Host Bash Kennett describes the danger of fire aboard the clipper ships. Visits the San Francisco Bay's "Phoenix" fire boat, which is shown docked next to the Hills Brothers Coffee Company, and presents a demonstration of how the boat pumps water. Explains fire control in modern ships and discusses the important role of firemen who work in this role. Includes a performance of the traditional "I Grieve My Lord".
Bash tells of fishing in New England, where the fishermen fished close to the shore at first and then went all the way to the Grand Banks in their small craft. Examples of the ways in which various fish are caught includes the lobster trap, the use of lines or purse seine nets and the use of dredge nets. Songs include “Sarah,” “Hulla Baloo Belay” and “Crawdad.”
Bash talks about the brave men who have sailed small boats into the open ocean in search of fish from earliest times. They risk their lives and gamble their fortunes in these ventures. Bash takes a film trip to Fisherman’s Wharf to watch the mending of nets, the bustle of preparation and to see the fishing boats return to unload their catch of fish and crabs. Songs include “Blow the Man Down” and “Goodbye My Lover, Goodbye.”
Host Bash Kennett tells the story behind many of the sayings we use today. Explains the events and circumstances leading to use of such phrases as: to pull up stakes; in the knick of time; lock, stock and barrel; and to fly off the handle. Includes performances of the traditionals "When Cockleshells Turn Silver Bells", "Lord Lord Lord", "Big Rock Candy Mountain".
Bash describes the value and beauty of the timber of our country, and how it helps hold the soil, gives cover for the animals, and is a valuable crop. Then she goes on a film expedition to an actual forest fire, showing the fire racing up the hillsides, destroying a forest, being fought by bucket, shovel, and even by planes bombing with chemicals before the fire is put out. Songs include “Mr. Rabbitt” and “Frog Went a Courtin’.”
Explains the importance of events which occurred in and around the Lake Champlain area in the eighteenth century. Discusses reasons for France, England, and later the colonists' fighting for Fort Ticonderoga. Shows the significance of the waterways controlled by the fort. Describes the capture of the fort for the colonists by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.
The changes of season are described in terms of what the animals of the forest do during these times. Bash tells how each of the animals live during the four seasons. She sings “Saturday Night,” “Mr. Rabbit” and the “The Fox.”
Examines the development and uses of water, steam, and electric power in America since the Revolutionary period. Connects electric power to American freedom and industry. Uses live action and animation.
Explains how the French Empire left an influence upon the culture of this continent from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the mouth of the Mississippi. A boy and his sister are shown observing these influences in their home town. Historical locations from Quebec, to former forts and trading posts in the Middle West, down to the bayous of Louisiana are depicted. Scenes of early French settlements and explorations are also included.
Shows the home, school, and community life of children in a French-Canadian farm family. Portrays them riding to school in a horse-drawn sleigh, having a snow fight, reciting their lessons at school, working with home handicrafts, visiting their father at his maple sugar shed in the grove, and finally, going with the family to church on Sunday morning. Conversations are reproduced and interpreted. An instructional sound film.
Presents through the experiences of a boy, insights into numerous aspects of frontier life in the Midwest. Illustrates the importance of the school, the self-sufficiency of the settlers, and the developing economic system evidenced in peddlers, the country gristmill, and stores in frontier towns using barter to acquire and sell goods. Social life is pictured through scenes of a quilting bee, men discussing politics and market prices, games and a spelling bee.
Everyday events in the life of a Midwest settler's family from a child's viewpoint. School and community activities as well as home life.
Tells the story of Oberlin College in Ohio which first offered opportunities for higher education on a co-educational bases. Describes the significance of this institution to education for women and African Americans.
Reviews the penetration of later Latin Americans into the hinterlands of the several colonies. Points out that these frontier movements expanded the territory held and often set the boundaries of the future nations. (KETC) Kinescope.
Explains heat energy in terms of its source, its storage in the form of fuel, and its practical utilization. Describes the manufacture and storage of carbohydrates by plants, the role of carbon in the burning of fuels, the formation of coal and petroleum, the process of combustion, molecular action in relation to heat and temperature, and the operation of steam and gasoline engines.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Inc., George R. Cowgill
Describes the basic types of foods needed in daily diet and explains the contribution made by each type of food to bodybuilding. Depicts examples of controlled experimental feeding. For intermediate grades, high school and adult groups.
