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The Kiss 1896 Another famous early film was The Kiss (1896) starring May Irwin and John C. Rice. The two were actually performing a scene from a play titled The Widow Jones. Some newspapers of the day thought this 20-second film was too raunchy.
Tags: The  Kiss  May  Irwin  John  Rice 
Added: 24th December 2007
Views: 804
Posted By: Lava1964
Oldest College Football Game on Film 1903 Here is four minutes of the 1903 Yale-Princeton contest--the oldest known college football game on film. It was a matchup of two undefeated teams watched by about 50,000 spectators. Princeton won the game 11-6.
Tags: Yale  Princeton  football 
Added: 24th December 2007
Views: 1382
Posted By: Lava1964
Father of John Dillinger Speaks Out The father of 'public enemy number one,' John Dillinger, apologizes for his son's criminal behavior in this 1933 interview. The elder Dillinger is certain his wayward boy would 'go straight' if given the chance. Uh huh.
Tags: John  Dillinger 
Added: 24th December 2007
Views: 846
Posted By: Lava1964
Battle of the Somme 1916 Most of this is archival footage shot just before the disastrous first day at the Battle Of the Somme. On that fateful day (July 1, 1916) the British Army suffered about 50,000 casualties; approximately 20,000 were fatalities. Many of the young men you see in the trenches were mowed down by German machine gun fire.
Tags: Battle  of  the  Somme 
Added: 24th December 2007
Views: 927
Posted By: Lava1964
New York City 1896 Here is 40 seconds of ancient archival film footage. It was shot in New York City in 1896. This is the intersection of Broadway and Union Square.
Tags: New  York  City  1896 
Added: 23rd December 2007
Views: 1026
Posted By: Lava1964
Tommy Burns vs Bill Squires 1907 Tommy Burns defends his world heavyweight title versus Australia's Bill Squires on July 4, 1907 in Colma, California. Burns wins in convincing fashion with a first-round knockout. The diminutive Burns would win his next seven title defenses too--all by knockout.
Tags: Tommy  Burns  Bill  Squires 
Added: 23rd December 2007
Views: 1259
Posted By: Lava1964
Fred Ott Sneeze 1894 One of the first movies ever made featured the immortal Fred Ott in The Sneeze (1894). Here is the entire film. It lasts just five seconds, so don't get up for popcorn.
Tags: Fred  Ott  Sneeze 
Added: 19th December 2007
Views: 937
Posted By: Lava1964
Eddie Cantor Making Whoopee Eddie Cantor is largely forgotten today, but he was quite a popular entertainer in his time. Here he is in a colorized clip singing Making Whoopee from the film Whoopee! (1930).
Tags: Eddie  Cantor  Making  Whoopee 
Added: 18th December 2007
Views: 1063
Posted By: Lava1964
Rural Free Delivery drop off mail box Tags: Rural  Free  Delivery  drop  off  mail  box 
Added: 17th December 2007
Views: 1979
Posted By: Old Fart
Battleship Potemkin Baby Carriage Scene Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein's silent 1927 masterpiece Battleship Potemkin, about the failed 1905 Russian Revolution, contains this memorable and powerful scene. Tzarist troops open fire on demonstrators assembled on a staircase in Odessa. One is a mother with a baby carriage.
Tags: Sergei  Eisenstein  Battleship  Potemkin  carriage 
Added: 16th December 2007
Views: 2695
Posted By: Lava1964

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