Posts Tagged ‘1940s’

Surreal Salvador Dali Party

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

A 1941 newsreel reporting on Surrealist artist Salvador Dali, who designed and hosted a party held in the Bali Room of the Hotel Del Monte, Monterey, California; a fund raiser to help European artists displaced by WWII. Found at YouTube from longtimers.

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.

Why We Fight: The Nazis Strike

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

This film shows Hitler’s rise to power. Preparations for war are shown along with Germany’s bloodless conquest of Austria and Czechoslovakia. When the blitzkrieg rolls into Poland, the curtains rises on World War II in Europe. Found at YouTube from PoathJunction.

Why We Fight: Prelude To War

Monday, April 25th, 2011

This episode of Why We Fight: Prelude To War covers the events leading up to World War II. It shows the development of fascism in Italy, Germany and Japan, along with the beginning of Japanese aggression in China. Found at YouTube from PoathJunction.

WWII London Blitz In Color

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Rare colour film of the bomb damage inflicted on London during World War II has surfaced on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Blitz. Found at YouTube from AssociatedPress.