Portrays the rugged life of the fur trapper in the northern wilds. Shows his summer and early autumn preparations; the beginning of trapping in late autumn, continuing through the dead of winter; and the return of spring, the break-up of ice, the end of trapping, the distribution of the pelts.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, O. W. Eshbach, Warren P. Everote
Develops the law of falling bodies and credits Galileo for his work in this area. Shows by experiment and slow motion photography that all bodies fall at the same rate of speed and uses the inclined plane to determine speed, acceleration, and distance traveled in given times. Derives the formulas S=10t(2), S=1/2at(2), and S=1/2gt(2).
Bash tells why more games are played in the United States than any other country in the world. She says this is because immigrants brought the games of their native lands with them when they migrated here. She shows how games make for friendship among children of different countries. Hopscotch, jacks, checkers and football are included and the fun of making up your own games or rhymes and songs for old games is brought out. The Lillian Patterson dance group dances to several games. Songs include “Round and Round the Mulberry Bush,” “The Riddle Song,” and “Bluebells.”
Bash describes the difference in the way people shopped in the early days, telling how traveling “Yankee Peddlers” brought things in their wagons from farm to farm, then how the old fashioned general store sprang up. Authentic objects from the past are displayed, form high button shoes, to early spectacles. All the flavor of the general store, with its cracker barrels, Franklin stove, and crowded counters comes alive on the set, and gives a picture of the life of the early communities. Songs include “Paper of Pins,” “The Keeper,” and “Jennie Jenkins.”
Points out the purposes and procedures of the series of motion pictures, YESTERDAY'S WORLDS. Reviews objects shown and summarizes ideas discussed in the preceding 25 half-hour programs. Emphasizes the values of research into man's past. (NYU) Kinescope.
Considers whether man can find a way to make strong, permanent commitments in the face of constant change. Relates that in the nineteenth century, the Industrial Revolution wrought great changes in man's scientific, political, and economic life which many people felt heralded a permanent, stable utopia--a "golden city." Shows that in the twentieth century, vast new fields of knowledge have made man even more uncertain of the world he knows, and instead of a final utopia of nineteenth century industrial achievement, man must change his concepts to accept a still-changing universe.
Bash Kennett tells of the Spanish soldiers who came here on duty during the Spanish rule over California and decided to stay on, living on large ranchers in adobe haciendas. Bash takes a film trip to some remaining haciendas and compares modern living in California with the past. Songs include “La Cucaracha” and “Chisholm Trail.”
Bash takes a film trip to a forest, in company with a forest ranger, who shows her how the Forest Service raises trees, even the biggest evergreens, as a crop. The methods of selecting them for harvest, and the wise use of our heritage of lumber is shown. The Ranger marks a tree for harvest, after pointing out various facts about a healthy tree, and we see the tree cut and taken to the logging mill. Songs include, “Saturday Night” and “Dublin City.”
The hat you wear tells much about where you live, what kind of life you lead and what the climate is, says Bash in this program. Hats can be fun and in this program the story of hats is started with the earliest head coverings used in ancient times. Songs include “Jennie Jenkins,” “Soldier and the Lady,” “Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat” and “He’s Gone Away.”
This program will introduce volcanism and the rocks (igneous) which result from heat. Igneous rocks are formed from molten rock and can befound either beneath the earth’s surface or on the surface. Identification of them is made by texture. this dependson where they cooled, and how fast the cooling took place. You will examine the texture and characteristics of someof the common igneous rocks. Granite is one of these and has many different forms. Basalt is another, a dense rock with small crystals, but having a different chemical make-up from that of granite. You’ll find out too about the formations in which igneous rocks are frequently found; dikes, sheets, sills, and laccoliths. Finally you will see a miniature volcano erupt to introduce the most catastrophic form of volcanism, and the rocks formed from this kind of heat; obsidian, pumice, and scoria.
