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Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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Educational Films
Educational Films
collection
4,341
ITEMS
5.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 5.7M
This collection features vintage educational films from a variety of sources. Films intended for educational purposes are an enormous, often neglected part of the twentieth century media landscape. Archived here are corporate and government sponsored films; classroom academic films instructing students in science and the humanities, and classroom guidance films on sex education, manners, and morality; military training films; medical films aimed at the public or at health practitioners;...
Topics: educational, 16mm Film
PeriscopeFilm
PeriscopeFilm
collection
5,461
ITEMS
1.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.7M
Periscope Film LLC's archive is one of the largest military film collections in private hands. It includes rare training, combat, recruiting and history films made by the U.S. Government from 1914 through the mid-1980s. Subjects include the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, Air Force, and civilian aviation, and conflicts from the Spanish-American War through WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Periscope Film also maintains the premiere library of WWII and Cold War U.S. Navy submarine films. Nearly...
Topics: military, veterans, world war I, world war II
Ephemeral VHS
Ephemeral VHS
collection
618
ITEMS
924,566
VIEWS
collection
eye 924,566
Made for VHS! Uploaded by users, these video tapes are selected for general interest and apparently not having made it to DVD, therefore are ephemeral vhs, or the native vhs genre. Enjoy!  If you have a digitized VHS to add, please upload your digitized VHS to the Community VHS collection .
Topics: ephemera, vhs
A/V Geeks
A/V Geeks
collection
1,576
ITEMS
4.7M
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
collection
eye 4.7M
The A/V Geeks Film Archive is an ephemeral film collection curated by Skip Elsheimer. What started as a hobby more than ten years is now a lifetime commitment. His collection has grown to over 25,000 films gathered from school auctions, thrift stores, closets and dumpsters. He presents themed film shows in his home base of Raleigh, North Carolina and he's taken his shows on the road across the United States. Films from Skip's archive have been released on DVDs. For more information about A/V...
Topic: Moving Images
The Dope Tapes
collection
432
ITEMS
343,397
VIEWS
collection
eye 343,397
This collection was recorded by Michael Aldrich from Bay Area television stations between the years of 1986 and 2006.  A fascinating "sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll" compilation, its major focus on drug-related news stories of the time is rounded out by segments on these other topics of interest to the curator. These videos were digitized from VHS tapes in 2014. Michelle Krasowski, Volunteer Archivist
Topics: dope, vhs, drug war, drugs, tv news
National Film Preservation Foundation
National Film Preservation Foundation
collection
314
ITEMS
216,306
VIEWS
collection
eye 216,306
The National Film Preservation Foundation is the nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America's film heritage. We support activities nationwide that preserve American films and improve film access for study, education, and exhibition.
Topics: preservation, library of congress
Drive-In Movie Ads
Drive-In Movie Ads
collection
158
ITEMS
1.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.9M
Super short advertisements used during intermission at drive-in movie theaters during the 1950's and early 1960's to get people to consume junk food from the concession stand, may be viewed here. Warning: watching these ads may make you hungry!
Shaping San Francisco
Shaping San Francisco
collection
332
ITEMS
1M
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
collection
eye 1M
Highlights of the people's history of San Francisco are featured in these short video clips: footage from just after the 1906 Quake , views of the 1917 Ironworkers Strike , Mayor Rossi's speech during the 1934 General Strike , Harvey Milk's last words , scenes from the "White Night Riot's," and a look at a 1991 Anti-war Demonstration are just a few of the many eclectic pieces that make up this collection. Click for more informaton on the Shaping San Francisco project. Click to listen...
Topic: Moving Images
Educational Films
by FilmFair Communications; John Wiley & Sons
movies
eye 105,520
favorite 346
comment 3
Also issued in super-8 mm. cassette
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Sexual intercourse, Sex (Biology), Human reproductive system, Sexual...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies
eye 15,437
favorite 10
comment 0
Meth "crisis," shuttle, osteoporosis TX. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, meth, shuttle
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
National Film Preservation Foundation
movies
eye 3,228
favorite 31
comment 0
A whimsical yet serious-minded look into the future sponsored by the appliance and radio manufacturer. In the “1999 House of Tomorrow,” each family member’s activities are enabled by a central computer and revolve around products remarkably similar to those made by the sponsor. Power comes from a self-contained fuel cell, which supports environmental controls, an automatic cooking system, and a computer-assisted “education room.” Note: Produced in Eastmancolor. Renowned interior...
