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    Fights of nations
    Fight of nations
    Part 1: In "Mexico and Spain," a man dressed as a Mexican peasant spies on a happy young woman and her suitor, who wears a fancy Spanish, matador-style outfit. The woman dances for her companion, then the couple embrace and sit on a stone bench, holding hands. The jealous peasant rises from his hiding place to stab his rival, but the woman grabs his ...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1907
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    The life of a city early films of New York, 1898-1906 /
    Early films of New York, 1898-1906 | New York City films Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Derived from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress, presents forty-five films of New York that were made during the period from 1898 to 1906 by the Edison Company and the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Features selected bibliographies on New York and early motion pictures. Includes historical information about turn-of-the-century New York City and the United States.
    • Date: 1999
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    Scene in the Swiss village at Paris Exposition
    Scene in the Swiss village at the Paris Exposition
    From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a crowd of Swiss boys and girls dressed in native costumes, marching down the street in this very unique and picturesque village. Each happy and smiling face is clearly shown as they pass the camera. The scene ends by the boys and girls congregating in the square and dancing to the strains of an accordion played ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Swiss village, no. 2 From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing the village girls driving home a herd of cows, and shows the native peasantry of Switzerland returning from their daily occupation--watching the herds. After driving the cattle to their shelter, the boys and girls congregate in front of the old barn and go through a native dance, to the amusement of the spectators. These pictures ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    TR in Africa [1909, 2]
    Theodore Roosevelt in Africa [1909, 2] | Roosevelt in Africa
    Scenes of African peoples and of TR's safari party, all probably filmed in British East Africa (Kenya) in 1909. View of TR planting a tree in front of trading company building, possibly located in Mombasa, long shot of busy amusement area in Kenyan seaport of Mombasa, including shot of ferris wheel filled with Swahilis; shots, taken from observation platform on train engine, of plains ...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Kearton, Cherry - Community Motion Picture Service, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
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    The Touaregs in their country
    Chez les Touaregs | Touraregs in their country
    Scenes of a Touareg village show the tribe's women, boys posing and fighting, two men fighting with sticks and wrestling, the tying of a turban, equipping and mounting the camels, the parade of a caravan, demonstrating an assault on a colonial courier, a "Fantasia" parade, horsemen riding toward the camera with their guns blazing, and a mother and child playing with a kitten.
    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Afi/Anonymous Toledo Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
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    Annual baby parade, 1904, Asbury Park, N.J. Shows the Baby Parade at Asbury Park, N.J., in 1904. Includes scenes of boys (dressed as soldiers and sailors) and girls (dressed in oriental costume) marching in groups, mothers pushing decorated perambulators, and horse-drawn floats.
    • Contributor: Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Maude's naughty little brother
    Maud's naughty little brother, or Wouldn't it jar you? | Wouldn't it jar you?
    From Edison films catalog: In a charming dining room a very attractive young lady is seen seated at the table, evidently waiting for the caller who is to share a quiet little dinner for two. A moment later a dude of the regular chappy type enters and seats himself at the table. As soon as the meal commences the inevitable wicked small boy sneaks ...
    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America
    • Date: 1900
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    The life of a city--early films of New York from the Paper Print Collection, 1898-1906 /
    Early films of New York from the Paper Print Collection, 1898-1906 | New York videodisc Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Compilation of 45 films from the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection.
    • Date: 1991
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    Street car chivalry
    Streetcar chivalry
    "Scene shows interior of crowded street-car. A young lady enters and every man in the car offers her his seat. Presently an elderly stout lady with arm full of bundles enters. All male passengers immediately bury their faces in their papers, while the lady swings on the strap. A sudden jerk of the car lands her in the lap of a dude, much to ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Visitin' 'round at Coolidge Corners
    Visitin' round Coolidge Corners
    Shows scenes of Calvin Coolidge at his summer home in Plymouth, Vermont, including Coolidge helping out on the neighboring farm of cousin Ed Blanchard; in the "summer White House" above the Plymouth post office; attending church with his father John Calvin, wife Grace Goodhue, and son John; and visiting with his future vice-president, General Charles Dawes. May be a compilation of newsreel footage taken ...
    • Contributor: Coolidge, Calvin - Coolidge, Grace Goodhue - Blanchard, Edward J. - Coolidge, John - Dawes, Charles Gates - Afi/Casselton (Harold)/Larson (Ted) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1924
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of 3 segments of varying lengths. The first segment is in three parts. The last segment is an excerpt from a film, On the Bowery.
    • Date: 1956
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    This was America. The sea / Catalog Record Only Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on video: Boston Broadcasters, Inc. ; 1980. Photographs compiled by Martin W. Sandler ; associate producer, Peter Fiedler ; music by Robert Cavicchio, Edward Korvin, Ron Frangipane ; editing, David Teixeira ; director of cinematography, Ed Dadulak. Host: William Shatner. Sources cited below list 1978 and 1979 as years of original syndication; unable to determine in which year this ...
    • Date: 1978
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    Jewish cooking in America with Joan Nathan. Sabbath--Friday night dinner and a day of rest /
    Sabbath--Friday night dinner and a day of rest | Jewish cooking in America. Catalog Record Only
    In this episode, Joan Nathan visits retired baker Manfred Loeb who creates a sweet six-braided Russian challah. She also visits cookbook author Edda Servi Machim who makes her Italian crusty kugel. The television series uses food to explore Jewish culture and history in the United States.
