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    TopBilled’s Essentials

    A few other tidbits to add. Martin Sheen once wrote that he loved doing this movie despite his character appearing frustrated and trapped in his relationship with Ava, whom he got along with quite well off camera. Obviously the story has some silly and rather questionable aspects to it, but it still surprises me how much the critics of the time disliked it. Some of the scorn could have been due to disaster all-star spectacular burnout. Even though I consider it more of an old fashion train adventure than a disaster epic, it did come out during an avalanche involving this genre. One succeeding title was... what else?... AVALANCHE. Others released within a year or two include BLACK SUNDAY, AIRPORT '77, ROLLERCOASTER and THE SWARM. Sometimes they featured Olivia de Haviland looking far more stressed out than Ava Gardner here and sometimes not. I might have been a tad critical of the all-white band performing here, but the song “I'm Still On My Way” isn't half-bad and Ann Turkel has a nice voice. The YouTube recording has many positive remarks, suggesting many fondly remember CASSANDRA CROSSING in a rosier light than those uptight 1976-77 critics. It did do well at the box-office regardless.
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    Beautiful Autumn Scenes In Movies

    Sometimes it seems like a third or half of all Disney features include autumn scenes... Bambi (1942)... "man" arrives to blast the critters and cause a forest fire. An earlier scene when the fawn is experiencing his first autumn shows a stylish moment with the leaves falling. Half of Ichabod And Mr. Toad (1949) was set during Halloween In live-action, The Incredible Journey (1963) had some great footage of seasonal Ontario. Also in live-action, Perri (1957) was the story of a squirrel through the seasons... Speaking of nut-collecting rodents... a typical scene in a typical shortie, Chips Ahoy You can easily add many others like the True Life Adventure featurettes Beaver Valley and Nature's Half Acre, Ben and Me (opening shots in autumn Philadelphia), Those Calloways, The Fox And The Hound, Pocahontas, etc. Here's Lady And Tramp... the cartoon version, that is. The unsurprising live-action remake with cgi effects coming soon.
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    TopBilled’s Essentials

    I should not have discussed THE PAGAN. Was just drumming up a movie to discuss movie "tastes" in general but that film is completely unrelated storywise and I went too far off topic. Probably confused everybody here. Sorry about that. Tomlinson was also in TOM JONES (although he didn't do much in that one) and a few others I have seen. His two Disney performances were good even if he did not change much in personality for BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS. I do need to see the earlier (Tomlinson-less) ROME EXPRESS.
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    TopBilled’s Essentials

    In fact, one of the things I love best about SLEEPING CAR TO TRIESTE is that there is great continuity, when the characters walk between the various compartments, or when they meet up in the dining car for a meal. Also, there is great attention to detail so that when someone gets off the train, they suddenly appear in the background (rear projection) shots a few moments later, walking along the platform. That would be interesting to check out further. Maybe something one character says relates to the next character appearing on screen, interconnecting each of the individual stories. Thus, you could provide an excellent commentary track to a DVD version of this, aiding viewers to look at these little details. Of course, I have only seen this movie once and have not studied it in depth like you have.
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    TopBilled’s Essentials

    I probably should not have gotten so deep into the film's very subtle "gay" subtext, especially in Part 3 of this discussion which will certainly get a few raised eyebrows among readers. I personally don't think Ed Begley's David Burke was written with any specific suggestion that he may have some curious "attractions" to these guys. However director Robert Wise is clearly curious about him and is toying with him; thus, he is getting we the viewers to toy with him as well. That brief interchange early in the movie was most interesting to me, as if Robert Ryan's Earl Slater was purposely "fishing for answers" in a roundabout way by asking why there are no women in David's life. Remember that the 1950s was the decade of McCarthyism and Confidential magazine when many careers were on the line based on what you did behind closed doors. Also there is this great emphasis on just how heterosexual the other two are. Earl has an affair (or attempts one since the details aren't spelled out) with a married mother of a small child in a neighboring apartment (Graham's Helen) after feeling "mothered" by his own partner Lorry (Winters). Likewise, Harry Belafonte's Johnny Ingram can't stay committed to his girlfriend at the club because he still has feelings for his ex-wife. David seeming to have more interest in Johnny than Earl (who is trying to figure out why David wants to use a "colored" man for this work) may not matter at all to the overall story arc, but I do find myself questioning the whole "why" of Coco's interchange with Johnny and the latter making it clear he doesn't "swing that way". Was this so that we know Johnny will equally reject any, um, interest coming from somebody else? When we think about it, Coco himself is a throwaway character who contributes absolutely nothing to this movie, although he may play a more important role in William P. McGivern's novel which I have yet to read. Regarding Robert Wise as the director, it is interesting to note that his next feature would be the multi-Oscar winning West Side Story, which also tested the waters in regards to gay material and, not surprisingly, is one of the crowning achievements of a then closeted-with-a-wife Leonard Bernstein. Even though great effort is made to match all of the guys up with girlfriends at the dance, there is considerable "heat" among them when operating together in their boys-will-be-boys clubs, the Jets and the Sharks. Even Rita Moreno's Anita teases that George Chakiris' Bernardo's libido is enhanced after the boys "fight" as if to suggest he must compensate for something he might have done earlier that makes him question how "straight" he is. Not that Anita minds at all, because he certainly provides her what she needs in satisfaction. It seems like Bernstein and others working on this were all hinting that many of their characters, apart from the doomed lovebirds leading the story who were ONLY focused on each other, were quite "fluid" in their tastes. There is, of course, a certain distaste for cross dressing and transgender behavior in West Side Story, even though Wise makes Susan Oakes' "tomboy" Anybodys one of its most self confident characters and a positive role model. However our "Romeo", Richard Beymer's Tony, angrily orders that Anybodys to act "like a girl". The song "Gee, Officer Krumpke" gives a family laundry list of disorders that includes "My sister wears a mustache, My brother wears a dress". (Then again, I also think that these lines are included simply to tease a bigoted cop over something that is no-big-deal to the one singing.)
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    TopBilled’s Essentials

    It is always fun to include a clip-scene to provide an overall "feel", this one is presented in high quality by the British Film Institute.
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    A Shortie Checklist: BFA and Phoenix Films

    Various other CBS TV episodes and specials Roughly an hour in length and presented in two parts if distributed on 16mm instead of VHS. The shorter and longer productions are noted in minutes (m). If part of a TV series, this is indicated in () along with important credits. School film distributors tended to be selective of these, unlike syndicated stations that would show all or most episodes of a given series. Here is my dumping ground for CBS News “Specials” that weren't officially “Reports” but might as well have been since most of us can't tell the difference. The Abortion Battle (48 Hours; Eric Shapiro; script: Thomas Flynn) / October 20, 1988 (Films for the Humanities) Adventure: Inca's First Contact of Europeans, Bering Sea Life, African Dance / bw / August 9, 1953 Adventure: Niagara Falls Rockslide, Navajos / bw / September 26, 1954 After Ten Years: The Court And The Schools (CBS News Special; Philip Scheffler & William Peters, producers; Norman Gorin; hosts: Dan Rather, Mike Wallace, Charles Kuralt, Martin Agronsky & Harry Reasoner) / bw / May 13, 1964 (Films for the Humanities) Ages Of Man: William Shakespeare (David Susskind & Daniel Melnick, producers; host: John Gielgud) / bw-2 hours / January 23, 1966 Released on 16mm in 4 parts: Youth / Adulthood / Maturity / Death (McGraw-Hill) AIDS: The Human Story (AIDS Hits Home) / October 22, 1986 Videotape version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKQVtDPYhis Alcoholism: The Price We Pay (CBS News segment; hosts: Dan Rather & Susan Spencer) / 15m / 1984 (Carousel Films) The American Revolution, 1770-1783: A Conversation With Lord North (CBS News Special) / April 6, 1971 (BFA) Andy Rooney Takes Off (CBS News Special; Andy Rooney) / January 3, 1984 The Audience In The Living Room (Eyewitness) / bw / February 2, 1962 Arthur Krock: Presidents I've Known (CBS News Special; Gene De Poris, producer; host: Eric Sevareid) / January 12, 1969 Automobiles: The Great Love Affair (CBS News Special; Richard Ellison, producer; co-script: Andy Rooney; host: Harry Reasoner) / bw / October 12, 1965 (McGraw-Hill) Back On The Road With Charles Kuralt (CBS News Special) / 30m / January 14, 1969 (BFA) Battered Women (Domestic Violence In America) (Against The Law; Robert Higgins, producer; host: José Díaz-Balart) / 2 parts (90m total) / July 17, 1991 (Films for the Humanities) The Battle Of East St. Louis (CBS News Special; Peter Davis & Hughes Rudd) / December 30, 1969 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXGdk7ZfFM0 Beethoven's Birthday: A Celebration In Vienna With Leonard Bernstein / December 24, 1971 (BFA) Video: https://archive.org/details/bernsteinonbeethovenodetojoyfromtheninthsymphony The Big News / bw-30m / December 16, 1957 A Black View Of South Africa (CBS News Special, Irv Drasnin) / December 15, 1970 The Body Human: The Sexes (Tomorrow Entertainment; Alfred R. Kelman; host: Alexander Scourby) / May 21, 1979 Breakthrough In Birmingham (Eyewitness; Russ Bensley; reporters: Charles Collingwood, George Herman & Robert Schakne) / bw-28m / May 10, 1963 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI19zyxdk8A The Burden And The Glory Of John F. Kennedy / bw / November 18, 1964 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/theburdenandthegloryofjohnfkennedy CBS Sports Spectacular: National Finals Rodeo / bw / December 15, 1962 The Challenge Of The '50s, Years Of Crises (World In Transition; Edward R. Murrow) / bw / January 1, 1951 The Chicago Riots (CBS News Specila; hosts: Mike Wallace & Bill Plante) / bw-31m / July 15, 1966 (Films for the Humanities) Children And The Grief Process (For Our Times; Marlene Saunders) / 20m / 1982 (MTI Teleprograms) Christmas In Appalachia (CBS News Special; Bernard Bimbaum; host: Charles Keralt) / bw-29m / December 22, 1964 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/christmasinappalachia The Cities, Part 1: A City Is To Live / June 24, 1968 (BFA) The Cities, Part 2: A Dilemma In Black And White / June 25, 1968 (BFA) The Cities, Part 3: To Build A Future / June 26, 1968 (BFA) City Government In The United States / 1977 (BFA) The City In The Image Of Man: Ideas And Works Of Paolo Soleri, Part 1 (Camera Three; Merrill Brockway; script: Stephan Chodorov) / 30m / May 14, 1972 (Films for the Humanities) The City In The Image Of Man: Ideas And Works Of Paolo Soleri, Part 2 (Camera Three; Merrill Brockway; script: Stephan Chodorov) / 30m / May 21, 1972 (Films for the Humanities) The City In The Image Of Man: Ideas And Works Of Paolo Soleri, Part 2 (Camera Three; Merrill Brockway; script: Stephan Chodorov) / 30m / May 28, 1972 (Films for the Humanities) The City In The Image Of Man: Ideas And Works Of Paolo Soleri, Part 2 (Camera Three; Merrill Brockway; script: Stephan Chodorov) / 30m / June 4, 1972 (Films for the Humanities) The College Turmoil (CBS News Special; Robert Wussler & Esther Kartlganer, producers; hosts: Harry Reasoner, Eric Sevareid & Mike Wallace) / © April 15, 1969 The Color Line On Campus (Eyewitness; Leslie Midgley & John Sharnick; Russ Bensley; hosts: Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Hughes Rudd & Lew Wood) / bw-30m / January 25, 1963 (Films for the Humanities) Conversation In Black Community Involvement / 1969 (BFA) A Conversation With Dean Acheson (CBS News Special) / September 28, 1969 (BFA) Critical Conditions: The Nursing Shortage (48 Hours; Eric Shapiro; writer Thomas Flinn) / January 26, 1989 (Films for the Humanities) Cuba, Ten Years Of Castro (CBS News Special) / bw-30m / November 19, 1968 (BFA) Danger, Mines (CBS News Special; Bernard Birnbaum, producer; hosts: Nelson Benton, John Hart & George Herman) / © February 11, 1969 Death And Dying: A Teenage Class (CBS 30 Minutes segment; Betsy Aaron) / 11m / 1980 (McGraw-Hill) Don't Get Sick In America! (CBS News Special; Daniel Schorr) / April 21, 1970 Energy: The Facts... The Fears... The Future (CBS News Special; Walter Cronkite) / August 31, 1977 (BFA) Energy Crunch, The Best Way Out (CBS News Special; Leslie Midgley; host: Dan Rather) / January 5, 1980 (Carousel Films) Eric Hoffer: The Passionate State Of Mind (CBS News Special; host: Eric Sevareid) / bw / September 17, 1967 (Carousel Films) Eye On The Media: Business And the Press (Mary Drayne, producer; Arthur Bloom) / December 25, 1982 (Carousel Films) The Face Of Red China (CBS News Special) / bw / December 28, 1958 (CRM Films) The Fighter (CBS 30 Minutes segment) / 11m / February 4, 1979 (Wombat Films) Five Presidents On The Presidency (host: Eric Sevareid) / April 26, 1973 (BFA) For Reasons Of Insanity (Against The Law; hosts: José Díaz-Balart & Bernard Goldman) / 44m / April 8, 1992 The Forgotten American (CBS News Special; Phil Lewis, producer; host: Richard Threlkeld) / May 7, 1968 (Carousel Films) Four Views Of Caesar (Chronicle) / bw / November 6, 1963 (BFA) From Washington: Report On Integration (CBS News Special; host: Griffing Bancroft) / bw-31m / September 29, 1957 (Films for the Humanities) Gauguin In Tahiti: Search For Paradise (CBS News Special; Martin Carr; hosts: Charles Kuralt & Michael Redgrave) / June 6, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqo8EIayRng Gilberto- Shark Boy Of The Sea Of Cortez (Going Places; Diego Echevarria; host: Charles Kuralt) / 23m / December 2, 1980 (Carousel Films) Go Down Moses (Harriet Tubman And The Underground Railroad) (The Great Adventure) / bw/ November 1, 1963 Cast: Ruby Dee, Brock Peters, Ossie Davis & Ethel Waters. (McGraw-Hill) Video: https://archive.org/details/harriettubmanandtheundergroundrailroadreel2 The Great American Novel: Babbitt & The Grapes Of Wrath (host: Richard Boone) / April 9, 1968 (BFA) Moby Dick (CBS News Special; Arthur Barron, producer; hosts: Charles Kuralt & George C. Scott) / March 25, 1969 (BFA) The Great Depression (Isaac Kleinderman; script: Hughes Rudd & John Sharnik) / 33m / © March 22, 1976 (BFA) Guns USA (Against The Law; host: José Díaz-Balart) / January 23, 1992 (Films for the Humanities, segments put out on video) Herman Melville's “November In My Soul” / 27m / May 15, 1977 (BFA) The Hippie Temptation (CBS News Special; Warren Wallace; co host: Harry Reasoner) / August 22, 1967 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-UOMpRYPAM Hispanic America (CBS News Special) / 13m / March 26, 1980 Hospice (Magazine; Mary Drayne, producer) / 13m / November 3, 1978 (Carousel Films) An Hour With Ed Murrow: Memorial (CBS News Special) / bw / April 30, 1965 A House Divided (CBS News Special; Joe Clement, producer; co-writer: Phyllis Bosworth; host: Harry Reasoner) / © March 23, 1969 I Have A Dream... The Life Of Martin Luther King Jr. (CBS News Special) / April 5, 1968 (BFA) I See Chicago: Art (host: Edward G. Robinson) / June 10, 1967 Incest: The Hidden Crime (Magazine) / 16m / March 1, 1979 (Media Guild) Inside Red China (CBS News Special; Palmer Williams, producer) / November 22, 1966 (Carousel Films) Is Anyone Out There Learning? Part 1 (Ken Sable; host: Walter Cronkite) / / August 22, 1978 (Carousel Films) Is Anyone Out There Learning? Part 2 (Ken Sable; host: Walter Cronkite) / / August 23, 1978 (Carousel Films) Is Anyone Out There Learning? Part 3 (Ken Sable; host: Walter Cronkite) / / August 24, 1978 (Carousel Films) The Israelis (CBS News Special, Amos Elon & Perry Wolff) / 1973 Issue Of Busing (CBS News Special, Ernest Leiser, producer; Roger Mudd) / April 30, 1972 (Films for the Humanities) The Japanese (CBS News Special; Perry Wolff, producer; host: Edwin O. Reischauer) / May 9, 1971 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/thejapanese_201609 Jesse Jackson And Carolyn Shelton: Pushing For Excellence (Like It Is; Igor Ogan'esoff & Joseph Lovett, producers) / 16m / 1978 (BFA) Klan Youth Corps (CBS 30 Minutes; Catharina Olian, producer; Christopher Glenn) / 11m / September 20, 1980 Video: https://archive.org/details/klanyouthcorps Life In Tibet (Adventure; Jac Venza, producer; Robert Northshield; host: Mel Ferber) / bw-30m / January 29, 1955 Features Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas Living With Death: Unfinished Business With Dr. Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross (For Our Times; Chalmers Dale; host: Marlene Sanders) / 30m / December 1982 (MTI Teleprograms) The Lost Class Of '59: A Study Of Virginia's Massive Resistance (CBS News Special; Fred W. Friendly & Edward R. Murrow) / bw / 1959 The Many Faces Of Marsha (48 Hours; hosts: Dan Rather & Erin Moriarity) / February 27, 1991 (Carousel Films) Mexican Americans: Viva La Raza! (CBS News Special) / April 23, 1971 (film date) (McGraw-Hill) Miss, Mrs. Or Mrs. What's It All About? (CBS News Special; Vern Diamond, producer) / 25m / May 21, 1977 (Carousel Films) Mr. Rooney Goes To Work (CBS News Special; Andy Rooney) / January 30, 1977 (BFA) Moby Dick (CBS News Special; Arthur Barron, producer; hosts: Charles Kuralt & George C. Scott) / March 25, 1969 (filmed '68) (BFA) Morley Safer's Red China Diary (CBS News Special) / August 15, 1967 (BFA) Morley Safer's Vietnam: A Personal Account / 2 full hours shown in parts / October 22, 1967 Mothers And Daughters (CBS News Special) / bw-27m / August 19, 1969 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/mothersanddaughters The Mystery Of Stonehenge (CBS News Special; Gerald S. Hawkins) / October 26, 1965 (McGraw-Hill) Video: https://archive.org/details/themysteryofstonehenge National Health Test, Part 1 / bw-25m / January 18, 1966 (McGraw-Hill) National Health Test, Part 2: Reproduction And Birth / bw-20m / January 18, 1966 (McGraw-Hill) Video: https://archive.org/details/nationalhealthtest2reproductionandbirth National Health Test, Parts 3 / bw-11m / January 25, 1966 (McGraw-Hill) National Health Test, Parts 4: Exercise, Nutrition And Diet / bw-26m / January 25, 1966 (McGraw-Hill) The Navajo Way (The Way Of The Navajo) (CBS News Special; Robert Northshield) / December 23, 1974 A Night At Ford's Theater (CBS News Special; Vern Diamond) / January 30, 1968 99 Days To Survival: E.G. Marshall Reads Major John Wesley Powell's Journal (Smithsonian Adventure) / October 20, 1972 Nixon Meets Khrushchev: Plain Talk In Moscow (CBS News Special) / bw / July 26, 1959 Our Next Man In Space: Walter M. Shirra (CBS News Special) / bw / September 13, 1962 The Parole Game (CBS News Special; Jay L. McMullen) / 1982 (MTI Teleprograms) Political Parties In The United States / 1976 (BFA) Portrait: Matt Hatfield (CBS News Special) / bw-25m / August 30, 1963 The President At The Missile Sites (Eyewitness) / 29m / March 23, 1962 (film date) Remedy For Riot (CBS News Special; Norman Gorin) / bw-37m / March 3, 1968 (Carousel Films & Films for the Humanities) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa6KmQHksK4 The Russians: Insights Through Literature (host: Dr. Ernest J. Simons) / bw / December 1963 (McGraw-Hill) Video: https://archive.org/details/therussiansinsightsthroughliteraturereel2 Sadat's Eternal Egypt (CBS News Special; Gordon Hyatt; host: Walter Cronkite) / 45m / June 28, 1980 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/sadatseternalegypt The Saudis (CBS News Special; host: Ed Bradley) / October 22, 1980 (BFA) The Savage Heart: A Conversation With Eric Hoffer (CBS News Special; Perry Wolff, producer; host: Eric Sevareid) / January 28, 1969 Schizophrenia: Out Of Mind (48 Hours; Eric Shapiro; host: Dan Rather) / August 3, 1989 (Films for the Humanities) Search For The Goddess Of Love With Walter Schirra (Smithsonian Adventure) / 40m / June 13, 1971 The Second Battle Of Britain (CBS News Special; John Tiffin, producer; host: Morley Safer) / March 17, 1977 (Carousel Films) Selma: The City And The Symbol (CBS News Special; Bernard Birnbaum & Stephen White, producers; Joe Gorsuch) / bw-30m / March 21, 1965 (Films for the Humanities) Sex After Sixty (CBS News Special; Irina Posner, producer; host: Hughes Rudd) / 14m / October 22, 1974 16 In Webster Groves (CBS News Special; Charles Kuralt) / bw-45m / February 23, 1966 (Carousel Films) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI-ZyprE7ec Smoking: Nico-teen (CBS News Special) / 11m / 1980 (BFA) Some Friends Of General Eisenhower (CBS News Special; Paul Loewwnwarter & William Small, producers; host: Walter Cronkite) / March 29, 1969 Structure Of A News Story (John C. Schultz production) / 20m / 1971 (Columbia University film) The Strange Case Of The English Language (CBS News Report; Harry Reasoner) / March 19, 1968 (BFA) Suicide: Teenage Crisis (CBS 30 Minutes) / 11m / 1981 (McGraw-Hill/CRM Films) Teenage Suicide (CBS News Special) / 16m / 1978 (MTI Teleprograms) Testament Of A Murdered Man: Medger Evans (CBS News Special; Russ Bensley; hosts: Douglas Edwards & Richard Richter) / bw-16m / June 12, 1963 (Films for the Humanities) They Hit Me: When Children Are Abused (Against the Law; Rob Forman, producer) / February 23, 1995 (Films for the Humanities, segments released to video) The Thinking Machine (CBS Tomorrow) / bw / October 26, 1960 (Carousel Films) The United States Vs. Governor Wallace (CBS News Special; Don Hewitt, producer; host: Roger Mudd) / bw-30m / June 11, 1963 (Films for the Humanities) The Vice President Resigns (CBS News Special) / 30m / October 10, 1973 Vietnam: A Historical Document / May 1975 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/vietnamanhistoricaldocument Vietnam: The Village War (CBS News Special; Don Cook) / August 14, 1966 Voices From The Russian Underground (CBS News Special; Arthur Bloom) / bw/ July 28, 1970 Volcano: Birth Of An Island (CBS News Special; Isaac Kleinerman, producer; writer: Burton Benjamin; host: Charles Kuralt) / April 10, 1969 Voyage To The Enchanted Isle (Prince Philip At The Galapagos) / January 22, 1969 (BFA) Webster Groves Revisited (CBS News Special; Arthur Barron & Charles Kuralt) / August 8, 1966 Watergate And The President (CBS News Special; Joel Banow & William Linden ) / August 16, 1973 The Watergate Hearings: An Analysis (CBS News Special) / October 11, 1973 A Watergate Spectrum (CBS News Special; host: George Herman) / August 12, 1973 What Are Taxes All About? (CBS News Special; Joel Heller) / 25m / March 1973 (Carousel Films) What's The Presidency All About? (CBS News Special) / 25m / May 12, 1973 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/whatsthepresidencyallabout The White House Tapes: The Nixon Decision (CBS News Special; host: Leonard Garment) / 25m / October 23, 1973 Who's America Is It? (CBS News Special) / September 3, 1985 Why Me? Breast Cancer (Joe Saltzman, producer) / May 13, 1974 (Carousel Films) The Winds Of Change: Nelson Mendela (CBS Special; John Davis & Sonya Thompson, producers) / 22m / March 1990 (Carousel Films) The Wine Game / December 4, 1983 Without A Second Thought / November 28, 1977 Profiles police officers in action The Wyeth Phenomenon (CBS News Special; Harry Morgan; host: Harry Reasoner) / October 3, 1967 Covers Andrew Wyeth the painter. (Bailey Films Inc.) Video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8SK8MSx2m0 The World Of Charlie Company (CBS News Special; James Clevenger) / July 14, 1970 Video for Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctSBi4-LDpU The Year 1200, Metropolitan Museum Collection (CBS News Special) / 19m / 1970 Initially recorded on videotape, but 16mm film version also processed. (BFA) You'll Get Yours When You Are 65 (CBS News Report; Gene DePoris, producer) / 39m / June 28, 1973 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/youllgetyourswhenyoure65
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    A Shortie Checklist: BFA and Phoenix Films

