Rex Marshall tells the audience how electricity is the next step in the evolution of convenience. Marshall also mentions that Reynolds aluminum can be found in electrical appliances featured during National Electrical Week.
Teaching Film Custodians abridged classroom version of a Cavalcade of America television series episode, "Riddle of the Seas" (season 2, episode 24), which originally aired April 6, 1954 on ABC-TV. Relates the mid-nineteenth century story of the life work of Matthew Fontaine Maury, founder of the United States Weather Bureau, who advanced and proved his revolutionary theory that the paths of the sea--winds, currents, and temperature--could be accurately predicted and charted. The teaching objectives included are: to introduce the study of weather and related field of oceanography and meteorology; to illustrate scientific methods of research; to demonstrate the practical applications of reflective thinking; to inspire interest in the work and the character of a significant American scientist.
Teaching Film Custodians release of a Lyman H. Howe Films Co., short film. Presents the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows at their Sarasota, FL winter quarters, in transit, and in performance. Shows the birds and beasts of the menagerie; the training of a troupe of zebras in the ring; horses high-stepping, dancing, and jumping over obstacles; elephants dancing and working; performers rehearsing on slack wire and trapeze; a girl spinning cartwheels; a sideshow snake charmer; the world's smallest man; an aborigine dancing.
Tells the story of Marty, a high school boy who feels self-conscious when he has to make a speech. When he learns that other people also feel self-conscious when attention is turned toward them, he makes an effort to consider the whole situation rather than himself alone. He conquers his self-consciousness after much practice.
Third in the "Are You Ready or Service?" series. A young man in the service writes to his high-school-age brother about the importance of good citizenship. Voting, paying taxes, serving on juries, and accepting responsibility in community organizations are cited as examples of good citizenship. Military service is described as the greatest contribution we can make, one for which we can prepare by fulfilling other responsibilities that help to protect our rights.
Uses animation to tell the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm about a brave little tailor who kills seven flies with one blow. His cleverness earns him position, a bride, and a throne from which he governs wisely. Based on Eric Carle's Storybook.
Shows silk screen printing from the choice of design to the application of dyes to the cloth. Demonstrates the making of a stencil with silk over a wooden frame, and explains that there is one stencil for each color to be applied. Pictures the making of the trial print, and finally, shows the actual application of the colors to the fabric.
Teaching Film Custodians abridged classroom version of Cavalcade of America television series episode, "The Skipper's Lady" (season 2, episode 31), which originally aired on June 8th, 1954 on ABC-TV. Based on an historical incident, the film dramatizes the courage and skill of a captain's wife who was forced to assume command of a clipper ship sailing from New York to San Francisco in 1840 with the annual government allotment of supplies for the Native Americans of California and Oregon.
Teaching Film Custodians abridged classroom version of a Cavalcade of America television series episode, "Slater's Dream" (season 1, episode 17), which originally aired May 13th, 1953 on NBC-TV. Samuel Slater, a young Englishman, came to America in 1790, struggling to reconstruct from memory the cotton spinner, the plan of which England guarded to insure a monopoly on cotton manufacture. Unable to reconstruct the English machine, Slater perfects his own spinner and introduces a new industry to the United States.
Portrays the work of the motion picture soundman in arranging the set and recording acceptable sync-sound on location. Contrasts the features that make a sound studio ideal for recording to the problems inherent in recording on location. Emphasizes three major recording problems and their solutions--acoustical treatment of set, choice and placement of microphone, and controlling unwanted noise. Some of the sources of "electrical hum" in recording equipment and ways to eliminate them are indicated.
Portrays the Bell System's role in expanding the horizons of television. Explains how a musical ballet television program originating in a New York City studio is delivered, via coaxial cable and radio relay facilities, to a residence in Waukesha, Wis. | Within the framework of a family's viewing a ballet via television, the film explains the method of carrying television by coaxial cable, and by a telephone relay system. Animated diagrams are used to show the relay, step-up, and re-transmission system. Closes with a summary of the Bell Telephone Company's program for keeping up-to-date. | Within the framework of a family's viewing a ballet via television, the film explains the method of carrying television by coaxial cable, and by a telephone relay system. Animated diagrams are used to show the relay, step-up, and re-transmission system. Closes with a summary of the Bell Telephone Company's program for keeping up-to-date. | Within the framework of a family's viewing a ballet via television, the film explains the method of carrying television by coaxial cable, and by a telephone relay system. Animated diagrams are used to show the relay, step-up, and re-transmission system. Closes with a summary of the Bell Telephone Company's program for keeping up-to-date.
