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The Banshee

Description: A film about the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's "twin-jet carrier-based" fighter plane known as The Banshee.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Building of a Tire

Description: This film shows the process involved in the making of Firestone tires (in the 1940s). This film contains some animated sequences.
Date: 1945
Creator: The Walt Disney Company
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The King Means Business

Description: This film shows how Yale Load King electric hoists can improve production safety and efficiency for both small and large factories and workshops.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Liquid Fire

Description: This is a dramatization of the life of labor leader Samuel Gompers.
Date: 1962
Creator: Hoade, Martin; Ann, Doris & Vlahos, John
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Navy's Blue Angels

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

The Potent Triangle

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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Seven Wonders of Wool

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Telefixit Program

Description: A film of Greg Coleman advising viewers on TV tuning procedures.
Date: unknown
Creator: Coleman, Greg
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Seven Wonders of Wool

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Walter Lantz TV samples

Description: This film contains five animated ads from the 1950s covering services or goods from three companies: Electric Auto-Lite, Carnation, and Coca-Cola.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lantz, Walter
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Via Port of New York

Description: A film on the Port of New York. Contains animated sequences.
Date: unknown
Creator: Granducci, O.; Rodakiewicz, Henwar & Holton, L. H.
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Watson Wakes Up

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.
Date: 1946
Creator: Mathews, Norman; Herman, Justin; Knox, Gordon & Jason, Will
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

What is Modern Art?

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.
Date: 1948
Creator: Brentano, Felix; Riethof, William & Samuels, Spencer
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Wings Over Dexter

Description: A film showing the role of local service airlines in modern transportation.
Date: 1953
Creator: Elwyn, Robert & Beck, Sherman
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Wings of the Future

Description: This film discusses helicopters and looks at how inventors and innovators like Igor Sikorsky, Juan de la Cierva and Arthur Young helped to make helicopter flight possible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Your Fair Share

Description: This film represents an appeal for donations to the Newark, N.J. area Community Service Association. Presents the stories of individuals with health or social problems who need assistance and then suggests community programs that could help.
Date: 1956
Creator: Carey, Macdonald; Rodakiewicz, Henwar & Turner, Howard
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

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Description: Film overview of the history and services offered by the American Kennel Club.
Date: 1953
Creator: Elwyn, Robert; Knox, Gordon; Beck, Sherman & Kannon, John
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

A Rising Tide

Description: Film describing the history of industry in New Bedford, Mass., focusing on the decline of the textile industry. The film presents the planning, implementation, and results of New Bedford's initiatives to foster economic development and create new jobs.
Date: 1964
Creator: Glenn, Jack; Zack, Eugene C.; Knox, Gordon & Kannon, John
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The ABC's of Decorating Your Home

Description: Film from Better Homes and Gardens on tips for redecorating the home, including information on color selection, furniture arrangement and window dressings.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Americans at Home: Treasure for your Table

Description: Film about the history of craftsman housewares in America, such as crystal ware, fine china, and sterling silver.
Date: 1956
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Oser, Jean & Turner, Howard
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

An American Museum

Description: A film about the City Art Museum of Saint Louis. It includes information on the roles of museum staff, including the duties of the curator. The film provides examples of how artifacts are examined for authenticity, techniques for display and information on traveling exhibits.
Date: 1954
Creator: Guggenheim, Charles & Torno, Laurant
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library