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Prelinger Archives: In the Suburbs [electronic resource]

Thoughtfully made advertising sales promo film extolling 1950s suburbanites as citizens and consumers.
Online
1957
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Prelinger Archives: The Nation at Your Fingertips [electronic resource]

How direct long distance dialing made the U.S. a smaller place, and how instantaneous direct communication between Americans without operator assistance became possible.
Online
1951
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Prelinger Archives: An American Girl-the Problems of Prejudice Part 2 [electronic resource]

An adolescent girl in a small town tests her democratic heritage when she pretends to be Jewish and encounters prejudice. She explores the problem of anti-Semitism by reading her diary at a PTA meeting.
Online
1958
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Prelinger Archives: Girls Beware [electronic resource]

Like its precursor Name Unknown (1951), Girls Beware is a trilogy of tragedies brought about by teenage girls' attempts at independent behavior. Covers dos and don'ts in the babysitting situation. Develops the problem of the 'PICK UP' and the girls who go with boys that are too old.
Online
1961
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Prelinger Archives: Boys Beware [electronic resource]

Anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters.
Online
1961
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Prelinger Archives: Age 13 Part 2 [electronic resource]

A Sid Davis film about the inner life of an at-risk teenager, told in an idiosyncratic and often surreal manner. Shot in working-class Inglewood, Hollywood and other parts of the Los Angeles basin.
Online
1955
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Prelinger Archives: Boy With a Knife [electronic resource]

Jerry, an "at-risk" young man, uses his knife as an "equalizer" to solve his frustrations stemming from his unhappy home, which is dominated by his stepmother. A group worker reaches Jerry and helps him to transcend his anger.
Online
1956
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Prelinger Archives: The Terrible Truth [electronic resource]

Early (and sensational) film on marijuana use as a route to heroin addiction.
Online
1951
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Prelinger Archives: The Stranger [electronic resource]

Homemade cautionary drama about the case of a young girl who is abducted and murdered by a stranger.
Online
1957
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Prelinger Archives: The Baking Industry [electronic resource]

Vocational film about careers in baking. Discussion of commercial baking industry.
Online
1946
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Economy Twins Cigar Ernie (60-339) (Ford TV Spot 1960) [electronic resource]

TV commercial with Tennessee Ernie Ford. Includes Peanuts cartoon.
Online
1960
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Online
1960
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Prelinger Archives: 6 1/2 Magic Hours [electronic resource]

Sponsored by Pan American World Airways, this film describes the comfort and delight of transatlantic air travel at the beginning of the jet age.
Online
1958
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Prelinger Archives: A Movie About Movies [electronic resource]

Produced by an industrial and commercial film producer in Hellam, Pennsylvania (near York). Shows many aspects of film production, postproduction, shooting, editing, etc. Includes sequences of films made for IBM, Tastykake.
Online
1960
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Prelinger Archives: Act Your Age [electronic resource]

Jim, an emotionally immature teen, learns to evaluate his personality and to better work out his problems.
Online
1949
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Prelinger Archives: Activity Group Therapy (Part 1) [electronic resource]

Shows socially-maladjusted boys 10 to 11 years old being benefitted therapeutically by "acting out" their disturbances upon their environment and each other in a realistic situation with an emotionally neutral therapist and concealed cameras and microphones. A fascinating mental health film produced for professional audiences, depicting truly anarchic behavior.
Online
1950
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Prelinger Archives: Activity Group Therapy (Part 2) [electronic resource]

Shows socially-maladjusted boys 10 to 11 years old being benefitted therapeutically by "acting out" their disturbances upon their environment and each other in a realistic situation with an emotionally neutral therapist and concealed cameras and microphones. A fascinating mental health film produced for professional audiences.
Online
1950
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Prelinger Archives: Activity Group Therapy (Part 3) [electronic resource]

Shows socially-maladjusted boys 10 to 11 years old being benefitted therapeutically by "acting out" their disturbances upon their environment and each other in a realistic situation with an emotionally neutral therapist and concealed cameras and microphones. A fascinating mental health film produced for professional audiences, depicting truly anarchic behavior.
Online
1950
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Prelinger Archives: Activity Group Therapy (Part 4) [electronic resource]

Shows socially-maladjusted boys 10 to 11 years old being benefitted therapeutically by "acting out" their disturbances upon their environment and each other in a realistic situation with an emotionally neutral therapist and concealed cameras and microphones. A fascinating mental health film produced for professional audiences.
Online
1950
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Prelinger Archives: Age of Turmoil [electronic resource]

An afternoon and evening in the complicated lives of six teenagers.
Online
1953