    You Are There continued... The Hamilton-Burr Duel / March 15, 1953 The Hanging Of Captain Kidd / February 14, 1954 The Hatfield-McCoy Feud / © March 19, 1955 The Heroism Of Clara Barton / © January 6, 1956 (completed 1955) Hitler Invades Poland* (Bernard Girard) / © September 27, 1956 (Young America Films) The Hoax Of The Cardiff Giant / © January 20, 1956 The Impeachment Of Andrew Jackson / April 12, 1953 LaFitte And Jackson At New Orleans / December 19, 1954 The Landing Of The Hindenberg / February 1, 1953 The Last Day Of An English Queen: Lady Jane Grey Executed / © September 16, 1955 The Last Moments Of Marie Antoinette / January 31, 1954 The Liberation Of Paris / © February 19, 1955 Lord Nelson At Trafalgar / November 14, 1954 The Lost Battalion Of World War I / © March 30, 1956 Lou Gehrig's Greatest Day / © April 29, 1955 The Louisiana Purchase / September 13, 1953 Mallory's Tragedy On Mount Everest* (Sidney Lument) / January 3, 1954 Cast: Harry Marble, Edward P. Morgan, Ned Calmer, Jack Livesey , Jack Manning, Leslie Nielsen, Francis Bethencourt, Robert Ross, Basil Langton Mr. Christian Seizes The Bounty / © September 12, 1956 Moscow Today / October 16, 1955 Napoleon's Return From Elba* (Bernard Girard) / © June 17, 1955 (Young America Films) The Nomination Of Abraham Lincoln / October 31, 1954 The Oklahoma Land Rush* / September 12, 1954 With Joanne Woodward The Opening Of King Tut's Tomb / April 4, 1954 The Ordeal Of Galileo (The Crisis Of Galileo)* / April 19, 1953 The Ordeal Of Tom Paine / February 7, 1954 The Overthrow Of The Tweed Ring / © May 21, 1957 (completed 1956) P. T. Barnum Presents Jenny Lind* / © April 9, 1955 The Passage Of The Bill Of Rights / December 26, 1954 Paul Revere's Ride* / April 11, 1954 The Plot Against King Solomon* / November 28, 1954 The Recognition Of Michelangelo / November 15, 1953 The Recovery Of The Mona Lisa / © April 6, 1956 The Rescue Of The American Prisoners At Santo Thomas / © October 8, 1955 The Rescue Of The Statue Of Liberty / March 14, 1954 The Resolve Of Patrick Henry* (Bernard Girard) / January 17, 1954 (Young America Films) Cast: Tyler McVey, Michael Emmet, Russ Conway, Herbert Rudley, Robert Burton The Return Of Halley's Comet In 1910 / April 29, 1956 The Return Of Ulysses / September 26, 1954 The Rise Of Adolf Hitler* (Bernard Girard) / May 10, 1953 (Young America Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/theriseofadolfhitler_201701 The Rise Of Genghis Khan / May 30, 1954 The Sacrifice Of Mahatma Gandhi / January 24, 1954 The Sailing Of The Mayflower / November 22, 1953 The Salem Witch Trials* (William D. Russell) / March 29, 1953 (Young America Films) Cast: Susan Seafort, Nanette Fabares, Sheila McKay, Carol Dee, Pamela Beaire Video: https://archive.org/details/salemwitchtrials_201701 The Scopes Trial / May 16, 1954 Scuttling Of The Graf Spee / © September 18, 1956 The Secret Message That Plunged America Into World War I* (Bernard Girard) / © October 21, 1955 (Young America Films) Cast: Harlan Warde, Charles Watts, Betty Lou Gerson, Robert Burton, Edward Earle The Secret Of Sigmund Freud / October 4, 1953 The Signing Of The Declaration Of Independence / April 16, 1953 The Signing Of The Declaration Of Independence (2nd staging)* / February 6, 1955 (Young America Films) The Signing Of The Magna Carta / June 7, 1953 The Sinking Of The Titanic* / © May 19, 1955 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HliceHS92R4 Spindletop - The First Great Texas Oil Strike / December 1955 Stanley Finds Livingstone / © March 9, 1956 Surrender Of Cornwallis At Yorktown / December 27, 1953 The Surrender Of Corregidor* (Bernard Girard) / April 25, 1954 (Young America Films) Cast: DeForest Kelley, Paul Birch, Marshall Bradford, Harlan Warde, John Larch, Paul Burke, Austin O'Toole, Sammee Tong, Tor Johnson The Surrender Of Wake Island / November 7, 1954 Susan B. Anthony Is Tried For Voting / © January 22, 1955 Sutter Discovers Gold / October 3, 1954 The Torment Of Beethoven / © January 1, 1955 The Tragedy Of John Milton* (Sidney Lument) / © January 29, 1955 (Young America Films) The Tragic Hour Of Dr. Semmelweis* / © February 12, 1955 The “Treason” Of Aaron Burr, 1807 / August 29, 1954 The Treason Of Benedict Arnold / June 21, 1953 The Trial Of Belle Starr / November 21, 1954 The Trial Of Charles The First / January 10, 1954 The Trial Of Peter Zenger / March 7, 1954 The Triumph Of Alexander The Great* / © March 26, 1955 (Young America Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/triumphofalexanderthegreat The Triumph Of Louis Braille / © September 10, 1955 The Triumph Of Simon Bolivar / October 25, 1953 V-J Day* / January 15, 1956 The Vindication Of Savonarola* / December 13, 1953 The Vote That Defeated Andrew Jackson For President / May 27, 1956 The Vote That Made Jefferson President / June 27, 1954 Washington Crosses The Delaware* (Bernard Girard) / © December 21, 1955 (Young America Films) Cast: Bing Russell, Paul Hahn, Howard Wendall, Mack Williams, Vivi Janiss Washington's Farewell To His Officers / © February 26, 1955 William Jennings Bryan's Presidential Nomination, 1896 / April 15, 1956 William Pitt's Last Speech To Parliament / September 19, 1954 The 1971-72 revival was in color (obviously) and handled by BFA for 16mm purposes. Vern Diamond & Barbara Schultz produced these. Sadly, this show has been buried from viewing, but we can see a nice intro to one of them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ljs7rR3s60 Columbus And Isabella / © November 27, 1971 Fall Of Troy / © November 6, 1971 Galileo And His Universe (Lloyd Richard) / December 11, 1971 Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Nicholas Kepros, William Devane, Robert Helland, Fred Stethman, John Heffernan, Michael Ebert Harriet Tubman And The Underground Railroad / © September 25, 1971 Lewis And Clark On The Great Divide / © September 18, 1971 The Mystery Of Amelia Earhart / September 11, 1971 Cast includes a young Richard Dreyfuss The Nomination Of Abraham Lincoln / © October 30, 1971 November 12, 1892: The Vision Of Dr. Koch / December 4, 1971 The Ordeal Of A President (Woodrow Wilson And The Zimmerman Telegram) / © September 8, 1971 Paul Revere's Ride (Bill Glenn; script: Walter Bernstein) / © October 25, 1971 The Record Ride For The Pony Express / October 2, 1971 The Siege Of The Alamo / © October 9, 1971 The Torment Of Joan Of Arc / © January 8, 1972 The Treason Of Benedict Arnold / © December 18, 1971 The Trial Of Susan B. Anthony / © November 20, 1971 Young People's Concerts With Leonard Bernstein These hour long presentations were preserved on videotape during the sixties but distributed to schools and libraries in motion picture 16mm half hour portions mostly by BFA and McGraw-Hill. The great Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic were involved in these with Roger Englander credited as producer. The early shows were performed at Carnegie Hall and, after 1962, at Lincoln Center. All were eventually put out on DVD, the first bundle in 2004. Presenting them in chronological order. In black & white: What Does Music Mean? / January 18, 1958 (McGraw-Hill) Video: https://archive.org/details/0437_Carnegie_Hall_New_York_Philharmonic_Young_Peoples_Concerts_01_00_02_00 What Is American Music? (featuring: Aaron Coplan) / February 1, 1958 (McGraw-Hill) What Is Orchestration? (What Does Orchestration Mean?) / March 8, 1958 (McGraw-Hill) What Makes Music Symphonic? / December 13, 1958 (McGraw-Hill) What Is Classical Music? (What Does Classical Music Mean?) / January 24, 1959 (McGraw-Hill) Humor In Music / February 28, 1959 (McGraw-Hill) What Is A Concerto? (featuring: John Corigliano Sr. & John Wummer) / March 28, 1959 (McGraw-Hill) Who Is Gustav Mahler? (featuring: Reri Grist, Helen Raab & William Lewis) / February 7, 1960 Young Performers No. 1 (featuring: Daniel Domb, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Barry Finclair, Stefan B. Mengelberg & Alexandra Wager) / March 6, 1960 Unusual Instruments Of Present, Past And Future (featuring: New York Pro Musica; Noah Greenberg, Vladimir Ussachevsky & Anita Darian) / March 17, 1960 The Second Hurricane (featuring: the High School of Music & Art) / April 14, 1960 Overtures And Preludes / January 8, 1961 Aaron Coplan Birthday Party (featuring: Aaron Copland & William Warfield) / February 12, 1961 Young Performers No. 2 (featuring: Lynn Harrell, Elyakum Shapirra, Jung-Ja Kim, Russell Stanger, Veronica Tyler, Gregory Millar & Henry Chapin) / March 19, 1961 Folk Music In The Concert Hall (featuring: Marni Nixon) / April 9, 1961 (McGraw-Hill) What Is Impressionism? / November 23, 1961 (McGraw-Hill) The Road To Paris (featuring: Zara Nelsova) / January 18, 1962 Happy Birthday, Igor Stravinsky / March 26, 1962 Young Performers No. 3 (featuring: Seiji Ozawa, Gary Karr, Maurice Peress, John Canarina, Ruth & Naomi Segal, Paula Robison, Paul Green, Tony Cirone & David Hopper) / April 14, 1962 The Sound Of A Hall (featuring: John Corigliano, Sr.; Frank Gullino, Joseph Bernstein & William Dembinsky) What Is Melody? / December 21, 1962 (McGraw-Hill) Young Performers No. 4 (featuring: Joan Weiner, Yuri Krasnopolsky, Claudia Hoca, Zoltán Rozsnyai, Pamela Paul, Serge Fournier & André Watts) / January 15, 1963 The Latin American Spirit (featuring: Netania Davrath) / March 8, 1963 A Tribute To Teachers / November 29, 1963 Young Performers No. 5 (featuring: Heidi Lehwalder, Amos Eisenberg, Weldon Berry Jr., Claudio Abbado, Shulamit Ran, Pedro Calderon, Stephen E. Kates & Zdeněk Košler) / December 23, 1963 The Genius Of Paul Hindemith / February 23, 1964 Jazz In The Concert Hall (featuring: Gunther Schuller & Aaron Copland) / March 11, 1964 (McGraw-Hill) What Is Sonata Form? (featuring: Veronica Taylor) / November 6, 1964 (McGraw-Hill) Farewell To Nationalism / November 30, 1964 Young Performers No. 6 (featuring: Patricia Michaelian & James Boswell) / January 28, 1965 (American Telegraph & Telephone Co.) A Tribute To Sibelius (featuring: Sergiu Luca) / February 19, 1965 (American Telegraph & Telephone Company) Musical Atoms: A Study Of Intervals / November 29, 1965 (American Telegraph & Telephone Company) The Sound Of An Orchestra / December 14, 1965 (McGraw-Hill) A Birthday Tribute To Shostakovich (Shostakovich's Ninth Symphony: An Analysis) / January 5, 1966 (McGraw-Hill) Young Performers No. 7 (featuring: Paul Schoenfeld, David Oei, Horacio Gutiérrez, James DePreist, Jacques Houtmann & Edo de Waart) / February 22, 1966 In “living” color, although some 16mm prints are in black & white What Is A Mode? / November 23, 1966 (McGraw-Hill) Young Performers No. 8 (featuring: Elmar Oliveira, Mark Salkind, Fred Alston, Donald Green, Juan Pablo Izquierdo, Sylvia Caduff, George Reid & Young U ck Kim) / January 27, 1967 Charles Ives: American Pioneer / February 23, 1967 (American Telegraph & Telephone Company) Alumni Reunion (featuring: Stephen E. Kates, Veronica Tyler & André Watts) / April 19, 1967 A Toast To Vienna In ¾ Time (featuring: Christa Ludwig & Walter Berry) / December 25, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) Forever Beethoven (featuring: Joseph Kalichstein & Paul Capolongo) / January 28, 1968 Young Performers No. 9 (featuring: Lawrence Foster, Alois Springer, Martin and Steven Vann, Helen Quach & Michael DeTemple) / March 31, 1968 Quiz Concert: How Musical Are You? / May 26, 1968 Fantastic Variations: Don Quixote (featuring: Lorne Munroe) / December 25, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) Bach Transmogrified (featuring: Michael Korn, Leopold Stokowski, Moog synthesizer & New York Rock and Roll ensemble) / April 27, 1969 (McGraw-Hill) Berlioz Takes A Trip / May 25, 1969 (McGraw-Hill) Two Ballet Birds / September 14, 1969 (McGraw-Hill) Fidelio: A Celebration Of Life (featuring: Forest Warren, Anita Darian, Howard Moss & David Cumberland) / March 29, 1970 (McGraw-Hill) Anatomy Of A Symphony Orchestra / May 24, 1970 (McGraw-Hill) A Copeland Celebration (featuring: Stanley Drucker) / December 27, 1970 (BFA) Thus Spake Richard Strauss / April 4, 1971 (BFA) Liszt And The Devil / February 13, 1972 Holst: The Planets / March 26, 1972 (filmed December 18, 1971)
  9. Jlewis