A narrator talks about the how quality of Swiss watches as an orchestra plays in the background. All the members of the orchestra wear Swiss watches. The narrator concludes the commercial by urging the audience to buy a Swiss watch for the upcoming holiday season.
Shows Sydenham Hospital, in Harlem, the first interracial hospital in the United States. Pictures the work of white and Negro doctors and nurses in helping their patients to become healthy, useful citizens.
Explains the importance of caring for one's toys, clothing, and other property. Emphasizes having definite places to keep things, putting articles back where they belong, cleaning up after playtime, and storing and handling things properly to prevent damage.
Looks at teenage motherhood in the world today by examining the phenomenon in four different socioeconomic cultures: Ghana, the United States, Cuba, and England. Points out that the age of puberty for girls in developed countries is now 12.5, and that it is dropping in developing countries as well. Provides information about the medical, social, and psychological problems associated with early motherhood and asserts that there is a worldwide need to prevent teenage pregnancies. Follows a married teenage mother in Ghana, where fertility is strongly valued and educational and economic opportunities for women are very limited. Follows a 14-year-old pregnant girl living with her mother on the British welfare system, who shows unrealistic, immature attitudes towards having a baby. A young woman expecting her second child lives with her boyfriend and his parents in rural Maryland and depends on a variety of welfare programs. Presents Cuba as an example of success in dealing with this problem, with efforts to remove the social inequalities young women face in educational and employment opportunities, to provide free and accessible health care, and to use the media to provide information about contraception and promote delaying pregnancy until the 20's. Points out that young women need to have realistic ambitions they can value rather than considering motherhood as their only means of fulfillment.
A narrator proclaims how the future of Trinidad’s children are secure thanks to the abundant supply of oil off the coast of the island. The narrator explains how Texaco is helping the island by providing education and jobs for the Trinidadians
Shows cats acquiring the "token-reward" habit, in which they are trained to push balls into a hole in order to secure food and then to depress a string in order to secure a ball. Describes the apparatus and procedures used in testing the animals and shows the initial ball-habit, the initial secondary response, and a series of trials of the latter.
Reviews the development of American agriculture, an explains the services of the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture and the cooperative assistance rendered by land-grant colleges and univeristies, by State agencies, and by American industry.
This film presents the new geography of the Air Age clearly and concisely. Through animated photography a transparent globe with axis and lines of latitude and longitude gives a marked illusion of third dimension. The use of overlays, fades, and other devices in the film makes it suited to the introduction of global geography. The effect of the airplane on the world scene. Transportation is interpreted in great circle air routes which run independently of land and water and mark the shortest distance between points on the surface of the earth.
Shows through narration, animation, and the use of maps the terrain, battlegrounds, and strategy of the major military engagements during the War of Independence. Uses subjective camera work and photographs of paintings, moving shadows, and the lower portions of the bodies of actors as representing important persons to document the influence of particular leaders and the major events from the Boston Tea Party to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.
One in a series of twelve, one-reel films designed to present behind-the scenes activities of the motion picture industry. This film illustrates the work of the set creators, providing an interesting view of the research required to provide authentic settings and backgrounds for different types of productions. The film shows these craftsmen at work and presents every step in the creation and construction of the motion picture set, contrasting styles of sets as they differ in portraying such scattered locations as Siam, New England, and Mexico.
Shows the advances achieved by biologists through experiments with atomic radiation on plants and animals. Describes the effects of gamma rays on living cells: their growth, rate of reproduction, and hereditary tendencies after exposure. Shows with animated drawings the effects of these rays on chromosomes of living cells and their probable effects on genes. Illustrates how induced cancer is treated with cyclotron bombardment and tells of the search for isotopes which can be administered internally.
Hand puppets enact the story of a man and wife who were too lazy to plant their own pear trees. Their neighbor tells them they may have all the pears that fall from the tree on their side of the fence.The husband goes to fetch wood and meets a bear who agrees to carry wood to the wife if he can have some bread pudding. The selfish husband and wife eat all of the pudding before the bear arrives. When he sees he has been tricked, the bear upsets everything in the house and leaves. He comes to the pear tree and decides to take the pears. Just then the wife sneezes, the bear thinks they are shooting at him so he drops the pears and runs away. The neighbor comes by and recovers the pears that were dropped, leaving the lazy man and wife with nothing.