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Photoplay Mag., Jan. 1915 [PubDom Media]

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News from the Internet Archive No. 25, October 23, 2014

Photoplay Magazine, Jan. 1915Photoplay Magazine, Jan. 1915

This periodical from a century ago provides a fascinating look at motion picture culture well before the talkies made it to theaters. It's amazing to see what has—and what hasn't changed over time.

Source: archive.org

 

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The Story of Palomar [PubDom Media]

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The Hale Telescope

Mt. Polamar ObservatoryThe 200-inch telescope is named after astronomer George Hale. It was built by Caltech with a $6 million grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, using a Pyrex blank manufactured by Corning Glass Works. Dr. J.A. Anderson was the initial project manager assigned in the early 1940s. The telescope (the largest in the world at that time) saw first light January 26, 1949 targeting NGC 2261. The American astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble, perhaps the most important observer of the 20th century, was given the honor of being the first astronomer to use the telescope. 

Astronomers using the Hale Telescope have discovered distant objects at the edges of the known universe called quasars and have given us the first direct evidence of stars in distant galaxies. They have studied the structure and chemistry of intergalactic clouds leading to an understanding of the synthesis of elements in the universe and have discovered thousands of asteroids. A one-tenth-scale engineering model of the telescope at Corning Community College in Corning, New York, home of the Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) was used to discover at least one minor planet, (34419) Corning.
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Story of Palomar, The (1948)

The Story of Palomar (1948)
Source: The Internet Archive

Feature film about the building and use of the 200" telescope. Includes footage of Hubble, Humason, Rule, Porter, Max Mason, John Anderson, Marcus Brown, DuBridge, Bowen and technicians working on mirror. With sky picture and animation sequences demonstrating how optical (reflecting) telescope works. - Source:  The Internet Archive

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Looking Back At The Hindenburg [PubDom Cinema]

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More Dangerous Than Dynamite


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Footage (silent) from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York. This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives 

Hindenburg Explodes (1937)
The dirigible’s fabric was coated with both iron oxide and aluminum-impregnated cellulose acetate butyrate. It turns out that was a bad idea. Addison Bain noted succinctly, “I guess the moral of the story is, don’t paint your airship with rocket fuel.” Another less known fact about the Hindenburg is that it was a Nazi airship; if you look carefully you can see huge swastikas painted on the tail fins.  —Recommended by Franz Kraler

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The Legend of Bigfoot [PubDom Cinema]

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Ivan Marx's The Legend Of Bigfoot - Special Edition


Source: The Internet Archive

A painstakingly researched, enhanced and extended cut of Ivan Marx controversial documentary. More informative and a good bit creepier than the original cut. Marx encounters a small female sasquatch, ancient American Indian markings, witnesses who have encountered mysterious "U.F.O.s"and headless creatures with glowing eyes, which would later come to be known as "Mothmen".

Some say Marx was far ahead of his time. Some say he was a fraud. You be the judge!!

 

This movie is part of the Archive.org collection: Sci-Fi / Horror

 

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As Timeless As A Kite - [PubDom Reading Room]

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Kitecraft and Kite Tournaments ([c1914])
 
What did children do for fun before videos and handheld electronics? Handheld kites is one answer. Although this book is over a century old, the technology still works just fine!
 
 
—recommended by Emily Gutierrez
 

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Sirius About Disclosure [PubDom Cinema]

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SIRIUS: The Film

Dr. Greers Blog "This really is the greatest story never told" says Dr. Greer, "Once people understand that classified projects have figured out how UFO’s operate, they will realize we no longer need oil, coal and nuclear power. This is the truth that has driven the secrecy."

Steven M. Greer is founder of  The Disclosure ProjectThe Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI) and The Orion Project.

Source: Dr. Greers Blog  - http://drgreersblog.disclosureproject.org/

 

SIRIUS: The Film Sirius is a 2013 documentary film that follows the efforts of Steven M. Greer to reveal what many believe is information about top secret energy projects and propulsion techniques. It is based on Greer's book, Hidden Truth, Forbidden Knowledge and features interviews from former officials from the government and military who claim that the United States government is covering up the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and extraterrestrial visitation. Also featured prominently are images and a DNA analysis of the six-inch human skeleton known as Ata that was found in the Atacama desert in northern Chile in 2003.

