Big band music. 

“Someone’s Rockin’ My Dream Boat”/ “Delta Rhythm Boys” / “Count Basie Boogie” by Count Basie and his band 

“By the Light of the Silvery Moon” with The Dinning Sisters (courtesy of NBC “National Barn Dance”) 

“Wait ‘Till The Sun Shines Nellies” with Bob Chester and his Orchestra 

“Little Grey Home In The West” featuring Michael Bartlett 

Hassles and Hangups Color, 1973 Narrated by Michael Douglass

Emphasizes positive attitudes and constructive solutions to help individuals deal with problems related to sex, drugs, self-image, and interpersonal relationships.

A Movable Scene 1969 Distant Drummer

Considers the use of hallucinogenic drugs by some of today's young people. Narrated by Robert Mitchum. Includes visits with hippies in San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York. Explores the drug scene in London, Europe, the Middle East, and the High Himalayas. After the film, a man talks about the film and interviews a employee of the Haight and Ashbury Clinic.

Actor Robert Mitchum narrates a tale of the underbelly of the counterculture in 1968. Happy and hippie kids do a lot of drugs, from smoking weed to shooting speed and heroin. They're having a rousing and incoherently good time in the interviews. Not really meant to be a scare 'em straight film, this documentary travels the world of the late 1960's, this film is more a slice-of-life insight chronicling the hippie burnout lifestyle in depth from San Francisco to London to Rome, and beyond. There's also a lot of psychedelic music and light shows meant to set a mood.

The point of the film? To promote the "orderly Protestant way of life", the part that the narrator explains, "This is what makes America great."

To exemplify what life would be like without these Protestant values, they travel the world stating their case about the burn-out, anti-establishment slacker hippies of their generation.

“Starve a Rat” produced by the NYC Department of Public Health in which a cat-sized rat terrorizes urbania,

“Use of Mace”(1967), a Readers Digest(!)law enforcement film demonstrating(with a live human!), the effects of this new law enforcement “tool” on a would be attacker

Alcoa Premiere: The Jail 1962 hosted by fred astaire

Forty years in the future, the courtroom is mechanized with primitive computers and tape machines, and a week's trial now lasts 3 minutes.  The "jury" "thinks" onto a punch card which is fed to the "judge," which passes sentence.  The defendant only has "the tapes" to explain what happened.  A government has decided to do psychological experiments using sick and well people who are forced to exchange bodies. Fred Astaire (host), John Gavin (William Fortnum), James Barton (Hobbs), Barry Morse (The Guard), Joan Harrison, Betty Ackerman (Ellen), Robert Sampson (Dr. Nernard), Eve McVeagh (The Young Woman), Noah Keen (Peters) written by Ray Bradbury!

The Banana Splits and Friends Show
1.  Danger Island -- “Restless Natives”
2.  The Three Musketeers-- “The Mysterious Message” 
3.  Microadventures -- “The Tiny Sea”

John Ritter Outtakes
1. TV’s John Ritter hosts ‘Medic Alert’- opening shot repeated over and over with countdown, color spectrum.
2. many minutes of all black
3. Opening of TV show called ‘Longstreet’ starring James Franciscus (handsome blonde man!), first few minutes of show.

The Reel begins with the opening credits of “The Face of Terror”

This is followed by interviews from the television series “Danger Zone”, hosted by Pappy Boyington. The first interviews is with the first man to successfully jump out of a moving airplane. This is followed by another interview with a ship wreck survivor Janet Stewart.  The following segment is about the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland, Nora Herrin, the daughter of Irish commander James Connolly is interviewed and she discusses her experience and memories of the battle and aftermath. 

How Good is Your Memory 1957 BW
B&W TV Game show, Kinescope

Infomercial for Dr. Bruno Furst's School of Memory and Concentration.
Atomic mushroom cloud dissolves into close up of Albert Einstein's face. Host (Roger Bowman) introduces Dr. Bruno Furst.  Woman introduces the contestants who are students of Dr. Furst.  Page numbers are chosen at random by the audience and each contestant describes that page out of the periodical that they have memorized (McCall's, Ladies' Home Journal)  
Advertisement for Dr. Furst book.
Two men recall the Nobel Prize winners from the years mentioned by audience members. 
Elegant evening with couples dancing and set dinner tables.
All audience members recite last names then they switch places and the contestants recall each of the audience members' names.   

Community Television 1968
television station countdown, cow bell ringing, dressed up woman talking to monster with DOG, inside television control room, KTTV channel 11 neon sign outside of building, antenna on top of house, woman and daughter watching TV, kid smiling, audience of children, puppets, a western shoot out, man jumping on piano, child’s hand looking through TV listing and turning TV dial, random TV station buildings, large TV antenna KTLA 5, cars driving toward Airport Entrance sign, people walking outside airport, Information sign, woman looking at arrival and departure screen, old looking surveillance cameras, inside TV studio, man operating camera, kids smiling and paying attention at desks in class, men carrying prop toward TV stage, men setting up stage on TV set, setting up lights, microphone, actor putting make up on himself, man with head set pointing around, levers being pulled, classic camera turning toward us shot, more puppets, TV director at work, video tape recorders, antenna with radar waves animated broadcasting accross town, TV sation in mountain area, Swedish flag, camera on large crane, parade, earth from space, rocketship in space, animation of satelite in space orbiting earth/ sending signals, landing on the moon, surface of moon, television crew at horse show, camera turning toward us, horse jumping competition, man operating camera outdoors, film stock, man loading film, using film camera, ticking clock, TV news studio wide angle and side, hand countdown, man drunk with puppet, stopwatch, TV guide ad for college football game, space rocket lift off, Tuesday Highlights with “A Hard Days Night” by the Beatles listed clearly, more horse show, kid clapping, Thursday Highlights with “Charlie Brown” clearly listed, fountains outside building, kid with blank stare, c/u of hands playing guitar, more antenas on houses, 

Life Story of the Ladybird Beetle 1964
Shows the complete metamorphosis in the lifecycle of the ladybird beetle. Animals without backbones series.

Don't 1974
Lyric passage of a Monarch butterfly from birth, through metamorphosis, to its delicate and perilous flight to the country.   Country and city life.

Chopin soundtrack.

Mysteries of Plant Life 1967

Film documents how plants grow and live using microscopic and lapsed time photography. Focuses on plants that grow in California.