    A Shortie Checklist: BFA and Phoenix Films

    Twentieth Century continued... TAC: Tactical Air Command, The Lightning Punch (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; Peter Poor; script: Richard Witkin) / January 3, 1965 (Macmillan Films) Taming The Mekong / March 14, 1965 Tarawa / February 14, 1960 Target, North Africa / January 10, 1965 The Times Of Teddy Roosevelt / March 29, 1959 Too Young To Hate / December 29, 1963 Toward The Unexplored: The Flight Of The X-2 / November 10, 1957 Traffic Jam Upstairs / November 20, 1960 Traffic 'Round The World / March 8, 1964 Trial At Nuremberg (Burton Benjamin) / March 2, 1958 (McGraw-Hill) Turn Of The Century / February 28, 1960 (McGraw-Hill) Typhoon At Okinawa / November 26, 1961 Up Jet / March 29, 1964 Verdun: End Of The Nightmare (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; Douglas Wood; script: John Sharnik) / December 8, 1963 Vertijets / December 1, 1957 Victory Over Polio (Burton Benjamin) / April 6, 1958 The Violent World Of Sam Huff (Burton Benjamin, producer; Nicholas Webster/ October 30, 1960 War In China (China, 1932-1945) / May 5, 1958 (McGraw-Hill) War In Spain / January 19, 1958 (McGraw-Hill) We Fed Our Enemies (Burton Benjamin) / February 17, 1963 The Week That Shook The World / January 10, 1960 (McGraw-Hill) The Western Hero (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; script: Don Miller) / April 21, 1963 What A Way To Run A Railroad / February 13, 1966 Where We Stand / January 5, 1958 The White House Story / November 6, 1960 Who Killed Anne Frank? / December 13, 1964 Willkie / December 17, 1961 The Windsors / December 29, 1957 Woman Doctor In Vietnam / March 20, 1966 Woman Of The Month: Indira Gandhi (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; script: Sidney Hertzberg; co-host: Winston Burdett) / March 27, 1966 The Women Get The Vote (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; script: Barbara Sapinsley) / March 18, 1962 (McGraw-Hill) Woodrow Wilson: The Fight For Peace / December 28, 1958 (McGraw-Hill) Yugoslavia: Bridge Or Tightrope? (co-hosts: Alexander Kendrick, Marvin L. Kalb, Ambassador George F. Kennan, Senator Frank John Lausche & Secretary of State Dean Rusk ) / April 5, 1964 Zero Hour In Greece (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; script: Frank Gervasi) / January 6, 1963 Twenty-First Century Color half-hour broadcasts that essentially replaced Twentieth Century and featured Isaac Kleinerman again as key producer along with host Walter Cronkite. The focus here is on the newest technologies... and problems... of the sixties. Officially ended with repeats on January 4, 1970. The Air Jam (James Jackson) / April 27, 1969 (McGraw-Hill) Anatomy Of A Shoot / April 14, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) Art For Tomorrow / March 30, 1969 (McGraw-Hill) At Home, 2001 (James Jackson & Joyce Chopra) / March 12, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7TUZ_x57d8 Atomic Medicine / September 17, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) Autos And All That Traffic / April 20, 1969 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3GW3AYR__U Autos, Autos Everywhere / April 9, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) Bats, Birds And Bionics / October 22, 1967 Can We Control The Weather? (script: Ed Edelson) / September 22, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) Can We Live To Be 100? / March 24, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) Circle Of Love / March 2, 1969 (McGraw-Hill) Cities Of The Future / April 16, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) The Class Of '01 / April 23, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) The Communications Explosion / January 28, 1967 Video: https://archive.org/details/thecommunicationsexplosion The Computer Revolution, Part 1 / September 24, 1967 (BFA) The Computer Revolution, Part 2 / October 1, 1967 (BFA) Conquering The Sea / April 30, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) The Deep Frontier / April 2, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) Electro-Optics / February 11, 1968 Eye In The Sky (script: Burton Benjamin) / April 13, 1969 (McGraw-Hill) Fighting Fear With Fear / March 17, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) The First Ten Months, Part 1 / February 16, 1969 (McGraw-Hill) The First Ten Months, Part 2 / February 23, 1969 (McGraw-Hill) The Food Revolution (script: Judy Towers) / September 29, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) The Four-day Week / October 15, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) The Four-day Week II / August 25, 1968 From Cradle To Classroom, Part 1 / February 17, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) From Cradle To Classroom, Part 2 / February 25, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) The Futurists / May 21, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) Video: https://archive.org/details/thefuturists The Games Futurists Play (script: Tom Schachtman) / October 20, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) How Do Things Look? / March 10, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) The Human Heart / April 7, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) An Incredible Voyage (The Human Body) (script: Fred Warshofsky) / October 13, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) Industries Of The Future / March 31, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) Jonas Salk: Science Of life / March 5, 1968 The Laser: A Light Fantastic / September 10, 1967 (BFA) Man Made Man / March 26, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) Mars And Beyond / March 19, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) Medical Electronics / February 4, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) The Mighty Atom / May 14, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) Miracle Of The Mind / October 29, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) Mystery Of Life / February 26, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeUonYCTSa0 New Weapons Against Crime: Holland / January 28, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) Now You See It / February 11, 1968 The Remarkable Schoolhouse / March 5, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) The Shape Of Films To Come / April 21, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) The Sleepwatchers / March 9, 1969 (McGraw-Hill) Standing Room Only / May 7, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) Stranger Than Science Fiction / February 9, 1969 (McGraw-Hill) Surviving In Space / October 27, 1968 To The Moon / February 5. 1967 (McGraw-Hill) Tomorrow... Today / January 26, 1969 A Trip From Chicago / February 19, 1967 (McGraw-Hill) The Weird World Of Robots (script: Fred Warshofsky) / September 15, 1968 (McGraw-Hill) What Are We Doing To Our World? Part 1 (Edmund Levy) / March 16, 1969 (McGraw-Hill) What Are We Doing To Our World? Part 2 (Edmund Levy) / March 23, 1969 (McGraw-Hill) The Wild Cell / February 2, 1969 (McGraw-Hill) World War I Produced by Isaac Kleinerman and John Sharnik, scripted by executive Burton Benjamin, narrated by movie star Robert Ryan and with impressive music by Morton Gold to boot, this spin-off series from Twentieth Century (qv) was made for the fiftieth anniversary of the conflict. Several companies distributed the individual black & white 22-25 minute shows for the 16mm market. These are listed in air date order. Many can be watched on YouTube but the DVD version will likely have better quality. The Summer of Sarajevo / September 22, 1964 16mm version: Assassination At Sarajevo (Encyclopædia Britannica) This and The Clash Of The Generals were also combined for an hour release: Seeds Of War The Clash of the Generals / September 29, 1964 The Doomed Dynasties (Of Europe) / 6 October 6, 1964 (Encyclopædia Britannica) Atrocity 1914 / October 13, 1964 They Sank the Lusitania / October 27, 1964 16mm version: The Sinking Of The Lusitania: Unrestricted Submarine Warfare (Encyclopædia Britannica) Verdun The Inferno / November 10, 1964 The Battle Of Jutland / November 17, 1964 The Trenches / November 24, 1964 D-Day at Gallipoli / December 1, 1964 America The Neutral / December 8, 1964 16mm version: U.S. Neutrality, 1914-1917 (Encyclopædia Britannica) Wilson And The War / December 20, 1964 Revolution In Red / December 27, 1964 Behind The German Lines / January 3, 1965 Year Of Lost Illusions / January 10, 1965 Over There / January 17, 1965 Over Here / January 24, 1965 16mm version: Home Front: War Transforms American Life (Films Incorporated) Daredevils And Dogfighters / January 31, 1965 The Agony Of Caporetto / February 14, 1965 Tipperary And All That Jazz / February 21, 1965 The Promised Lands / February 28, 1965 The Tide Turns / March 7, 1965 The Battle of Argonne / March 14, 1965 The Day The Guns Stopped Firing / March 28, 1965 (Encyclopædia Britannica) Wilson And Peace / April 4, 1965 The Allies In Russia / April 11, 1965 Heritage Of War / April 18, 1965 16mm version: Aftermath Of World War I (McGraw-Hill) You Are There This show may be viewed as silly camp today, but it was (for its time) a very creative docu-drama series involving actors recreating famous events and a “news correspondent” covering it as if it is happening today “live” with Walter Cronkite as host. Creator Goodman Ace launched this show for the listening audience as CBS Is There on radio starting July 14, 1947, making spectacular use of the advanced sound effects technology of the era... and one can be easily fooled War-of-the-Worlds style into thinking these events from too many decades and centuries past were happening as new. After the radio series bowed out on June 11, 1950, a revival began on TV three years later and, right away, some of the flaws in this concept became apparent: the actors were sporting period costumes while the you-are-there reporters were wearing 1950s clothes, in addition to some degree of stage-confinement that wasn't always realistic. Yet the show lasted a couple seasons with plenty of episodes for syndication and classroom use, courtesy of McGraw-Hill and Young America Films. (The 1971 color reboot was handled by BFA Educational Media.) Initially presented live and sometimes preserved as “kinescopes”, the later episodes registered for copyright after January 1955 were filmed in the 35mm motion picture format. This was becoming the fashion mid-decade due to Hal Roach, Revue Studios, Desilu and the Hollywood majors like Walt Disney and Warner Brothers filming their shows as motion pictures. Produced by William Dozier, Ben Feiner and James Fonda, they still maintain considerable interest for modern viewers due to many before-they-were-famous performers such as Rod Steiger, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and even James Dean, although his performance is sadly out of circulation and potentially lost. They were also parodied often, particularly in cartoon form like Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd's Wideo Wabbit and were a possible inspiration for Mr. Peabody and Sherman in Rocky & His Friends (a.k.a. Rocky & Bullwinkle). All surviving black and white episodes run roughly 25 minutes long; those that I know or think are still available are indicated with an asterick. My guess is that all of the post-1955 episodes survive... somewhere. The Abdication Of Napoleon / November 8, 1953 Admiral Dewey's Victory At Manila* (Bernard Girard) / © May 12, 1955 (Young America Films) The Assassination Of Julius Caesar* (Bernard Girard) / March 8, 1953 (Young America Films) Includes Paul Newman as Marcus Brutus. The Attempt To Assassinate Theodore Roosevelt / © May 29, 1957 (completed '56) (McGraw-Hill) The Bank Holiday Crisis Of March 6, 1933* / June 9, 1957 (McGraw-Hill) Bannister Wins The Mile Run / © November 18, 1955 The Battle Of Gibraltar / December 5, 1954 Benedict Arnold's Plot Against West Point / © December 29, 1955 The Berlin Airlift / © March 23, 1956 The Birth Of Modern Boxing* (Bernard Girard) / © June 10, 1955 The Birth Of The National Anthem / September 27, 1953 The Boston Massacre* (Bernard Girard) / © September 29, 1955 (Young America Films) Cast: John Alderson, Danny Richards, Roy Glenn, Claude Akins, Addison Richards The Boston Tea Party / February 15, 1953 The Boston Tea Party (2nd version) / © June 24, 1955 Burgoyne's Surrender At Saratoga / March 21, 1954 The Burning Of Rome / October 24, 1954 The Burning Of The Alamo / June 28, 1953 The Cabinet Crisis Over Peggy Eaton / December 12, 1954 The Capture Of Jesse James / February 8, 1953 Features James Dean as Robert Ford, who would later, supposedly, be considered for the title role in a theatrical film version prior to his death. The Capture Of John Dillinger / February 22, 1953 The Capture Of John Wilkes Booth* / September 6, 1953 Chamberlain At Munich* (Bernard Girard) / © November 9, 1955 (Young America Films) Cast: Roland Varno, Noel Drayton, Mike McHaley, Robert Burton, Stephen Bekassy, Joe DeSantis, Katherina Berger, Arthur Gould Porter, Harold Dryenforth The Chicago Fire* / © December 9, 1955 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP0lZ2FIALg Columbus Sets Foot On San Salvador / October 11, 1953 The Completion Of The First Transcontinental Railroad* / © April 2, 1955 (Young America Films) The Conquest Of Mexico, 1519 / April 5, 1953 The Conquest Of Yellow Fever / May 17, 1953 The Conspiracy Of Catherine the Great / March 28, 1954 The Court Martial Of Mata Hari / May 9, 1954 The Crisis Of Anne Boleyn / June 20, 1954 With Beatrice Straight Cyprus Today / June 3, 1956 D-Day* / © March 5, 1955 (Young America Films) Daniel Webster's Sacrifice To Save The Union / © October 11, 1956 The Death Of Cleopatra / October 18, 1953 With Kim Stanley The Death Of Rasputin / May 2, 1954 The Death Of Socrates* (Sidney Lument) / May 3, 1953 (Young America Films) Includes James Cassavetes as Plato. The Death Of Stonewall Jackson* / © January 8, 1955 (McGraw-Hill) Decatur's Raid On Tripoli / © August 30, 1956 December 7, 1941: Pearl Harbor / December 6, 1953 (Young America Films) Cast: Hayden Rorke, Patti Gallagher, Velma Royton, Edward Earle, Vivi Janise The Decision Of Robert E. Lee / June 6, 1954 The Defense Of The Alamo / May 24, 1953 The Discovery Of Anesthesia / March 22, 1953 The Discovery Of Radium (Pierre And Madame Curie) / © December 16, 1955 Dr. Pinal Unchains The Insane (Bernard Girard) / © February 10, 1956 (Young America Films) Cast: Michael Ross, Harry Gordon, Lou Kingman, Gene Roth, William Hoyden The Doolittle Raiders Take Off For Tokyo / May 20, 1956 The Dreyfus Case* / May 31, 1953 Edison's Miracle Of Light / October 17, 1954 Eli Whitney Invents The Cotton Gin / © November 25, 1955 The Emancipation Proclamation* (Bernard Girard) / © April 24, 1955 (McGraw-Hill) The Emergence Of Jazz / September 5, 1954 The End Of The Dalton Gang / © May 8, 1957 (completed '56) The Escape Of Rudolf Hess / June 14, 1953 The Execution Of Mary, Queen Of Scots / April 18, 1954 The Fall Of Fort Sumter* (William D. Russell) / © August 28, 1956 (Young America Films) The Fall Of Parnell / June 13, 1954 The Fall Of Troy* / December 20, 1953 The Fate Of Nathan Hale / August 30, 1953 With Paul Newman The Final Hours Of Joan Of Arc (The Execution Of Joan Of Arc)* (Bernard Girard) / March 1, 1953 (Young America Films) Cast: Diana Lynn, Addison Richards, Herbert Rudley, Larry Dobkin, Peter Brocco The Final Performance Of Sarah Bernhardt* / © May 6, 1955 Cast: Cast: Jeanette Nolan, Peter Brocco, John E. Wengraf, Maurice Marsac, Isobel Elsom, Ralph Smiley, Vito Scotti, Stephen Bekasy, Nan Boardman, Paul Bryar, Lois Austin, Ernest Sarracino, Laurie Carroll, Patti Gallagher, Michael Emmet, Edward Colmans The First Command Performance Of Romeo And Juliet* / February 21, 1954 Includes Rod Steiger in the cast. The First Flight Of The Wright Brothers* / © January 15, 1955 (Young America Films) The First Major Use Of Penicillin / © June 2, 1955 The First Moscow Purge-Trials* / September 20, 1953 Video: https://archive.org/details/thefirstmoscowpurgetrials The Gettysburg Address / November 29, 1953 Grant And Lee At Appomattox / November 1, 1953 Grant And Lee At Appomattox (2nd staging)* (Bernard Girard) / © October 28, 1955 (Young America Films) Cast: Robert Osterloh, Roy Engel, Barry Atwater, Rico Alaniz, Tyler McVey The Great Adventure Of Marco Polo / October 10, 1954 The Great Comstock Silver Strike / © February 24, 1956 The Great Diamond Fraud / © August 23, 1956 Great Moment Of Haile Selassie / May 23, 1954 The Gunfight At O.K. Corral / © November 4, 1955
  10. Jlewis

