Frank Westphal’s Orchestra: Sing You Sinners – 1930’s

In this soundie from the early 1930’s, Frank Westphal’s Orchestra performs Sing You Sinners live on WENR Chicago. Westphal, a

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Trailer: The Amazing Transparent Man – 1960

Sprung from prison! The nation’s most daring criminal! “Why’d you setup the break?” “Because I can use you.” Held captive.

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Newsreel: Arctic Ice Cap Adventure – 1957

ARCTIC ICE CAP ADVENTURE From the forbidding frontier of the arctic icecap at the top of the world, come rare

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A History of SF & Oakland Streetcars – 1945

1945’s March of Progress, produced by the Key System, a privately owned streetcar system owned by business magnate Francis “Borax” Smith,

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Anatomy Of A Murder World Premiere – 1959

Anatomy of a Murder, directed by Otto Preminger in 1959, was based on a novel by Michigan Supreme Court Justice John

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Military Science Tests Nukes – 1953

In this short piece from 1953, experience the raw power of nuclear weaponry. Watch the US government test soldiers in

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Report on Korea – 1953

In this newsreel from 1953, visit the demilitarized zone on the Korea peninsula during the height of the Cold War.

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Civil Disturbances: Principles of Control – 1968

Civil disobedience is usually, but not always, defined as being nonviolent resistance. In its most nonviolent form (in India, known

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Selective Service: Time to Go – 1955

This 1950’s propaganda film explains the necessity of the draft to persuade young men to comply with  registering with the

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