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 Collection: Gordon Knox Film Collection
Men Bet Their Lives On It

Men Bet Their Lives On It

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Elwyn, Robert & Winsten, Archer
Description: Film focusing on Packard engines, the Packard company, Packard engine production, and Packard's contributions to the war effort in the 1940s are the focus of this program.
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Rural Review

Rural Review

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This program on rural living includes segments on the 4H Club; "modern," "step-saving" kitchens; and "modern," time-saving farming equipment.
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Sample TV news clip reel

Sample TV news clip reel

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film contains footage of black and white news clips from the 1950s. Subjects covered in these news clips includes Allis-Chalmers'cement-making process, pilot plant in Milwaukee and the installation of computing equipment ("Northrop Electronic Brain") in Hawthorne, California.
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Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

Date: 1953
Creator: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Description: Film of Tim Holt educating his young friend, Porky, on guns and gun safety. Part one covers the history of rifle use by early American settlers, including Buffalo Bill, and displays a matchlock rifle and a Springfield breechloading rifle.
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60 Seconds to Safety

60 Seconds to Safety

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Neeman, Robinson & Wilson, Donald
Description: This film outlines suggested fire safety measures for schools.
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Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

Date: 1953
Creator: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Description: Film of Tim Holt educating his young friend, Porky, on guns and gun safety. Part two covers sighting techniques, target practice, and techniques for loading a Kentucky Rifle. Includes a brief history of the John James Audobon and the habitate of a variety of birds.
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Son of the Conquistadors

Son of the Conquistadors

Date: 1944
Creator: Knox, Gordon
Description: This film tells the story of Juan Martinez, a young man who leaves his family to join the US Air Force.
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Sulmet: Sulfamethazine in the Treatment of Livestock Diseases

Sulmet: Sulfamethazine in the Treatment of Livestock Diseases

Date: 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: This film advocates the use of Sulmet sulfamethazine for treating diseases in livestock.
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The Automobile and the American Way of Life

The Automobile and the American Way of Life

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A film about how automobiles have enhanced our daily lives.
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The Active Peacetime Service

The Active Peacetime Service

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon
Description: This film shows the many ways that the U.S. Coast Guard serves its country. Viewers learn that, among other duties, the U.S. Coast Guard regularly monitors the weather, warns ships of nearby icebergs, and patrols inland waterways.
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The Banshee

The Banshee

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A film about the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's "twin-jet carrier-based" fighter plane known as The Banshee.
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The Building of a Tire

The Building of a Tire

Date: 1945
Creator: The Walt Disney Company
Description: This film shows the process involved in the making of Firestone tires (in the 1940s). This film contains some animated sequences.
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The King Means Business

The King Means Business

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film shows how Yale Load King electric hoists can improve production safety and efficiency for both small and large factories and workshops.
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The Liquid Fire

The Liquid Fire

Date: 1962
Creator: Hoade, Martin; Ann, Doris & Vlahos, John
Description: This is a dramatization of the life of labor leader Samuel Gompers.
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The Navy's Blue Angels

The Navy's Blue Angels

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Skoggard, Bruno; Blume, Wilbur T. & Lipton, Rex
Description: This film looks at The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, a highly trained group of precision flying pilots.
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The Potent Triangle

The Potent Triangle

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film highlights New Jersey and L. Bamberger & Co. retail stores (now branded Macy's) as two important parts of a "Potent Triangle" of business in their corner of the U.S. - a "quality market" and a "great outlet," respectively. The film represents L. Bamberger & Co.'s call for a "Creative Producer" to complete their Potent Triangle by providing L. Bamberger & Co. with a "California fashion cavalcade."
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The Seven Wonders of Wool

The Seven Wonders of Wool

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A film of Dorothy Burgess educating consumers on the seven wonders of wool: its wrinkle resistance, its absorbancy, its insulating properties, its "dye affinity," its heat and flame resistance, the way it's "easy to handle," and its durability.
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The Telefixit Program

The Telefixit Program

Date: unknown
Creator: Coleman, Greg
Description: A film of Greg Coleman advising viewers on TV tuning procedures.
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The Seven Wonders of Wool

The Seven Wonders of Wool

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A film of Dorothy Burgess educating consumers on the seven wonders of wool: its wrinkle resistance, its absorbancy, its insulating properties, its "dye affinity," its heat and flame resistance, the way it's "easy to handle," and its durability. These are described as selling points during a sales training session.
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Venezuela Elige su Destino: Narracion Fotografica de las Elecciones de 1947

Venezuela Elige su Destino: Narracion Fotografica de las Elecciones de 1947

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This Spanish language film explores Venezuela and Venezuela's 1947 presidential elections.
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Walter Lantz TV samples

Walter Lantz TV samples

Date: unknown
Creator: Lantz, Walter
Description: This film contains five animated ads from the 1950s covering services or goods from three companies: Electric Auto-Lite, Carnation, and Coca-Cola.
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Via Port of New York

Via Port of New York

Date: unknown
Creator: Granducci, O.; Rodakiewicz, Henwar & Holton, L. H.
Description: A film on the Port of New York. Contains animated sequences.
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Watson Wakes Up

Watson Wakes Up

Date: 1946
Creator: Mathews, Norman; Herman, Justin; Knox, Gordon & Jason, Will
Description: A film about a man named Walter Watson. Walter can barely seem to make ends meet until he realizes the secret to financial stability: saving money.
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What is Modern Art?

What is Modern Art?

Date: 1948
Creator: Brentano, Felix; Riethof, William & Samuels, Spencer
Description: Filmed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Vladimir Sokoloff introduces a young woman to some examples of modern art by Picasso, Chagall, Dali, and others and explains the motivations behind some of the techniques developed by the artists.
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