    A Shortie Checklist: BFA and Phoenix Films

    The Twentieth Century All black & white, 25 minutes each except for the occasional hour special indicated. Walter Cronkite hosted these historical newsreel compilations, produced by Isaac Kleinerman (often serving as the executive) and Burton Benjamin. I listed a few directors and writers of importance involved (). Aside from the valuable vintage newsreel footage utilized, these wonderful crash-course history lessons were among the earliest of their kind to feature interviews with people recalling the events featured (a.k.a. Fritz Lang discussing his infamous meeting with Goebbels), something we take for granted today. The Addicted: Criminal Or Patient? / December 7, 1958 The Addicted: Profile Of A Young Addict / November 30, 1958 Admiral Byrd (William E. Shapiro) / December 25, 1960 The Age Of Anxiety, Part 1 (Peter Poor) / February 25, 1962 (Star Film Company) Profiles mental institutions. The Age Of Anxiety, Part 2 (Peter Poor) / March 4, 1962 (Star Film Company) Age Of The Jet / November 8, 1959 The Agony Of Austria / March 1, 1964 Air Drop At Arnhem / January 20, 1963 Air Rescue: Part. I: The Making Of The Men / January 2, 1966 Air Rescue: Part 2: Vietnam / January 9, 1966 The Airport Jam / January 21, 1962 Al Smith / November 5, 1961 Alert! Defense In The Missile Age / April 30, 1961 Anthony Eden / December 27, 1964 Army Of The Damned / December 16, 1962 As Others See Us / March 26, 1961 Attack On Singapore / February 24, 1963 (Films Incorporated) Auto Biography / May 11, 1958 Battle For Norway / December 1, 1963 Battle Of Cassino / January 15, 1961 Battle Of The Bulge (script: John Toland) / January 31, 1960 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITR0CikIES4 Beachhead At Anzio / February 10, 1963 The Berliners: Life In A Gilded Cage (Stuart Schulberg) / December 18, 1960 (Macmillan Films) The Booming World Of Boats / April 14, 1963 Brainwashing (Albert Wasserman) / November 14, 1957 (Macmillan Films) Burma Road And The Hump / March 15, 1959 The Burma Surgeon / March 5, 1961 Cameras Aloft, Secrets Below (Peter Poor) / April 26, 1964 (Macmillan Films) Ceiling Unlimited / April 20, 1958 A Child Is To Love / November 17, 1963 Churchill, Man Of The Century (script: Burton Benjamin & John Davenport) / 58m / October 20, 1957 Rebroadcast in two parts later: Many Lives Of Churchill & Years Of Triumph. Video: https://archive.org/details/manofthecenturychurchill City Under The Ice / January 22, 1961 Class Of '58 / March 23, 1958 The College Panic / February 12, 1961 (McGraw-Hill) The Creative Thirties (script: E.J. Kahn) / April 29, 1962 Video: https://archive.org/details/creativethirties_201705 Crime And The Committee / February 16, 1958 Crisis At Munich / January 3, 1960 (McGraw-Hill) Crisis At Suez (script: Frank Kearns) / January 28, 1962 The Crowded Air / April 27, 1958 Czechoslovakia: From Munich To Moscow (script: Burton Benjamin & Douglas Wood) / April 8, 1962 D-Day: Attack (script: Andy Rooney) / February 9, 1958 (Macmillan Films) D-Day: Buildup (script: Andy Rooney) / February 2, 1958 (Macmillan Films) Deep In The Heart Of Houston / February 16, 1964 The Delinquents: A Boy Named Bob (Stephen Fleischman) / January 18, 1959 (Young America Films) The Delinquents: The Highfields Story (Stephen Fleischman) / January 25, 1959 (Young America Films) Depressed Area, U.S.A. / February 23, 1964 Dirigible / January 17, 1960 The Dissenter, Norman Thomas (Peter Poor) / April 11, 1965 The Doolittle Raid / December 4, 1960 Downrange / February 21, 1960 Duke Ellington Swings Through Japan (Isaac Kleinerman) / December 20, 1964 The Dust Bowl / February 7, 1960 (McGraw-Hill) End Of An Empire (Vietnam War And France) (Isaac Kleinerman; script: Robert Shaplen) / April 15, 1962 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp2uNs8bHMU End Of The Battlewagon / December 20, 1959 Enter With Caution: The Atomic Age / February 23, 1958 Ethiopia: The Lion And The Cross, Part 1 / March 31, 1963. Ethiopia: The Lion And The Cross, Part 2 / April 7, 1963. F.D.R.: Third Term To Pearl Harbor / April 13, 1958 (McGraw-Hill) The Face Of Crime (Stephen Fleischman) / January 26, 1958 The Fall Of China (Burton Benjamin, producer; script: Robert Shaplen) / November 15, 1959 (McGraw-Hill) Video: https://archive.org/details/fallofchina_201702 The Farmer, Feast Or Famine / April 25, 1965 (McGraw-Hill) The Fighting E / November 18, 1962 Finland's Tug Of War (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; Av Westin; script: Marvin Kalb) / February 3, 1963 Firebrand On Ice: Stan Mikita / February 2, 1964 First Man On The Moon / April 1, 1962 France In Ferment / February 26, 1961 Franco Spain: Part 1 / March 3, 1963 Franco Spain: Part 2 / © March 6, 1963 Frank Lloyd Wright (Isaac Kleinerman; script: Walter McQuade & Marshall Flaum) / February 18, 1962 Freedom For The Philippines / February 22, 1959 Frogmen Of The Future / April 28, 1963 From Jet To Dyna-Soar / January 13, 1963 From Kaiser To Fuehrer (Burton Benjamin) / April 5, 1959 (McGraw-Hill) Video: https://archive.org/details/fromkaisertofuehrer The Frozen War (Burton Benjamin) / February 8, 1959 (Films Incorporated) Gandhi / March 16, 1958 (McGraw-Hill) General Marshall / April 23, 1961 Generation Without A Cause: Self Portrait (Stephen Fleischman, producer; Henwar Rodakiewicz) / March 1, 1959 Profiles college students of today Generation Without A Cause: The Searchers (Stephen Fleischman, producer; Henwar Rodakiewicz) / March 8, 1959 Germany: Red Spy Target / November 4, 1962 Get The Graf Spee (Isaac Kleinerman) / March 25, 1962 Goering (Burton Benjamin; script: Lael Wertenbake) / November 22, 1959 The Great Weather Mystery (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; Norton Bloom; script: James Benjamin) / December 24, 1961 Guerrilla, Part 1 / November 12, 1961 Guerrilla, Part 2 / November 19, 1961 Guided Missile / October 27, 1957 Heartbreak Country, Italy's South / February 14, 1965 Hiroshima (Burton Benjamin; script: Phil Reisman) / March 9, 1958 (Macmillan Films) How To Fight A Guerrilla War (Isaac Kleinerman; script: Earle Luby) / February 6, 1966 Hungary Today / October 29, 1961 (McGraw-Hill) I Remember: Dag Hammarskjold / October 28, 1962 The Incredible Turk (Ataturk, The Father Of Modern Turkey) (Burton Benjamin; script: Lael Wertenbaker) / February 15, 1959 (McGraw-Hill) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnRWKyCW0yE Integration In The Military / April 3, 1966 Invasion Of Sicily / January 19, 1964 Ireland: The Tear And The Smile, Part 1 (Burton Benjamin, producer; Willard Van Dyke) / January 29, 1961 Ireland: The Tear And The Smile, Part 2 (Burton Benjamin, producer; Willard Van Dyke) / February 5, 1961 Italy's Booming North / January 27, 1963 Jackpot In Libya (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; James Faichney; script: Earle Luby) / April 10, 1966 Japan's Changing Face, Part 1: The New Look / March 6, 1960 Japan's Changing Face, Part 2: The New Generation / March 13, 1960 The Jazz Of Dave Brubeck (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; Robert K. Sharpe; script: Robert Rice) / December 31, 1961 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=salt9oUWv0o Jet Carrier / January 11, 1959 Jimmy Walker / April 12, 1964 John L. Lewis / March 22, 1964 Keep It Cool (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; Robert K. Sharpe; script: Jules Koslow) / October 27, 1963 (Young America Films) Covers the Detached Worker Program of Chicago Korea, The Line / January 17, 1965 La Guardia (Fiorella H. La Guardia) (Burton Benjamin; script: Barbara Sapinsley) / April 24, 1960 Laval: Portrait Of A Traitor / December 2, 1962 Lenin And Trotsky (Isaac Kleinerman; script: Earle Luby) / May 3, 1964 (McGraw-Hill) Let's Go To The Fair / April 22, 1962 Liberation Of Paris / February 1, 1959 Mach Busters / November 17, 1957 The Majestic, Polluted Hudson / January 23, 1966 Man Of The Month: Dean Rusk / October 31, 1965 Man Of The Month: Dr. Michael Ellis De Bakey / February 27, 1966 Man Of The Month: Ho Chi Minn (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; Bernard B. Fall) / January 50, 1966 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83jN7RjDWGM Man Of The Month: The Draftee / April 17, 1966 The Man Of The Year: Pope Paul VI / December 26, 1965 The Man Who Spied On Pearl Harbor (Burton Benjamin) / December 3, 1961 Man With A Mission: Dr. Howard A. Rusk / April 19, 1964 Man With A Violin, Isaac Stern / April 4, 1965 Middle East Smoke Screen / December 8, 1957 Minister Of Hate: Joseph Goebbels (Burton Benjamin; script: Roger Manvell & Heinrich Fraenkel) / February 19, 1961 (McGraw-Hill) Video: https://archive.org/details/ministerofhate Minuteman / March 19, 1961 Mission Outer Space / December 21, 1958 Moscow U / February 20, 1966 Mountbatten: Man Of Action / November 3, 1963 The Movies Learn To Talk (Burton Benjamin; script: Don Miller) / October 25, 1959 (McGraw-Hill) Mussolini (Burton Benjamin, producer; script: John G. Fuller) / December 15, 1957 (McGraw-Hill) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_Y-INfz8DQ The Mysterious Deep, Part 1: The Power Of The Sea / March 27, 1960 The Mysterious Deep, Part.2: Inner Space / April 3, 1960 The Navajos And Annie Wauneka (Peter Poor) / March 7, 1965 Nehru: Man Of Two Worlds (Peter Poor, associate producer; script by Sidney Hertzberg) / March 6, 1966 (McGraw-Hill) The New Marine / March 12, 1961 New York In The Twenties (Burton Benjamin; script: Marvin Barrett) / April 2, 1961 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJli7fcy670 The Nisei, The Pride And The Shame (Isaac Kleinerman) / January 31, 1965 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNAVhjh5qT0 Norstad Of NATO: War Of Peace? / 60 Min / November 11, 1962 October Classic / September 28, 1958 The Olympics / December 27, 1959 Operation Gwamba / December 19, 1965 Over Here (Burton Benjamin; script: James Benjamin) / November 27, 1960 P.O.W., Part 1: Korea (Burton Benjamin; script: S.L.A. Marshall) / January 1, 1961 (Macmillan Films) P.O.W., Part 2: The Road To Resistance (Burton Benjamin; script: S.L.A. Marshall) / January 8, 1961 (Macmillan Films) Paris In The Twenties (co-host: Janet Flanner) / April 17, 1960 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXcQP1w1bvg Partisan: The Nazi-Soviet War (Isaac Kleinerman) / February 11, 1962 (McGraw-Hill) Patton And The Third Army (Burton Benjamin; script: S.L.A. Marshall) / March 20, 1960 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz9lOuw_DhU Peron And Evita (Burton Benjamin; script: Ray Josephs) / November 23, 1958 The Plots Against Hitler, Part 1 / January 5. 1964 The Plots Against Hitler, Part 2 / January 12, 1964 Poland On A Tightrope, Part 1 / November 29, 1959 Poland On A Tightrope, Part 2: The Commissar And The Cardinal / December 6, 1959 Pollsters And Politics / October 7, 1962 Pop Buell, Hoosier At The Front / February 28, 1965 Puerto Rico: The Peaceful Revolution (Henwar Rodakiewicz; script: Marshall Flaum) / February 4, 1962 (McGraw-Hill) Reaching For The Moon / September 20, 1959 The Red Sell: Report From The Targets (Burton Benjamin; script: Marvin L. Kalb & Marshall Flaum) / November 2, 1958 The Red Sell: The Propaganda Mill (Burton Benjamin; script: Marvin L. Kalb & Marshall Flaum) / October 26, 1958 Red Ships Off Our Shores / March 24, 1963 The Remagen Bridge (Burton Benjamin) / January 4, 1959 Revolt In Hungary (script: Norman Borisoff) / December 15, 1958 Rhodes Scholar (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; Robert K. Sharpe; script: James Benjamin) / March 17, 1963 Riot In East Berlin (Burton Benjamin; script: Thomas H. Wolf) / March 30, 1958 The Road To Berlin / November 10, 1963 Rockne Of Notre Dame (Burton Benjamin; script: Jerome Brondfield) / November 9, 1958 Rommel / April 10, 1960 The Russo-Finish War / November 16, 1958 SAC: Aloft And Below, Part 1 / December 15, 1963 SAC: Aloft And Below, Part 2 / December 22, 1963 Sabotage! (Burton Benjamin; co-script: Theodore Metzger) / January 24, 1960 Covers Denmark during WW2 The Sailing Oystermen (Isaac Kleinerman; script: Earle Luby) / February 7, 1965 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8eThrKQWcM The Satellite That Talks / May 6, 1962 Siege At Malta / January 7, 1962 Siege Of Leningrad (Isaac Kleinerman) / February 21, 1965 (Macmillan Films) The Silent Sentinel / March 22, 1959 Smear, The Game Of Dirty Politics (Isaac Kleinerman; script: Roger Butterfield; co-hosts: Martin Agronsky & Mike Wallace) / October 25, 1964 (Macmillan Films) So That Men Are Free (Willard Van Dyke) / November 25, 1962 (McGraw-Hill) The Songs Of Harold Arlen (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; Robert K. Sharpe; script: Craig Gilbert; co-hosts: Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg & Dory Previn) / 60m / February 9, 1964 Sports Cars: The Rage To Race (Isaac Kleinerman) / January 14, 1962 Stalingrad (Burton Benjamin, producer; Peter Poor) / April 16, 1959 Story Of The F.B.I. / November 3, 1957 The Strange Case Of Rudolf Hess / January 24, 1965 Sub Killers / November 13, 1960 Submarine / April 12, 1959 Suicide Run To Murmansk (Burton Benjamin) / November 1, 1959 (Macmillan Films) The Supersonic Jet Race / April 18, 1965 Sweden: Trouble In Paradise? Part 1 (Burton Benjamin, producer; Willard Van Dyke) / April 9, 1961 (McGraw-Hill) Sweden: Trouble In Paradise? Part 2 (Burton Benjamin, producer; Willard Van Dyke) / April 16, 1961 (McGraw-Hill) Synanon In Prison (Isaac Kleinerman, producer; Irv Drasnin; co-host: Charles Kuralt) / March 13, 1966
  11. Jlewis