Look Alive 1961 800 Color

This film is about how to void jaywalking accidents.  People are on street and crossing street.  Accident occurs and camera is POV from the victim’s point of view.  There are street scenes with 1950’s and 1960’s cars.

Produced by WCD.  narrated by Raymond Burr.

Our American Crossroads 1967 Color GM

Shows a mechanized exhibit of a small town at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry which illustrates the development of America. Aerial shots of cities, strange series of shots of dioramas with rotating panels, old buildings replaced by new, showing transformation of countryside into highway landscape, futuristic, spaceship-like cars, nighttime aerials of city and freeways.

Aliens from Inner Space 1983 1200 good color

Explores the ability of certain multi-sensory cephalopods, such as the cuttlefish, squid and octopus,  to confuse their prey and to communicate with their own kind using their soft bodies to transmit and pulsate changing color patterns.  The ‘brainiest’ of marine molluscs, these animals are widely regarded as the most intelligent of all invertebrates.  This production follows a team of scientists from Texas as they attempt to exact the meaning of this bewitching behavior.  Award-winning cinematography brings to life this mysterious world, as multi-tonal squid pulsate and cuttlefish camouflage to stalk their prey.  Stunning underwater photography captures the vibrance and sheer elegance of these sensitive ocean dwellers.

[various sea creatures, sea life, exotic fish, abstract images, Bank of Video monitors - control man - marine biologists]

The Art of the Motion Picture (Color, 1973)
Paul Burnford’s production was produced for High School students as an introduction to the art of filmmaking. The Art of the Motion Picture defines and showcases examples of the five basic elements of filmmaking  that lend them selves to artistic control by the filmmaker including composition, lighting, editing, filming of movement and sound. The film emphasizes creativity and experimentation as much as it seeks to provide a basic film vocabulary.

Frank Film (Color, 1973)
An autobiography of Frank Mouris and a stop-motion free-associative collage of 11,592 media images collected from magazines, which shift and mutate across the screen as Mouris reads a list of words starting with the letter "f". The words bounce off the images and trigger memories, which Mouris recounts on a second track, interwoven with the recitation. Mouris received an Academy Award and the film was selected in 1996 for inclusion in the National Film Registry. Frank Film, because of its innovative and energetic use of collage, has exerted an influence on succeeding generations of animators.

How to Make a Movie Without a Camera (Color, 1972)
Michael and Mimi Warshaw’s film is a non-stop sampling of the wonders of found footage and hand-made movie techniques. The film incorporates techniques such as scratching, acetate inks, and food coloring, felt-tipped pens, bleaching, rub-ons and various stock or found footage elements creating an instructional yet experimental film. Famed avant garde filmmmakers such at Len Lye, Stan Brakhage and dadist Hans Richter created entire bodies of innovative, abstract cameraless film using direct physical techniques such as these.

Begone Dull Care (Color, 1949) w/ Evelyn Lambert
Vibrant, abstract images drawn directly onto the film. Begone Dull Care shines with masterful use of scratching and painting on film stock. The film gives warmth and movement to compositions resembling a constantly morphing Jackson Pollock or Willem de Kooning painting, yet never fails to remind us of its very calculated aesthetics when it suddenly adapts to the score's slower movements and shifts from expressionistic and oversaturated explosions to minimalist vertical lines that vibrate accordingly to the score by the Oscar Peterson Trio.  McLaren’s whimsical genius shines in this winner six time international prize winner. 

Frame by Frame (Color, 1973)
At this point in time it’s rare that imagemakers touch their media. But film (16mm or 8mm) is inherently a hands-on, tactile process. In that lies the simplicity and beauty of the filmmaking process. Frame by Frame provides a detailed an informative look at film animation techniques including flicker, time lapse and single frame techniques. Other techniques such as cut-outs and drawing on tracing paper. The film emphasizes a free-form approach to filmmaking with eye-popping  pop art and psychedelic clips.

Editing a Film (Color, 1975)
No program about filmmaking would be complete without something about editing. Larry Yust’s film uses sequences from the film version of John M. Synge’s play The Well of the Saints to illustrate the “proper” and “improper” techniques of film editing and to describe the role of the film editor in motion picture production. Even you if never edit a film this short will open your eyes up to basic editing techniques. Yust's produced films for Wexler Films, television dramas for PBS, and directed three feature films. He is best known for his outstanding films on dramatic themes. For more info on Larry Yust visit: www.afana.org

Filmmaking in the Classroom (Color, 1969) Watch kids from San Rafael’s Davidson Middle School script, design, shoot and edit super-cool Super-8 animated sound films. Produced by Ken Rosenberg Films and KPIX TV. 

Animation -- A Living Art Form  (Color, 1960s)
This fascinating film presents an in-depth look at the art of animation production for motion pictures.  From script to storyboard -- animation -- sound -- camera -- editing and composite print. Featuring actress Carol Channing.

Crash Bang Boom (1970) Color, 9 minutes Music education films were a perfect vehicle for schoolroom pop sensibility in the late 60`s or early 70`s. This introduction to the world of percussion might have taken far out a bit over the edge, thanks to its artfully annoying, anti-jingle theme tune. From our pals at Xerox!

Perc, Pop, Sprinkle (1969) When pint-sized dancers are encouraged to observe and mimic the actions of household appliances, the results are more than any of us could have hoped for. We can never know how many youngsters took the inspiration of this film into intimate performances spaces in the 1980`s and 90`s. (color, 11 min.)

Wheels, Wheels, Wheels (1969) Color, 11 minutes Why have some dry narrator explain the physical properties of wheels when this action-packed montage of motion is the perfect excuse for a smoking soundtrack? The brass fueled score complements the big, the fast and the industrial, but some very tiny wheels are here too. If it goes round, round, round it’s where it’s at for these groovy filmmakers.

Pencil (Le Crayon) (1971, Gary Plaxton) Color, 7.5 minutes The pencil, in all of its variety and ubiquity, is celebrated in this rhapsodic mini doc. Ever wonder how they get the lead in there? This is just one of the many mysteries revealed during the energetic factory sequences. The Moog score completes the groove appeal of this dazzling Oddball favorite from Canada.
Side by Side Left Right Movie (1969, Lawrence Jacobs) Color, 7 minutes The maddening confusion of left vs. right gets a playful, kid-narrated treatment. Colorful and briskly paced, this was likely more a bit of fun for the youngsters who already had the concept down already rather than a real tool for those new to the idea.