The first section of the film is an attempt by the filmmakers to offer what they consider to be evidence for the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Government documents, government and military witness testimony, and audio and visual evidence are all mentioned and explained.

The second section contains interviews of people who claim that there are secret technologies being suppressed for development or use. The filmmakers interview people who claim to be able to derive energy from what they call a "zero point field" while opining that the military and industrial complex that President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned about has suppressed this information. The claim is promoted that man-made anti-gravity vehicles have been in use for nearly 50 years and that some have been used in order to perpetuate the ET abduction hoax for control over the population.

The final section explores how the filmmakers believe peaceful contact with extraterrestrials is being made through the CE-5 protocols developed by Greer [Source:  Wikipedia]

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SIRIUS

 


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A Neverending Light Documentary Crowdfunded By The People For The People

A documentary about the life of Dr. Stephen Greer and his claims of existing energy technologies that would change the world as we know it. [IMDb]

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DEF CON: The Documentary [PubDom Cinema]

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DEF CON: The Documentary


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DEFCON is the world's largest hacking conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2012 it was held for the 20th time. The conference has strict no-filming policies, but for DEFCON 20, a documentary crew was allowed full access to the event. The film follows the four days of the conference, the events and people (attendees and staff), and covers history and philosophy behind DEFCON's success and unique experience. - Source:  ASCII by Jason Scott

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Quatermass and the Pit - Episode One [PubDom Cinema]

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Quatermass and the Pit - Episode One


Source: The Internet Archive

This is the first episode of Nigel Kneale's third Quatermass serial from 1958.
[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051305/]

— recommended by Paul Batlan - "I love this very interesting 1958 science fiction show from the BBC, especially the early electronic sound score by radiophonic workshop. The DVD release of this marvelous show has been inexplicably edited, so it’s great to have the original preserved."

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More Dangerous Than Dynamite [PubDom Cinema]

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More Dangerous Than Dynamite


Source: The Internet Archive

Warns housewives about the effects of cleaning clothes with Gasoline.

We’ve all had this experience: we’re tired, or just trying to save a few dollars, so we decide to skip a trip to the dry cleaners and clean our clothes with gasoline in the kitchen. Well, it turns out this practice can be dangerous, as this film from the Prelinger Archives demonstrates. And the special effects are, well, really special.

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The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918) [PubDom Cinema]

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Sinking of the Lusitania


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The Sinking of the Lusitania, released in 1918, is an animated short film by American artist Winsor McCay. It features a short 12 minute explanation of the sinking of RMS Lusitania after it was struck by two torpedoes fired from a German U-boat. The film was one of many animated silent films published to create anti-German sentiment during World War I. McCay illustrated some 25,000 drawings for the production. The film is stylized as a documentary, informing viewers on details from the actual event, including a moment by moment recap, casualty list, and a list of prominent figures who were killed. [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0009620/]

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The Three Stooges - "Color Craziness" [PubDomCine]

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The Three Stooges - "Color Craziness"


Source: The Internet Archive

"The New Three Stooges" was produced in 1965. It featured the animated adventures of Moe, Larry, & Curly Joe. The cartoons were introduced by live-action inserts with the real Stooges. These inserts were some of the only Stooges material ever filmed in color, and they also feature long-time Stooge collaberator Emil Sitka. "The Three Stooges - Color Craziness" is an hour feature comprised of these rare color Stooge comedy bits. You'll see the Stooges as wacky chefs, clueless contractors, zany dentists, and many more. They feature Moe Howard, Larry Fine, & "Curly" Joe Derita.

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How Awful About Allan [Public Domain Cinema]

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How Awful About Allan


Source: The Internet Archive

Allan (Anthony Perkins) is blamed for an accidental fire that killed his father (Kent Smith), disfigured his sister (Julie Harris) and landed him in an institution. Eight months later, partially blind and guilt-stricken, he's let out of an institution and rents a room from his estranged sibling in an effort to put his life back together, but someone is out for revenge and wants to drive him crazy. [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065858/]

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Zontar: The Thing from Venus [Public Domain Cinema]

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Zontar: The Thing from Venus


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A misguided scientist enables an alien from Venus named Zontar to come to earth in order to help solve man's problems. However, Zontar has other ideas, like disabling the power supply of the entire world and taking possession of important officials with mind control devices. Written by Jeremy Lunt

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