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Running Time: 9 mins.
Vault: SHORT SUBJECTS

A great film made about the photographic processes features a snide narrator who pops into a studio to find out how they make those dames look so good in photographs. To do this, we meet quite possibly the funniest character ever introduced in a Jam Handy film. The annoyed photographer grudgingly lets us take a tour while he photographs his latest model, but the narrator's camera always seems to get in the way, and the photographer has a fit!


  

Running Time: 9 mins.
Vault: SHORT SUBJECTS

Shown at the New York World's Fair in 1940. Here's something that's guaranteed campy, you can't go wrong with early visions of robots. Roll-Oh is a robot taken straight out of a cheap serial and placed in the home with a housewife. He waters flowers with his own water supply, vacuums the carpet with his feet, and scares away a delivery boy. Despite this, he looks incredibly clunky and more trouble than he's worth. After awhile, the narrator tells us he's "just a dream", but that his counterpart already exists in our homes in the form of modern appliances.


  

Running Time: 22 mins.
Vault: SHORT SUBJECTS

Made when turkeys were starting to be sold at supermarkets, and you didn't have to buy the bird at a butcher (and chop off the head and feet yourself), Let's Talk Turkey proudly announces you can buy turkey now 365 days a year! This film shows how to properly dress the bird, including how to make giblet stuffing. It also tells us how to make salads, casseroles, and other amazing uses for one big bird. It even implies that it's a great summertime patio treat to share with your friends. A miracle of the modern age!


  

Running Time: 8 mins.
Vault: SHORT SUBJECTS

Excellent presentation of the era of RCA Victor's Living Stereo. The golden era of the vinyl LP, when recorded sound was first heard from two speakers! Manufacturers were exited to bring out this new format to the listening public. The Living Stereo album gave to the home listener the experience the concert going public witnessed live. Vocalists and soloists sounded like they were in the room with you, instead of just a recording coming a single speaker. RCA Victor led the way with stereo with engineers and technicians paying careful attention to the quality of the recorded sound. Today, these recording are considered audiophile quality recordings -- a witness to quality from the past.


  

Running Time: 5 mins.
Vault: SHORT SUBJECTS

One of the most moving Christmas newsreels, presents holiday scenes from around the world. Made as educational tool to show school children the most important and exciting events facing the world at that time, this newsreel is an excellent glimpse into the early '50s.


  

Running Time: 4 mins.
Vault: SHORT SUBJECTS

Christmas greetings from newsreel cameramen in Hollywood, Paris, Chicago, London, Washington, Mexico, San Francisco, South America, Seattle, Miami, Tokyo, Berlin. Includes a children's choir singing "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing"


  

Running Time: 3 mins.
Vault: SHORT SUBJECTS

Lakehurst, New Jersey: Thirty-five persons die and scores of others are injured as the mighty dirigible Hindenburg explodes three hundred feet over the landing field at the end of her first voyage of the season from Europe. A terrific burst of flame engulfs the stern of the ship and spreads with the rapidity of lightning to the bow. The inferno of blazing hydrogen gas cremates all living beings in its path, as the twisted skeleton of the balloon settles quickly to the ground. Rescue crews brave death to save sixty-three persons, some of them horribly burned.


  

Running Time: 1 mins.
Vault: SHORT SUBJECTS

This highly entertaining and informative film discusses the types of coffee prevalent in various cultures around the world and then devotes itself to demonstrating numerous methods of preparing the drink through the use of different coffee pots. It won't take long for the viewer to realize that the narrator is absolutely transfixed by the qualities of coffee; he employs incredibly flowery language and repeatedly uses the word 'perfect' to praise the beverage. Relaxing music plays throughout the film and is appropriate for the topic being examined.


  

Running Time: 10 mins.
Vault: SHORT SUBJECTS

This highly motivating General Motors film describes the immense contribution of the company to the war effort from manufacturing trucks and tanks to precision bearings and parts for B-25 bombers. Ends with a tuneful melody, "Soldiers of Industry."

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