Dr. Henry Steele Commager discusses the place of America in history. Explains early European curiosity concerning the value of the discovery of America. Points out how America's contribution to technology, social democracy, federal politics, education, separation of church and state, and nationalism have influenced institutions elsewhere. (WQED) Kinescope.
Makes the assumption that the heroes of a society embody its ideals and aspirations, and shows that we can learn a great deal about American values by exploring some of the hero types of the past sixty years. Describes the adulation of matinee idols, from Valentino to Sinatra; of doers of big deeds, from Lindbergh to Shepard; of preeminent political figures, from Lincoln to Churchill. Shows that today, in a sophisticated age of psychological analysis, the fictional romantic "hero" stereotype is fast disappearing, but claims that we are still apt to confuse the celebrity with the hero, the manufactured myth with reality.
Footage of Bailey's trip across Asia circa 1954. Features many street scenes capturing local culture in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Egypt. Highlights include attending a bean-throwing festival (Setsubun) in Kyoto, a visit to a women's college in Ceylon, the detailed sculptures at Tiger Balm Park, a cobra farm in Bangkok, a demonstration by a yoga practitioner in India, and a visit to the set of the film "The Purple Plain" (1954) starring Gregory Peck. Actress Win Man Than can be seen in close-up on set.
Much of today’s exploration of space would be impossible without the early astronomical discoveries of Hipparchus (hih-PAR-kus). According to Dr. Posin, the greatest of these discoveries was that“the tip of the axis of the earth, through the centuries, make a circle in the heavens.” With the help of work done by scientists before him, such as Archimedes, Hipparchus was able to find ways of determining longitudes on earth and in the sky, thereby laying important groundwork for astronomical discoveries through the ages.
Describes the images evoked upon mention of the 1920s: jazz, champagne baths, John Held flappers, gang killings--in short, an era of rampant, glamorous decadence. Shows that the frantic thrill-searching of the "lost generation" takes on a somewhat different flavor when described by the pens of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and other Left Bank expatriates. Describes the small town, its traditions and manners still relatively untouched as presenting still another picture of the decade. Shows that each of these represents an alternate truth about the times and points out that it is only when we view history from many vantage points that we are able to achieve an undistorted, objective account and gain a perspective that avoids the pitfalls of our cherished stereotypes.
Footage of Bailey's trip to the United Kingdom in 1956. Documents many historical landmarks and buildings around England, Scotland, and Wales. Highlights include the Royal family at the Braemar Gathering and scenes of the games, Roman ruins, numerous castles, and scenes of 1950's London.
This film, designed primarily for members of the medical, nursing and allied hospital professions, portrays an experiment in maternity care which is being conducted in the obstretical division of St. Mary's Hospital, Evansville, Indiana.
Considers England's relations with her colonies after defeat of France. Points out her mistakes which led to antagonism and finally to open revolt by the Americans. Outlines the conditions the conditions that led the British to follow their disastrous course. (KETC) Kinescope.
The discovery of the New World by Columbus was really an accident, but one of those accidents which had been long in getting ready to happen. The Crusaders opened new lands to Europeans and made the first direct contact with things which Europe if she did not actually need, most certainly could use to her advantage. The Italian Merchants perfectly placed geographically and old hands at trading became the middlemen in the trade which developed. Soon other European merchants began to dream of ways of circumventing the Italians and becoming the middlemen themselves. The Turks added taxes to the goods which passed through their lands and hence the European found himself paying not only the Italian middleman but also the Turkish infidel for goods which were no longer luxuries, but which now had become necessities. New routes had to be found and these almost inevitably had to be water routes. Then into Portugal came an Italian from Genoa. Columbus believed that by sailing a few thousand miles to the west he would be able to reach Cathay and the Indies. In October, 1492, he did find land, but it didn’t fit the description which Marco Polo had given of the Orient. Soon it became evident that Columbus had actually discovered a new and uncharted world. No one was particularly happy about these two continents which blocked the western route to the Orient.
Discusses the organization of the colonial empires by the mother countries. Explains how these early patterns have affected the development of South America, including even the independent nations. (KETC) Kinescope.
This discussion centers around the political organization of the ancient Incas in Peru in relation to the work of their craftsmen in pottery and gold. Guests are Dudley T. Easby, Jr., secretary of the Metropolitan, and Julius Bird, department of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History.
