Source: https://archive.org/details/Aroundth1940
Source description: Around the World in New York


Publication date
ca. 1940s

Public Domain

New York City, Immigration, Chinese Americans

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Views of immigrant and ethnic communities in New York City.

1 month ago

Labor activism; Unions, Postwar
Source: Deadline for Action (1946): https://archive.org/details/Deadline1946

1 month ago

A promotional history and documentary about Bakelite (1942).
For full half-hour film, see: https://archive.org/details/0765_Fourth_Kingdom_The_23_26_43_00

2 months ago

Pin-up art for a long-running magazine of the early 20th century.

For more images and covers dating back to the 1910s, see: http://www.philsp.com/mags/film_fun.html
Full audio broadcast: https://archive.org/details/1942RadioNews/1942-09-23-CBS-Chesterfield-Moonlight-Serenade-Glenn-Miller-Joins-The-Army.mp3

4 months, 1 week ago

This home movie from the 1940s has 35 views on the internet archive. I wanted to preserve the memories of this family and their Western adventures.
Source: https://archive.org/details/000437_202005
"Inspirational flight" by AShamaluevMusic
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Thanks to Finest Tunes bitchute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/video/j4f5euKeV9gx/

5 months, 2 weeks ago

Hey kids (of all ages), it's Saturday Morning Cartoon time again! Hallowe'en-style!!!

When Paramount took-over the pioneering Fleischer animation outfit and rebranded it Famous Studio, they continued some of the popular characters created or produced under license by the former, and did some fairly successful knock-offs of existing characters. But they managed only one really successful original character of their own...

CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST was featured in highly formulaic, sugar-sweet cartoon shorts through the 1950s. The character was also featured in Harvey Comics publications. They bought him from Paramount in '59, along with the rights to all his '50s 'toons, which they released to TV. Then there were new series, feature films, direct-to-video releases, etc... Right through to today.

But before he got his own series, Casper was featured in three Noveltoons (Famous' blanket designation for one-shot shorts) from 1945 to 1949. These films are considerably darker than the later iterations of the character, with the disembodied dead child (we actually see his grave) suicidally bereft after his failed attempts to make friends.

I think it was Cliff Clavin who observed that every cartoon begins with lonely Casper trying to find friends, then ends with him having friends, only for him to be alone again at the start of the next episode... Did his undead, vampiric nature surface between 'toons, causing the demise of his companions?!


6 months, 1 week ago

For full film, see Prelinger Archive: https://archive.org/details/0433_Here_Comes_the_Circus_01_00_25_16
"Here Comes the Circus," (1942) - A Castle Film
Audio credits: "Tortured Soul" by Myuu ... on soundcloud ... https://soundcloud.com/myuu/tortured-soul
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Thanks to "Finest Tunes" for posting audio links for content creators. Channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/fO8BgYNO8Bmx/

7 months, 2 weeks ago

It was amazing to watch this video and apply to "current year" culture wars and political debates. Source: https://archive.org/details/Despotis1946

8 months, 1 week ago

I found this film very interesting and provocative. Produced near the end of WW2. Source (public domain): https://archive.org/details/greater_victory

8 months, 1 week ago

Hi class. Today I want to teach you about the history of "circuses." If you do not know, a "circus" was a form of mass entertainment. During the 20th century, millions of people visited and attended a "circus." What conclusion might you draw from this footage? Why were so many Americans attracted to this type of spectacle? Please respond in the comments below. Reminder: Assignment 1 is due Monday.
Circus footage and newsreel. Enjoy. Source: https://archive.org/details/0013_Circus_Day_in_Our_Town_13_16_36_00

8 months, 1 week ago

For full audio: https://archive.org/details/Lux09/Lux_44-11-20_It_Started_with_Eve.mp3
This mag ran well into the 80s. It became NSFW by 1970s. For more issues and covers: http://www.philsp.com/mags/sir.html

9 months, 1 week ago

Interesting Cold War headlines.
Audio: King Over the Waves 1nt Arch
More years and issues: http://www.philsp.com/mags/see_for_men.html948

10 months, 1 week ago

King of the Zombies (1941)
Passed | 1h 7min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror | 14 May 1941 (USA)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
Writer: Edmond Kelso (original story and screenplay)
Stars: Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland
During World War 2, a small plane off the south coast of America is low on fuel and blown off course by a storm. Guided by a faint radio signal, they crashland on an island. The passenger, his manservant and the pilot take refuge in a mansion owned by a doctor. The easily-spooked manservant soon becomes convinced the mansion is haunted by zombies and ghosts. Exploring, the 3 find a voodoo ritual in the cellar, where the doctor is trying to acquire war intelligence by transferring personalities into his zombies. But the interruption causes the zombies to turn on their creator. Written by Cynan Rees <[email protected]>
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1 year, 1 month ago

The Secret Garden (1949)
Approved | 1h 32min | Drama, Family | 22 July 1949 (Brazil)
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Writers: Robert Ardrey (screenplay), Frances Hodgson Burnett (novel)
Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell
When cholera takes the parents of Mary Lennox, she is shipped from India to England to live with her Uncle Craven. Archibald Craven's house is dark and drafty, with over 100 rooms built on the edge of the moors. Mary finds that her Uncle does not wish to see her, which is fine with Mary as she herself is rude and spoiled. While walking the gardens the next day, Mary notices that there is a area in the garden surrounded with a high stone wall and no doorway. Dickon, brother of a housemaid, tells her of the garden behind the wall. By the path, the raven unearths the hidden key so that Mary and Dickon are able to enter the walled garden to find it overgrown and neglected. Inside the house, she finds that Archibald has a son named Colin, who is crippled and as spoiled as she. Together these three work to make the secret garden their own world. Written by Tony Fontana <[email protected]>
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1 year, 7 months ago

Phantom Lady (1944)
Not Rated | 1h 27min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 28 January 1944 (USA)
Director: Robert Siodmak
Writers: Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay), Cornell Woolrich (based on the novel by) (as William Irish)
Stars: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis
Unhappily married Scott Henderson spends the evening on a no-name basis with a hat-wearing woman he picked up in a bar. Returning home, he finds his wife strangled and becomes the prime suspect in her murder. Every effort to establish his alibi fails; oddly no one seems to remember seeing the phantom lady (or her hat). In prison, Scott gives up hope but his faithful secretary, "Kansas," doggedly follows evanescent clues through shadowy nocturnal streets. Can she save Scott in time? Written by Rod Crawford <[email protected]>
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1 year, 8 months ago

The Green Hornet (1940)
Approved | 4h 18min | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 9 January 1940 (USA)
Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor
Writers: George H. Plympton (screenplay) (as Geo. H. Plympton), Basil Dickey (screenplay)
Stars: Gordon Jones, Wade Boteler, Keye Luke

Faced with rising crime and increased racketeering activity, intrepid newspaper editor Britt Reid becomes the crime fighter the Green Hornet. Donning a disguise, the Hornet and his brilliant Korean inventor/sidekick Kato fight an infamous racket that's menacing their city. Written by Jeremy Lunt <[email protected]>

2 years ago

Documentary about the women who worked in America's Steel mills and factories during WWII. It takes the view inside a Republic Steel Co. plant, showing how women were a crucial part of all the aspects of its operations.


2 years ago

Propaganda short film depicting the rise of Nazism in Germany and how political propaganda is similarly used in the United States to recruit Nazi sympathizers from the ranks of American racists.

2 years, 4 months ago