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03:32 PM ET (US)
If you shuffle through you'll also find the sources of material for some MST3K shorts. "Chicken of TOMORROW"!
Michael Jukes
09:17 PM ET (US)
Hey Mark, how did this sight bubble up to your attention?
I fell upon it searching for stock footage and Quicktime clips a couple of days ago...and then it shows up here. I think we's on the same wavelength, man...: ) Yes, this sight is wonderful and incredible that it exists, it's a daunting undertaking. I keep going back. Wanted to share it with somebody 'cause it's so cool. The old television ads are great.Insane footage touting the Chevrolet Corvair, rip-roaring up creek beds and across fields. Lots of uneasy historical strangeness. Grade school flashbacks.
Stefan JonesPerson was signed in when posted
05:06 PM ET (US)
One of the few things I remember from Kindergarten is a Cafeteria Ettiquette film. I featured a puppet named Mr. Bumble (Bungle?) who didn't wash his hands, cut in line, and roughhoused at the dining table.

It must have been very low budget: Instead of coughing up for other puppets, the other children were
represented by little bowling pins. Also, Mr. Bumble's rule-breaking seemed to be an awful lot of fun.

Colorful jerk having fun, versus anonymous bowling pin? Hmmm, tough choice.
Sublime Stitcher
04:26 PM ET (US)
This is great! My father was a cameraman for Centron films in Lawrence, Kansas in the 60's, making all sorts of industrial and educational films. Some feature my older brother when he was five ("How should Bobby cross the street?"). In another one, a car is pulled over by a policeman and my entire family is in the car! I have all these snapshots at home of my dad on film sets with George Geobels, Jesse White....his director was Herk Harvey who with John Clifford made the cult horror film "Carnival of Souls" as a side project. One of my most treasured possessions is picture of Herk strangling me.

I wonder if I can find these films in this archive....
04:24 PM ET (US)
The Prelinger Archive is the greatest thing since the invention of the root password. Some of these films are screamingly funny; digging through the hygiene and dating films alone can keep you entertained for hours. A couple of them (A Date With Your Family and Chicken of Tomorrow come to mind) have been used in MST3K.

Quick recommendations: "Perversion for Profit (Parts 1 and 2)", "A Challenge to Democracy" and "Experiments in the Revival of Organisms."

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