Like the young lad who decided to leave home to start out on his own, the Young USA found that independence brought problems of its own, along with responsibilities and many terrifying challenges. First, there was the problem of organizing a central government which could mold thirteen sovereign commonwealths into a truly United States. The Articles of Confederation experiment failed because it denied the Central Government the necessary strength to enforce its laws. Then a fortuitous chain of meetings and discussion ultimately led to the gathering in Philadelphia of May 1787, out of which came the remarkable Constitution. After eleven years the bitterly contested ratification was complete and the first stage of the so-called “critical period” was passed.
Tells of the importance of corn to the settlers. Explains how the Indians helped the settlers plant corn and their methods of cultivation. Shows the participation of Indian children in planting, grinding, and keeping birds away from the corn fields.
Tells the story and historical significance of the battle of Fort Recovery in the settlement of Ohio. Explains how the grievances of settlers and Indians led to war and ultimate defeat for Native Americans. Points out the role of the British in bringing about Native American resistance. Discusses briefly the Treaty of Greenville.
Orients the industrial provinces, Ontario and Quebec, as the heart of the Dominion of Canada. Traces the settling of the region and shows the distribution of population, typical activities, products, imports, and the relation of this region to the rest of Canada, to the United States, and to other regions of the world. An instructional sound film.
Explains how industry grew after 1865 to made the U.S.A. one of the leading industrial nations by the early years of the twentieth century. Discusses factors which produced this growth--chiefly American enterprises and inventiveness. (KETC) Kinescope.
Bash shows how the boll weevil bores into the cotton plant and destroys it, and sings the folk song about the boll weevil. She describes the various activities of spiders, including spider ballooning, and goes into the nonsense song of “The Lade Who Swallowed the Spider.” A discussion of flies follows, and the Lillian Patterson dance children dance to “Shoo Fly.”
Discusses the international aims of the Communist Party and methods used to achieve these aims. Portrays Lenin's establishment of the Third International. Also reenacts the development of the ideas of a Communist hierarchy and of the justification of the use of illegal apparatuses for seizing control. Explains Communist maneuvers during the second half of the 1920's and in the 1930's, the Popular Front and the activities during the Spanish Civil War. Concludes with a description of the policies after 1947 and the ultimate aims of the Communist Party.
Mr. Alwin Nikolais and Miss Myers discuss the dancer’s need to say something new in terms of his medium, and the resulting break with the classical forms which was pioneered by Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis. Film clips show Miss St. Denis’ famous dance “Rhada,” and one of Miss Duncan’s students demonstrating some of Miss Duncan’s techniques. Finally, Mr. Nikolais and his troupe present examples of modern techniques to express ideas such as fear, love, height, and weight. They perform excerpts from four of the concert pieces they have created.
Discusses the work of Newton, who was born the day Galileo died, and was a contemporary and friend of Huyghens. Describes Newton's Principia Mathematica, one of the greatest scientific books ever written which was published through his friendship with Halley, another outstanding scientist of the time. Briefly discusses Newton's most important contributions to science which were his theories of light and prisms, and of motion and bodies in space.
Outlines the life of Cooper from his expulsion from Yale to his writing and travels in Europe. Presents his life as a merchant seaman, his two years' service in the U.S. Navy and his marriage; then show his wife daring him to write a novel. Emphasizes the influence Cooper's experiences and times had on his literary works, and mentions many of his novels.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation, Clarence L. Ver Steeg, Ph.D. Northwestern University, Milan Herzog
Dramatizes the founding and development of Jamestown from 1607 to 1619. Presents the storyteller John Rolfe as he describes the first landing, building of the fort, life of the first settlers, and the arrival of Lord Delaware who initiated a strong government. Pictures trade with the Native Americans, development of tobacco, the marriage of John Rolfe to Pocohontas, and the growth of the colony. | Dramatizes the struggle between the aspirations of the colonists for self government and the need for a strong central government during the beginning years.