Topic: sponsored film
Donated 16mm Films
collection
14
ITEMS
12,927
VIEWS
collection
eye 12,927
Donated by a generous patron of the Internet Archive
Topics: ephemera, educational, film, 16mm
Educational Films
by Asch, Timothy; Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
movies
eye 5,912
favorite 7
comment 0
Credits: Producers, Timothy Asch, Napoleon Chagnon ; filmmaker, Timothy Asch
Topics: Ethnographic films, Anthropology, Documentary films, Documentary films, Indians of South America,...
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 12,665
favorite 21
comment 0
Made in 1947, "Human Growth" was the first film about human reproduction to be approved for screenings in American public schools. The film uses a film-within-a-film technique, showing a seventh-grade class as they view and discuss an animated movie which traces human growth from conception to adulthood. Differences in male and female structural development are emphasized. A mixed group of seventh grade youngsters in a class situation view and discuss the cartoon. "Human...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Ephemeral VHS
by PBS Home Video
movies
eye 40,787
favorite 25
comment 0
"....Time of Fear tells the story of the 16,000 men, women, and children who were sent to two relocation camps in southeast Arkansas - one of the poorest and racially segregated places in America...
Topics: vhs, WWII, Japanese American history, interviews, Arkansas, relocation camps, racism
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Donated 16mm Films
by Alfred Higgins Productions
movies
eye 5,424
favorite 18
comment 1
Provides guidance for children who spend part of the day at home without adult supervision. Includes basic information about safety and emergency procedures, and suggests how "latchkey children" can manage their time and feelings.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Latchkey children
Educational Films
by United States. National Park Service. Division of Audiovisual Arts; National Audiovisual Center
movies
eye 29,309
favorite 38
comment 0
Title from data sheet
Topics: Natural history, Natural History, National parks and reserves, Natural history
Educational Films
by AFL-CIO. Film Division; AFL-CIO. Department of Education; Films Incorporated
movies
eye 28,398
favorite 48
comment 0
Words of F.D.R. spoken by Charlton Heston ; narrator, Arthur Kennedy ; consultant, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, New Deal (1933-1939), Industrial relations, New Deal, 1933-1939, Labor...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Living New Deal Project
Living New Deal Project
collection
151
ITEMS
70,766
VIEWS
collection
eye 70,766
In the depths of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt promised the American people a “New Deal.” Over the decade 1933-43, a constellation of federally sponsored programs put millions of jobless Americans back to work and helped to revive a moribund economy. The result was a rich landscape of public works across the nation, often of outstanding beauty, utility and craftsmanship. No city, town, or rural area was untouched by the New Deal. Hundreds of thousands of roads,...
Topic: New Deal
Educational Films
by Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
movies
eye 16,865
favorite 17
comment 0
Follows anthropologists Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanoama Indians of southern Venezuela
Topics: Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-, Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-, Yanomamo Indians, Yanomamo Indians
Educational Films
by Chuck Jones Enterprises
movies
eye 24,972
favorite 57
comment 0
An animated version of Rudyard Kipling's tale of a mongoose who is saved from a storm by a boy and his parents, and then becomes the family's defender against the dreaded cobras that roam the compound. Other films in this series: Mowgli's Brothers (TV special) The White Seal (TV special) See also: The Cricket in Times Square (TV special) Yankee Doodle Cricket (TV Special)
Topics: Animated films, Children's films, Animal films, Mongooses, Animal films, Animated films, Children's...
Educational Films
by Marshall, John, 1932-2005; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
movies
eye 21,074
favorite 12
comment 0
VHS
Topics: N!ai, 1942-, N!ai, 1942-, !Kung (African people), !Kung (African people), Ethnology, Ethnology,...
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
movies
eye 2,529
favorite 6
comment 0
Studies the life of Kate Nee in Connemara, western Ireland, showing that family members who had left their homes are returning because of recession abroad and the social benefits available on a small Irish farm
Topics: Families, Families, Economic history, Families, Families, Social conditions
The AIDS Tapes
The AIDS Tapes
collection
37
ITEMS
29,810
VIEWS
collection
eye 29,810
This collection, curated by Michael Aldrich, documents the media coverage and dissemination of health information about the AIDS epidemic. Includes local and syndicate broadcasts from Bay Area television stations starting in 1988. For additional news coverage of AIDS, please see The Dope Tapes collection . Michelle Krasowski, Volunteer Archivist
Topics: AIDS, Michael Aldrich, Bay Area
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies
eye 1,665
favorite 3
comment 0
Future War, Jury Nullification, Astronaut History. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
British Government Public Information Films
British Government Public Information Films
collection
22
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
by The National Archives (UK)
collection
eye 1.1M
This small collection of public information films from the British government produced during the years 1945 to 1952 is quite entertaining. Topics include public health, travel, traffic, education, and the military. A film of the Berlin Airlift is included.