    • Contributor: Nathan, Joan - Pinsky, Charles L. - Potthast, John T. - Statman, Andy - Maryland Public Television - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Nathan (Joan) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1998
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    Merry Andrew / Catalog Record Only Musical comedy about a British schoolmaster with novel teaching methods who finds love and a new career with a traveling circus. In order to marry his longtime fiancee, Letitia, Andrew Larabee needs a promotion to headmaster at his father Matthew's stuffy English boys' school. Andrew sets out on an archaeological expedition to find an ancient statue of the Greek god Pan and to prove ...
    • Contributor: Kidd, Michael - Siegel, Sol C. - Lennart, Isobel - Gallico, Paul - Chaplin, Saul - Mercer, Johnny - Surtees, Robert - Kaye, Danny - Angeli, Pier - Baccaloni, Salvatore ... Kidd, Michael - Siegel, Sol C. - Lennart, Isobel - Gallico, Paul - Chaplin, Saul - Mercer, Johnny - Surtees, Robert - Kaye, Danny - Angeli, Pier - Baccaloni, Salvatore - Coote, Robert - Rall, Tommy - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Sol C. Siegel Productions - Kaye (Danny)/Fine (Sylvia) Collection (Library of Congress) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1958
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    Ford startime. Dear Arthur /
    Dear Arthur | Startime. Catalog Record Only
    A comedy about sophisticated international rogue Fred Cortin, who has devoted a lifetime to the study and practice of imaginative confidence games. When he encounters his divorced, wealthy daughter, Edith Brooks, on the French Riviera, he devises a plan to protect her from a rash of unwanted suitors by creating a husband for her who doesn't exist. As the moneyed international set in Monaco ...
    • Date: 1960
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    Thalarndhadhu-- It rested / Catalog Record Only A filmed performance without commentary, of a hill tribe from southern India with particular emphasis on their music and songs. Most of the songs are work related such as ploughing, shepherding, working in the quarry. Other songs are lullabies, laments and on marriage as a subject. The film does not use a commentary or voice over. The rhythms of the music overlap with the ...
    • Date: 1988
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    The Healthiest spot in India, Cashmere, the summer resort / Catalog Record Only Scenes of Kashmir, India, which show a three rope bridge, native athletes, the Jhelum River, waterfalls, a one rope bridge operated by a pulley, a panorama of the Vale of Kashmir which includes the snow-capped Himalayas, the city of Srinagar, people carving wood, women spinning cashmere, children and young girls, women shelling rice, performing goats, and the arrival of the Maharajah after his winter ...
    • Date: 1917
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    The Ginger tree. Catalog Record Only A young Scotswoman, Mary MacKenzie, travels in 1903 to Manchuria to marry an arrogant and insensitive English army officer. Feeling unloved and lonely, she has an affair with the Japanese Count Kentaro Kurihama when her husband is away which results in her pregnancy. Her husband returns and finds her to be visibly pregnant.
    • Date: 1989
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    North of Andaman / Catalog Record Only Documentary on the life and customs of people of Myanmar.
    • Date: 1991
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    Jewish cooking in America with Joan Nathan. The food of Passover /
    Food of Passover | Jewish cooking in America. Catalog Record Only
    In this episode, Joan Nathan explores the foods of Passover as symbols of freedom. Recipes include Dora Solganik's gefilte fish, learned from her mother in Kiev, but adapted when she came to the United States and discovered different types of fish. The television series uses food to explore Jewish culture and history in the United States.
    • Contributor: Nathan, Joan - Pinsky, Charles L. - Potthast, John T. - Statman, Andy - Maryland Public Television - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Nathan (Joan) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1999
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    Jewish cooking in America with Joan Nathan. The nosh--Jewish fast food /
    Nosh--Jewish fast food | Jewish cooking in America. Catalog Record Only
    In this program, Joan Nathan samples falafel from Moshe's, the best stretch pushcart in New York City, plus pickles from Guss' on the Lower East Side and lots of street-corner hot dogs. Egg cream maven Isaiah Sheffer shares his secrets about this drink during a visit to Sammy's Roumanian Restaurant in New York. Nathan visits with Ann Amernick, who was assistant pastry chef for ...
    • Date: 1998
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    Frou Frou / Catalog Record Only Frou Frou is the spoiled daughter of a wealthy French landowner. Her sister, Louise, who adores her, persuades her to marry Henri, the more responsible of her two suitors, though Louise herself loves Henri. Several years later, Louise moves in with Frou Frou to take care of Henri and their child, so Frou Frou can continue to amuse herself. Frou Frou becomes unhappy as ...
    • Date: 1914
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    Gigi / Catalog Record Only A young French girl is being groomed by her grandmother and great aunt to be a successful courtesan, but instead falls in love and blossoms into a lady.
    • Date: 1958
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    Ancient mysteries. Curse of the goddess Pele
    Curse of the goddess Pele Catalog Record Only
    In Hawaiian mythology, Pele is the powerful and fickle goddess who controls the volcanoes that gave birth to Hawaii many millennia ago. Now, viewers can explore the mythical history and enduring influence of Pele, the ancient volcano goddess of the Hawaiian Islands. Ancient tales and art help bring her story to life, while footage of modern Hawaiian ceremonies shows the very real role Pele ...
    • Contributor: Nimoy, Leonard - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1996