Let's Pretend: Magic Sneakers (1969) Color, 8 minutes Alternately evoking Norman MacLaren's stop-motion live action films, The Wizard of Oz and The Red Balloon, Magic Sneakers tells the tale of a boy and his fears and the special power of some castoff Chuck Taylors. The exotic tabla music gives the pathos that bit of "far out" so prized in this period of school film.

Infinite Design (1982) Color, 9 minutes Kepler’s Law reduced more or less to this: Our solar system is pretty much a giant Spirograph set. . . if you have a couple of thousand years for your rainy day fun. Hypnotic.

Jump: Anyone Can Do It (1979) Color, 9 minutes The wonderful simplicity of jump rope is touted, but the basic bounce is just not enough! Moves of dizzying variety are demonstrated and choreographed routines are encouraged to capture the imaginations of disco-era kids. A valiant attempt to free skipping of its Miss Mary Mack stigma. Wounded Duck, anyone?

Shapes of Nature Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (1981) Color, 8 minutes This computer-generated study of a common farming pest took on a bizzare, Tron-like supernatural beauty in the hands of leading scientists of the day.

To A Babysitter 2nd edition

Discussing good practice for young people when baby sitting. Features talking to camera by various professionals, including a nurse and a cop. The cop is hilarious and positively sinister. We see a young girl demonstrating the good advice from the voice over in action on the job at a family home.

Girl to Woman 1984

Focuses on the physiological changes that take place in girls during adolescence. Explains the reproductive systems of both female and male humans. Highlights the importance of sound habits of health and hygiene. Stresses that individual differences in development are normal. Covers individual differences in menstrual cycles and stresses that the ability to have a baby doesn’t equal readiness for motherhood. Contains a new live footage.

Being Boys, Being Girls (Color, 1969)

Really oblique look at puberty. “You will undergo changes.” Begins with a class of students asking questions, then a narrator begins explaining what happens when you grow up. No direct physiology references, but you see a boy drying off from a shower and getting dressed which the narrator calls “taking responsibilities.” Discusses taking pride in your clothes and appearance, and doing chores, and avoiding peer pressure.

Science and Superstition 1947

In a clever classroom situation, pupils use the scientific method to prove that superstitions about the ground hog, rabbit's foot, etc., are inaccurate. Basing their conclusions on research and experimental evidence, they learn to use the scientific method in thinking about everyday problems.

Boys playing baseball look at one kid’s lucky rabbit’s foot. When he strikes out he wonders if superstition is real. Back in the classroom, the teacher discusses the difference between superstition and fact. Kids have great 1940s clothes and hair. They create a series of simple experiments to show that superstitions are false. They discuss the scientific method and we see a montage of men and women scientists at work (chemists, geologitsts, biologists).
Coronet, Ira Davis

The Magic Ingredient

A teenage couple in a malt shop have an argument over gender roles. The girl feels a need to prove her womanhood and that she can cook, so she invites her boyfriend over for a home cooked meal. With a little help from her Aunt Harriet and her charming French imaginary friend, a sophisticated man with a top hat and a cape, she gets all the cooking advice she needs to wow her boy in a sumptuous meal. CU of splendid meal. She gently jokes with her boyfriend that before they go to the movie, he needs to help with the dishes! Aunt Harriet and the Frenchmen tell how to combine high-protein and starchy foods, mix flavors and use her imagination (the magic ingredient!). They throw in some cooking history like an anecdote about potatoes and Napoleon, the background on bouillabaisse and apple pie complete with some historic stills and showing the assembly of an apple pie.

Games Futurists Play (Color, 1968, excerpt)

The Futurists (1967)
Opens with a dice game which shows leading thinkers conducting a simulated exercise on the probability of a number of social and economical challenges for the year 2001. Presents the viewpoints of eleven leaders in the world of government, science, technology and sociology on what they think the year 2001 will be like.

Bats, Birds and Bionics
Views life in the future -- man-made ecolocators providing near-vision for the blind, bionic computers capable of learning from experience and adjusting to new situation sand robots equipped with artificial neutrons to guide their actions.

The Computer Revolution 1967
Synopsis: Surveys present uses and future potentials of the computer in industry, printing, air traffic control, hospital administration, space travel, law enforcement, engineering, government, and education, to illustrate the revolutionary effects which computer technology will have upon life in the 21st century.
Content: Airport control center, man with headset on, buttons, computer data, nurses, hospital, flashing lights, doctors examine X-rays, pharmacist measures medicine, rocket ship, NASA, space/ planet diagram, satellite, police car on highway, typing, computers that can design houses and bridges, playing computer chess, old reels of data information, lots of telephones on shelves, a classroom with children learning how to use computer for math.

CU fingers punching colored buttons on panel, newspapers, tape reels rolling, circuitry interfaces with lights, typewriters, row of women typing, man putting mail down chute, CU radar, computers in a hospital and how they are used, rocket blast off, computer use for tracking on radar, outerspace shots using computers for law enforcement (radio in, information gets printed out onto paper), computer use for car design, computer use for chess playing, man plays against computer, Walter Cronkite, telephones, man checking colored wires, pushing buttons, flicking switches, kids in classroom learning about computers, good technology shots of computer reels spinning, (old computer systems)

Four Day Week
Discusses the problems and advantages of a four-day work-week. Explains causes of increased leisure time such as automation, unions and early retirement and discusses social implications of the recreation-leisure time market.

Cities of the Future
Discusses radical approaches to town planning, showing various concepts. The totally planned new city, Brasilia; incorporation of historic elements as in Philadelphia; pedestrian areas in Miami and Montreal; planned residential extensions; and suggested new construction methods.

Remarkable School house

Man Made Man
Discusses modern developments that have been in the area of vital organ transplants and artificial organs. Illustrates the progress that has been made an presents several problems yet to be solved.

A True Madness 1971 2000
Documentary about the prevalence of Schizophrenia in Cambridge, England. Segment about the history of how humans have perceived and treated “madness.” Historical etchings and photographs of schizophrenics. People in a mental ward. Interviews with psychiatrists, schizophrenics and their family. 

Transformation (B&W, 1900s) director Unknown

A female magician enters and bows before a stage. She produces a number of illusions, appearances and disappearances that are rendered by using Méliès-esque camera techniques such as the stop trick. Pathe Freres

A Job or a Calling 1950s 1200 bw

A male public school teacher returns home to receive the news that his wife is pregnant with their first son. The wife’s father pressures the teacher to acquire a higher paying job in order to support their family unit. The teacher has many experiences that conflict with his plan to give up teaching for a higher paying job. Ultimately he concludes that life as a teacher is his duty. 

