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How to be a man : instructions for proper male behavior from classroom films of the 1940s-'70s

Author: Bret WoodSkip ElsheimerTimothy FarrellJonathan WintersInternational Film Foundation.All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino International, ©2009.
Series: Classic educational shorts, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For centuries, parents have struggled to usher their children through the magical and often treacherous journey to adult-hood. In America, a new form of tutelage was engineered: the calssroom film. Suddenly, the prickly issues of sexual development and juvenile delinquency could by addressed. These films helped to deal with the subtleties of behavior and the importance of fitting in. Topics covered include coping  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Short films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bret Wood; Skip Elsheimer; Timothy Farrell; Jonathan Winters; International Film Foundation.; Coronet (Firm); Centron Corporation.; McGraw-Hill Films.; Sid Davis Productions.; Bray-Mar (Firm); Calvin Productions.; Thomas Craven Film Corporation.; A/V Geeks (Firm); Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 456568395
Notes: Title from container.
Moment of decision narrated by Timothy Farrell.
"From the A/V Geeks film library."
Special features: Bonus film: From rugs to riches (Thomas Craven Prods. ; col. ; 15 min. - a training film for the adult man, starring Jonathan Winters); interview with A/V Geeks founder Skip Elsheimer.
Credits: Curated by Skip Elsheimer.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 183 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Fears of children / International Film Foundation (1951 ; b&w ; 27 min.) --
Am I trustworthy? / Coronet (1950 ; b&w ; 10 min.) --
Act your age / Coronet (1949 ; b&w ; 12 min.) --
The other fellow's feelings / Centron (1951 ; b&w ; 8 min.) --
Your body during adolescence / McGraw-Hill (1954 ; b&w ; 11 min.) --
The show-off / Centron (1954 ; b&w ; 11 min.) --
Planning for success / Coronet (1950 ; b&w ; 10 min.) --
Moment of decision / Sid Davis Prods. (1961 ; col. ; 10 min.) --
Car theft / Bray-Mar (1956 ; b&w ; 14 min.) --
Dance, little children / Centron (1961 ; col. 25 min.) --
The decision is yours / Calvin Productions (1970 ; col. ; 30 min.).
Series Title: Classic educational shorts, v. 1.
Responsibility: Kino International ; produced for video by Bret Wood.

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For centuries, parents have struggled to usher their children through the magical and often treacherous journey to adult-hood. In America, a new form of tutelage was engineered: the calssroom film. Suddenly, the prickly issues of sexual development and juvenile delinquency could by addressed. These films helped to deal with the subtleties of behavior and the importance of fitting in. Topics covered include coping with failure and teasing.

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How to Be a Man Vol. 1: Instructions for Proper Male Behavior from the Classroom Films of the 1940s-1970s

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This DVD is a collection of “social problem” films made between 1949 and 1970, most of them from the early-mid 1950s, and almost all made in the Midwest. When a collection of similar short films are packaged together, of any content, there’s a decision made to either let the films stand on their...
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