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1951 Cease-Fire at Kaesong


YANK Magazine Short Film


War correspondent Quentin Reynolds rambles on about Yank magazine and the Army News Network. The Army-Navy Screen Magazine was produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pictorial Service, under the supervision of Col. Frank Capra, who came up with the idea. It was released twice a month and shown to military troops as a 20-minute newsreel.

A Time for Choosing by Ronald Reagan


Televised Campaign Address for Goldwater Presidential Campaign - 10/27/64.

How Teachers Unions Hurt Schools


How The Vietnam War Was Won and Lost


Isolationist Charles Lindbergh


The Only Existing Film Footage of Ann Frank


July 22 1941: the girl next door is getting married. Anne Frank is leaning out of the window of her house in Amsterdam to get a good look at the bride and groom. It is the only time Anne Frank has ever been captured on film. At the time of her wedding, the bride lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39. The Frank family lived at number 37, also on the second floor. The Anne Frank House can offer you this film footage thanks to the cooperation of the couple.

Men at Lunch (the movie trailer)


At the height of the Great Depression, eleven ironworkers sit eating lunch on a steel beam - boots dangling 850 feet above the sidewalk of 41st Street -- Central Park and the misty Manhattan Manhattan skyline stretching out behind them. The definitive counterpoint of epic and mundane -- a symbol of the indomitable working man. For 80 years, the identity of the eleven men -- and the photographer that immortalized them -- remained a mystery: their stories, lost in time, subsumed by the fame of the image itself. "Men at Lunch" is the revealing tale of an American icon, an unprecedented race to the sky and the immigrant workers that built New York.

Isadora Duncan - A Rare Film Clip


Unfortunately it's almost impossible to find video images of Isadora. I found this one in a russian website about dance.

NEW LOOK UNDERWEAR video newsreel film


Ku Klux Klan - A Secret History Pt. 1


Hanna Reitsch Recalls Her Days Flying for the Third Reich


Lawrence TIBBETT performs "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" -1935


A Yvonne De Carlo Tribute


Here is a song by the beautiful and recently deceased Yvonne De Carlo. Yvonne De Carlo (born Margaret Yvonne Middleton) (1922 - 2007) was a Canadian-born American film and television actress. Cast in "The Ten Commandments" (1956) in a leading role (as Sephora, Moses' wife), De Carlo was part of a major hit. The film was a huge success and De Carlo was among those to be praised for her restrained work. However, her most famous role that led her to pop culture legacy is of "Lily Munster" in the cult television series "The Munsters" (1964-1966), which allowed De Carlo to demonstrate a comic flair that her films had failed to utilize. She also played Lily in the 1966 feature film "Munster, Go Home" and the 1981 TV movie "The Munsters' Revenge". For her contribution to the motion picture industry and for her contribution to television, Yvonne De Carlo was honored with 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Tomb of Tutankhamun Discovered in 1922


A sensational discovery 86 years ago turned the unknown pharaoh Tutankhamun into a superstar. In 1922, the archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the burial chambers of the ancient Egyptian king with their vast treasures an event that caused a worldwide sensation. The story of Tutankhamun fascinates people to this day. His mysterious, premature death and unique legacy are the stuff of legend.

1940s Color Film Footage of New York City


Dalton Trumbo Before the House Committee on Un-American Activities


On October 28, 1947, Dalton Trumbo testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities; this is the beginning of that testimony.

Ada Leonard's All-American Girl Band


Ada Leonard (1915 - 1997) and Her All-American Girls performing in 1943. This all-girl swing band was one of the most popular and talented of its day. Ada Leonard and Her All-American Girls performing in 1943. This all-girl swing band was one of the most popular and talented of its day.

Aaron Copland: 3rd Symphony (First Movement)


Aaron Copland spectacular and difficult 3rd Symphony played by the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra conducted by Octavio Mas-Arocas these are only high school students!!

FDR Inaugurated!


"The First Sound Pictures Ever Shown of a Presidential Inauguration. The Brilliant Ceremonies marking The Induction of Franklin D. Roosevelt as the 32nd President of the United States. Striking close-up views of President-elect Roosevelt's arrival at the White House to take President Hoover to the Capitol for the Inaugural ceremony, and the historic ride of the celebrated pair down Pennsylvania Avenue, with a Congressional escort, as cheering thousands, massed on the sidewalks, hail the event.... Also, interesting scenes are shown of the record-breaking method by which these Universal Newspaper Newsreel sound pictures of the Inauguration were rushed from Washington to the screen via the country's fastest air transport, to establish an all-time record for newsreel service."

Jim Thorpe


Jim Thorpe was an American athlete. Considered one of the most versatile athletes in modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon, played American football collegiality and professionally, and also played professional baseball and basketball.

Albert Einstein Comes To America (1933)


Merrill's Marauders (Trailer)


US President Woodrow Wilson 1856 - 1924


A tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, by Satish Kumar


January 30th 2008 is the 60th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination. Here Resurgence editor and ecologist Satish Kumar emphasises the importance and relevance of Gandhi's message of non-violence in the 21st Century.

Violent Women - The Movie


The worst acting you've ever seen can be found in this miserable 1950's women's prison drama - with excerpts from the performance of Clementine Drew Judge. Produced and directed by Barry Mahon, dir of photography, Merrill S. Brody, editor Alan Smiler.

Benny Goodman Swings


This clip comes from "The Powers Girl" (1942). The arrangement appears to be the Jimmy Mundy revision Benny commissioned in 1941 of the Mary Lou Williams classic, originally immortalized by BG's '37 band. Decimated by the WWII draft, this transitional ensemble was trashed by critics as one of Goodman's weakest...but six decades later, Benny and the band sound awfully good indeed! Bonus: Watch for George Murphy and Dennis Day. ("The Powers Girl" also gave moviegoers a relatively rare opportunity to see Benny sans specs.)

Arturo Toscanini


Watch a film clip of Arturo Toscanini conducting Ouverture Forza del Destino.

Nazi TV: 1939


Some very rare footage of 1930's television broadcast by Goebbles to the television parlours of Berlin. Just imagine if the opposing team had won World War 2. This is your Saturday night TV folks.

Panay Incident


On December 12, 1937, the Japanese attacked and sunk an American gunboat on the Yangtze River in China.
   
 
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