The Pearl Fisher (aka Down in the Deep aka The Pearl Fisherman)

(Tinted with Pathéchrome, 1907) director Ferdinand Zecca

Captivated by a vision of beckoning women, a man dives into the ocean, and soon finds himself walking on the ocean floor. After encountering numerous sea creatures, he comes to a giant oyster. When the oyster is opened, a strange adventure begins for the diver.

Grand Slam Color, 1951, 600 Kodachrome

This film was produced as a learning tool for door-to-door salesmen working for Sears, Roebuck and Company. The hostess of a bridge party has a surprise guest for the ladies: Mr. Rogers, the man from Sears. One woman in particular is especially flirtatious. She can’t stop undressing him with her eyes. The salesman is showcasing a Kenmore Ken-Servette. He not only displays the product, but has cooked the women snacks – including hot beans (?) individually served on toothpicks. But wait, there’s more. After removing the trays, a hidden sewing machine is revealed. The women absolutely love it. Not only does he get a volunteer to test out the machine, Mr. Rogers actually does a bit of sewing. In the end, the hostess gives up the names of other women in the neighborhood who might have an interest in the Ken-Servette, and the salesman leaves the house with his little black book and a big smile. 

Getting Along with Parents B+W 1954

Six high school students plan to go to a night club after the junior prom dance. Describes five parental reactions to the plan showing how those reactions disclose varied family backgrounds and attitudes. Emphasizes that there are two sides to most problems and that both sides must have a chance to be heard.

How Much Affection 1958

Post No Bills Color, 1968 Everett Aison

A satire on the subject of commitment as revealed in an account about a man who destroys billboards as an act of civil disobedience, becomes a hero, and is exploited in an advertisement which is ironically put on a billboard.

Opening shot is at a pristine lake and cameras pans to a “Drink Beer” billboard. Billboard is set to flames. Anti-consumerism, destruction of advertising. 

bicycle clown, pill poppers, cool hot rod, alcohol and red flares, users-losers?, two-legged spaceship, you're growing up, skipper learns a lesson

 Alcohol and Red Flares (Color, 1970s)

A great drunk driving shocker from Sid Davis Productions.  Sid Davis films were famously funded by an initial $1000 donation by John Wayne.  He went on to produce numerous classics of the educational scare film genre, priding himself by making each one for $1000- a miniscule amount even in its day.

Bicycle Clown (1958)

The Two-Legged Spaceship (Color, 1972, 15)
Another cheap-o Sid Davis anti-drug film (he famously boasted that each of his films cost $1000 to make), this one squarely aimed (pun intended) at the elementary school set. Curious Mark gets a lesson about “Personal Pollution” from a friendly police officer.

Mark is attending elementary school and he and his class have been learning about ecology and pollution. On his way home one of the boys drops a little plastic bag, and Mark picks it up and hands it to one of the officers whom he knows. He is curious to know what is in the bag and the officer tells him it looks like narcotics, drugs,”personal pollution” of some misguided young people. Mark is at once interested. He has just learned about pollution and the environment, but what is “personal pollution”? And he begins to ask questions. The officer tells him that if he is really interested he will arrange with Mark’s teacher to come to class and explain about “personal pollution”. 

The officer pays a visit to Mark’s class. He discusses pollution and analogizes the Earth to a giant space ship- and every child to a two-legged space ship which requires clean air, water, and sustenance an which can be harmed, even destroyed by pollution. 

Mark listens, as he is a boy with a vivid imaginations, and as the officer speaks, he visualizes his words and descriptions in a way only the imagination of a child could. He and his friends learn they can do their part right now in stopping the pollution of the earth, the space ship of all mankind, by deciding not to pollute their own bodies and minds.

How To Protect Your Bike (Color, 1973)
Kooky film by the legendary Sid Davis about protecting your precious chopper from thieves, made with the cooperation of the Santa Monica PD. Filmed on and around the Venice Board Walk in Santa Monica, the wily thief (played by an unknown character actor who’s played the heavy in hundreds of 70s TV shows and movies). Learn all the tricks!

Gay Softcore 2

1) Wheee: Nude men drinking Coke, then jumping on pogo sticks.

2) Three’s a Crowd: Two men are camping in the woods. They go hiking when they see an alien. The two men throw rocks at the alien who shoots them with a gun that freezes the men, then the alien takes off their clothes. Stop-motion photography of men in weird positions. CU of man’s jiggling penis. The two men end up freezing the alien and sticking him in their tent and burning the the alien to death.

3) Half-nude man walks around in different customs: Cowboy, Indian, Sailor, etc. Nude man with Indian feather hat on.

4) Fanny’s Hill: POV from car of driving to Fanny’s hill. Two nude men run down hill and trip. They’re join by an African-American nude man. They hold hands and run through field in slow motion. Caucasian man pushes the African-American man on a swing. The two swing on the swing together in an almost ‘69’ position. Nude men walk by herd of cows and roll down hill. Nude woman blows a horn and hands the guys pies. Man sprays whipped cream onto other man’s penis which leads to a giant pie fight. 

5) Amateur Strip: Various men (all nude), dancing in front of a red curtain. Slow-motion shots as they swing their hips and gyrate. One man uses another as a “wheelbarrow”Some double-exposure effects. Acrobatic stunts, jumping rope, men in a chorus line, taking turns dancing solo.

Gay Softcore 1

1) Double Exposure (1968): Two men get together in one of the mens’ recreation room, strip nude, and do exercises, headstands, etc. The men take turns rubbing baby oil on each other. They hug, then one of them leaves while the other waves good-bye.

2) Buff Guys (1965): Various nude men posing, flexing their muscles, and lifting weights. A couple of the guys have chains.

3) Nude Gym (1968): A group men undress and lift weights and use excursus machines in a gym setting.

4) Naked Twister: MS two men, playing Twister in front of a red curtain, while a third man (dressed) is giving the commands. The two men then grab the third guy, and strip him nude. Then all three of them play.

