A large collection of folk songs, ballads and tales; many of the songs were written by Larry Gorman and Joe Scott. Also included are fiddle tunes, poetry, and interviews with loggers and the performers.
George T. Engelman Jr. was a graduate from Indiana University, attending IU from 1937-1941. He worked and raised his family for a few years in Bloomington while studying for his master’s degree in education in the 40s and 50s and working for RCA. He was also a WWII veteran.
Clips from family gatherings and events during 1956; fall scenery, kids playing. footage of taking a ferry over the Wabash river; Christmas day 1956. Also scenery from the following spring.
Film begins with British Merchant Navy ship. Primarily shows blurry footage of Fiji, including a village with thatched roof buildings and new construction. Local children interact with and smile for the camera. A storefront advertises Procera bread. The film then shows a busy intersection in a town - the crowd is diverse with people in traditional and western-style clothes.
Travelogue documenting Bailey's trips to New Zealand, Indonesia, and Cambodia, 1955-1956. Film begins with footage of people playing cricket in Auckland, the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and people enjoying the beach. In Rotorua, Maori women in traditional dress play instruments and perform a dance. Shows the New Zealand Parliamentary Library and Riddiford Baths in Wellington. Captures diverse landscapes of New Zealand, including beaches, snowy mountains, and geothermal areas. Bailey's mother, Nellie Freeman, accompanies her in New Zealand. Footage of Asia primarily shows small village life and men, women, and children working in fields and doing housework. Bailey captures a large celebration complete with a float that has a Hindu temple spire. Ends with extensive footage of Angkor Wat with close-ups of the art and architectural features.
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Topic of discussion on this program is the actual organization of the major parties. Our lecturer considers the national characteristics of parties as opposed to the idea that each of them is a conglomeration of local political machines. He concludes with a look at the role the private citizen can and does play in party organization.
The French horn, capable of producing melody, and the piano, a percussion instrument able to produce symphonic effects, are instruments which contrast with each other and blend exquisitely. To illustrate this musical partnership the program features John Barrows, French horn, and Vera Brodsky, piano. This film deals with the blending and contrasting of voices in composition and Mr. Barrows points out how composers have capitalized on this partnership.
Discusses abstract art and the elements in a machine society which have furthered its development. Discusses the influences of Cezanne, the cubists, and the futurists. Uses charcoal drawings to distinguish expressionistic from geometric abstraction.
Continues the discussion of abstract art begun in ABSTRACT ART: PART 1. Discusses inspiration, technique, and communication in abstract painting. Features Stuart Davis, American abstract painter, and shows works by Davis and by Jackson Pollock. (Hofstra College and WOR-TV) Kinescope.
A public service announcement for the American Cancer Society in which a doctor walks down a hospital corridor while addressing the camera about how money raised for cancer research is being spent. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
A public service announcement from the American Cancer Society in which a man buying cigarettes from a vending machine is juxtaposed with shots of casino games, rolling dice, and a horse race. The vending machine dispenses a carton of cigarettes as an offscreen male narrator states, "You lose." Submitted for the Clio Awards.
A public service announcement from the American Cancer Society in which a woman takes a shower while an offscreen female narrator urges viewers to give themselves a monthly breast self-examination. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
A public service announcement from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in which the song "America the Beautiful" plays ironically over still images of trash, poverty, and destitution in an inner city ghetto. An offscreen male narrator says that if the viewer does not think the song and pictures go together, they need to "change the pictures." The narrator states that the AIA is "trying to" enact this change. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
Shows in detail how the body parts of various animals are related to their eating habits. Includes such examples as the cirri of barnacles, the mouth parts and legs of crayfish, the teeth of lions and cows, the tongues of butterflies, the noses of hogs, the beaks of birds and the paws of squirrels.
A public service announcement from the Atlantic Richfield oil company (ARCO) announcing their acquisition of Sinclair Oil and phasing out of Sinclair's dinosaur logo. The ad features an animation of a dinosaur telling an ARCO executive that he is retiring to live in Miami. As the dinosaur leaves, an offscreen male narrator states that the end of one era means the beginning of another. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
Discussion on this program centers around the ways of piracy in the ancient world of 1000 BC. Professor Lionel I. Casson from the Classics Department of Washington Square College of New York University presents readings from Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey” which illustrate that both Odysseus and Menelaus were pirates.