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
movies
eye 3,044
favorite 0
comment 0
Former Redevelopment Agency official Carlo Middione describes working with Enid Sales and the effort to save old Victorians by moving them from one place to another in the A-1 and A-2 redevelopment projects in the 1960s.
Topics: Redevelopment Agency, Victorians, moving Victorians, architecture, preservation, Western Addition,...
Educational Films
by Foxx, Richard M
movies
eye 25,419
favorite 7
comment 2
Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Host Abba Eban explores the history of the Jews in America from colonial times to the Great Depression, focusing on the convergence of the American ideal of democracy and the ancient Jewish heritage of freedom.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Behavior therapy, Psychology, Pathological, Behavior therapy, Psychology, Pathological
Educational Films
by Dall, Christine; Calliope Film Resources, Inc; California Newsreel (Firm)
movies
eye 14,411
favorite 106
comment 0
From WorldCat: Blues music has its roots in the work songs, hollers, and spirituals of generations of black field hands--and blossomed into an art form in its own right during the social and economic transformations of African-American life in the early 20th century. Ma Rainey took the blues to a wider audience with traveling vaudeville shows, while Mamie Smith's recordings broke down barriers for black artists of all musical genres. With dozens of rare renditions of early blues songs, this...
Topics: African Americans, Blues (Music), Women musicians
Educational Films
by Video Arts Limited
movies
eye 10,040
favorite 20
comment 0
Booklet title: How to run a meeting
Topics: Meetings, Communication in management, Communication in management, Meetings
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 183,248
favorite 289
comment 39
Help us get more films like this online! This film was digitized and uploaded thanks to contributions from this project: www.indiegogo.com/avgeeks100miles The American Social Health Association was always experimenting with new ways to educate the public about venereal disease. They helped produce the first VD education film, "Fit to Fight", in 1918 in order to educate soldiers being shipped abroad to fight in the first World War. Although this popular TV public service announcement...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 39 reviews )
Topics: venereal disease, PSA, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Educational Films
by Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993; John McGreevy Productions; Nielsen-Ferns Ltd
movies
eye 646
favorite 9
comment 0
Also issued as videocassette
Topics: Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993, Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993, Travel
Shaping San Francisco
movies
eye 6,753
favorite 10
comment 4
Ferlinghetti in his Potrero Hill home in 1965, ruminating on San Francisco
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Ferlinghetti, Potrero Hill, poetry
Ephemeral VHS
by Sirius Thinking Ltd.
movies
eye 16,389
favorite 14
comment 0
"Visit a family of special lions who live in a library where characters pop off the pages, vowels sing, and words take on lives of their own."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, reading, children
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
by Tomorrow Entertainment
movies
eye 6,413
favorite 29
comment 1
Teenage Years Series Presents Marlo Thomas leading preadolescent and adolescent girls in an informal discussion about their changing bodies and emotions. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Ephemeral VHS
by WGBH Educational Foundation
movies
eye 7,265
favorite 4
comment 0
"The economic reforms that have brought China economic prosperity now threaten the livelihood of many Chinese workers. FRONTLINE follows 10 Chinese citizens caught up in the social and economic transformation."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, China, economic conditions, economics, politics
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 4,349
favorite 27
comment 0
Created by famed cameraman Burton Holmes, this short newsreel shows the "Streets of Paris" exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair "A Century of Progress" in 1933.  The risque nature of the exhibit is a bit dumbfounding to a modern audience, as it features a "nudist colony" and "live model" art class. However most of these appear to be sight gags of one kind or another. One sight that is something to behold is Sally Rand, who performs her famous fan dance...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Educational Films
by Wombat Productions.