    A Shortie Checklist: BFA and Phoenix Films

    Conquest Landmark science series, each black & white show running 25-27 minutes. Michael Sklar produced and Eric Sevareid was a key host. It appears that at least half of these were released on 16mm by McGraw-Hill and, later, Carousel Films to schools. The Black Chain / © February 10, 1960 The Bottom Of The Sea, Part 1 / © November 25, 1959 The Bottom Of The Sea, Part 2 / © December 3, 1959 Can Man Live Forever? / © January 13, 1960 Chemo-Therapy Research & Secrets Of A Volcano / © December 14, 1958 (Carousel Films) The second part features Gordon MacDonald of the University of Hawaii and Jerry Eaton of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Development Of A Missile / January 19, 1958 Also features Dr. Gerard Kuiper of Yerkes Observatory Edge Of Life (Norman Bloom, Arthur Zegart & Harold Mayer) / December 1, 1957 First segment features University of California's Dr. Wendell Stanley explining the possibilities of creating life in a lab. The second part covers ocean exploration with Dr. Maurice Ewing of Columbia. Also a balloon scent with Major David Simon. First Photos Of The Atom / March 9, 1958 The Fall Out Atom / November 8, 1959 Hypnosis: Science Or Witchcraft? / © December 10, 1959 The Ladder Of Life / © January 3, 1960 Covers Darwin Learning Behavior: What Makes Us Human (Harold Mayer) / © March 2, 1960 (Carousel Films) Featuring B.F. Skinner. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXbU_01b-hA Mother Love (Harry Mayer) / November 1, 1959 (Carousel Films) Features Sr. Harry F. Harlow manipulating baby Rhesus monkeys. Hardly animal friendly here. Video: https://archive.org/details/motherlove_201510 Mystery Of The Sun / © January 1, 1959 (Carousel Films) Features Dr. Herbert Friedman New Frontiers Of The Brain / November 16, 1958 (McGraw-Hill) Open Heart Operation / March 9, 1959 (McGraw-Hill) Origin Of Weather / April 13, 1958 (Carousel Films) Featuring Joanne Malkus, Jerome F. Malone, and Bernard Vonnegut Riddle Of The Porpoise / © March 25, 1960 A Voice Is Heard / © March 17, 1960 Waves Of The Future / February 7, 1960 The World Of Tuberculosis / © November 11, 1959 The Voice Of The Insect / © December 16, 1959 Of Black America Presented in “living color” (apart from old vintage clips and the second title in the series is mostly that); six of the seven running an hour each with only Xerox sponsorship nods interrupting. The first show, co-written by future 60 Minutes Andy Rooney and hosted by a very blunt tell-it-like-it-is Bill Cosby, was a best-seller for BFA in schools throughout the 1970s due, in part, to it being one of the first documentaries to take on all of the racial stereotypes populating movies, radio and television during the previous six decades of mass culture. As would be the case many times later, “that cat named Griffith” and his silent film epic Birth Of A Nation get plenty of scorn; although the movie is curiously mis-dated 1918 here. This Peter Wolff produced series was quite polarizing to TV viewers at the time but still received rather high ratings. The Heritage Of Slavery features reporter George Foster interviewing contented white South Carolinians bemoaning how life was so much easier when everybody knew their “place” without any acknowledgment of Foster's own skin tone. Portrait In Black And White posted what was current in public opinions that year regarding the integration of communities and schools; it too featured some very opinionated folk candidly talking. Body And Soul was a bit different in focusing on achievements in sports and music, with Harry Reasoner critiquing the unfairness of sports in the sixties (this show airing just before the Summer Olympics in Mexico City when “black power” was on full display) while Ray Charles hosts a more upbeat survey of such legends as Jimmy Rushing, Mahalia Jackson, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and newer contemporary Aretha Franklin. No. 1: Black History- Lost, Stolen Or Strayed (Andy Rooney & Vern Diamond, producers; host: Bill Cosby) / July 2, 1968 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXn-Fm6cn9s&t=16s No. 2: The Black Soldier (Peter Poor, producer; Leo Zochling; host: Bill Cosby) / 26m / July 9, 1968 Both black & white and part-color prints. Video: https://archive.org/details/theblacksoldier No. 3: Black World (host: Mike Wallace) / July 16, 1968 Features John Conyers, Thomas Mboya as Kenya Minister of Economic Planning and Development & Dr. Alex Kwapong No. 4: Body And Soul (Andy Rooney & Martin Carr, producers; hosts: Harry Reasoner & Ray Charles) / July 30, 1968 Black & white print also curiously issued by Film Associates. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMms6ObGhQY&t=3181s No. 5: The Heritage Of Slavery (Peter Davis & Susan Garfield, producers; host: George Foster) / August 13, 1968 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1EAY0RDDJQ No. 6: In Search Of A Past (script: Arthur Rabin) / August 20, 1968 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ186NBkTgA No. 7: Portrait In Black And White (Jay L. McMullen & Vern Diamond, producers; hosts: Hal Walker & Charles Kuralt) / September 2, 1968 Videotape copy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZLTr9RemaQ The Search Young America Films distributed some of these academics on 16mm, all black & white 30 minutes each. This may have been the first CBS show distributed for school use during the 1954-55 school year, but I may need corrected on this. Art Appreciation / © March 23, 1955 Cornell University: Automobile Safety Research / © October 27, 1954 Harvard University: Community School System / © January 5, 1955 Johns Hopkins University And Hospital: Hearing and Speech Center / © December 15, 1954 Johns Hopkins University Hearing And Speech Center: New Hope For Children With Impaired Hearing / © December 19, 1954 Massachusetts Institute Of Technology: Automatic Machines Research / © November 17, 1954 Michigan University: English Language Institution / © January 13, 1955 New York University, Bellevue Medical Center, Institute Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation / © January 26, 1955 Ohio State: New Possibilities For Seeing / © January 19, 1955 State University of Iowa: Speech Clinic / © October 13, 1954 Texas Agricultural & Mechanical College: Beef Cattle Research / © June 28, 1954 Tulane University: School of Medicine, Part 1 / © April 7, 1955 Tulane University: School of Medicine, Part 2 / © April 13, 1955 U.C.L.A. Noise And Health / © February 17, 1955 University of Arkansas: Ozark Folklore Research / © November 10, 1954 University of California: School Of Criminology / © November 3, 1954 University of Chicago: Weather Research / © November 2, 1954 University of Illinois: Physical Fitness And Health / © February 9, 1955 University of Minnesota: Gate 27 / © March 23, 1955 University of Pennsylvania: Marriage Council / © March 9, 1955 University of Texas: Department Of Sociology / © October 20, 1955 Wayne University: Juvenile Delinquency Research / © March 30, 1955 Yale University: Child Study Center / © November 20, 1954 See It Now Featuring Edward R. Murrow, this landmark series was distributed to schools by McGraw-Hill in cooperation with Jefferson Productions starting in July 1955. Only listing those in wide release here. If no running time is listed, assume it is close to an hour. Automation / 82m / June 9, 1957 Book Banning / 14m / April 19, 1954 Christmas In Korea '51 / 29m37s / December 23, 1951 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L2jAaFKvSA Christmas In Korea '52 / December 28, 1952 The Conduct Of Congressional Investigations / 28m / May 18, 1954 A Conversation With J. Robert Oppenheimer / 45m (initially) / January 24, 1955 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyaFbQWMz9Y Egypt And Israel / March 13, 1956 Fifth Amendment And Self Incrimination / 26m / June 1, 1954 From Precinct To President: Some Reflections By Harry S. Truman / February 2, 1958 The Hydrogen Bomb / 27m42s / November 2, 1952 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2h4O5NRQzc Immigration Quotas: Are They Fair? / 27m / March 8, 1955 McCarthy Reply To Murrow Report / 26m35s / April 6, 1954 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnKTgmOJr78 Margaret Chase Smith In London / 28m / October 19, 1954 Murrow Interview With Dwight Eisenhower / 29m51s / June 29, 1952 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q2U536l8Wg Murrow Report On McCarthy / 28m / June 29, 1952 Murrow Report On McCarthy '54 / 25m49s / March 9, 1954 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YOIueFbG4g Murrow Report On Milo Radulovich / 28m / October 28, 1953 Murrow Report On Milo Radulovich, Part 2 / 28m / November 24, 1953 Murrow With Bill McClure / 28m / November 10, 1953 Murrow's Final Reply To Senator Joseph McCarthy / 25m / April 13, 1954 Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wMiPkaofjw National Security Vs. Individual Rights / 27m / October 20, 1953 Peaceful Assembly And Free Speech / 22m / November 24, 1953 Protective Tariff Vs. Free Trade / 26m / 1955 Report From Africa, Part 1 / April 23, 1956 Report From Africa, Part 2 / May 17, 1956 Segregation In Schools / 28m / May 25, 1954 Suez / October 7, 1956 The Vice Presidency / October 26, 1956 Video: https://archive.org/details/thevicepresidencyreel1 “60 Minutes” segments These vary in length, being originally part of hour long broadcasts. Color 16mm versions were put out by several distributors between 1968 and 1985. Of course, the show still broadcasts today as one of the longest running in prime-time and, for a brief period in the late eighties and early nineties, whole episodes were also sold on VHS. Back in the sixties and seventies, it was much more common to film “reports” and interviews with 16mm cameras even though the introductions by the hosts in front of their magazine-spread backdrops were shot on video. As a result, there isn't that much of a difference between the TV and classroom movie versions. Angel Dust PCP (Martin Philips, producer) / 14m / October 23, 1977 (Film Tree Distributors) Apartments: No Kids Allowed / 10m / December 25, 1977 Avalanche (host: Harry Reasoner) / bw-11m / 1970 Big Sky (Big Sky Recreational Development Area) / 25m / December 25, 1977 The Burks Have AIDS (Mimi Edmunds, producer) / 17m / October 6, 1985 (Phoenix-BFA) The Captain Is A Lady (Joseph Wershba, producer) / 13m / January 2, 1983 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/thecaptainisalady The Condo Craze (Norman Garin, producer; host: Mike Wallace) / 20?m / April 21, 1974 Crib Death (Jim Jackson, producer; host: Harry Reasoner) / 14m / March 8, 1981 (Wombat Films) Cults (Lee Edwards, producer) / 15m / October 31, 1982 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/cults_20170531 Dead End (Judge Joe Sorrentino & Los Angeles Juvenile Court) / 12m / 1977 (MTI Teleprograms) A Dose Of Reality (Suzanne St. Pierre, producer; host: Morley Safer) / 16m / December 25, 1977 (Carousel Films) The End Of A Salesman (Don Hewitt) / 15m / May 5, 1974 (Time-Life Multimedia) Enemy Of The People (Whistle Blower Henry Durham And The Lockheed C-5A) (Joseph Wershba, producer; host: Mike Wallace) / 20m / March 12, 1972 (Time-Life Multimedia) Essay On Ugly / bw-10m / 1969 The Face Of Jesus (host: Harry Reasoner) / 9m / December 24, 1968 (Carousel Films) Fat... And Proud Of It (Norman Gorin, producer; host: Mike Wallace) / 11m / September 17, 1978 (Wombat Films) Florida Growth: Bigger Is Better? (Norman Gorin, producer; host: Mike Wallace) / 20m / February 10, 1974 Free Speech For Whom? (William Shockley) (host: Mike Wallace) / 15m / April 7, 1974 (Time-Life Multimedia) Germ And Chemical Warfare (host: Mike Wallace) / 30m / July 8, 1969 (Carousel Films) Getting Off Welfare (Jim Jackson, producer; host: Harry Reasoner) / 15m / November 20, 1980 (Carousel Films) Getting To Know Barbara (Barbara Proctor) (Esther Kartiganer, producer; host: Harry Reasoner) / 12m / January 8, 1984 (Carousel Films) Grandma's Been Arrested (Jim Jackson, producer; host: Harry Reasoner) / 15m / 1983 (MTI Teleprograms) Grief Therapy (Dr. Ronald Ramsey) (William McClure, producer) / 19m / August 17, 1975 (Carousel Films) Handcuffing The Cops? (host: Dan Rather) / 20m / June 22, 1980 (MTI Teleprograms) Help Wanted (Imre Horvath, producer; host: Dan Rather) / 14m / October 1, 1978 (Carousel Films) Herpes... 400,000 New Cases Each Year (Paul Loewenwarter, producer; host: Harry Reasoner) / 15m / March 4, 1981 (Wombat Films) In The Mainstream (Public Law 94-142 & The Handicapped) (Philip Scheffler, producer; host: Dan Rather) / 14m / September 10, 1978 (Carousel Films) Inflation: Passing The Buck / 25m / June 17, 1969 (Carousel Films) Insurance Fraud: The Price Of Pain And Suffering (Martin Phillips, producer; host: Mike Wallace) / 13m30s / September 18, 1977 (Carousel Films) The Invisible Handicap: Dyslexia / 15m / January 21, 1976 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/theinvisiblehandicap Language Of The Deaf (Gallaudet College) (host: Mike Wallace) / 16m / November 28, 1976 (Carousel Films) Let's Get Married (Exercise At Rose Park High School) / 10m / 1975 Linda Velzy Is Dead (David Lowe, producer; host: Mike Wallace) / 13m / February 19, 1978 (Motorola Teleprograms) Losers (Plight Of Black Athletes) / 15m / 1980 Marva Collins / 17m / November 1979 (Carousel Films) Mrs. Breadwinner (host: Harry Reasoner) / 12m / 1981 (MTI Teleprograms) Mixed Marriages: Homosexual Husbands (Jeanne Solomon, producer; host: Mike Wallace) / 13m / October 16, 1977 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/mixedmarriageshomosexualhusbands Meet Mr. Stork (Mr. Stork's Golden Cradle Adoption Service) (Suzanne St. Pierre, producer) / 17m / December 1984 (Carousel Films) Mugged! (Leslie Edwards, producer) / 10m / January 14, 1979 (Motorola Teleprograms) The Music Of Auschwitz (John Tiffin, producer) / 16m / June 7, 1978 (Carousel Films) Nigeria And Biafra (hosts: Mike Wallace & Harry Rreasoner) / 25m / June 10, 1969 (Carousel Films) Nobody Coddled Bobby / 14m / September 17, 1975 (MTI Teleprograms) Our Little Miss (host: Morley Safer) / 14m / May 7, 1978 Our Secret Army (Barry Lando, producer; host: Morley Safer) / 16m / March 4, 1979 The Pink Panther (Mary Kay Ash) (Jim Jackson, producer; host: Morley Safer) / 13m24s / October 28, 1979 The Pomeroy File / 17m / February 9, 1975 (Time-Life Multimedia) The R ape Of Hillsborough County (host: Mike Wallace) / bw-17m / 1974 Rational Suicide? (Barry Lando, producer; host: Mike Wallace) / 15m / October 12, 1980 (Carousel Films) Raymond Loewy, Father Of Industrial Design (Suzanne St. Pierre, producer) / 15m / October 21, 1979 (Carousel Films) South Africa (John Tiffin, producer; host: Morley Safer) / 19m / December 16, 1984 (Carousel Films) Stop! Police! (host: Harry Reasoner) / 14m / January 14, 1979 (MTI Teleprograms) Talk To The Animals (Harry Moses, producer) / 14m / May 4, 1978 Mostly chimps and gorillas. (McGraw-Hill/CRM Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/withloveandhisses There's Coal In Them Thar Hills (host: Morley Safer) / 20m / 1976 (Time-Life Films) The Third China (hosts: Mike Wallace & Harry Reasoner) / 16m / 1969 (Carousel Films) 34 Years After Hitler (William McClure, producer; host: Dan Rather) / 19m / January 14, 1979 (Carousel Films) Thoroughly Modern Millicent (Millicent Fenwick) (Suzanne St. Pierre, producer; host: Morley Safer) / 14m / 1981 (Arthur Mokin Productions) Three's A Crowd (Babyless Couples) (Marion Goldin, producer; host: Mike Wallace) / 13m / September 7, 1973 (Time-Life Multimedia) Time Bomb: Huntington's Disease (host: Mike Wallace) / 18m / February 8, 1981 To Hong Kong And Back (host: Mike Wallace) / 20m / September 7, 1973 Tokyo In Tennessee: Douglas Andrew Fraser (Suzanne St. Pierre, producer) / 16m / 1982 (Carousel Films) Unknown Genius: The Savant Syndrome (Suzanne St. Pierre, producer; host: Morley Safer) / 16m / October 23, 1983 (Lawren Productions) Valium (Marion Goldin, producer; host: Mike Wallace) / 18m / October 9, 1977 (Carousel Films) Whistle While You Work / 15m / October 17, 1976 (Carousel Films) What Johnny Can't Read (Norman Gorin, producer) / 13m / June 15, 1980 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/whatjohnnycantread Will There Always Be An England? (John Tiffin, producer) / 24m / November 28, 1976 (Carousel Films) Winning (Youth Football League) (host: Mike Wallace) / 16m / January 6, 1974 (Time-Life Films) The Wrong Stuff: American Architecture (Tom Bettag; host: Tom Wolfe) / 15m / November 22, 1981 (Carousel Films) The Spirit Of America With Charles Kuralt BFA distributed this color series in early 1976 (leading up to the Bicentennial), each running 18-20 minutes. This was a spin-off and compilation of Charles Kuralt's popular “On The Road” series that started in October 1967 as news segments. Part 1: Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine Part 2: Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York Part 3: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland Part 4: Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, West Virginia Part 5: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia Part 6: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana Part 7: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska Part 8: Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri Part 9: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois Part 10: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming Part 11: Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona Part 12: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska Part 13: Nevada, Utah, California, Hawaii The Declaration Of Independence / 10m, a bit shorter than the others
  12. Jlewis

    A Shortie Checklist: BFA and Phoenix Films

    CBS Reports (continued) Harlem: A Self Portrait (John Sharnik & William Greif; hosts: Bill Leonard & Tom Costigan) / August 18, 1959 The Harlem Temper (Stephen Fleischman; host: Harry Reasoner) / bw / December 11, 1963 (Films for the Humanities) Harvest Of Mercy / © December 20, 1966 American wheat transported to India Harvest Of Shame (Fred W. Friendly & David Lowe; host: Edward R. Murrow) / bw / November 26, 1960 Covers migrant workers, a Peabody Award winner. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0BMWltIclg Health In America: The Promise And The Practice / April 20, 1970 Henry Moore- Man Of Form / bw / October 5, 1965 (McGraw-Hill) The Hidden Face Of Poverty & Death Of A Navy Yard (host: Harry Reasoner) / bw / © January 4, 1965 High Tech: Dream Or Nightmare? (Brian T. Ellis; host: Walter Cronkite) / September 1984 (Carousel Films) Hill 943 (Erik C. Durschmied; host: John Laurence) / © June 4, 1968 Battle of Dak To Hiroshima Plus 40 Years... And Still Counting / July 31, 1985 The Homosexuals (scripts: Mike Wallace, William Peters & Harry Morgan) / bw / March 7, 1967 It is curious that virtually all copies of this online are of a very poor quality, as if there is some deliberate effort to make it look more like something made in the 1930s rather than '60s since it does have a '30s attitude toward the subject. Some interviews are fascinating in regards to the mental state of the interviewed rather than their comments on the mental states of the men (not lesbians) they discuss. For example, one Albert Goldman is greatly concerned about homosexuals “dominating” the fashion industry and designing clothes that make women too masculine; you can only imagine how much women's lib impacted him a decade later. This was a notorious show that had CBS on edge, prompting a lot of editing and re-editing (with filming completed in July 1965). Films for the Humanities released it to DVD in 2007 as a historical relic. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu1r6igCODw Honor, Duty And A War Called Vietnam / April 25, 1985 The Hot And Cold Wars Of Allen Dulles (Palmer Williams; host: Eric Sevareid) / bw / April 26, 1962 An Hour With The Secretary Of State: Dean Rusk (host: David Schoenbrun) / bw / November 28, 1962 How Much For The Handicapped? (Howard Stringer; host: Marlene Sanders) / March 5, 1979 Hunger In America (Martin Carr & Peter Davis; hosts: Charles Kuralt & David Culhane) / © May 21, 1968 (Carousel Films) Peabody Award winner I.O.U. $315,000,000,000.00 / bw / March 15, 1966 The I.Q. Myth (Peter Poor; host: Dan Rather) / April 22, 1975 (Carousel Films) In Case Of War / bw / November 9, 1961 Inflation: How Much, How Long? / June 21, 1974 The Influential Americans / bw / © November 12, 1960 Inquiry: The American Assassins No. 1 (Arthur Bloom; host: Dan Rather) / November 25, 1975 Inquiry: The American Assassins No. 2 (Arthur Bloom; host: Dan Rather) / November 26, 1975 Inquiry: The American Assassins No. 3 (Arthur Bloom; host: Dan Rather) / January 2, 1976 Inquiry: The American Assassins No. 4 (Arthur Bloom; host: Dan Rather) / January 5, 1976 Iran, Brittle Ally (Winston Burdett; host: Edward R. Murrow) / bw / © December 18, 1959 Inside Public Television / April 20, 1976 Inside The FBI / January 26, 1976 Inside The Union / March 6, 1979 John F. Kennedy: The View From The Cabinet / bw / December 18, 1963 Justice Black And The Bill Of Rights (Burton Benjamin, producer; host: Eric Sevareid & Martin Agronsky) / © December 3, 1968 (BFA) Justice In America, Part 1: Some Are More Equal Than Others (John Sharnik; host: Eric Sevareid) / April 20, 1971 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/somearemoreequalthanothers Justice In America, Part 2: Justice Delayed, Justice Denied (John Sharnik; host: Eric Sevareid) / May 18, 1971 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/justicedelayedjusticedenied Justice In America, Part 3: Crime And The Courts (John Sharnik; host: Eric Sevareid) / June 15, 1971 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/crimeandthecourts The Keeper Of The Rules: Congressman Smith And The New Frontier / bw / © January 18, 1961 The Killing Fields Of America (host: Mike Wallace) / January 26, 1995 Ku Klux Klan: The Invisible Empire (David Lowe; camera: Richard Leacock & Robert J. Clemens; host: Charles Kuralt) / bw / September 21, 1965 (Carousel Films) Peabody Award winner. Video: https://archive.org/details/kukluxklantheinvisibleempire_201505 LSD: The Spring Grove Experiment / bw / May 17, 1966 Video: https://archive.org/details/lsdthespringgroveexperiment The Legacy Of Harry S. Truman (host: Walter Cronkite) / July 18, 1984 Legacy Of Shame (Migrate Labor: An American Institution) (Maurice Murad; co-script: Dan Rather) / July 20, 1995 (Films for the Humanities) The Legacy Of The Thresher (David Buksbaum; host: Dan Rather) / bw / March 4, 1964 McNamara And The Pentagon / bw / September 25, 1963 The Man Who Built New York / bw / April 17, 1963 Marijuana / © September 17, 1968 Mayor Daley, A Study In Power (Robert Markowitz; host: Charles Kuralt) / April 20, 1972 Men In Cages (Palmer Williams, producer; hosts: Roger Mudd & Warren Wallace) / bw / October 18, 1966 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/menincages_201702 The Mexican Connection / June 25, 1972 Mexico, A Lesson In Latin / bw / © April 25, 1966 Miami: The Trial That Sparked The Riots (script: Eric F. Saltzman and Rick Cohn; host: Ed Bradley) / August 27, 1980 Mississippi And The 15th Amendment (William Peters; host: David Schoenbrun) / bw / September 26, 1962 (Films for the Humanities) Mr. Europe And The Common Market (Jean Monet) / bw / March 22, 1962 (Carousel Films) Mr. Justice Douglas (William O. Douglas) (Isaac Kleinerman; host: Eric Sevareid) / September 6, 1972 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/mrjusticedouglas Mr. Rooney Goes To Washington (Andy Rooney) / January 26, 1975 Money And The Next President / bw / © October 25, 1960 Murder And The Right To Bear Arms / bw / June 10, 1964 Murder Teenage Style (Irina Posner, producer) / September 3, 1981 The New Left (Jack Beck; host: Bill Stout) / © September 10, 1967 (Films for the Humanities) New York Battleground: The Race For The Senate / bw / © October 21, 1964. Nigeria: The Freedom Explosion / bw / © February 15, 1960 A Night In Jail, A Day In Court (John Sharnik, producer; Joseph Zigman; host: Eric Sevareid) / January 27, 1972 Nurse, Where Are You? (Judy Towers Reemtsma; co-script: Marlene Sanders) / May 28, 1981 (Carousel Films) 109 Days To Venus / bw / December 12, 1962 The 150 Lira Escape (Robert Morgan) / bw / September 2, 1964 Italian film industry One River, One Country: The U.S.-Mexican Border (Elena Mannes; host: Bill Moyers) / September 3, 1986 (Carousel Films) The Other Face Of Dixie (Arthur D. Morse, host: Harry Reasoner) / bw-28m / October 24, 1962 (Films for the Humanities) Our Election Day Illusions: The Beat Majority (Edward R. Murrow) / bw / © January 4, 1961 POWs: Pawns Of War- Part 1 / June 22, 1971 POWs: Pawns Of War- Part 2 / June 29, 1971 The Palestinians / June 15, 1974 Peace And the Pentagon / September 6, 1974 Perspective: A Conversation Between Eric Sevareid And Walter Cronkite / January 6, 1979 Picasso Is 90 (Charles Collingwood) / October 21, 1971 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/picassois90 The Plane That Fell From The Sky / July 14, 1983 The Poisoned Air (Jack Beck; host: Daniel Schorr) / September 20, 1966 (Carousel Films) Peabody Award winner The Policeman's Lot (Joseph Wershba; host: Mike Wallace) / March 29, 1966 The Politics Of Cancer / June 22, 1976 The Population Explosion / bw / © November 11, 1959 (Carousel Films) The Population Explosion II / bw / January 14, 1960 (Carousel Films) The Press And The Law / bw-28m / © January 18, 1965 The Priest And The Politician / bw / September 18, 1963 The Rating Game / bw-40m / July 12, 1965 In television A Real Case Of Murder: The People Vs. Peter Manceri / bw / © March 1, 1961 Reflections Of A Soviet Scientist / bw / May 22, 1963 Report On Hong Kong / bw / © February 1, 1961 Rescue With Yul Brynner / bw / © December 9, 1960 Return Of The C.I.A. (Judy Crichton) / June 14, 1980 The Riot Report, What Happened To It? / April 23, 1968 Robert F. Kennedy / © June 20, 1967 The Rockefellers / December 28, 1973 Sabotage In South Africa (David Lowe; host: Walter Cronkite) / bw / December 19, 1962 See You In Court (Eric Shapiro) / July 9, 1980 Segregation: Northern-Style (William Peters; host: Mike Wallace) / bw / December 9, 1964 (Carousel Films & Films for the Humanities) Self-Portrait Of Pierre Salinger / bw / February 27, 1963 The Selling Of The F-14 (Jay L. McMullen) / August 27, 1976 The Selling Of The Pentagon (host: Roger Mudd) / February 23, 1971 (Carousel Films) The Selling Of The Pentagon: Postscript (host: Roger Mudd) / March 23, 1971 (Carousel Films) Shanghai: The New China (Irv Drasnin) / 33m / March 8, 1974 (BFA) Showdown In Iran / January 23, 1979 Showdown In The Congo / bw / October 3, 1962 The Silent Spring Of Rachel Carson (Jay L. McMullen; co-host: Eric Sevareid) / bw / April 3, 1963 The Silent Spring Of Rachel Carson: The Verdict (Jay L. McMullen) / bw / May 15, 1963 Sinai / July 11, 1973 The Space Lag: Can Democracy Compete? (The Great Challenge: Can Democracy Meet The Space Age Challenge?) / January 6, 1960 The State Of The Union (Joseph Wershba; host: Charles Kuralt) / bw-40m / © November 15, 1966 (Carousel Films) Storm Over The Supreme Court, Part I: Era Of F.D.R. (William Peters; host: Eric Sevareid) / bw / February 20, 1963 (Carousel Films) Peabody Award winner Storm Over The Supreme Court, Part II: The School Prayer Case (William Peters; host: Eric Sevareid) / bw / March 13, 1963 (Carousel Films) Peabody Award winner Storm Over The Supreme Court, Part III: Bible Reading In The Public Schools (William Peters; host: Eric Sevareid) / bw / June 19, 1963 (Carousel Films & Films for the Humanities) Peabody Award winner Supersonic Race / December 13, 1966 The Taxed American: Loopholes Of '62 / bw / April 19, 1962 The Taxed American: Prelude To April 15 / bw / April 12, 1962 Teddy (Edward Kennedy) (Andrew Lack; host: Roger Mudd) / November 4, 1979 Peabody Award winner Teen-Age Smoker (Stephen Fleischman; host: Harry Reasoner) / bw / September 19, 1962 Television: Don't Touch That Dial! (Julian Krainin; host: Morley Safer) / December 23, 1982 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urlp5PBXJOQ The Tenement (Jay L. McMullen; co-host: Hughes Rudd) / February 28, 1967 (Carousel Films) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqhFN4WYhK4 Terrorism: War In The Shadows (Judy Towers Reemtsma; host: Walter Cronkite) / June 19, 1985 Thunder On The Right (Jack Beck; host: Eric Sevareid) / bw / February 22, 1962 (Films for the Humanities) Three Presidents On The Presidency / November 27, 1963 A Time To Die (Kent Garrett; host: Marlene Sanders) / July 10, 1982 A Timetable For Vietnam / December 2, 1969 Town Meeting Of The World / bw / October 26, 1965 The Toyota Invasion (Jay L. McMullen) / January 29, 1981 Trade Or Fade / bw / May 24, 1962 The Trial Lawyer: Five Courtroom Champions Speak (Joseph Wershba; host: Harry Reasoner) / April 30, 1968 (Films for the Humanities) The Trials Of Charles De Gaulle (George A. Vicas, producer; Palmer Williams; host: David Schoenbrun) / bw / © May 24, 1961 (Young America Films) Trujillo: Portrait Of A Dictator / bw / © March 16, 1960 UFO: Friend, Foe Or Fantasy? (Joseph Wershba & Jack Beck) / May 10, 1966 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GghBcZcw0nA UFOs: Do You Believe? / December 15, 1974 U.N.: Beleaguered Fortress / bw / April 19, 1965 The U.S. And The Two Chinas / bw / November 11, 1964 The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception (George Crile III; host: Mike Wallace) / January 23, 1982 (Carousel Films) The Unification Of Europe / bw / March 22, 1962 The Vanishing Family: Crisis In Black America (Bill Moyers, producer) / January 25, 1986 (Carousel Films) Peabody Award winner Viet Cong / © February 20, 1968 Vietnam: The Deadly Decision (Leslie Midgley, producer; hosts: Charles Collingwood, Peter Kalischer & Bernard Kalb) / bw / April 1, 1964 Vietnam: The Hawks And The Doves / bw / March 8, 1965 Vietnam: The Other War / © April 12, 1966 Vision Quest: The Wagon Train Trail (Obrow White & Betsy Aaron) / 30m / February 27, 1980 The Volga (Marvin L. Kalb) / bw / January 4, 1966 (McGraw-Hill) The Wall Within (Paul & Holly Fine; hosts: Dan Rather & Walter Cronkite) / June 22, 1988 (Carousel Films) Walter Lippmann, 1961 / bw / © June 14, 1961 Walter Lippmann, 1962 / bw / June 7, 1962 Walter Lippmann, 1963 / bw / May 1, 1963 Walter Lippmann, 1964 / bw / April 8, 1964 Walter Lippmann, 1965 / bw / © February 22, 1965 Walter Lippmann On Leadership (Palmer Williams, Gene De Poris, David Buksbaum) / bw / July 7, 1960 Walter Lippmann, Year End / bw / © December 20, 1961 The War At The Top Of The World / bw / January 9, 1963 The Water Famine / bw / October 19, 1961 Watts: Riot Or Revolt? (Jack Beck, producer; host: Bill Stout) / bw / December 7, 1965 (Films for the Humanities) Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg6HYwZ_ePQ The Weapons Of Gordon Parks / April 16, 1968 What About Ronald Reagan? / © December 12, 1967 What Are We Doing To Our Children? (host: Dr. Robert Coles) / March 9, 1973 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/whatarewedoingtoourchildrenpart2welfareandthefatherlessfamily What Shall we Do About Mother? (Judy Reemtsma; host: Marlene Sanders) / August 2, 1980 (Carousel Films) What's Good For General Motors? (Kent Garrett; host: Marlene Sanders) / August 6, 1981 What's Happened To Cambodia / June 7, 1978 Who Killed JFK? The Final Chapter / November 19, 1993 (VHS release) Who Speaks For Birmingham? (David Lowe; host: Howard K. Smith) / bw / © May 17, 1961 Who Speaks For The South? (Arthur D. Morse, host: Edward R. Murrow) / bw / © May 20, 1960 (Films for the Humanities) Who's Got The Rights To Rhodesia? (Irv Drasnin) / March 20, 1977 (Carousel Films) Why Men In Space? / bw / April 27, 1961 Willy Brant / August 3, 1975 The Year Of The Polaris (Edward R. Murrow) / October 11, 1960 You And The Commercial (Perry Wolff, producer; Irv Drasnin; host: Charles Keralt) / April 26, 1973 You Can Beat City Hall: The Tainan Dilemma (Bill Moyers) / June 20, 1978
  13. Jlewis

