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America's Newsreel Album, ca. 1955. No. 3

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This historical newsreel, hosted and narrated by Dennis James, contains three segments. The first profiles the exploits of Mildred Ella ("Babe") Didrikson Zaharias, a woman considered the greatest female athlete of her time. The second segment on the Prohibition Era contains footage of Charleston dancers, famous speakeasy operator "Texas" Guinan, singer Al Jolson, President Warren G. Harding playing a tuba,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
History
Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 828641237
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on April 02, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Target Audience: 6 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (15 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Mildred "Babe" Didrikson (2:33) --
Marine Corps Officer Training (1:21) --
The Roaring Twenties (2:38) --
"The Lawless Decade" (2:59) --
Crazy Cars of the 1920s (1:27) --
Marine Corp. Recruitment (1:44) --
Credits and Sponsorship: America's Newsreel Album No. 3, ca. 1955 (1:03).
Responsibility: National Archives and Records Service.

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This historical newsreel, hosted and narrated by Dennis James, contains three segments. The first profiles the exploits of Mildred Ella ("Babe") Didrikson Zaharias, a woman considered the greatest female athlete of her time. The second segment on the Prohibition Era contains footage of Charleston dancers, famous speakeasy operator "Texas" Guinan, singer Al Jolson, President Warren G. Harding playing a tuba, President Calvin Coolidge wearing a Native American headdress, Eugene Debs leaving prison, Al Capone, and Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Lastly comes a humorous feature on the "crazy cars" of the 1920s. Included with the newsreel features are two recruitment shorts for the U.S. Marine Corps. From the National Archives and Records Administration.

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