movies
eye 28,556
favorite 211
comment 3
Combines rare film clips, stills, and interviews in a chronicle of the fifty years of horror film production. Covers the early days of Nosferatu to today's so-called spatter movies. The Horror of it all  Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Horror films, Horror films
Educational Films
by University of Missouri--Columbia. School of Nursing. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
movies
eye 240,539
favorite 80
comment 2
Also issued as loop films in super 8 mm. on reel; in super 8 mm. in cartridge; in super 8 mm. on reel with magnetic sound; in super 8 mm. in cartridge with magnetic sound. Silent versions of loop films also issued in super 8 mm. on reel and in cartridge With instructor's guide Summary Shows birth complications which students rarely experience in the delivery room. Includes instructions on vertex delivery, spontaneous breech delivery, assisted breech delivery, extraction cesarean delivery and...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Labor (Obstetrics), Delivery (Obstetrics), Maternity nursing, Human...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
movies
eye 1,569
favorite 24
comment 0
Demonstrates through extensive use of X-ray motion pictures, some of the characteristics of speech sound articulation in normal speakers. Biologist and author Lewis Thomas demonstrates the individuality and interconnectedness in nature through his observations of various creatures, including the courtship of blue crabs, ferocious fights between sea anemones, tiny worms with tinier plants inside them, and termites which turn out to be committees of dozens of different organisms.
Topics: Normal Speech Aarticulation, Speech, Language arts, Reading
Educational Films
by Whitney, John, Sr., 1917-1995
movies
eye 24,138
favorite 410
comment 8
John H. Whitney explains the graphic art potential of the computer and the methods and philosophy involved in his computer film making. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Demonstrates and explains experiments by John Whitney with computer - produced motion graphics, showing the use of lines and dots to produce parallel and related pair structural relationships w.ich move in depth as well as time. Analyzes Whitney's film permutations as...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Animation (Cinematography), Computer graphics, Computers, Indians of...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
movies
eye 97,748
favorite 14
comment 0
NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how the internet works.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Server, Computer, Internet, Pages, Website, Address, KSNN, Link, Computer Mouse,...
Educational Films
by CRM Films
movies
eye 43,202
favorite 39
comment 2
Mao Tse Tung Introduces secondary school students to the career of Marco Polo, showing how he, as a lad of 17, set out from Venice for the empire of the Mongol conqueror Kublai Khan, giving details of his 24-year journey and of his observations and writings about scenes and events in Asia. Emphasizes the importance of Marco Polo's travels to the Western World. Animated maps and lction.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976, Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976
Educational Films
movies
eye 24,305
favorite 34
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Anthropology- Cultural., Colonialism., Human behavior., History- Universal.
Educational Films
by Mayer, Henry, 1914-; Espar, Sheri Gillette; Perennial Education, inc
movies
eye 5,193
favorite 15
comment 0
A Baby is Born Life of a nine-year-old autistic boy at home and at Loyola University's Child Guidance Center.
Topics: Childbirth, Childbirth
Educational Films
by Heckel, Sally; Glaspell, Susan, 1882-1948. Jury of her peers; Texture Films, inc
movies
eye 6,867
favorite 1
comment 0
Title from data sheet
Topics: Short films, Farm life, Women, Short films
Orgone Archive
collection
118
ITEMS
15,437
VIEWS
collection
eye 15,437
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies
eye 1,811
favorite 3
comment 1
Panama war...Koop on legalization..crack whores...48 Hours Crystal.. HighwaySee scans of liner notes for detailed content.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies
eye 4,224
favorite 18
comment 0
Miles Davis, Fundamentalist textbooks, Loni Hancok, Peter Lorre, Mr. Moto, Miami Vice, DMT, shizo, AIDS hemophiliacs, Jane Dornacker death, MADD, Lugosi, trailer for Marihuana Weed w/ Roots in Hell, Reagan drug law 10-27-86, Reagan random drug testing, crack, Robin Williams coke jokes, Dorothy Dandridge, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson boogie Woogie Dreams, John Wayne Camel ad, candidates drug tests (Joe Kennedy refuses), Pepe Le Moko hookah, coffin full of crack, Leary-Liddy show (Playboy 3-8-86),...
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 3,605
favorite 18
comment 1
This 14-minute film is designed to create an atmosphere in which people can speak seriously and openly about their thoughts and feelings concerning sexual behavior. The film concerns the conflict a young couple faces because of their different attitudes toward sex. At the point of maximum tension, the film ends and a narrator appears and poses questions to elicit a discussion of feelings, attitudes, and values. The publisher indicates that this film is appropriate for senior high students,...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Adolescence, Sex instruction, Sex role.