Dramatizes key episodes in the life of this founder of American constititional law; the predisposing experiences of his boyhood, his role in the American Revolution, his career in national politics leading to appointment as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Characterizes the founder of America constitutional law. Reveals the significant experiences of Marshall's boyhood, and traces his political career. Presets court decisions through which Chief Justice Marshall established the Supreme Court as the highest authority in determining the constitutionality of American legislation.
Presents the story of the decipherment of ancient cuneiform and hieroglyphic writing. Explains how the Rosetta stone in Egypt became the key to unlock the mystery of hieroglyphics. Discusses the work of Grotefend, Rawlinson, and Champollion in achieving an understanding of ancient writing. (UCS)
Discusses the correspondence between ancient kings of the Middle Eastern countries. The letters were recently discovered in the Egyptian village of El-Amarna, and they deal with problems of money, with intrigues, and with marriage settlements. (NU) Kinescope.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Inc., Leo Gershoy, John T. Bobbitt
Presents highlights in the life of Lafayette with emphasis on his service to the United States. Portrays his friendship with Washington and shows the part he played in the Revolutionary War. Reveals how he fought for a constitutional government in France and concludes by telling of his abiding love for America and the honor bestowed on him by this country.
This is an excerpt showing one segment of episode 117. Presents critical comments and views of Asian scholar and war correspondent, Bernard B. Fall. Discusses the nature of the war in Vietnam, its effect upon the people, and the possibility of a practical solution. Includes taped comments.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, O. W. Eshbach, Milan Herzog
Gives a brief historical review of the study of motion; then presents Newton's laws of motion. Gives several examples of them from the practical point of view, and illustrates them in detail with moving balls.
The turmoil of the first month after Lenin’s description of Kerensky form the basis of this program: the disruption caused by the lack of a trained civil service, the civil war being waged by the Kerensky adherents, the threat of Germany, the workers’ strikes, and so on. Once an armistice was signed with Germany, Lenin and his associates were able to turn their attention to consolidating their position. After the Bolsheviks (henceforth called the Communist Party) had seized the national Assembly and locked the doors to keep the opposing delegates out, Lenin’s positon was firmly established. An interesting sequence involves Mr. Sworakowski’s reminiscences of the events surrounding the armistice. He himself witnessed many of the events of this period, and his account is moving and informative.
Shows an afternoon at a three-ring circus with close-ups of a snake charmer, a hula dance, contortionists, a ballet of elephants, roller skating, human butterflies, clowns, acrobatics, tight-rope walking, juggling, and informal glimpses of rehearsing and making-up behind the scenes.
Tells the story of sailing vessels and life aboard a clipper ship. Describes the various jobs performed by the sailors. Discusses the types of cargoes carried on trips to all parts of the world. (KQED) Kinescope.
Tells the story of the deserted city of Columbia, California, one of the key Gold Rush towns in the 1850's. Describes the life and profession of people who went there seeking gold. Shows the old buildings and objects the people used at that time.
This program deals with protective devices for flyers in space. As background, Col. Sweeney demonstrates the Air Force partial pressure suit, designed for emergency escape from a damaged craft, and discusses the effects of “explosive decompression,” the sudden loss of cabin air pressure when a projectile or a meteor punctures the wall of the ship. Mr. Ehricke then presents one of his designs for a three-stage rocket vehicle, in which the final stage is a satellite glider capable of returning to the earth with its passengers. He discusses particularly the special features of the five-man cabin unit, a sealed compartment carrying its own atmosphere and incorporating the essential principles of the Sealed Space Cabin developed by the School of Aviation Medicine.
Tells the story of the Louisiana Territory and its significance to United States history. Explains how and why this land changed ownership between France and Spain until purchased by Thomas Jefferson in 1803. Also discusses French architecture of this early period in what became Missouri.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Inc., Isabel B. Wingate
Demonstrates each step in the manufacture of a child's cotton dress in a modern clothing factory. Reveals how the original is designed, and then portrays simple making, pattern making, cutting, sewing, finishing, pressing, and packing. Emphasizes the economy of mass-production methods. An instructional film.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Inc., Robert Redfield, Hal Kopel
Analyzes and describes the meaning of culture. Sees culture as a system of behavior which includes all the things a group does to facilitate its continued existence. Illustrates basic similiarities in human cultures and depicts how differences may be caused by geographical, biological, and historical factors. Identifies the basic tools of all cultures and shows how cultures are transmitted. Emphasizes the need for familiarity with a culture in order to understand its people.
