Posts Tagged ‘1930s’

Joe Louis: America’s Hero…Betrayed

Friday, February 24th, 2012

HBO is currently running an excellent documentary of legendary boxer Joe Louis.

Joe Louis America’s Hero…Betrayed Trailer

Found at YouTube from TheBrovvnBomber.

Joe Louis: The Anti-Jack Johnson

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. discusses his father’s image as the anti-Jack Johnson. Found at YouTube from HBO.

Joe Louis’ Celebrity Status

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. discusses his father as a celebrity. Found at YouTube from HBO.

A Century In 10 Minutes

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

100 years of history compressed into 10 minutes of video. Found at YouTube from derDon1234.

Beautiful, Racist Copenhagen, Circa 1937

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

A 1937 MGM Traveltalks production touting the beauty of Copenhagen, Denmark complete with the racial superiority attitudes of the time. Found at YouTube from YmanDK.

Last Tasmanian Tiger

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Tasmania Tiger, Thylacine, this is the last one, died in 1936 after the species was hunted to extinction. Found at YouTube from Freddie. Boing Boing’s got the deets.

Stop-Motion, Pencil Animation Remake Of Star Wars Kid Video

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Swiss artists Admir Jahic and Comenius Roethlisberger created 604 color pencil drawings based on frames from the popular Star Wars Kid video for this remake. Found at YouTube from hbombed via Premier Art Scene via Holy Kaw!

Original Star Wars Kid Video

Found at YouTube from raze7ds.

How Jesse Owens Got All Up In Hitler’s Grill

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Jesse Owens wins a gold medal at the 1936 Olympics, repudiating Adolph Hitler’s theories of racial superiority. Found at YouTube from micbec2007.