    A Shortie Checklist: BFA and Phoenix Films

    Major CBS shows distributed by BFA... and some other companies As mentioned above, CBS owned Film Associates and Bailey Films between 1966 and 1981 as well as utilizing McGraw-Hill, Carousel Films and other companies to distribute many of its educational TV programs to the 16mm market before CBS Video handled much of it on the VHS format. Yes, there was a time when movie projectors in the classroom showed material previously aired on living room small screens. During the early years of TV broadcasting pre-videotape, a select number of prestigious programs were preserved with either 16mm or 35mm motion picture cameras attached to monitor screens; their trade name being “kinescopes”. Although fuzzy in picture quality and not representing accurately the live image initially seen by TV viewers, this format nonetheless transferred easily to the social studies classroom by 1954 thanks to suppliers McGraw-Hill (working with Jefferson Productions initially) and Young America Films, both handling such shows as The Search, See It Now and You Are There. This continued through the 1980s when Carousel Films was still distributing CBS Reports and extracts of 60 Minutes on 16mm. I debated on whether or not I should even bother with TV shows since they don't fit the typical definition of “short film” and only some of these were even handled by the companies I showcase in this thread's title. Yet a segment of 60 Minutes, for example, was considered a “short subject” in its marketing. Longer programs were shown in separate parts running under a half-hour, this being the length of most movie “reels” by the 1970s when the one, two and three “reel” formats were consolidated. On the plus side, it does open up another interesting genre for pop culture and film enthusiasts alike since there is a wealth of interesting titles listed below worth pursuing. I purposely end in the 1990s here since this marked the official cut-off decade for the 16mm motion picture film format and the take over of the digital internet age of today. Film Associates of California started distributing the “Of Black America” series in September of 1968 for the new school year almost as soon as it ended its initial broadcast on TV: Arranging these by series... Air Power This U.S. Air Force supported series made great use of vintage newsreel footage and was successfully distributed to schools by McGraw-Hill, with each show running 25 minutes approximately. Walter Cronkite jumped into this one right after the last episodes of You Are There (qv) were in the can, although a few of the former series weren't broadcast until this series had its run. I sense that Cronkite was more comfortable narrating actual news events preserved as they happened rather than recreated scenes involving actors. Prudential Insurance Co. sponsored both this and its superior successor Twentieth Century (qv), which also included a certain quota of aerial combat footage in its war episodes. Shown in order of broadcast here since there was some chronological, if not consistent, ordering of historical events. The Day America Is Attacked / 2 parts making an hour / November 11, 1956 Early Days / November 18, 1956 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvWkcTnFD1U Luftwaffe / November 25, 1956 Pearl Harbor / December 2, 1956 Battle of Britain / December 9, 1956 Counterblast / December 16, 1956 Fools, Daredevils And Geniuses / December 23, 1956 The 1930's / December 30, 1956 Target Ploesti / January 6, 1957 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHuM8UN_Y20 Schweinfurt / January 13, 1957 Conquest Of The Air / January 20, 1957 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH2AcQNiKQM The Japanese Perimeter / January 27, 1957 Interdiction And Blockade / February 3, 1957 Operation Strangle / February 10, 1957 Pacific Pattern / February 17, 1957 Advance The Bomber / February 24, 1957 Winning Of France / March 3, 1957 Superfort / March 10, 1957 Victory In Europe / March 17, 1957 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFmLy7Lt4lY Kamikaze / © March 24, 1957 Defeat Of Japan / March 31, 1957 The Cold Decade: Airlift / April 7, 1957 The Cold Decade:To The Yalu / April 14, 1957 The Cold Decade: Korean Stalemate / April 21, 1957 Starfighter / April 28, 1957 The New Doctrine / May 5, 1957 The American Parade These were all handled as 16mm color school films by BFA. Running almost an hour (or two half hour reels on 16mm) unless noted. The Case Against Milligan (John Kadar; script: Loring Mandell; narrator: Joel Fabiani) / January 26, 1975 Docu-drama recreation of a Civil War case. Cast: Alice Drummond, Tim Kirkpatrick, Glenn Zachar, Henderson Forsythe, Robert Gerringer, Jack Bittner, Don Moore, Fred Stuthman, Walter Klavun, Ralph Bell, Brooks Rogers, John Wardwell, Fred Scollay, David Gale, Frank Latimore F.D.R., The Man Who Changed America (Joel Heller; script: Andy Rooney; narrator: Henry Fonda) / 30m / September 3, 1975 The Power And The Presidency (narrator: George C. Scott) / 28m / April 24, 1974 Song Of Myself (narrator: Rip Torn) / 31m / March 5, 1976 The Second Revolution (narrator: Tony Randall) / 28m / September 12, 1976 The industrial revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries Stop, Thief! (Lois Bianchi, producer; William Claxton; script: Terry Southern; host: Howard de Silva) / © April 22, 1976 Profiles Boss Tweed The 34th Star / August 27, 1974 Settling Kansas We, The Women / 28m / March 17, 1974 With All Deliberate Speed (Robert Markowitz; script: Bill Badalato & Jan Hartman; narrator: Paul Winfield) / 32m / June 16, 1976 Profiles South Carolina segregation case with J.A. DeLaine and J. Waites Waring. Video: https://archive.org/details/withalldeliberatespeed CBS Reports Not certain how many of these were distributed to classrooms but it appears that McGraw-Hill and, later, BFA handled quite a number of them in the sixties and seventies, followed by Carousel Films in the eighties and Films for the Humanities rounding up still more for the video market after the 16mm format was phased out. These included a few notorious shows like The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception, which caused a huge ruckus with retired General William Westmoreland. They were surprisingly popular in schools despite being so push-button in their subject matter: poverty in American cities, segregation in northern states as well as the south, the Klan, the debate over religion in schools and even possible abortion rights a full eight years before Roe vs. Wade. While many still provide relevant viewing four to six decades later, an occasional one does show its age; case in point being The Homosexuals, with Mike Wallace coming off smug and condescending in his “at least I am hetero normal” attitude. Fred W. Friendly was executive producer between 1959 and 1966 and pushed the envelope often with all that William S. Paley and network sponsors could stomach. Sometimes the shows aired without any commercial support when folks on Madison Avenue freaked out over the subject matter. Richard S. Salant took over after Friendly's abrupt departure, just as the series was being broadcast in “living color”, and he toned the series down a few notches. Nonetheless, key producer-directors like David Lowe, Jay McMullen and Perry Wolff would still keep it more provocative than most TV shows despite many schedule changes and controversies. Most titles ran 50-55 minutes to fit the commercial hour formats, with exceptions indicated below. Initially shown at a rate of 13-15 per season, only seven programs were broadcast in 1980 and only two in 1983. A few sporadic programs continued through the '90s and were released later on VHS. Abortion And The Law (David Lowe; host: Walter Cronkite) / bw / April 5, 1965 (Carousel Films) After All Those Years (Jay L. McMullen) / July 4, 1983 The Air Pirates- Can They Be Stopped? / October 20, 1972 The Aliens (Immigration) / December 27, 1977 The American Dream / November 25, 1971 The American Way / October 15, 1975 Anyplace But Here (Tom Spain, producer; host: Bill Moyers) / December 26, 1978 (Carousel Films) Arizona, Here We Come! (Bill Moyers) / February 22, 1977 The Baby Makers (Jay L. McMullen) / October 30, 1979 (McGraw-Hill) The Balance Of Terror: Can We Disarm? / December 14, 1961 Barry Goldwater, The View From The Right / bw / March 8, 1962 Battle For Afghanistan (Mike Hoover; host: Dan Rather) / July 29, 1987 (VHS only) The Battle For South Africa (Judy Crichton & George Crile III; host: Bill Moyers) / September 1, 1978 Peabody Award winner The Berkeley Rebels (Arthur Barron; script: Peter Davis; host: Harry Reasoner) / bw / June 14, 1965 Berlin: End Of The Line (Edward R. Murrow) / bw / © June 15, 1960 The Best Congress Money Can Buy (host: Dan Rather) / January 31, 1975 The Best Little Statehouse In Texas (Philip Barton & Larry L. King) / August 20, 1981 Beyond The Superdome / 22m / January 24, 1978 Biography Of A Bookie Joint (Jay McMullen, producer; co-host: Walter Cronkite) / bw / November 30, 1961 Covers Swartz' Key Shop of Boston, an Emmy Award winner Biography Of A Cancer (Albert Wasserman, producer) / bw / © April 20, 1960 Biography Of A Missile (Jack Beck & Edward R. Murrow) / bw / October 27, 1959 Birth Control And The Law (Stephen Fleischman; host: Eric Sevareid) / bw / May 10, 1962 (Carousel Films) Bittersweet Memories: A Vietnam Reunion (Howard Stringer & Andrew Jack; host: Bill Moyers) / December 12, 1981 Black Power, White Backlash (Joe Gorsuch; host: Mike Wallace) / September 27, 1966 (Films for the Humanities) Blacks In America: With All Deliberate Speed? Part 1 (Philip Burton Jr.; host: Ed Bradley) / July 24, 1979 (Films for the Humanities) Blacks In America: With All Deliberate Speed? Part 2 (Philip Burton Jr.; host: Ed Bradley) / July 25, 1979 (Films for the Humanities) The Boat People (Howard Stringer & Andrew Lack; host: Ed Bradley) / January 16, 1979 The Boston Goes To China (Andrew Lack & Howard Stringer) / April 27, 1979 Peabody Award winner A Boy Named Terry Egan (Isaac Kleinerman) / October 11, 1973 Boys And Girls Together (Andrew Lack; host: Harry Reasoner) / 28m / February 8, 1980 ( Media Guild) Brazil, The Rude Awakening (Stephen Fleischman; hosts: Eric Sevareid & Charles Kuralt) / bw / November 2, 1961 (McGraw-Hill) Breaking The Trade Barrier / bw / May 24, 1962 (McGraw-Hill) Britain: Blood, Sweat And Tears Plus 20 / bw / © March 29, 1961 Bulldozed America (host: Charles Kuralt) / bw-28m / September 14, 1965 (Carousel Films) The Business Of Health: Medicine, Money And Politics / bw / © February 1, 1961 The Business Of Heroin / bw / January 22, 1964 The Business Of Religion / © June 18, 1968 But What If The Dream Comes True? / November 25, 1971 Video: https://archive.org/details/butwhatifthedreamcomestrue The California Battleground: Nixon Vs. Brown (The Seventh Crisis Of Richard M. Nixon) / bw / October 31, 1962 Campaign American Style (Jay L. McMullen; host: Eric Sevareid) / © May 28, 1968 (BFA) Campaign '70: Television And Politics (Arthur Bloom; host: Mike Wallace) / October 20, 1970 (BFA) Video: https://archive.org/details/televisionandpolitics Can We Disarm? Decision At Geneva / bw / March 15, 1962 Cardinal Cushing Of Boston / May 14, 1968 Carl Sandburg At Gettysburg (host: Howard K. Smith) / bw / © April 12, 1961 Carl Sandburg- Lincoln's Prairie Years / bw / February 8, 1962 Case History Of A Rumor (Operation Water Moccasin) / bw / November 13, 1963 (Carousel Films) The Case Of The Boston Electra / bw / © February 15, 1961 Casto, Cuba And The U.S.A. / October 22, 1974 The Catholics And The Schools / bw / February 5, 1964 Censorship And The Movies / bw / © May 10, 1961 The CIA's Secret Army (Judy Crichton; script: Bill Moyers & George Crile III) / June 10, 1977 (Carousel Films) Chicano (Gene DePoris; script: Martin Plissner; host: Hughs Rudd) / October 19, 1971 (McGraw-Hill) Cigarettes: A Collision Of Interests (Arthur D. Morse, host: Harry Reasoner) / bw / April 15, 1964 The Colleges / March 29, 1974 The Corporation (Jay L. McMullen) / October 19, 1973 (Carousel Films) The Correspondents Report: America And The World (Hal Haley, producer; H. Richard Mutschuler; host: Eric Sevareid) / December 31, 1968 The Court And The Free Press / February 2, 1971 Crash Report- The Search For A Safer Car / May 13, 1966 The Crisis Of Presidential Succession / bw / January 8, 1964 Crossroads Africa, Pilot For A Peace Corps / bw / © March 15, 1961 D-Day (Maurice Murad & Ken Sable; hosts: Dan Rather & H. Norman Schwarzkopf) / May 26, 1994 Peabody Award winner; released on VHS only. D-Day Plus 20 Years: Eisenhower Returns To Normandy (host: Walter Cronkite) / bw-90m / June 5, 1964 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNaxTXfjfXk The Day They Had To Close The Schools / January 27, 1970 (BFA) Deadlock: The Railroad Dispute / bw / June 12, 1963 Death In The City Room / bw / © January 25, 1962 De Gaulle: Roots Of Power / bw / April 29, 1964 De Gaulle: The Challenge / bw / May 6, 1964 The Defense Of The United States, Part 1: Ground Zero (Leslie Cockburn, Judy Crichton, Andrew Lack, Maurice Marud, Craige Leake) / June 14, 1981 (Carousel Films) Credits the same on the following four titles The Defense Of The United States, Part 2: The Nuclear Battlefield / June 15, 1981 (Carousel Films) The Defense Of The United States, Part 3: Call To Arms / June 16, 1981 (Carousel Films) The Defense Of The United States, Part 4: The War Machine / June 17, 1981 (Carousel Films) The Defense Of The United States, Part 5: The Russians / June 18, 1981 (Carousel Films) The Divorce Dilemma / bw / February 15, 1966 Don't Count The Candles, An Essay By Lord Snowdon (host: Derek Hart) / © March 26, 1968 East Europe: Satellites Out Of Orbit (People Under Communism Today: Rumania-Czechoslavakia) / bw / © February 8, 1965 East Germany- The Land Beyond The Wall (Fred W. Friendly; host: Daniel Schorr) / bw / January 4, 1962 (Carousel Films & Films for the Humanities) Edition 6: Into The Mouths Of Babes & Going, Going, Gone: Black Land Loss (Janet Roach & Philip Burton Jr., producers; Ken Sable) / July 5, 1978 The Education Of George Waruhiu / bw / June 24, 1964 Eisenhower, 1963 / bw / January 23, 1963 Eisenhower On The Presidency (Edward M. Jones, producer; host: Walter Cronkite) / bw / October 12, 1961 Eisenhower On The Presidency, Part II (Edward M. Jones, producer; host: Walter Cronkite) / bw / November 23, 1961 Eisenhower On The Presidency, Part III (Edward M. Jones, producer; host: Walter Cronkite) / bw / February 15, 1962 Enter The Jury Room (Mary Raffalli, producer; hosts: Ed Bradley & Richard Schlesinger) / 94m / April 16, 1997 An Essay In Chairs / February 6, 1968 An Essay On The Mafia / June 25, 1972 An Essay On Women (hosts: Harry Reasoner) / 26m / January 24, 1967 (Films for the Humanities) Features Helen Gurley Brown Faith And Politics: The Christian Right (Steve Dellapietra; host: Dan Rather) / September 7, 1995 (Films for the Humanities) The Farthest Frontier (host: Charles Kuralt) / bw / © January 31, 1967 (Carousel Films) Video: https://archive.org/details/thefarthestfrontier The Fat American (Fred W. Friendly; host: Harry Reasoner) / bw / January 18, 1962 (Carousel Films) Filibuster, Birth Struggle Of A Law (William Peters; host: Eric Sevareid) / bw / March 18, 1964 (Films for the Humanities) The Fire Next Door: Bronx Fire Department (Tom Spain; host: Bill Moyers) / March 22, 1977 The Flight From Hollywood / bw / February 19, 1964 The Foundering Farm / 22m / January 24, 1978 France's Problems In North Africa / bw / May 25, 1961 The Football Scholars / September 10, 1968 Four Days In November: The Assassination Of President Kennedy / November 17, 1988 Gay Power, Gay Politics (Grace Diekhaus & George Crile III; co-host: Harry Reasoner) / April 26, 1980 A vast improvement and interesting see-how-society-changed-in-opinions successor to The Homosexuals, although the attitude is still too condescending in regards to a perceived loose lifestyle pre-AIDS epidemic. Mostly filmed in 1979, the year after Harvey Milk's assassination. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrGt_VwUxxk Generations Apart: A Profile Of Dissent (Ernest Leiser & Bernard Birnbaum, producers; Norman Gorin) / May 27, 1969 (Films for the Humanities) Generations Apart: Question Of Values (Ernest Leiser & Bernard Birnbaum, producers; Norman Gorin) / May 20, 1969 (Films for the Humanities) Generations Apart: The Youth International (Ernest Leiser & Bernard Birnbaum, producers; Norman Gorin) / June 3, 1969 (Films for the Humanities) George Kennan, A Conversation With Eric Sevareid / July 25, 1975 The Germans / September 26 1967 Germany Since Hitler: Adenauer Sums Up (host: Daniel Schorr) / bw / February 6, 1963 (McGraw-Hill) Gideon's Trumpet: The Poor Man And The Law (Joseph Wershba, producer, host: Martin Agronsky) / bw / © October 7, 1964 (Films for the Humanities) Gift Of Life: Organ Transplants (Holly K. Fine & Paul R. Fine) / March 27, 1985 (Carousel Films) The Golden Leaf (Leslie Cockburn & Bill Curtis) / September 14, 1982 The politics of smoking The Great American Funeral (David Lowe; host: Robert Trout) / bw / October 23, 1963 (McGraw-Hill) The Great Holiday Massacre (Palmer Williams, producer; Edward R. Murrow) / bw / © December 23, 1960 (Carousel Films) The Guns Of Autumn (Irv Drasnin) / September 5, 1975 (Carousel Films)
  14. Jlewis