She Drinks A Little (Color, 1981)
Amanda Wyss Alateen

Signal 30 1959
faces of death

Peep Show 1930s

Two women dance in bra and panties, women sit at vanity and put make up on and get dressed, woman in black dress gets into bed, man in conductor’s hat urges woman to unbutton her overalls and undress 

Pearl of Bagdad 1940s
The Pearl of Bagdad: musical number in which a handsome man serenades Yvonne DeCarlo, in a middle eastern theme palace/harem. She lays on a couch whilst he sings and dancing girls sway in time to the music. Then Yvonne gets up and performs a semi provocative dance number to a quicker jazz beat. Closes with her and the man in an embrace.

Women on Orgasm: Out in the Open 1974 MMRC
 Women share information and their feelings on orgasm and sex. Opens with a simulated pre-orgasmic women's group, discussing problems with self-sexuality and intercourse, and learning about anatomical changes during the sexual response cycle. Concludes with interview segments of several women.

Opening shot of naked women lined up. Voiceover discussing female sexuality. “Pre-orgasmic Woman’s group” discussion. Woman looking at poster, women sitting around table discussing sexuality. Discussion of masturbation techniques. Slideshow of male and female development as fetuses. Diagrams of female anatomy. Description of female arousal. Footage of man and woman embracing, kissing, touching etc. Voiceover discussing various techniques, etc. 

Various women discussing sexuality, outside in front of trees. Women are various ages.

In Winterlight (Jenni, 1960s)

Produced as an educational short for professionals in the field of sexology this very dated and very interesting short portrays a lesbian sexual encounter in a California cabin. Laird Sutton

Give to Get 1971 MMRC

Hands massage the neck of a man, then the legs, by a naked woman.

Foot massage with oil, butt massage, chest, around crotch, stroking,

Lying bed, sucking on breasts, kissing, having sex on a waterbed, missionary position, man on top, woman on bottom, 

They kiss

The end.
Directed by Laird Sutton

House of Kinky Pleasures 1975
You assume the view of the camera as a woman leads you into rooms in a brothel to show you various sexual acts.

“Seeing Things” 
“Artists Paradise”

Pin Ups 40s-50s
Footage of pin up models. Shots show a woman in small leopard print bikini walking around a natural area by a river, picking up flowers and lying on rocks. Next a woman in a dress lays out a blanket on a rock and lies sit on it, then takes off her high heels and dress to reveal lingerie. She sunbathes in different poses. Different models are shown, all wearing lingerie or bikinis in natural areas and doing various poses.

Achieving Sexual Maturity 1973
Deals with the sexual anatomy, physiology, and behavior of both sexes from conception through adulthood. Uses explicit, live photography of nude adult males and females to explain sexual anatomy, and graphics and diagrams to show internal anatomy

1) Dionysus: Amazon-looking woman running through the forest, chased by two men with bows and arrows. She runs to two women, kisses one of them. Continues to run, and finds one amazon man sleeping. They kiss, and roll around in the grass. Oral sex. 
2) Love’s Labyrinth: An Ed Muckerman Production. A series of love triangles between a group of men and women.

5) 1976 Color

Animated political fable of the governors (depicted as blue balls) versus the symbionts, the residents of an island in Puget Sound near Seattle (depicted as red balls).   The governors, in their legislature, refuse to build a park for the symbionts.  The island, personified as a city on a hemisphere with legs, abandon the governors and takes its symbionts away.  Soldiers are brown balls.  Island walks on water., ponders fleeing to Madagascar or Australia.  Island fended off coast of “foreign power” by artillery barrage.  Island returns to Seattle, shots of vote sheets marked yay, welcomed back by blue balls.

Robert Scheer Campaign
Banners:  "End Poverty," "Stop the War."  A large puppet with a noose around its neck labelled "Oakland Poverty."  "War" as an ogre with a dollar sign on it.  A rally.  A baby with its mother.  A "Scheer  for Congress" balloon blown up and handed to someone.  Scheer speaks into a microphone.  Cotton candy sales.

Boundary Lines Color, 1947, Philip Stapp

“This is a film about imaginary lines that divide us as people.”  Lines draw pictures of different objects as narrator illustrates that a line can mean many different things.  Some cool animation of two boys fighting over a boundary line.  They look like zombies.  The boys grow up but still have a line that divides them.  The line changes through time.  Color lines, territory lines, cultural lines, moral lines, etc.  A line is only an idea.
This was a film that Stapp made while working for the International Film Foundation and under contract with the US gov't. It is not from the 1960s, it was made in 1946/1947, and it  is an example of an animated Marshall Plan film funded by the ECA.

Thriller: Rose's Last Summer (B+W, 1960)
One part Baby Jane, one part Sunset Boulevard, and one part Shakespearean doppelgänger farce, this episode of Boris Karloff's Thriller stars screen legend Mary Astor as Rose French, an aging actress and world-class lush that's ready to head off from Hollywood and onto her last big role.  When she turns up dead a few weeks later in another town, it's up to her friend and ex-husband to get to the bottom of her mysterious death. Directed by Arthur Hiller (Love Story, Silver Streak, The Out of Towners).

Karloff's opening soliloquy says it all:

“Rose French. in the blur of memory…the face grows dim…but do you remember the name….20 years ago…Rose French, the remarkable Rose French. As a servant girl, or as a princess. She was a quicksilver star in a celluloid heaven. If a woman could sell her soul to achieve such fame, what wouldn’t she do to get it back. Poor Rose, that was all she wanted, to re live the past. And those who loved her, Frank Clyde for instance could do nothing to stop her, but the come back trail could lead to strange and sinister places. To a lonely garden. And to a night of terror!"

Crime and the Criminal (1973)

Study of the criminal mind that focuses on Perry Smith, who, with his friend, robbed and ruthlessly murdered a Kansas family. Emphasizes the criminal as a human being and poses the question of the morality of capital punishment. Edited from Columbia Pictures' 1967 motion picture In Cold Blood which was based on the book of the same title by Truman Capote. Orson Welles

Weed 1971

Traces the use of marijuana throughout the world from 3000 B.C. to the present, and compares past attitudes toward Marihuana with informed opinions today.  Opening scenes show 17-year-old Charlie Johnson being arrested and booked for possession of Marihuana. Emphasizes social and legal implications of conviction on charges of Marihuana possession, pointing out that in 29 of the United States, conviction constitutes a felony. Tests show Marihuana’s effects on memory, judgment, coordination, and driving. States that long-term effects will not be known for at least 10 years.