Depicts the Japanese occupation of Manchukuo. Describes the mechanization of industry. Includes scenes showing coal and iron mines, steel mills, railroads, government buildings, new housing, native Chinese life, shops and trade, the Russian influence in Harbin, the raising of soya beans, schools, and hospitals. A silent teaching film.
Discusses the mid-nineteenth century push to the Pacific. Characterizes the period as one of adolescent optimism, cockiness, and self-assurance, idealism, and disregard for other's rights and feelings. Suggests that by reaching the Pacific, Americans had fulfilled their destiny. (KETC) Kinescope.
Provides a kaleidoscopic preview of Communist history. Explains the basis for the series and establishes documentary sources. Uses reenactments to show the collaboration on the Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels, the development of Marxism, and the founding of the First International. Discusses the fallacy in Marx's premise and concludes by introducing Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, later known as Lenin.
Professor Dorothy Montgomery, Chairman, Department of Physics, Hollins College, Va., Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Traces measurements from centimeters to atomic distances and shows how calibration of instruments can give an accurate knowledge of these measurements. Shows measuring techniques used with optical microscopes. Explains the principle of the use of electrons to cast shadows and how this is employed in the electron microscope. Dr. Edwin Mueller demonstrates his field emission microscope by which it is possible to see images of individual atoms, and he briefly discusses the principles involved in the microscope's operation.
Tells the story of making objects from metal. Explains the importance of the craftsmen who shaped iron, tin, pewter, gold, and silver. Describes the work of famous metalworkers. Uses film to show a metal craftsman using techniques of the colonial worker. (KQED) Kinescope.
Bash tells the story of the Mighty Mississippi, in calm and in flood, in the early days of the flat boats, keelboats and barges on to the time of the riverboats with steam turning the giant paddle wheels. She tells of the people who live on its bank, of the excitement of the cotton loading and the showboats. Bash sings “The Keelboat Song,” “Nicodemus” and “Lazy River.”
Considers immigration to the U.S.A from the post bellum years into the twentieth century. Discusses the areas of origin of the immigrants. Relates how they filled up the frontier and the Middle Border and furnished labor for the expanding industry of the East. (KETC) Kinescope.
Bash tells the story of Missouri, the settling of towns and the westward trails to Oregon and California via the Santa Fe Trail. She sings “Black-eyed Susie,” “Chisholm Trail,” “Shenandoah” and “Cockles and Mussels.”
Traces the history of the development of the liquid-fuel missile by groups in Germany and the U.S. Views the development of the White Sands Proving Grounds and a parallel development of rocketry by the Germans, and explains the similarity of the two. Identifies the German A-9 and A-10 rockets as the forerunners of the multi-stage rocket. (New Mexico College of A. & M.A.) Film.
Discusses the relationship of poetry to music during the Elizabethan period. Describes the manner in which Byrd and Dowland set poetry to music. Musical selections are performed by the Saturday Consort. Featured guest is Dr Frances Eldredge, Department of English, Chatham College, Pittsburgh. (WQED) Kinescope.
Discusses the form of the masque with samples of music and dances. Concentrates on the Lord Hayes' Masque by Thomas Campion. Musical compositions are performed by the Saturday Consort. (WQED) Kinescope.
Discusses music in the Catholic Church during the renaissance. Various examples of Music as it might have been played in private chapels is performed by the Saturday Consort. Featured guest is Father Thomas Jackson, Secretary to the Commission of Music of the Pittsburgh Diocese. (WQED) Kinescope.
Compares the music of the reign of Elizabeth I with the social and economic conditions prevalent at the time. Various musical selections of this era in English history are performed by the Saturday consort. Featured guest is Dr. George F. Dowler, Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh. (WQED) Kinescope.
Compares the music during the reign of Maximilian I with the social, economic and political life prevalent at the time. Music, including Ode On the Death of Maximilian, by Ludwig Senfl, is performed by the Saturday Consort. Featured guest is Dr. George Fowler, Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh. (WQED) Kinescope.
