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Soundies


hollywood_boogie.wmv

" Music Videos" from the 1940's and early 1950's.

3 files, last one added on May 23, 2008
Album viewed 151 times

News Reels


hughes_plane_crash_11_07_1946_(320x240).wmv

Vintage news reels from the past.

1 files, last one added on Apr 27, 2008
Album viewed 121 times

Shorts


gertie_the_dinosaur.wmv

Early short subjects from yesteryear.

8 files, last one added on May 31, 2008
Album viewed 1378 times

Commercials


sunbeam_bread_9_(320x240).wmv

Vintage commercials and ads.

12 files, last one added on Apr 27, 2008
Album viewed 988 times

Burlesque And Striptease


cherry_knight.wmv

Vintage burlesque and striptease videos.

10 files, last one added on May 23, 2008
Album viewed 1768 times

 

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Random files - HISTORICAL FOOTAGE
104th_Street_curve.mpg
104TH STREET CURVE (1899) B&W SILENT (THOMAS A. EDISON)309 viewsFrom Edison films catalog: Taken from the front platform of a special train run backward over the celebrated S curve. Not only are the passing trains and crowded platforms of great interest, but the view of up-town New York is an excellent one, showing acre upon acre of roofs, towers, steeples and towering apartment houses. As the "special" slows up at 92nd Street, a Harlem express dashes by, the engineer leaning out of his cab.
1950s_sunbeam_bread_commercial_(320x240)_2.wmv
SUNBEAM BREAD COMMERCIAL REEL 2 (1950'S) B&W SOUND129 viewsAnother in the series of Hopalong Cassidy Sunbeam bread promotion commercials from the 1950s. This one starts off with a suburban kid dressed up in a fancy cowboy getup dozing. The relentlessly cheerful narrator says how this boy is "ready for the bunkhouse" until disembodied hands tempt the boy with Sunbeam bread.
1948_oldsmobile_commercial_(320x240)_reel_4.wmv
OLDSMOBILE COMMERCIAL (FUTURAMIC CARS) (1948) B&W SOUND129 viewsTheater advertisements for the first all-new automobile to be placed on the market after World War II, the Oldsmobile Futuramic. Just check out these futuristic cars, Sorry no I-pod support on these models.
sunbeam_bread_9_(320x240).wmv
SUNBEAM BREAD COMMERCIAL REEL 9 (1950'S) B&W SOUND173 viewsA man takes his granddaughters to the beach along with a picnic of Sunbeam sandwiches. Where are mom and grandma? And the annoying little cowboy we see in the other Sunbeam ads? All the Sunbeam ads are directed at women, yet we dont see any women actually buying the bread or making sandwiches. During the fifties, women either baked their own bread or went to the corner bakery. Why should they buy some overpriced, tasteless bread like Sunbeam at the supermarket? Sunbeams solution was to pitch their bread to the less perceptive family memberslike the kids and granddad. Mom gets stuck buying the bread, but she can fob it off on grandpa when he takes the kids to the beach. Then she and grandma can have a civilized lunch at home that doesnt include junk bread like Sunbeam.
trapeze_disrobing_act_thomas_edison_1901.wmv
TRAPEZE DISROBING ACT1217 viewsProduced in 1901 by Thomas Edison (And you thought all he was interested in was a light bulb). The Camera is positioned as if in the audience at a vaudeville or burlesque show. Two men with long hair and beards in rough clothing appear to be eating and talking in a box on the left as a female aerialist sits on a trapeze over the stage and its painted backdrop of trees. Fully dressed in street clothing, the trapezist removes her jacket and hat before performing a flip. She stands to remove her skirt and then sits back down on the bar as she takes off her corset and throws it to the country bumpkins in the box, who fight over the undergarment. The trapezist continues to disrobe, removing her shoes, stockings, and garters, again throwing the latter to the men, and then seemingly hangs upside down (with her feet anchored off-camera) as she slips off her petticoat. Thus clad only in tights, trunks, and a camisole, the woman performs her trapeze act to the increasingly excited men.
star_and_garter_georgia_sothern.wmv
STAR AND GARTER913 viewsAMAZING stag reel which features Georgia Sothern (and yes! That isn't a typo!) doing her dance from the 'musical hit' 'Star and Garter' (which, amazingly after a bit of research actually existed! With Gypsy Rose Lee! Anyways, either this reel is sped up quite a bit, or Miss Sothern is very close to suffering some mal seizures, because she is SERIOUSLY whipping her head around in this one.
rhumba_amelia_amelia_aquilar.wmv
RHUMBA AMELIA771 viewsA burlesque short starring Amalia Aguilar. Part of "Joe Bonica presents the Movie of the Month" nudie film series. During this segment, she does some acrobatic tricks, such as doing a complete backbend and picking up a handkerchief in her mouth, and doing the splits.
hollywood_boogie.wmv
HOLLYWOOD BOOGIE162 viewsThelma White and Her All-Girl Orchestra, Leader of the early 1940'S all female band does more singing and dancing than conducting. She is a combo of Martha Raye and Betty Hutton. Flashy Boogie Woogie number.

Last additions - HISTORICAL FOOTAGE
gertie_the_dinosaur.wmv
GERTIE THE DINOSAUR (1914) B&W SILENT283 viewsThis is an odd little film featuring Winsor McCay--the creator of Gertie the Dinosaur and Little Nemo. And, just as in his first Little Nemo film, much of this film features Winsor McCay with his friends (all animators and lovers of animation) and only in the second half do you get to see Gertie. Ostensively, the film is about a bet Winsor made with his friends that he can make a dinosaur come to life--and he does in the form of a short cartoon featuring the lovable character "Gertie". While Gertie is very crude and simple compared to later color cartoons, there is still a lot of charm in the character and the film is a wonderful time capsule. Of great importance to Cinephiles and lovers of early animation.

May 31, 2008
titanic_footage.wmv
TITANIC FOOTAGE (1912) B&W SILENT390 viewsActual footage of the Titanic, Crew, and her Survivors.May 31, 2008
give_me_liberty.wmv
GIVE ME LIBERTY (1936) COLOR SOUND587 viewsGeorge Washington tries to encourage gifted orator Patrick Henry to use his considerable powers to argue the case for colonial independence before the Virginia House of Burgesses, but the lawmaker's promise to his wife initially deters him. When the political climate changes, she eventually gives her consent, and Henry delivers his rousing "Give Me Liberty" speech to an enthusiastic legislature.May 31, 2008
things_we_can_do_without.wmv
THINGS WE CAN DO WITHOUT (1953) B&W SOUND324 viewsA Pete Smith Specialty shorts series entry. Dave demonstrates a variety of household items and furniture which, while modern, is much more trouble than the progress is worth.May 31, 2008
hollywood_boogie.wmv
HOLLYWOOD BOOGIE162 viewsThelma White and Her All-Girl Orchestra, Leader of the early 1940'S all female band does more singing and dancing than conducting. She is a combo of Martha Raye and Betty Hutton. Flashy Boogie Woogie number.
May 23, 2008
cherry_knight.wmv
CHERRY KNIGHT2517 viewsThis lady was one of the most successful models
and dancers of the 1940s and 1950s, with a national following. Her pictures are STILL being posted today on news groups and fan sites. The film is a fair example of her enduring appeal.
She is far from physically perfect, but it is her
earthy human quality that makes her timeless.
May 23, 2008
brunette.wmv
BRUNETTE2279 viewsBrunette woman takes it off in this vintage stag reel, done better than the blonde video.May 23, 2008
blonde.wmv
BLONDE2057 viewsBlonde woman takes it off in this vintage stag reel.May 23, 2008

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