    A Shortie Checklist: BFA and Phoenix Films

    Wheels, Wheels, Wheels (King Screen Productions) / color (16mm)-11m / © October 28, 1969 Visuals of wheels in action When Edgar Returns (Castalian Films/Phoenix-BFA; Michael Gibson) / color (16mm)-23m / December 1986 Which Is My World? (BFA; Grant Rohloff) / color (16mm)-9m30s / September 1971 Covers pollution White Sox Only (Phoenix Learning Group; Barbara Bryant, producer; Betty Spruill; script: Evelyn Coleman & Willom Samuel; camera: Armand Gazarian) / color-25m / 2000 Grandma educates two young friends about segregation in the old south. Cast: Lynn Hamilton, Cora Lee Day, Dasch Hadu, Octavia Bryan, Brandon Leafman, Daryll Hawthorne, Benjamin Raynal, Michael Leopart, Elaine Ballace & Wanda McGuire Who's Afraid Of Opera? (Phoenix Films; Nathan Kroll & Ted Kotcheff) / color-8 films (30m each) / December 1973 (16mm release) Actually a series of TV specials shot on videotape that was distributed by Phoenix Films in 16mm motion picture versions. The first two were produced at London's Shepperton Studios in January 1972 and subsequent ones were (I presume) also done in London. Featuring Joan Sutherland with Richard Bonynge & the London Symphony, along with Larry Berthelson Puppeteers. The titles with their original broadcast dates on PBS Television: The Barber Of Seville (adapted from Gioacchino Rossini; April 9, 1972) Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xvhB_09kPI ; Daughter Of The Regiment (adapted from Gaetano Donizetti; April 16, 1972) Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNrRqKxkrPo ; Lucia Di Lammermoor (adapted from Gaetano Donizetti; February 11, 1973) Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWRaJabXXY0 ; La Périchole (adapted from Jacques Offenbach; February 18, 1973) Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULWFmj5EZU0 ; La Traviata (adapted from Ambriose Thomas; April 22, 1973) Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iV2bPlTDkA ; Faust (adapted from Charles Gounard; April 29, 1973) Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysw_hu_PCMs ; Rigoletto (adapted from Giuseppe Verdi; December 9, 1973) Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE73uuoD9wQ ; Mignon (adapted from Ambriose Thomas; December 16, 1973) Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yObfClOIMmo Who's Different? (Phoenix-BFA) / color-26m / 1986 Who's Responsible? (BFA; Robert Sande, producer) / color (16mm)-20m / February 1972 Guidance For The '70s A Whole New Ball Game (King Screen Productions/BFA) / color (16mm)-9m / December 1972 Why A New World Explored (Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-11m / 1968 Why Communication Satellites? (Film Associates of California; Donald Sykes) / color (16mm)-13m / © December 23, 1963 Why Me? (BFA; Curtis Merrick, producer) / color (16mm)-24m / December 1973 (wide release 1975) Profile on police officers. Why People Have Laws: Shiver Gobble And Shore (Why We Have Laws) (Stephen Bosustow/Learning Corporation of America; Nick Bosustow & Lee Mishkin) / color-7m / November 18, 1970 Animation, later distributed by Phoenix-BFA Films & Video. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm_29lT7ElI Why People Have Special Jobs: The Man Who Made Spinning Tops (Stephen Bosustow/Learning Corporation of America; Nick Bosustow & Stephen Clark) / color-10m / November 18, 1970 Animation, later distributed by Phoenix-BFA Films & Video. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i5l3y86nSA Why We Conserve Energy: The Witch Of The Great Black Pool (Learning Corporation of America; Maureen Selwood; writer: Marie Winn Miller; music: Michael Riesman; v: Gordon Ramsey, Ruth Franklin & Lawrence Wolf) / color-12m / 1978 Animation, later distributed by Phoenix-BFA Films & Video. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgL5xjglLhY Why We Have Elections: The Kings Of Snark (Stephen Bosustow/Learning Corporation of America; Nick Bosustow) / color-10m / December 1972 Animation, later distributed by Phoenix-BFA Films & Video Why We Have Taxes: The Town That Had No Policeman (Stephen Bosustow/Learning Corporation of America; Nick Bosustow) / color-10m / November 18, 1970 Animation, later distributed by Phoenix-BFA Films & Video. Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E4jFn86dWE Why We Have Time Zones (Phoenix-BFA; Ann Stevenson, producer; Peter Matulavich; consultant: John Pawson; art: Theresa Abraham) / color (16mm)-12m / 1989 Why We Need Doctors: No Measles, No Mumps For Me (Michael Sporn/Learning Corporation of America; Michael Sporn) / color-11m / 1981 Animation, later distributed by Phoenix-BFA Films & Video Why We Need Each Other: Animals’ Picnic Day (Stephen Bosustow/Learning Corporation of America; Nick Bosustow) / color-10m / December 1972 Animation, later distributed by Phoenix-BFA Films & Video. Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3lbbMNFFbY Why We Need Learning: The Pie Maker Of Ignoramia (Art Innovation Group/Learning Corporation of America; John Conning & Paul Fierlinger; script: Derek Lamb) / color-12m / December 1975 Animation, later distributed by Phoenix-BFA Films & Video Why We Take Care Of Property: The Planet Of The Tickle Bops (Learning Corporation of America; Paul Fierlinger) / color-12m / December 1975 Animation, later distributed by Phoenix-BFA Films & Video. Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2icyU9e8aZ0 Why We Tell The Truth: No More Hamburgers In Straighttalk (Imagination Inc./Learning Corporation of America) / color-12m / 1978 Animation, later distributed by Phoenix-BFA Films & Video Why We Use Money: The Fisherman Who Needed A Knife (Stephen Bosustow/Learning Corporation of America; Nick Bosustow & Stephen Clark) / color-10m / November 18, 1970 Animation, later distributed by Phoenix-BFA Films & Video Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqgakSViVwI Wild America, Who Needs It? (National Audubon Society/Phoenix Films; David Mower & Carol Lee Taylor) / color (16mm)-20m / December 1978 Wild Animal Families (Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-11m / © January 21, 1957 (completed '56) The Wild Swans (Greatest Tales Inc./BFA; Fred Laderman) / color- (16mm)-9m / January 24, 1977 Animation Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIBQaxvsfDI Wildflowers: A First Film (BFA; Vic Atkinson) / color (16mm)-11m / March 1972 Wildlife Of The Desert (Bailey Films Inc.) / bw (16mm)-11m / April 1948 (See And Hear review) William Whitaker (Kaw Valley Films; William G. Kerr, producer; Kenneth A. & Claudia Meyer; narrator: Alexander Scourby) / color (16mm)-30m / 1982 Profiles Of American Art William's Doll (Phoenix Films; Roberto Carlo Chiesa; adapted from Charlotte Zolotow) / color (16mm)-14m / October 1981 As the title suggests, a boy's masculinity is tested with a new toy. Cast: Craig Salles, R. Q. Todd, Mike Hamiel, Olve Whelan & others Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRPc_NS2J-k Willow Point (Phoenix Films; Frank LaLoggia) / color (16mm)-15m / December 1974 A man's walk to work becomes a surreal experience Wilson Hurley (Kaw Valley Films; William G. Kerr, producer; Kenneth A. & Claudia Meyer; narrator: Alexander Scourby) / color (16mm)-30m / February 1982 (completed '81) Profiles Of American Art Wind Rose (Grey Havens Films/Phoenix-BFA; Mark Chodzko, producer; Don MacDonald) / color (16mm)-21m / December 1983 A girl observes her mother's stages of pregnancy. Cast: Suzanne Fagan, Shelly Lipkin, Tracy Mapes & Virginia Keppel Wind: A First Film (Phoenix-BFA; Sandy & Norman Bean; narrator: Lenore Bode) / color-12m / July 1993 (completed '92) Revised edition of A First Film On The Wind (Film Associates of California, 1966) Wings And Things (Opus Films/Phoenix Films; Robin Lehman) / color (16mm)-18m / October 1973 Covers model airplanes Wings Like Eagles (Tom Hotchkisa/Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-14m / December 1955 Showcases the sport of gliding Winter Ice: A First Film (BFA; Arthur D. Nelles, producer; Vic Atkinson) / color (16mm)-11m / December 1970 The Wizard's Son (Phoenix Films; John Canemaker) / color (16mm)-10m / June 1981 Animated cartoon The Wolves (Phoenix-BFA; Chris Heimerdinger) / color (16mm)-21m / January 1987 (filmed '86) Profiles a small town gang Women In Communications (Forum Productions International/BFA) / color (16mm)-15m / August 1975 Women Of The Toubou (Phoenix Films; Anne Balfour-Fraser) / color (16mm)-25m / December 1973 Profiles a female dominated tribe residing in Libya, Chad, Ni ger and Sudan Women's Basketball: Jump Ball (BFA; Linda & Neal Dobrofsky) / color (16mm)-15m / August 1976 Women's Work (Phoenix Learning Group; camera: Bruce Berryhill; editor: Marianne Henderson) / color-27m / 1995 Features a dance theatre company led by artistic director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Word Wise: Antonyms (BFA; Norman & Marjorie Bean; co-script: Stan Malotte) / color (16mm)-10m / © November 18, 1977 Word Wise: Compound Words (BFA; Norman & Marjorie Bean) / color (16mm)-10m / © June 30, 1976 Word Wise: Homographs, Look-alike Words (BFA; Norman & Marjorie Bean; writer Stan Halotte) / color (16mm)-10m / © February 28, 1978 (completed '77) Word Wise: Homonyms (BFA; Norman & Marjorie Bean) / color (16mm)-10m / © April 15, 1977 Word Wise: Prefixes (BFA; Norman & Marjorie Bean) / color (16mm)-10m / © August 23, 1976 Word Wise: Root Words (BFA; Norman & Marjorie Bean) / color (16mm)-10m / © January 3, 1977 (completed '76) Word Wise: Suffixes (BFA; Norman & Marjorie Bean) / color (16mm)-10m / © August 18, 1976 Word Wise: Synonyms (BFA; Norman & Marjorie Bean) / color (16mm)-10m / © September 28, 1977 Word Wise: Word Families (BFA; Norman & Marjorie Bean) / color (16mm)-10m / © March 8, 1976 The Work Of Peace (Office of Telecommunications & Smithsonian Institution/Phoenix-BFA; Paul Johnson, producer; Roger Snodgrass; narrator: Alexander Scourby) / color (16mm)-30m / August 1983 Covers the Treaty of Paris that ended the American Revolution Work, Time And Power (Film Associates of California/United World Films; consultants: Frederick L. Fitzpatrick, Helen B. Warrin) / color (16mm)-14m / 1961 Living Science Series Working And Playing To Health (Affiliated Film Production; Willard Van Dyke) / color-35m / December 1953 Illinois hospital staff demonstrate modern techniques working with mentally handicapped patients. Initially 35mm. Released on 16mm by Bailey Films in 1956 The World Of Vatican II (Phoenix Films; Bill Hare & Drew Lindhoff) / color (16mm)-29m / January 1978 (completed '77) Wrestling (Bailey Films Inc.) / color (8mm)-series of shorts (4 x 3m) / 1965 Writers On Writing (Ikon Films/Bailey Films Inc.; David L. Bell, producer) / color (16mm)-28m / December 1965 Writing: The Constant Search (Dimension Film/Phoenix-BFA; George Holland, producer; Gary Goldsmith) / color (16mm)-25m / 1985 X-Ray Motion Pictures (Ealing Corp.) / color (8mm)-series of shorts / 1967 Later distributed by Bailey-Film Associates Xiao And His Lu Sheng (Boreales-La Cinquieme-Canal J/Phoenix Learning Group; Xiaoling Zhu) / color-26m / 1998 Canadian film: Little Zephyer competes in a musical contest Yellowstone: Our First National Park (Bailey Films Inc.; Guy D. Haselton) / color (16mm)-15m / December 1961 Yesterday's Farm (BFA; Vic Atkinson) / color (16mm)-11m / December 1972 Yosemite: End Of The Rainbow (Bailey Film Service; Guy D. Haselton) / color (16mm)-22m / 1945 Revised 1958 Yosemite National Park (Kaw Valley Films; Wendel Craighead, producer; Jim Whitefield) / color (16mm)-24m / 1982 You're Growing Up (Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-10m30s / December 1959 You've Got A Problem (BFA) / color (8mm)-series (4 x 4m each) / 1971 You've Got A Problem: Series 2 (BFA) / color (8mm)-series (4 x 4m each) / 1972 The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra (Phoenix-BFA; Robin Lehman; narrator: Andrew Davis) / color (16mm)-39m / October 1989 Features students at Manhattan School of Music The Young Vote: Power, Politics And Participation (BFA; Donald MacDonald) / color (16mm)-15m / October 1972 Young Women In Sports (Silver Shadow Productions/BFA; Susan Heick, Jaryl Lane & Joseph Shields; music: Charles Bernstein) / color (16mm)-16m / December 1974 Video: https://archive.org/details/youngwomeninsports Your First Speech (Etiwanda Productions/Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-11m / January 1961 Your Movie Camera And How To Use It (Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-10m / May 28, 1950 (See And Hear mention) Your Postal Service: Letters (Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-11m / September 21, 1951 (See And Hear review) Your Postal Service: Parcel Post (Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-11m / September 21, 1951 (See And Hear review) Your Town (Cineworks & Forum on New Hampshire's Future/Phoenix Films; Gary Anderson; script: Elizabeth Longfellow; narrator: Orson Welles) / color (16mm)-26m / November 1981 The citizens of a small New Hampshire town all react differently to a major corporation moving in. Video: https://archive.org/details/yourtown Yours Truly, Andrea G. Stern (Phoenix Films; Susan Seidelman) / color (16mm)-38m / March 1979 (filmed '78) Conflicts between a single mother and her daughter involve her new boyfriend Zero Hour (BFA; Bernard Wilets, producer; Darlene Chaffee; adapted from Ray Bradbury; sound: Austin HcKinney) / color (16mm)-22m / © March 7, 1978 BFA Science Fiction Series: Classic story adapted to radio numerous times in the 1950s (Escape, Suspense, X Minus One, etc.) about innocent children cooperating with playful aliens who plan to take over the human species and the parents only discovering the fact when it is too late Zoo Families (Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-9m / © February 3, 1955 (completed '54) Zoo Families (2nd edition) (Film Technology Company/BFA) / color (16mm)-9m / © August 19, 1977 The Zoo (King Screen Productions) / color (16mm)-6m / © December 4, 1970
  15. Jlewis

