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Quirky Clips

A few of the odd and fun items in our collection.

Upside Down House

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
363563_1_1
Yes
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1960  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:46:54 - 00:47:49
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1675
033-072-02
N/A
Upside Down House In ft. Lauderdale, Florida, builders finish off a development with a completely upside down house, inside and out. Crazy like a fox. The weird sight draws throngs of prospects to enjoy the topsy-turvy sensation of a fully-furnished house that defies the law of gravity.
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All you need is a Kick in the Pants

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
361881_1_1
Yes
North Carolina, USA
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1937  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:12:05 - 00:12:22
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1704
035-090-10
N/A
All you need is a Kick in the Pants A man invented a machine to kick yourself in the pants - something everybody got a boot out of 25 years ago. Woman trying out Tom Haywood's Kicking Machine. (funny, wacky, silly invention)

Date Mate Cards TV Ad

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
311292_1_1
Yes
Chicago, IL
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1960  (Estimated Year)
B/W
02:12:05 - 02:13:06
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
109
N/A
Same as catalog #432930 Master 109 - Tape 2 Late 1950s-early 1960s TV commercial for Date Mate dating cards: MS white teenage girl name Joanne standing at high school locker, rummaging for books between classes; off-screen announcer beckons her; she turns, VO asks if she forgot something; Joanne comically replies that she brushed her teeth (makes finger-brushing motion), then says she used her anti-dandruff shampoo, patting her blond lilting locks. Upon prompting, she pulls out her Date Mate card, which will presumably ease the burden of holding conversations on first dates. They list the special interests and pertinent data of the holder in order to elicit the common interests of boys. After showing off card, girl drops books; CU boy picking them up, noticing the Date Mate card. CU teenage girl winking at camera, saying that guys never forget girls packing DateMate cards in thick Chicago accent. Product shot of Date Mate card display.

Russian Winter Festival

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
448106_1_9
Yes
USSR
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1971  (Actual Year)
Color
01:46:21 - 01:48:33
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
631
PREMIERE 4423
N/A
MSs disco lights. MS/CUs of a young professional dancing couple getting down to the latest in world disco, a reddish-orange backdrop behind them. He wears a tight black polyester outfit, she wears a long red dress. The pros are occasionally intercut with MS/LSs of amateur disco dancers shaking a collective booty in a discotheque (nightclub). Cut to MSs (some in silouette, others not) of a man doing a dance rouitine involving a baton, against a red backdrop; intercut are LSs of a rocket taking off.

So You Want to Be a Cheerleader

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
434206_1_7
Yes
USA
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1968  (Actual Year)
Color
01:15:08 - 01:17:01
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
792
CK-080
N/A
MCU drummer banging marching snare drum. TLS Edina High School cheerleaders on basketball court during halftime; MS crowd cheering along. TLS packed bleachers. More shots of boys high school basketball game, including a foul shot (free throw) in which the cheerleaders hold the crowd silent; nice l/a MS dorky Caucasian teen wearing thick glasses lining up for throw; MCU basketball through hoop; nice MSs smiling white teenagers in stands. TLSs ice skating cheerleaders doing a cheer on the ice during hockey game (thank God that idea never caught on); TLS game play (face off, puck passing, goalie making save; MSs white teenagers in crowd applauding, watching.

The Cliche Family in Television Land

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
317908_1_2
Yes
USA
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1960  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:47:44 - 01:47:52
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1093
HSC 25
N/A
Titles

William Shatner

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
498596_1_1
Yes
Ft. Worth, Texas, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1978  (Actual Year)
Color
01:27:51 - 01:29:10
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1804
COOPER REEL 23
N/A
Master 1804 - Tape 1 MS ethereal actor WILLIAM SHATNER rehearsing equally ethereal reading on stage, symphony playing in BG: "Children peruse their ancient past once more. This corpse floating on a placid--" Rear view MS conductor. MS William Shatner rehearsing on stage, overacting & being as dramatically hammy as Captain Kirk was in his later interpretations: "Planet as it climbs towards the sun!" Sideview MS conductor waving baton. CU William Shatner being interviewed, speaking to off-screen reporter about multimedia event: "I m going to do Arthur C. Clark s The Childhood s End, part of the last chapter in which the last man on earth is describing the end of the world. I m doing that to music by Charles Ives and Stravinsky and lasers and effects and background projection. Kind of a unique idea. I will be on for about 20 minutes with the symphony & that s my contribution to the evening s entertainment. I might add that it s terrific entertainment." Sideview MS/CUs conductor waving baton.

