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Prelinger Archives

Overview
Works: 234 works in 678 publications in 1 language and 43,593 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Newsreels  Newspapers  Television commercials 
Roles: Assignee
Classifications: PN1997, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Prelinger Archives
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

11 editions published between 1948 and 1970 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Prelinger Archives film is a collection of television commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium. Ads include Budweiser beer; Gallo Grenache rosé wine; Lipton soup; Ritz crackers; and Skippy peanut butter
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

6 editions published between 1946 and 1960 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Prelinger Archives film--an edition of Army-Navy Screen Magazine, "a pictorial report for the armed forces only"--Depicts America's nuclear attacks on "vanished Hiroshima, the first city in history to be atom-bombed into oblivion," and its sister in destruction, Nagasaki. A chilling analytical look at the effects of A-bombs on the landscape
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

6 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Prelinger Archives film depicts the comfort and delight of transatlantic air travel at the beginning of the Jet Age. The story begins with a scale model of the "futuristic" Pan Am terminal at Idlewild Airport (later renamed JFK), designed to allow passengers movement from terminal to jet under covered awnings. Next, Pan Am initiates Flight 1000, a so-called "paper flight"--A hypothetical experiment taking place between New York and London, collecting scientific and logistical data in preparation for the milestone jet voyage. Then the film shows the real thing, offered in an upscale Boeing 707 Clipper with a spacious cabin and luxurious amenities. Finally, viewers see activities to be enjoyed in Europe, made possible with "extra hours to do what you want" thanks to the new swift air service
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

6 editions published between 1922 and 1925 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaudeville performer Joe Cook does his juggling act. No audio
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

8 editions published between 1951 and 1957 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homemade cautionary drama about the case of a young girl who is abducted and murdered by a stranger
Prelinger Archives : American Maker( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates how Americans build, from youth throughout life, by using their ingenuity not only in technological advancement but in everyday efforts by everyone
Prelinger Archives : [Home Movies: Medicus Collection--New York World's Fair, 1939-40]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World's Fair: New York, 1939-40; amateur films. Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome. Foreign Section and Transportation Area. Historical pageant on history of railroads, transportation
Prelinger Archives : the Relaxed Wife( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made for hot rod fans; explains how to prepare and enter a car show; also serves as an ethnographic account of the "nomadic tribe of hot-rodders."
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color footage of atomic bomb tests with active duty military personnel at Camp Desert Rock, Nevada Test Site, Nevada. Shows soldiers in foxholes as nuclear detonation occurs nearby. Some of this footage is familiar by virtue of having been seen in the film Atomic Cafe
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.V. Kaltenborn narrates this documentary on the preparation, planning and construction for the-then upcoming-New York World's Fair (1964-1965), under the imperious direction of Robert Moses
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program reveals hard times in 1950s St. Louis and urges viewers to contribute to the social services aimed to alleviate them
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tour the Wurlitzer factory in North Tonawanda, New York and see the manufacturing of coin-operated phonographs. A color sequence reveals the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company factory and its surroundings. The film switches to black-and-white and reveals the different stages of Wurlitzer production
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film about teenage hot-rodder culture in California
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pro-mass production view of American fashion, marketing, and mail order: Sponsored by Montgomery Ward. This is archival footage with imperfections throughout
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this "Science in Action" episode, World War II veterans Admirals Chester Nimitz and Charles Lockwood educate viewers about submarine engineering, operations, and roles in the Pacific Theater. Witness skippers practicing with periscopes and model "enemy" ships at a training facility and view combat footage. Midget and atomic submarines are also discussed. In addition, Dr. Herald hosts a toucan expert for the Animal of the Week
Prelinger Archives : Bob Learns about Ocean Trade( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob learns about import and export trade. He watches ships at a large harbor and sees Pinkerton guards, longshoremen, and checkers at work. (11 minutes)
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts activities of division of radiological health of public health service showing health programs designed for protection against radiation. Shot in the Las Vegas, Nevada area and at the Nevada Test Site
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newsday was begun in 1940 in Long Island and this film shows the paper's role in the growth of the community and many shots of historical Long Island. It also conveys Newsday's approach to journalism and shows the process of the newspaper's production and distribution
Prelinger Archives( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panama-Pacific International Exposition: Opening day celebrations / crowds at the entrances / pan of Exposition proper / parades on Market Street and Van Ness Avenue / Tower of Jewels / Fountain of Energy / other buildings / day for night shots / submarines / Fun Zone at night / nighttime illumination of buildings showing use of fog machines and special lights / Uncle Sam's submarines
 
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