The Ballad of Mary Jane 1970
Mary Jane (marijuana) tells "her own story" to Jim, a teenager who is trying his first marijuana cigarette. Mary Jane briefly relates her historical background, tells how she grows and how she affects her user's central nervous system. She explains how she becomes involved in the underground and why she is sometimes impure. Psychologically, Mary Jane says, she is habit forming. "I'm a 'put-on' because I dull your mind and waste your precious time.- Mary Jane leaves Jim by asking if he's going to make her an important part of his life.

Marijuana, Driving and You
pile of marijuana/ 1970’s street scene of people walking/ ‘70’s cars on highway (day & night) animated cop giving a breath test/ THC sign/ weighing a bag of marijuana/ man smoking a joint/ women eating pot brownies/ 
CU bloodshot eyes/ time-lapse of woman walking in the woods/ animation of traffic dangers/ railroad and car about to collide/ animation of driving reaction time/ woman high on pot driving/ man lying in crashed car

For Parents Only: What Kids Think About Marijuana

Reading, Writing and Reefer 1978
A report on the dramatic increase in the use of Marijuana by American teenagers and adolescents and the drastic effect it has on their lives. Recent studies indicate that marijuana is a possible carcinogen; one marijuana joint produces the same amount of lung inflammation as a pack of cigarettes; the hazards of driving while high are noted. Aside from the potential health consequences for youthful smokers (and the deleterious effect on their school work), it is pointed out that these 4 million juveniles are on the receiving end of a vast criminal network of marijuana growers, smugglers, and distributors.


Protest: Prohibition and Pot 1969
This film shows a comparison between the prohibition of Alcohol and the illegality of Marijuana in the United States.  The first part of the film is a compilation of older footage from the prohibition period showing people drinking liquor, beer, and wine in bars and casinos, mixed with footage of men and women speaking out against the dangers of Alcohol.  The next part shows the end of prohibition and begins discussing Pot and its effects.  There is footage of Congressional hearings discussing drug use and laws concerning them.  Drugs discussed are Marijuana, Speed, LSD, and Alcohol.  Then there are interviews with College and Teenage aged people discussing drug use.

Benny and the Orids

Sports Snafus Color, 1960s
Film on sports highlights and bloopers, including basketball and baseball.  Shots include hockey players  fighting,  football players fumbling the snap while on offense and when punting, baseball players getting hit, being caught on the base paths, and dropping a routine fly ball; basketball players showboating and making some amazing shots and others blocking opponents’ shots;  soccer players scoring goals and one getting hit by a ball in the face.

Mickey's Football Manglers-all american mickey

5. ‘Always on the Bench’ Football players sing and play the game.

How Do They Make Footballs?

Sports Parade: Football 1930s

Football Forty Years Ago 1931
Warner describes and demonstrates football of the previous century by dressing football players in old uniforms, helmets and padding, and having them show how different types of plays were done with an old-fashioned football.

Men in Danger 1941

WS of lighthouse and surroundig structures. WS of belts and machinery in factory. WS of assembly line with machine parts hanging. VCUs of assembly line and machine pats. WS of assembly line. CU of man slipping hi foot getting caught in machine. CU of man screamsing. MS of workers rusing to help him. WS of man being carried out in stetcher. CU of lare gears turning. CU of hands working with machinery, WS of men working with machinery. CU of iron parts being stamped. MS of workers mixing paint and wearing masks. CU of weldter with sparks flying. CU of first aid kit. MS of man being bandaged. MS of man and nurse. LS of stel mill. LS of assembly line with ore. LS of men entering mine. WS of men attending a demonstration on first aid. CU of woman with leg splints. MS of workers shaping wood. MS of workers at assembly line. MS of metal being cast. MS of doctor inspecting men. CU of man’s teeth. LS of harbor. MS of machinery boat. MS of miners. CU of drill in mine wall. Cu of workers faces as they mine. MS of dusty mie shaft. CU of hands working drill. MS of miner with water dripping. CU of ore rocks being piled into mine car. LS of industrial part of town, smokestacks. LS of lbuilding, Men in workshop. MS of doctor inspecting men. LS of building. MS of doctor and boy being placed behind x-ray machine. WS of womens fitness team working out. CU of girl working out with piano player in BG. CU of piano player. WS of work out room. WS of a building. WS of a cafeteria filled with people eting. WS of ballroom filling up and couples dancing. WS of men’s locker room. MS of men in locker room. WS of assembly line with women making items. CU of handle being manufactured. Cu of man talking to camera. WS of recreation room with ping pong. CU of record player with women at assembly line in BG. CU of woman on assembly line orking. Great wide shot of smokestacks.

Stamina 1948

opening titles 
Man holding book with an illustrated Pegasus on the cover.  
two young boys sit on couch, talking and reading magazines, Dad  sits with them.
illustrations of men’s clothing through the ages, suit of armor, fancy clothes, casual dress, etc.  
Tailor stitches trousers, Dad still talking to sons.
Illustration of first sewing machine (1845), modern sewing machine with parts.
Dad takes boys to sewing factory in Australia.  Looking at material.  
Man lays out material and measures, chalks pattern, cuts fabric with cool machine.
Women working in sewing room.  Narrator explains what a great working environment it is.  
Woman lays out pieces to be sewn.  More smiley girls sewing.  The two boys look on.    
Foreman draws on patterns and cuts fabric.  More girls sewing.  CU of fabric being sewn.  
Steam electric machine at work.  Buckles added. Pockets made, fly added, etc.      
Seams are pressed.  Trousers are inspected.  Pockets are reinforced.  Buttons added.  
Women sew top buttons by hand.  Machines help too.  
Trousers are pressed by men.  Machine is controlled by foot peddles.  CU of crease.    
Checking table for final inspection of trousers.  Trousers are ready for shipping.  Boys observe.  
Boys leave factory with Dad and look at poster 

Improving your posture 1949 Coronet

LS of town street; man walks down sidewalk; stops at shop window; girl at mailbox; boy and girl in skimpy gym clothes w/ man w/ long straight sticks; CU of man pounding sticks into floor; man shows model skeleton to boy and girl; man in skeleton suit shows different postures; boy on table w/ man showing correct posture; CU of back; boy does sit-ups; stretches; skeleton again; girl lies on floor and arches back; man in mirror slouches then straightens; boy against wall arches back; and in doorway; and on table; CU of proper feet placement; girl stands straight w/ line through her; then boy; girl invites boy into her apartment; boy walks straight up stairs.

