Most widely held works by Cinetel Productions
America's castles ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
Archival films and photographs are used to describe Wright's childhood homes, as well as the homes of his early adult life in Illinois and later adult life in Wisconsin. Includes commentary by experts.
The Homes of Frank Lloyd Wright ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
Archival films and photographs are used to describe Wright's childhood homes, as well as the homes of his early adult life in Illinois and later adult life in Wisconsin and Arizona. Discusses how his development as an architect is best seen in the three homes he built for himself. Includes commentary by experts.
Margaret Mead and Samoa ( Visual )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Presents new evidence in the controversy generated among anthropologists by Derek Freeman's refutation of Margaret Mead's Coming of age in Samoa.
Grand plantations ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
An exclusive tour through five great antebellum mansions of the Old South, along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Natchez. Includes: Nottaway, Oak Alley, Stanton Hall, Rosalie, and Longwood.
Landmark American trials Scopes trial, 1925 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Examines the historic trial that focused on the teaching of evolution in public schools and the constitutional issues of freedom of speech, separation of church and state, and due process.
America's castles. Florida's grand estates ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
The shores of Florida were a remote swampland until oil magnate Henry Flagler began building his exclusive Palm Beach enclave in the late 19th century. As more American tycoons discovered the sunshine and balmy breezes of this tropical paradise, Florida soon boasted a fantasyland of "winter estates" for the elite.
Landmark American trials the Scottsboro Boys, 1931 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Examines the trials of nine young black men accused of rape and the atmosphere of racism they faced in the South.
Circus! 200 years of circus in America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
The fascinating world of the circus is shown in rare archival footage including performers' personal home movies. Interviews with stars of the modern circus are combined with footage of death-defying performances.
You can fix it ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
It features how to do-it-yourself home repairs and additions. The lessons cover basic tools, adhesives, electrical, energy savings projects, plumbing, painting & hanging wall covering, and home decor.
Landmark American trials Sacco & Vanzetti, 1921 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Examines the historic murder trial of two Italian immigrants and the political issues of immigration and anarchy that surrounded it.
Honor & glory ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Examines the honor guard units of America's military, from the acceptance process through the intense training. Includes drill units and marching bands.
America's castles. California dreamers the Winchester Mystery House & Scotty's Castle ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
The eccentrics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Examines the castle homes of three of America's most eccentric tycoons: John Hays Hammond, Henry Chapman Mercer, and Otto Hermann Kahn.
America's castles. The Colonial era ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Describes the history, social life and architecture of the two Virginia country homes that became America's first castles. Also provides insight into the life and times of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson as they built their homes and influenced their nation.
The court-martial of Lt. Calley ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
The Vietnam War was fought not only in Asia, but also in America. One of the biggest shocks was the realization that American soldiers, and not just distant enemies, were capable of war crimes. The court-martial of a young platoon leader accused of murdering Vietnamese civilians brought a confused nation face to face with this devastating fact. This documentary includes commentary by soldiers in Calley's platoon, archival footage of the atrocities and his court-martial trial.
The trial of Adolf Eichmann ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
After World War II, the confusion of postwar Europe made finding Nazi war criminals difficult and many slipped through the authorities' fingers. One of the most prominent of the Nazi hierarchy was Germany's "Minister of Death," Adolf Eichmann, who eluded capture for years. This documentary recounts how he was tracked down in Argentina and brought to justice, with commentary by Israeli agents who affected his capture and archival footage of the trial.
The Scopes monkey trial ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The Greatest Trials Of All Time examines the battle -- more than 70 years ago -- over the teaching of evolution in public schools. Legendary criminal defense lawyer Clarence Darrow is pitted against famous Christian fundamentalist William Jennings Bryan in a riveting courtroom drama that polarizes the nation. This historic trial focuses Americans' attention on freedom of speech, separation of church and state and due process and brings to the surface issues that are still hotly debated today.
Hearst Castle at San Simeon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Media mogul William Randolph Hearst commissioned one of the largest and most extravagant homes ever built. The centerpiece of an estate nearly half the size of Rhode Island, the 165-room mansion overlooks the California countryside from a hilltop high above the Pacific. This documentary takes a look at this extraordinary property and offers a rare glimpse into Hearst's storybook life.
America's castles. Movie palaces ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Explores the architecture of four American movie theaters: the New Amsterdam in New York City, the Fox in Atlanta, and the Chinese and Wiltern Theaters in Los Angeles.
Australia dances ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
A survey of the history of dance in Australia using documentary film footage including interviews with well known dancers and choreographers and sequences showing different types of dance companies in action.
African Americans Alabama--Scottsboro Architects Architecture, Domestic Architecture, Modern Architecture and society Castles Circus Coming of age in Samoa (Mead, Margaret) Documentary television programs Documentary television programs Dwellings--Maintenance and repair Ethnology Ethnology--Research Evolution (Biology)--Study and teaching--Law and legislation Flagler, Henry Morrison,--1830-1913 Florida Freeman, Derek Historic buildings History Homes Interior decoration Manors Mansions Margaret Mead and Samoa (Freeman, Derek) Massachusetts--Dedham Mead, Margaret,--1901-1978 Nonfiction television programs Plantations Post, Marjorie Merriweather Repairing Ringling, John,--1866-1936 Sacco, Nicola,--1891-1927 Sacco-Vanzetti Trial (Dedham, Massachusetts : 1921) Samoan Islands Scopes, John Thomas Scott, Walter E.,--1872-1954 Scottsboro Trial (Alabama : 1931) Southern States Tennessee Travel Trials Trials, litigation, etc. Trials (Murder) Trials (Rape) United States Vanzetti, Bartolomeo,--1888-1927 War crime trials Winchester Mystery House (San Jose, Calif.) Wright, Frank Lloyd,--1867-1959