Educational Films
movies
eye 12,026
favorite 41
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by NASA
movies
eye 8,414
favorite 1
comment 1
In The Case of the Barking Dogs, the tree house detectives have yet another mystery to solve. Many of the neighborhoods in Big City are experiencing a problem with their pooches barking late at night and early in the morning. The barking is even affecting some of the tree house detectives. They have a big test soon and they need to get some sleep! The tree house detectives visit their friend Dr. D, a retired science professor, for advise on where to start their investigation. With his...
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: NASA, SCIfiles, science
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 539
favorite 1
comment 1
This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features nine segments of historic highlights. Wings of Commerce (:28). In 1919, John Alcock and Arthur Brown make the first non-stop transatlantic flight in a modified WW1 Vickers Vimy bomber. Others follow suit (:29- 1:10 ). Children crowd around and watch a barnstorming exhibit ( 1:11 - 1:40 ). In Paris, open-cockpit passengers are flown...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Educational Films
by Goodman, Robert J; Wayne State University. Audio-Visual Utilization Center
movies
eye 31,927
favorite 62
comment 1
Traces the various influences which have led to the present street patterns of metropolitan Detroit
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Streets, Detroit, United States, Detroit, United States
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies
eye 10,544
favorite 12
comment 0
June 1994 . Robocop dope, riot control spray. Calloway, Hi De Ho. Koop, war on smoking, Koop not want tobacco prohibition, airlines cut ventilation, origin of AID, future of medicine, hemophiliacs infected by blood, future drugs as addictive as cocaine. MTV special Gangsta Rap, spread crack, Snoop Dog. Chained Heat 2, Brigitte Nielson honks a line of coke. Christina playmates in Jamaica. Beastie Boys, You Gotta Fight for Your Right (to Party). Kris of Hole (Courtney Love’s band) dies of...
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
by Philco-Ford Corp. [made by] Tom Thomas Organization.
movies
eye 79,001
favorite 281
comment 12
Illustrates the life of a family of the year 1999 A.D. living in a house that is completely functional in terms of advanced technology. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC . ***The quality of this clips isn't the best. We've located another print which we hope to digitize and get online sometime soon..
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topics: future, Ford Motor, Wink Martindale, computers, Internet
Educational Films
movies
eye 8,175
favorite 62
comment 7
The World at War 20 -- Genocide, 1944-1945 Summary Examines the genocide of six million Jews who were massacred during the war years from 1941 to 1945 by Hitler and his known and unknown accomplices. Explains that genocide accompanied Hitler's rise to power and became an operating policy of the Nazis in dealing with Jews.
favoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: The World at War 20 -- Genocide, 1944-1945, Series: The World at War (1973), World War II...
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies
eye 2,248
favorite 6
comment 0
Great America Smoke-out, "Toxic Zombies" pot farmers sprayed  with herbicide. WWII nostalgia. American Werewolf in London. Sid & Nancy heroin  scenes. Springtime for Hiler, blazing saddles coke. Oakland war on drugs. JFK death 25  yrs. Star Wars the force.Like Father Like Son Dudley Moore takes drug that makes him  an Indian. Soviet TV on drugs. NNTN spoof of Reagan. Amsterdam brothel. La Bamba  Pacoima kilo. Bob Goldthwaite on drugs.  See scans of liner notes for detailed...
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, cigarettes, heroin, cocaine
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Children's Circle
movies
eye 16,412
favorite 18
comment 2
"Overjoyed when his snowman comes to life, a young boy invites the snowman home, and in return, they fly hand in hand above beautiful cities and strange lands. Muted pastels coupled with an exquisite orchestral score make this non-verbal winter tale an experience for all seasons."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Children"s Circle, Children's Television Hall of Fame
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 278
favorite 2
comment 0
Dating from the early era of the Hawk Missile system, this promotional film details the capabilities of the surface-to-air missile, showing it destroying a series of target drones including targets flying at low level. At  1:00 , the narrator describes the components of the Hawk system which include an Acquisition Group, a Guidance Group, and three launchers and nine missiles. The Raytheon MIM-23 Hawk (standing for Homing All the Way Killer) is a U.S. medium-range surface-to-air missile. It...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Educational Films
by Belson, Jordan
movies
eye 2,476
favorite 60
comment 1
A metaphor of creation. Spirals, circles, and abstract forms move against alternating dark and light backgrounds. An orb changes color, appearing in flash frames. Dots resembling stars or atoms and galaxies with shooting stars are created on the screen. The stars then order themselves into lines. Exploding sunbursts end the film. The film includes interference pattern imagery Belson created for the famous San Francisco Vortex Concerts (1959-1960). "I think of Allures as a combination of...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Jordan Belson, Experimental films, Abstract films, Short films, Animated films, animation
Educational Films
by Video Yesteryear
movies
eye 1,206
favorite 3
comment 1
VHS
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008, Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008, Mount Everest Expedition (1953), Mount...