Your Family Budget 1949 Coronet
man with golf club, woman with handbag, man with tire, family discussion at dinner, typical mother,father, son, daughter shots, family in living room, family budget written out on paper, garage with mechanic under car hood

Discipline in the Office 1943

Clock/Woman on phone/laughing
Bad employees
Office, typing, typewriter
Supervisor enter office
Good employees
Pan good employees
Employees on break @ Coke machine
Woman saving papers
Man and Woman office
Man and woman at desk
Women at desks
Woman typing
Women at desks
woman on telephone
Man on telephone
Office environment

Women office environment

Fixin Tricks

"These days it's hard to find a man to fix such sleep-disturbing things as this [dripping faucet]."  Handy Annie fixes what Corney Cornelius can't fix, and Pete Smith explains how. 

keywords: Dripping faucet, stuck windows, broken doors, home DIY, do-it-yourself, carpentry, electrical, plumbing

Beauty and the Beach 1949

Beaches, beach acrobats, beach picnics, beach photography are all ridiculed. Shots of people on the beach with witty narration. Kids, trash, weather and antics getting in the way of romance and relaxation. The beach as a "cheap date." Very crowded with lots of umbrellas, kids throwing water on adults, people running in front of cameras, flying kites. Dogs bothering people and dragging their owners. People kissing, then something ruining the moment. Fishing in the tide, casting mishaps bothering sleeping people. Someone almost drowning, and the attempted hero becoming the victim (with the victim saving the hero). One guy gets revenge on the kid who was dumping water on his face. Follows the same guy for most of the film.

“Meet King Joe” (Color, 1951)

Subtitled “Fun And Facts About America”, this animated, Technicolor propaganda short from MGM demonstrates how Americans are better off than the rest of the world, singling out the Chinese in particular with racist portrayals (America was at war in Korea at the time, often fighting North-allied Chinese forces).  “Americans own practically all the refrigerators in existence… as we drive about in 72% of the world’s automobiles”, crows the narrator.

Three Cheers for the Girls 1943

Compilation of musical numbers directed by Busby Berkeley.

A musical revue in which the stars are unnamed women of the chorus line.  They begin in a dressing room with the song "We're the floradora chorus," and use this as a refrain in between the musical numbers.  Songs set to choreographic sequences include "Let Me Linger" and "Aloha Oe," the latter including what appear to be authentic Hawaiians dancing, singing and playing ukeleles.  A victrola is shown playing, then men in military costume singing a medley of military dongs. Shots include: big elaborate dance sequences in which women dressed as a marching band march in various formations, also some war footage-- of a destroyer, troops climbing into landing boats, wading onshore, setting up weapons, fighting.

White Thunder Ford 1954

Travelogue of Niagara Falls National Park. Lots of beautiful footage of the waterfall from many angles including from behind the falls, the river rapids and a whirlpool. Also includes information about the Maid of the Mist boat on the Niagara River and various souvenir shops. Lots footage of people wearing rain gear getting close to the falls and admiring the view from the platform. Kodachrome 600

Lifeline 1950s

Rocket launch preparations, man w/ headset, steam from metal thing, flag in parking lot, man looks through periscope, people in control room(green color), people pointing film cameras, CU man who says “T minus 20 seconds”, control panel, countdown, satellite dish, hands drafting, draft room, factory scenes, cable fabrication, man puts giant spools on machine, spinning cage-like machine, man in lab-coat closes red steel door, CU of cables, people inspect cables, misc. shots of wires, delivery truck from ground POV, two men exchange papers in office, two men board private plane, plane in sky, men exit plane, sign reads “restricted no admittance” but men enter despite obvious warning, plane lands on airstrip, 50s car/wagon stops at checkpoint, men look at wiring. Pacific automation, Kodachrome

“Raisins” (Color, 1954) This Arthur Barr Production delves into the wide and fascinating world of raisins.  Shot on location in sunny Fresno, California, the raisin capital of the world (at least in the ‘50s), the voice-over narrator explains every step of the process. Indulge your visual senses with this Kodachrome beauty and don’t forget to get grandma another box of delicious, plump California raisins on your way home from the show.

“Tuna Packing” (Color, 1948) Photographed in stunning Kodachrome by Paul L. Hoefler, this short documentary-esque film reveals the colorful world of tuna packing. Huge buckets of frozen fish, labyrinths of log-flume like machines, huge steam cooking ovens, and scores of workers make the job of turning these large fish into tiny cans of shredded multi-purpose meat easy as pie, sort of…

Dudin’ (1955, Color)
In this commercial travel video from the mountains of Colorado, we see what life during a dude ranch vacation looks like. In addition to sheep herding, horse rides and rodeos, it turns out ping-pong is a major aspect of ranch life, too!

“Sewage Treatment Workers” (Color, 1970)

Part of the Dignity in Work series, this entertaining short focuses on 3 very New York sewage workers, their unusual jobs and how they get through the day: with a lot of humor. “One thing- the wife never asks me what I did today”, says one of the men. The lost dentures story should keep you flossing regularly…

San Francisco—Queen of the West (Color, 1943) 31 min. by Rodney Gilliam

How did our city by the Bay present itself to the world in 1943?  San Francisco reveals its square underbelly in this quaintly sanitized Technicolor promotional film that predates hippies, homelessness, and homosexuality.  From the Standard Oil Company of California.

“Tuna Packing” (Color, 1948) Photographed in stunning Kodachrome by Paul L. Hoefler, this short documentary-esque film reveals the colorful world of tuna packing. Huge buckets of frozen fish, labyrinths of log-flume like machines, huge steam cooking ovens, and scores of workers make the job of turning these large fish into tiny cans of shredded multi-purpose meat easy as pie, sort of…

“Waffles” (Color, 1980) A little girl is transported to a place and time (through a dream, of course) where she can go straight to the farm and get all the ingredients she needs for a breakfast favorite. Starring: a milk cow, pet dog, egg-laying hen, and a sleepy-eyed blonde girl. 

Miss Universe 1955. Film star Tony Curtis narrates this Technicolor gem and politically incorrect display of cultural stereotypes. Wild  lounge band sounds and some truly eye-popping moments!

The Movie Palaces (Color, 1988)
Hosted by Gene Kelly, The Movie Palaces examines America's most extraordinary theaters (a few still with us). Includes highlights from the Atlanta Fox, the Wiltern in Los Angeles, San Antonio's Majestic, Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and most poignantly- San Francisco’s legendary Fox Theater, torn down in 1963 and now a soul-less, perpetually under-occupied tower block. Shows them in their former splendor, examines their decline, and shows that communities across the country are bringing these architectural masterpieces to life once again. Includes newsreels and clips of classic movies that were shown in those theaters, and veteran theater organist Gaylord Carter performs a variety of old-time movie accompaniments on an old Wurlitzer. 