Old music boxes bring to mind the story of man’s struggle to reproduce music mechanically. This led from the first vibration of a wooden music box to the present day hi-fi. Bash goes back to the early inventions of bell ringing and musical watches and traces the development through the Regina Sublima and the player piano. She shows and plays several interesting music boxes. The Lillian Patterson dancers interpret a rhythmic dance to the sound of mellow old-time music.
Describes how printers from many countries contributed to the art of printing. Tells how printing spread from Germany to other countries. Describes the significant printing done in Italy, Belgium, France, England, Mexico, and New England during the early development of the New World. (USC) Film.
This film was shot on the 1963 Agri-business Caravan to Common Market nations in Europe and is used to show farm, business and civic groups some of the ideas the caravaners gathered on the trip. A movie co-produced by Dr. Landis Bennett, who is in charge of the visual Aids Section at North Carolina State College, has won first place in national competition sponsored by the Farm Film
The Farm Film Foundation $500 Award went to L. W. Riley, visual education editor, Clemson University, for his European-made film "One Ocean Away."
This is the story of the plants we eat and how some of the things we eat were brought her by the first settlers. Bash Kennett tells the history of some of our fruits and vegetables and the Lillian Patterson dancers illustrate an imaginary gardening scene. Songs include “Aunty Minna’s Cooking the Syrup,” “Goober Peas” and “Onions and Potatoes.”
This program in the series is a singing survey of America at work, play, in love and the songs of the children. Bash sings some of her favorites including “Liza Jane,” “Prisoner of Life,” “Every Night When the Sun Goes In,” “The Fox,” “The Riddle Song,” “Dig My Grave,” “If I Had a Ribbon Bow,” “Hullabaloo Belay” and “The Titanic.”
This installment tells the story of Colonial North America, as recalled by John Francis “Jack” Bannon, S.J., a Saint Louis University historian and internationally-renowned scholar brought history and the story of America to life.
A sheet of paper is taken for granted today, but it was a treasure in other times. Bash Kennett tells of man’s attempt to create something on which he could record his thoughts. She traces the discovery of wood pulp which led to the conquest of America’s forests by loggers who cut the trees for paper mills. Songs include “Poor Pitat” and “Oh Susannah.”
Tells the story of the invention and spread of paper making. Discusses the materials and tools used in making paper. Demonstrates how paper was made in ancient China. Traces the history of the movement of paper making from China to Germany. (USC) Film.
Home movie of Bailey's trip to France in the early 1950s. Features footage of boats sailing along the Seine, people strolling along the banks, sunbathing at a pool, and homeless men sleeping near the river. Shows the Lafayette monument in Cours-la-Reine and children playing at its base and street scenes taken in the Latin Quarter. Other notable landmarks include the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Musée du Louvre, and Notre Dame cathedral.
Tells the story of the Republican Party's birth at Ripon, Wisconsin. Explains the factors which gave rise to the Republican Party and doomed Whig Party. Discusses the Missouri Compromise, Fugitive Slave Law and the Kansas-Nebraska Act as they relate to the new party.
Tells the story of the button industry and its development in Muscatine, Iowa. Reviews briefly the places discussed on previous programs. Explains how the button industry was only one example of local industrial development in American history, brought about by resourcefulness and presence of raw materials.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Preston E. James, Ph.D., Syracuse University, Milan Herzog
Outlines the geographical features, flora and fauna, history, Spanish influences, customs of the people, and modern economic trends in Peru. Gives an overview of the Andes and associated highlands, the Amazon Valley, the coastal desert, and the plants, animals, and people that inhabit these regions. Points out remnants of the Incas' civilization and that the present day indigenous people of Peru are descendants of the Incas. The lives of these indigenous people are described. Arrival of the Spanish and their role in Peru's history are related along with their introduction of cattle and wheat to the economy. Modern influences are seen.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Inc., Lester E. Klimm
Covers the major uses of petroleum as a source of energy; the location of oil-producing areas; the steps in locating, drilling, and refining methods; the transportation of petroleum; the problems of world oil production and distribution; and the critical role of petroleum in world affairs. An instructional film.