Educational Films
by Christensen, Lew, 1909-1984; Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893; Duquette, Tony; Robbie, Seymour
movies
eye 9,259
favorite 47
comment 0
Telecast on ABC-TV on December 13, 1968
Topics: Meyer, Lynda, Mills, Hayley, Meyer, Lynda, Mills, Hayley, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco...
Educational Films
movies
eye 21,732
favorite 17
comment 0
Roots: 3 Part 1 the Slave Summary Explains that the slave rebellion aboard the Lord Ligonier is quickly put down. Tells how the ship anchor./ia metadata rootsKunta Kinte is bought by plantation owner John Reynolds.
Topics: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Television broadcasting, Slavery (United States), African...
Educational Films
by Darryl F. Zanuck
movies
eye 68,057
favorite 104
comment 5
Several servicemen relax by playing pool, but one of them goes off to spend time with a prostitute. Later, he discovers he has contracted a venereal disease. A graphic and frank presentation of the types and treatment of venereal disease follows.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: WWII, Military Training Film, John Ford
Educational Films
by Open University; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Media Guild
movies
eye 1,020
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topics: Geometry, Non-Euclidean, Geometry, Non-Euclidean
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by Encyclopedia Britannica
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Illustrates various roles of the horse in modern life, and traces the development and training of a colt until he becomes a prize saddle horse at three years of age. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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by Marshall, E. G., 1914-1998; WVIA-TV (Television station : Pittston, Pa.); Learning Corporation of America
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Title from data sheet
Topics: United States. Environmental Protection Agency, United States. Environmental Protection Agency,...
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Attributes Francisco Franco's rise to power in Spain to his charismatic personality and to the disturbed internal condition of his country. Sketches Franco's life, including his years as a general, an admirer of Hitler and now benevolent dictator. Uses dramatic readings to trace the history of the American Negro from emancipation to the end of World War II. Examines the impact of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois, and Marcus Garvey on present day Negro-white relations in the United States.
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Topics: Franco, Energy resources, Germany, History, Personality psychology, Political figures, Rulers...
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by Bird, Lance; Johnson, Tom; Robards, Jason; Hirson, Kate
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The World of Tomorrow Reel 2 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
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Topics: New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.), New York World's Fair, Exhibitions, Documentary...
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by Chuck Jones Enterprises
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An adaptation of the book by George Selden about a country cricket with unique musical talents which lands in the middle of New York's Times Square where he and his new found friends put his unique musical skills to use and bring joy to the citizens of New York. Read the book here (link) Other films in this series: Yankee Doodle Cricket (TV special) See also: Mowgli's Brothers (TV special) Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (TV special) The White Seal (TV special)
Topics: Children's films, Crickets, Children's films
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This trippy tribute to our country's 200th birthday was funded by a Bicentennial Project Grant and animated by Vincent Collins who made other psychedelic cartoons. This film was produced by the United States Information Agency -the government's propaganda agency. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: patriotism, propaganda
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by Paradise Pictures (Firm)
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A musical comedy about a young student who is trying to woo the most popular girl in the school
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Topics: Short films, Schools, Short films
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En français / In French À la demande du comité d'histoire de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, se rend sur les lieux où des milliers d'hommes, de femmes et d'enfants ont perdu la vie. Il s'agit d'Orianenbourg, Auschwitz, Dachau, Ravensbruck, Belsen, Neuengamme, Struthof. Avec Jean Cayrol et l'aide de documents d'archives, il retrace le lent calvaire des déportés. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death...
Topics: Films From Prominent Directors, Prejudice and Civil Rights., World War II., Germany., French...
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by Guilbert, Jean Paul; Walt Disney Productions
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Niok Points out the world-wide importance of rice as a principal food and describes methods of growing it. Shows steps being taken to improve the quantity and quality of rice.
Topics: Animal Stories., Disney Films., Entertainment.