The Cinema Director (aka Luke’s Movie Muddle (B+W, 1916, Dir. Hal Roach) 
By early 1915 Harold Lloyd and Hal Roach had exhausted Lloyd's mildly successful character, Willie Work, and Lonesome Luke, a copy of Chaplin's tramp with clothes in reverse (too tight instead of too baggy), was born. In this rare early one-reeler (most of the “Lonesome Luke” shorts were destroyed in an archive fire), Luke is a one-man ticket seller, ticket taker and usher in a small movie theater. The eight minutes of mayhem show Luke rudely pushing customers into their seats, jerking hats off men's head, quieting a talkative woman, fighting with projectionist Snub Pollard and flirting with every pretty lady that comes in the theater. (Hmm… just like Oddball!!)

Let’s Go To The Movies (Color, 1948) 
RKO Studio promotional film focuses on cinema’s early days, brightest stars and the advent of sound, just as Television began to encroach.

History of the Cinema (Color, 1957)
The History of the Cinema is an undeniable classic of animation, very British in its humor and very tied in with its period. With an irrepressibly optimistic narrator and great wit it takes us from the cavemen daubing on the rock, the pinhole camera, through the early silent movie era, and eventually to the rise of television. John Halas' 1957 movie also manages to convey facts in an amusing way. Thus we learn why Hollywood was so good for film-making (sun, dependable sun) and the vital role the censor paid in movie history - essentially he snipped away all the good bits of film and left the audience with the rest - and even the fads designed to withstand the impact of the little box in the home.

Movies Are Adventure (B+W, 1948)
A movie seat is a magic carpet, as promoted and produced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Be whisked away by the "romance, mystery, danger and excitement" bought with a movie ticket and we view a family of three watching movies with rapt attention and putting themselves into the scenes shown from KING KONG, THE SHIEK, SAN FRANCISCO, STAGECOACH, THE THREE MUSKETEERS (Douglas Fairbanks), THE GOLD RUSH and CIMARRON, among others.

Movie Star Mickey (aka Mickey’s Gala Premiere) (B+W, 1933)
Caricatures of the real stars in Hollywood attend the premiere of Mickey's latest film Galloping Romance at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. As famous performers congratulate him after the show, Mickey wakes up; it was all a dream. Real Hollywood personalities characterized include Ben Turpin, Ford Sterling, Max Swain, Harry Langdon, Chester Conklin, Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler, Ethel Barrymore, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Laurel and Hardy, The Marx Brothers, Maurice Chevalier, Eddie Cantor, Jimmy Durante, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, John Gilbert, Sid Graumann, Edward G. Robinson, William Powell, Monty Hale, Rudy Vallee, Adolphe Menjou, Janet Gaynor, Buster Keaton, Douglas Fairbanks, Joe E. Brown, Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Mae West, Harold Lloyd, Wheeler & Woolsey, Ed Wynn, Will Rogers, George Arliss, and Marlene Dietrich.

Presenting Allen & Rossi (Color, 1966)
Rare Paramount promotional short “introducing” their newest acquisition: the comedy team of Marty Allen and Steve Rossi.  Soon to star in their spy spoof The Last of the Secret Agents?, the comedy duo get a big push from poppa Paramount, complete with glamour gals and fancy cars- in eye-poppingly stunning color.

”LSD-25”(Color, 1967) imitates cinema verite and television news techniques to propagandize its moralizing message of misinformation, fear and tragedy. Narrated by an LSD “molecule” “LSD-25” begins with teens gyrating in an underlit nightclub while a fake psychedelic band sings the “LSD-25” theme!

Drown, drown out of your mind
You think you’re seeing things I know your blind
A million bright colors explode in your head
Today you’re high, tomorrow your dead.

“Drop a cap of me, man and drop out!”, the LSD molecule crows as a teenager in a button down shirt rolls on the floor screaming “Help me! Oh god help me!”.
A trip to the morgue was never this easy!

The Ballad of Mary Jane (Color, 1970)

Mary Jane (marijuana) tells "her own story" to Jim, a teenager who is trying his first marijuana cigarette. Mary Jane briefly relates her historical background, tells how she grows and how she affects her user's central nervous system. She explains how she becomes involved in the underground and why she is sometimes impure. Psychologically, Mary Jane says, she is habit forming. "I'm a 'put-on' because I dull your mind and waste your precious time.- Mary Jane leaves Jim by asking if he's going to make her an important part of his life.


The Pigs vs. The Freaks (Color, 1973)
After several violent clashes between the police and the long-hairs of East Lansing Michigan, one hippy had the novel idea to challenge the police to a friendly football game.  16,000 people showed and The Freaks won, two years in a row. This film documents the third annual game.  Will the pigs finally be able to triumph over their long-haired opponents, or will the hippies take the title for a third time? Directed by Jack Epps Jr and Jeffrey Jackson.

Watercress 1972 Color

A film by Constance Beeson

optical sound

Birds in a blue sky cut to men and women running naked through a golden field.  A clothed man wanders through a forest between different scenes, playing a flute.  Then we are at a musical gathering, with a banjo, a recorder, tambourines, and others, as spectators eat and watch.  We cut to a group camp site, where we see people wandering with ducks, DOGs and children and small farm animals, and a garden.  Music plays with lyrics “living in the country” and then it is just instrumental.  We see nude men and women working at the camp site and a nude man and woman playing in a lake.  There is a pan looking across at a mountain range, then the remainder of the film is composed of sexual play in a bedroom, with varying numbers of people involved.  Cut together with the play, are shots looking into the light coming in through windows.  The bodies leave and we are back looking up at flying birds.  

Drag 1970 BW 200 silent
A film by Coni Beeson
In a small bedroom, a pair of legs puts on tights.  Then we see the torso and the head of a man buttoning up a striped dress.  A second man gets into a dress.  The first man talks into the camera motioning around his face.  The men help each other to put on high heels and lipstick.  They dance together and one man wrestles the other onto the bed.  Then they are walking outside and end up chasing each other near a beach.  One man discards his clothing as he runs.  Fully dressed again, they sit on the side of a highway and signal to be picked up.  They get into a Volkswagen beetle and it drives off.