    A Shortie Checklist: BFA and Phoenix Films

    Thank You, Ma'am (Illumination Films/Phoenix Films; Andrew Sugerman) / color-14m / © April 7, 1976 (filmed '75) A woman brings home the boy who tried to mug her. Interesting mini-drama featuring Rosetta LeNoire & Eric Jones Video: https://archive.org/details/thankyoumam_201705 Then Came July Fifth (Bailey Film Service) / bw (16mm)-10m / 1942 Fireworks safety reel There's A Nightmare In My Closet (Evergreen Productions-Firehouse Productions/Phoenix-BFA; Barbara Bryant, producer; Gary Templeton; script: Susan Osborn & Mercer Mayer) / color-14m / October 1987 Cast: James Michael Reily, Catherine Kellner, Jod Applegate Kay & others Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCUc__H9IgA There's Something in My Attic (Bio Dear Productions/Phoenix-BFA; Barbara Bryant & Ted Abenheim, producers; original story: Mercer Meyer) / color (16mm)-16m / September 1990 Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofuS8ovsZpc Thermometers: How We Use Them (Bailey Films Inc.; Justin & Geraldine Byers) / color (16mm)-11m / 1965 Reissued 1969 Theseus And The Minotaur (King Screen Productions) / color (16mm)-21m / © June 5, 1970 A study of the Greek myth They Call It Wildcat (George C. Stoney Associates for Ford Foundation/Phoenix Films) / color (16mm)-32m / © December 30, 1974 The Vera Institute of Justice's “Wildcat Services Corporation” aid drug abusers in New York City They Call Me Names (Educational Films for the Exceptional/BFA) / color (16mm)-22m / 1972 Life of a mentally challenged student. The Third World: An Introduction (Phoenix-BFA; Wayne Mitchell) / color (16mm)-21m / December 1983 Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC95Pedo_fc This Is Ben Shahn (George Dessart/Film Associates of Calfornia; Jack Landau; camera: Richard Shore; editor: Ronald Q. Wright; narrator: Tom Dunn) / color (16mm)-22m / 1965 The artist discusses his work. Initially produced for CBS News. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTjN9G3R9aw This Is My Friend (King Screen Productions) / color (16mm)-10m / 1971 Two boys wreck a girl's doll but later help her Thumbelina (Greatest Tales Inc./BFA; Fred Laderman) / color- (16mm)-9m / January 3, 1977 Animation Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnlsL00twIE Tic Toc Time Clock (Tick Tock Time Clock) (BFA; Lawrence Jacobs) / color (16mm)-11m / 1976 Given new soundtrack 1986 Tigeria: Ageless City Of The North (Eskimoland Pictures/Bailey Films Inc.; Murray De Atley; camera: Frank Whaley; narrator: Wendell Niles) / color (16mm)-11m / 1955 To A Good, Long Life (BFA; Clifford Janoff) / color (16mm)-20m / December 1976 To Be Happy (Carole Harder & Company/Phoenix-BFA) / color-12m / 1989 Winner's Seminar series To Bear Witness (John J. Prescott & Associates, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council/Phoenix-BFA; Ilissa B. Flamm, producer; Gavin P. Boyle; co-script: Ruth Schwartz) / color-42m / December 1983 To Build A Fire: A Jack London Story (BFA; Robert Stitzel) / color (16mm)-15m / September 1973 (wide release 1975) BFA Short Stories: Different version than the 1969 50m featurette made by David Cobham, covering a man doomed in a freezing wilderness. Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcwXVsRjhqU To Climb A Mountain (Greenhouse Films/BFA; Dennis Passaggio & Ted Abenheim) / color (16mm)-15m / © February 24, 1975 Getting over handicaps at Braille Institute Tomesha Land (Bailey Films Inc.) / bw (16mm)-27m / 1948 Death Valley history Tomorrow We'll See What Happens (Quest Production for Ford Foundation/Phoenix Films; William Jersey) / color (16mm)-30m / © December 30, 1973 Covers the Tutorial Community Project involved in the Los Angeles public schools Tondo: A Round About Round (King Screen Productions/BFA) / color (16mm)-10m / © March 4, 1971 (filmed '70) Part animation. Mathematics film about circles. Torch Techniques: The Cutting Torch- Flame Cutting (BFA; William Brose) / color (16mm)-15m / August 1971 Torch Techniques: Oxyacetylene Welding (BFA; William Brose) / color (16mm)-3 parts (18-19m each) / August 1971 Trade Between Nations (Art Evans Productions/Bailey Films Inc.; collaborators: Harold Peterson, John Burkhard & Victor Moss; script: Pat Seeley) / color (16mm)-11m / 1967 The Tragedy Of The Commons (King Screen Productions/BFA; script: Garrett Hardin) / color (16mm)-25m / © May 1, 1971 Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09nwr01UPXQ Trains: A First Film (BFA; Norman Bean) / color (16mm)-12m / 1969 Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLAmkPopcs0 Trampoline Fundamentals (Bailey Films Inc.; D. L. Richardson; collaborator: Jess Robinson) / color (16mm)-11m / November 1961 Transportation: A First Film On The Airport (BFA; Norman Bean) / color (16mm)-11m / October 1972 Video: https://archive.org/details/transportationafirstfilmontheairport A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud (Filmpressions, Inc./Phoenix Films; Rex Victor Goff; original story: Carson McCullers) / color (16mm)-19m / December 1978 Short story adaptation about a newspaper boy discussing the nature of love with an older man at a restaurant. Featuring Dana Andrews. The Treehouse (King Screen Productions; Roger Tilton) / color (16mm)-9m / © November 11, 1969 A boy's tree is surrounded by bulldozers Triangles: An Introduction (Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-10m / © May 27, 1966 Triangles: Sides And Angles (Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-9m / © October 19, 1966 A Trip To Modern China (King Screen Productions) / color (16mm)-26m / 1973 Later distributed by BFA Educational Media Les Trois Ours (Los Tres Osos) (Herbert Schick/Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-15m / December 2, 1960 Animation: 2 versions of The Three Bears Tumbling: Primary Skills (Parthenon Pictures/BFA) / color (16mm)-9m / January 1971 (filmed '70) Tunnels (Kaw Valley Films; Darrell Meador) / color (16mm)-19m / 1986 Turning Around (Tempo Associates for Ford Foundation/Phoenix Films; ) / color (16mm)-23m / © December 30, 1974 Urban renewal in Cincinnati, Ohio The Turtle: Care Of A Pet (Film Associates of California; Norman Bean) / color (16mm)-8m / © December 26, 1962 TV News: Measure Of The Medium (Shana Corporation/BFA; Shelby Newhouse; production asst: Phyllis McCreedy; camera: James Jewell) / color (16mm)-16m / December 1971 The 220 Blues (King Screen Productions/Holt, Rinehart & Winston & Bailey Film Associates) / color (16mm)-18m / © December 4, 1970 Two, Three Fasten Your Ski (Oak Creek Films, Hartford Group & Denver Children's Hospital/Phoenix Films; Len Aitken & Bill Snider]) / color (16mm)-18m / January 1976 Amputees learn to ski. Sometimes dated 1971, possibly year filmed. Ty's Home-made Band (Evergreen Productions-Firehouse Productions/Phoenix-BFA; Gary Templeton; adapted from Mildred Pitts Walter) / color (16mm)-20m / May 1983 Stars Taj Mahal USA Film (Phoenix Films; Eric Martin) / color (16mm)-27m / December 1977 Time-lapse cross-country tour by car Undercurrents (Opus Films/Phoenix Films; Robin Lehman; music: Michael Fano & Jacqueline Lecompte) / color-12m / May 1973 UK co-production: Features Mexican coastal marine life United Kingdom Of Great Britain (Svekon Films/Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-22m / November 1966 United Sates Elections: How We Vote (Film Associates of California; Bernard Wilets) / color (16mm)-14m / © February 2, 1965 Up Pill, Down Pill (BFA; J. Gary Mitchell) / color (16mm)-23m30s / 1970 Open-end discussion film showing two teens confronting an old man and his derelict Urban Ecology: Garbage Disposal (Jarvis Couillard Associates/BFA) / color (16mm)-7m30s / December 1971 Unremitting Tenderness: A Film (Phoenix Films; R. Bruce Elder) / color (16mm)-9m / 1976 Produced in Canada. Dance routines deconstructed for the camera Using The Banding Wheel (Bailey Films Inc.; Doug Bailey, producer; Carlie Tart ) / color (16mm)-11m / August 1965 Creative Ceramics Valerie: A Woman! An Artist! A Philosophy Of Life (Nafasi Productions/Phoenix Films; Monica Freeman) / color (16mm)-15m / 1975 Features sculptor Valerie Maynard Value Of A Smile (Bailey Film Service) / bw (16mm)-10m / 1940 Values: Being Friends (Jarvis Couillard Associates/Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-9m / March 1969 Juvenile reel with children Ricky, Phil and Ted Values: Cooperation (Jarvis Couillard Associates/Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-11m / March 1969 Juvenile reel with children Rod, John and Julian Values: Playing Fair (Jarvis Couillard Associates/Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-8m / January 1969 (filmed '68) Students discuss what fairness is at a round table Values: Telling The Truth (Jarvis Couillard Associates/Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-10m / January 1969 (filmed '68) Juvenile reel with children Rod, John and Julian Values: The Right Thing To Do (Jarvis Couillard Associates/BFA) / color (16mm)-9m / March 1970 Values: Understanding Others (Jarvis Couillard Associates/BFA) / color (16mm)-8m / December 1970 The Vancouver Island Marmot (Keg Productions of Canada; Ralph C. Ellis, producer) / color (16mm)-25m / 1984 The Veldt (BFA; Bernard Wilets, producer; Dianne Haak; adapted from Ray Bradbury; design: Nelson Willis; costumes: Gail Viola; camera: Frank Stokes; sound: Steve Marlowe) / color (16mm)-24m13s / September 1979 BFA Science Fiction Series: The classic sci fi tale popular on radio back in the fifties (Dimension X, X Minus One) about parents of the future spoiling their children with an imagination nursery that they created an African savanna in, complete with live lions. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIKOQK18kvo Vera And The Law (George C. Stoney Associates for Ford Foundation/Phoenix Films) / color (16mm)-39m / © December 1, 1975 Covers the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City La Vie Familiale d'Une Ferme Francaise (Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-16m / December 1962 Story of a farm family in the French Auvergne region Vim, Vigor And Vitamins (Bailey Film Service) / bw (16mm)-10m / 1940 A Visit In The Past With George Washington (Phoenix-BFA; Paul Burnford & Barbara Bryant, producers; Edmund Shaff; script: Zelda Burnford; advisors: Chris Ott & Rachel Corey) / color-23m / 1989 A Visit In The Past With Robert E. Lee (Phoenix-BFA; Paul Burnford, producer; Edmund Shaff; script: Zelda Burnford) / color-20m / 1990 Volleyball: Dig It! (BFA; Linda & Neal Dobrofsky) / color (16mm)-13m / December 1974 Volleyball: Skills And Practice (Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-12m / © April 17, 1967 Later a series of 8mm loops W.C. Handy (Vignette Films/Bailey Films Inc.; Leo D. Sullivan, producer; Floyd Norman; script: John MacDonald; camera: Ruben Apodaca) / color (16m)-14m / December 1967 Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQRpn-O5YZY A Walk In The Park (King Screen Productions/Inquiry; Theodore Richard Spiegel) / color (16mm)-19m / © July 27, 1970 The Walls Come Tumbling Down (Onyx Productions for Ford Foundation/Phoenix Films; Madeline Anderson) / color (16mm)-29m / © August 1, 1975 Covers problems with public housing in St. Louis Washington, City Of The World (Parthenon Pictures/Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-14m / © June 21, 1965 Water Conservation (Phoenix-BFA; Norman Bean; narrator: Lenore Bode) / color-12m / July 1993 (completed '92) Water For The City (Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-11m / © July 17, 1967 Water Pollution: A First Film (BFA; Norman Bean) / color (16mm)-8m / September 1971 Water Safety: An Introduction (Michael DeLeau & Associates/BFA) / color (16mm)-10m / © June 27, 1974 Water: A First Film (Film Associates of California; Norman Bean) / color (16mm)-9m / September 1968 The Wave: A Japanese Folk Tale (Film Associates of California; Dan McCarroll; art: Ann Gillick; music: David Morton; narrator: Robert Gladstone) / color (16mm)-9m / December 1968 Told over a series of Japanese prints We Live In A Trailer (Lawbetts Productions/Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-11m / 1960 We Play And Share Together (Paul Burnford Film Productions/Bailey Films Inc.) / bw (16mm)-10m / 1950 We Proceeded On... (The Expedition Of Lewis And Clark) (Kaw Valley Films; Wendel Craighead, Bill Kuhle & Jim Whitefield) / color (16mm)-21m / 1991 We're OK (BFA; Sam Weiss, producer) / color (16mm)-12m / October 9, 1975 Animation Weather Station: Backyard Science (Ohana Foundation/Phoenix-BFA; Norman & Sandy Bean; narrators: Anna Christmas & Sylvia Galindo) / color-12m / December 1995 Weeds And Mosaics (Bailey Films Inc.; Frank Bach & James Schinneler) / color (16mm)-5m / January 1957 (completed '56) Child Art & Nature Weight Training Series (Film Associates of California; Lyonel Avance & Everett Pat Pinkston) / color (8mm)-series of shorts (4m each) / © September 15, 1966 Titles: Arms / Shoulders / Chest / Abdomen / Back / Legs West Africa: Two Lifestyles (BFA; Clifford Janoff & Frank Gardonyi; Frank Gardonyi) / color (16mm)-17m / 1970 Ivory Coast. Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohfBR9via2U Western Europe: A Community Of Nations? (Svekon Films/Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-27m / December 1968 Revised with new soundtrack 1981 What Are Letters For? Consonant Blends And Combinations (Phoenix-BFA; Marjorie Bean) / color-13m / 1983 What Are Letters For? Initial Consonants (BFA; Norman Bean) / color (16mm)-12m / October 1973 Reading Motivation What Are Letters For? Initial Consonants (2nd edition) (Phoenix-BFA; Marjorie Bean) / color-13m / October 1984 What Are Letters For? Vowel Combinations (Phoenix-BFA; Marjorie Bean) / color-13m / December 1983 What Are Letters For? Vowels (BFA; Norman Bean) / color (16mm)-12m / October 1973 Reading Motivation What Are Letters For? Vowels (2nd edition) (Phoenix-BFA; Marjorie Bean) / color-13m / October 1984 What Are Machines? (Paul Bernford Film Productions/Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-10m / September 28, 1950 (See And Hear review) Reissued 1959: Machines Help Us What Are Values? (BFA; Wayne Mitchell) / color (16mm)-9m / © March 29, 1977 Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y8d0XwPZTM What Are You Woman? (Wittenberg University Woman's Program Committee/Phoenix Films; William Ditzel, producer; Corwin Georges & Richard P. Pilgrim; script & music: Mabel E. Jackson) / color (16mm)-25m / 1975 What Do Flowers Do? A First Film (BFA; Arthur D. Nelles, producer; Norman Bean) / color (16mm)-10m30s / March 1969 (completed '68) Revised with a new soundtrack in 1985 What Do Plants Do? A First Film (BFA; Norman Bean) / color (16mm)-8m / December 1971 What Do Seeds Do? A First Film (BFA; Norman Bean) / color (16mm)-10m45s / 1970 What Do Seeds Do? A First Film (2nd edition) (Phoenix-BFA; Norman Bean) / color (16mm)-12m / October 1985 What Do You Do When You See A Blind Person? (Si Fried/American Foundation for the Blind- Arthur Zigoras) / color (16mm)-14m / 1971 Features Philip Bruns, Jim Jone & Arnie Freeman. Distributed by Phoenix Films in 1975. What Is A City? (Paul Burnford Film Productions/Bailey Films Inc.) / color (16mm)-10m / September 28, 1950 (See And Hear review) Revised 1959 What Is A Food Chain? (Phoenix-BFA) / color (16mm)-12m / 1985 Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmomJpuOs6s What Is A Hero? (Phoenix-BFA; Ruth Ann Arens, producer) / color-17m / 1989 What Is A Niche? (Phoenix-BFA) / color (16mm)-12m / 1985 Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-aGxYTUPu0 What's Alive? (Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-11m / © June 16, 1961 What's An Animal? A First Film (Phoenix-BFA; Norman Bean) / color (16mm)-17m / 1984 What Is An Eclipse? (Film Associates of California; George Abell & L. G. Stoddard) / color (16mm)-11m / © January 11, 1965 (completed '64) What Is An Eclipse? (2nd edition) (Phoenix-BFA; Peter Matulavich) / color (16mm)-11m / August 1985 Video excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqreLkR0MoM What Is Automation? (Film Associates of California; Bernard Wilets; consultant: William F. O'Neill) / color (16mm)-14m / © June 30, 1965 What's In A Play: Dramatic Action (Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-17m / © August 29, 1967 What's In A Story? (Film Associates of California; Donald L. Sykes) / color (16mm)-13m30s / © November 15, 1963 Uses clips from UPA cartoon The Unicorn In The Garden (Columbia, 1953) Video: https://archive.org/details/whatsinastory What's Inside The Earth? (Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-14m / © October 28, 1959 What's Mine Is Mine (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study/BFA) / color (16mm)-12m / October 1974 Wildlife film (lizards, prairie chickens, etc.) What Is Poetry? (Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-10m / © January 30, 1963 (completed '62) What Is Rhythm? (Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-11m / © September 15, 1966 What's Under The Ocean? (Film Associates of California) / color (16mm)-14m / © August 1, 1960 What Mary Jo Shared (BFA; Bernard Wilets, producer; Diane Haak; adapted from Janice May Udry) / color (16mm)-13m / February 1981 (filmed '80) Bernard Wilets Literature

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