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"The Dresden Story" (1954) - NFB Video

<iframe src="http://www.nfb.ca/film/dresden_story/embed/player" width="530" height="345" ></iframe><p style="width:(( width ))px"><a href="http://www.nfb.ca/film/dresden_story" target="_blank"><em>Dresden Story</em></a> by <a href="http://www.nfb.ca/explore-all-directors/julian-biggs/" title="more films by Julian Biggs" target="_blank">Julian Biggs</a>, <a href="http://www.nfb.ca" target="_blank">National Film Board of Canada</a></p>

This film goes to Dresden, Ontario, to sample local attitudes towards racial discrimination against black people that brought this town into the news.

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"Duck and Cover" : Federal Civil Defense Administration (1951) - Video

Duck and Cover was a social guidance film produced in 1951 by the United States federal government's Civil Defense branch shortly after the Soviet Union began nuclear testing. It was shown in schools as the cornerstone of the government's "duck and cover" public awareness campaign. The movie states that nuclear war could happen at any time without warning, and U.S. citizens should keep this constantly in mind and be ever ready.

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"The Trouble With Women" (1959) - Video

"The Trouble With Women" (1959) - Video | The 1950's | Scoop.it

This film illustrates some of the perceived problems a supervisor might face working with women, but ultimately demonstrates where the real problem lies. 

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"Ford Films from the 50's" (1950s) - Video

A collection of films produced for the Ford Motor Company in the 1950's.
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"A Day In The Life Of A 1950's Small Town" (1952) - YouTube Video

A 1952 documentary showing small town 50's America from morning to evening. Many kinds of people doing many kinds of work. 1952, B/W.

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"What Makes A Good Party?" (1950) - Video

Shows teenagers how to plan and attend a party, suggesting games to play and songs to sing (Jimmy Crack Corn).
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"A Brighter Day in Your Kitchen" (1949) - Video

Focus on meal preparation with our own home economist talking to American women about food; some great kitchen and cooking shots.
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"Two-Ford Freedom" (1956) - Video

"Two-Ford Freedom" (1956) - Video | The 1950's | Scoop.it

A Ford advertising film or television commercial. A suburban housewife talks to CAM in her clean kitchen about the benefits of owning two cars.

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