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The Somersault Man (1923)

A short silent clip from a Dutch newsreel showing a man somersaulting through the streets. Housed at: Open Images | From: Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision…more

WW2 U.S. Soldier Drag Show (1942)

Universal Newsreel showing WW2 soldiers of Fort Slocum in a “Girlie Show” – an all singing, dancing, and cross-dressing version of “Swing Fever”. Accordin…more

Dog Factory (1904)

A rather dark and bizarre Edison short. Two men are operating a ‘dog factory’, using a device that they call a Dog Transformator. A man brings three dogs into t…more

Your Name Here (1960)

Bizarre film from Calvin Communications, in which they satirise their own formulaic approach to industrial promotional films, showing how the idea of the “America…more

VD is for Everybody (1969)

From the Internet Archive courtesy of the A/V Geeks: “The American Social Health Association was always experimenting with new ways to educate the public about ve…more

Annie Oakley (1894)

Annie Oakley was probably the most famous marksman/woman in the world when this short clip was produced in Edison’s Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey….more

Trapeze Disrobing Act (1901)

A naughty little skit from 1901 filmed by the Edison company. Housed at: Internet Archive | From: Library of Congress Underlying Work: PD Worldwide | Digital Copy: …more

The Unappreciated Joke (1903)

A very short silent comedy from Edison’s studios, directed by Edwin S. Porter Housed at: Internet Archive Underlying Work: PD U.S. & PD 70 years | Digital Copy: N…more