Posts Tagged ‘1940s’

Home Video: VJ Day Celebrations In Honolulu, August 14, 1945

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Color video footage taken of VJ day in Honolulu. August 14, 1945. 65 Years ago Richard Sullivan shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Found at LiveLeak.

I Am Become Death, Destroyer Of Worlds

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, discusses his feelings upon witnessing the first test explosion. Found at YouTube from lorissimo.

Propaganda Techniques: A 1950s Era Educational Film

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

A fascinating vintage educational video about the techniques of propaganda, made in the in the late 1940s or early 1950s. Found at YouTube from weirdovideos.

Ghost Busters Trailer (1954)

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

This is a wonderful mashup of the , , and comedies of the 1940s and 50s, imagining what a trailer might look like were the movie released thirty years earlier. Found at YouTube from whoiseyevan.

Oil Is Blood Documentary

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

The title of this eight-minute documentary is Oil is Blood. I subconsciously, automatically appended "Money" to the title, when I first read it. It’s kinda hard not to, considering our current state of affairs in the world. It’s from the and provided at by the . It was produced by in newsreel format complete with triumphal music and a narrator extolling the virtues of abundant petroleum but also the importance of wartime rationing:

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