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Warner Bros. stars arrive for opening of "Gold Diggers of 1933"

Description: This film from Universal Newsreels shows the stars of the motion picture "Gold Diggers of 1933" arriving in San Francisco for the film premiere at the Paramount Theater to the music of "We're in the Money" and "Pettin' in the Park." Mayor Angelo J. Rossi presents the keys to the city to the actors. Actress Glenda Farrell is appointed Mayor for the day and Actors Joe E. Brown and Warren William are named as Chief of Police and Fire Chief. Other stars of the film listed on the Paramount marquee include Ruby Keeler, Joan Blondell, Aline Macmahon, Ginger Rogers, and Guy Kibbee & 300 Gorgeous Girls.
Date: 1933
Creator: Universal Newspaper Newsreel

Know Your Enemy - Japan!

Description: This American propaganda film from the 1940s sought to educate Americans on the Japanese people, their land, and their alleged plan to take over the Pacific.
Date: 1942
Creator: Eliot, George Fielding; Hall, Radcliffe & Knox, Gordon

Fortress of the Sky

Description: This film shows the work that everyone from Boeing researchers to factory workers put in to Boeing aircraft.
Date: 1943
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Burnside, Norman & Gudebrod, G. David

Grumman at War

Description: This film covers the design, testing, production, and South Pacific combat record of Grumman F6F fighter aircraft.
Date: 1944
Creator: Phelps, Leroy G.; Elwyn, Robert; Rodakiewicz, Henwar; Knox, Gordon & Nagel, Conrad

Son of the Conquistadors

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

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

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

Hurricane Hunters

Description: In this film, USAF storm chasers track and study a hurricane and are able to warn a city about the approaching storm.
Date: 1947
Creator: United States. Air Force.

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

A New Way of Gravure

Description: In this film, American Artist Stanley William Hayter describes his technique of engraving on copper from the first rough sketches on paper through pulling the final print.
Date: 1950
Creator: Paley, Jess

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

Scandals

Description: This video was created from a digitized 35 mm filmstrip and vinyl record used by the National Republican Congressional Committee in their campaign for Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon in the 1952 presidential election. The presentation tallies cases of "dishonesty and corruption" under President Harry S. Truman in the departments Agriculture, Internal Revenue Services, Defense, Justice, Commerce, State, Treasury, and Interior. The presentation also discusses scandal and corruption in the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC), the United States Post Office, the Federal Housing Agency, Office of Price Stabilization, Veteran's Administration, Maritime Commission, Atomic Energy Commission, and the Democratic National Committee. The presentation argues that gambling, drug use, and juvenile delinquency can be traced back to the White House and lists numerous people associated with the Truman administration and Democratic National Committee who have been involved in scandal and corruption including Tom Pendergast, Harry Vaughan, Matthew Connelly, William M. Boyle, Jr., James P. Finnegan, Loretta Young, Frank Erickson, and Alger Hiss.
Date: 1952
Creator: National Republican Congressional Committee

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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

Greyhound Bus Driver

Description: This short film depicts interviews of Greyhound Bus driver applicants. Both favorable and not-so-favorable qualities in applicants are discussed.
Date: 1953

Heart of the City

Description: This short film briefly examines the impact of a factory on a town and its economy.
Date: 1953

Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

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.
Date: 1953
Creator: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)

Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

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.
Date: 1953
Creator: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)

Wings Over Dexter

Description: A film showing the role of local service airlines in modern transportation.
Date: 1953
Creator: Elwyn, Robert & Beck, Sherman

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