Pogo Craze

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
504952_1_1
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1951  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:46:09 - 01:46:42
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1487
HFR-SFL-35-054
N/A
Same as catalog #509750 Master 1487 - Tape 1 MS leggy young white blonde woman (dig that tight form-fitting shirt and those short shorts) bouncing happily on pogo stick pavement at college campus, young white man & white boy bouncing on pogo sticks in BG; woman low angle MS leggy young blond woman bouncing smilingly on pogo stick. Great head-on MS white and Hispanic boys and girls (children ages 8-15) bouncing on pogo sticks, college chapel building in BG. Funny TLS young white man bouncing on pogo stick, falling into decorative pond, creating splash while other pogoers bounce in BG. TLS two young white men bouncing enthusiastically on pogo sticks while crowd watches on. MS kids and teenagers jumping on pogo sticks, bouncing toward camera. VO: "For old timers, veterans of the yo-yo fad, it's just a new type of bounce. Pogo jumping hasn't much of a history, and what there is of it is wholly unverified. It's said that the first stick was made in the 17th century by the Italian Count Pogo who wanted a new toy for his son."

Astro Smile

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
429075_1_7
Yes
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1989  (Actual Year)
Color
02:14:57 - 02:16:41
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
999
N/A
MCU astronaut doing pull-ups in zero gravity & pulls himself to next level. (funny) MCU astronaut pretending to weight lift a heavy piece of equipment, slips and it floats away. MCU astronaut putting his pants on two legs at a time. MCU astronaut doing a spin that keeps on going. MCU astronaut doing some push ups, two, one and no arms. MCU astronaut puts box on head and plunges at wall bounces back and forth. MCU astronauts seated w/food trays on laps, tossing food around.

Motor Scooter Comedy

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
508719_1_1
Yes
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1947  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:20:18 - 01:21:28
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1779
HFR-SFL-35-081
N/A
Master 1779 - Tape 1 Rear view TLSs middle-aged white man driving motor scooter with sidecar in which young white man and woman sit; the gang pulls away from suburban house in Los Angeles, California, then tools along winding steep roads, going much too fast for their own good, several times the sidecar tipping off the ground. The gang take dangerous right hand turns into traffic without stopping-- are they out of control or just reckless idiots? Probably a little of both, but the camera trails close behind nonetheless. TLS/MS scooter crew speeding past "Dangerous but Passable" sign posted at foot of dirt road. TLS/MSs scooter crew speeding down steel hills, taking sharp turns in residential district. MS newspaper stuck in driver's face, preventing him from seeing the road ahead. TLS/MSs scooter crew driving onto lawn, inadvertently chasing down and forcing white male owner mowing grass with push mower to plow a stripe through a flower garden, then chase him into tree.

LSD: Insight Or Insanity?

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
540785_1_3
Yes
California
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1967  (Actual Year)
Color
01:03:33 - 01:04:12
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
813
WPA 444
N/A
MS two teens dropping acid (LSD). MS teens at party in rec room. MS record on turntable. MS teens at party, they laugh and act high (seems staged).

Safety in Offices office accidents

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
460848_1_12
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1944  (Actual Year)
B/W
01:19:47 - 01:20:33
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1946
HSC 12
N/A
Man places a large stack of papers on top of a filing cabinet. Woman comes up to open the cabinet. The drawer is stuck so she pulls hard. A man tries to help her and when he pulls it, the entire cabinet falls on him.

Safety in Offices - office accidents

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
541360_1_11
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1944  (Actual Year)
B/W
01:25:01 - 01:25:36
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1946
HSC 12
N/A
Man going down a flight of stairs only to miss a step and take a hard fall. Other types of stair walkers then take bumps of their own.

Sochi - A Health Resort

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
541381_1_6
Yes
Sochi, Black Sea, USSR
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1975  (Estimated Year)
Color
01:33:40 - 01:34:03
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
617
PREMIERE 5577
N/A
Night life of Sochi, a cabaret act of contemporary dance.

Little Cucumber's Adventure

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
313344_1_10
Yes
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1970  (Estimated Year)
Color
01:44:21 - 01:45:59
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
638
PREMIERE 5580
N/A
Little Cucumber arrives at a fence. A kitten sitting on top of the fence gives him a warning that a Watch Dog is on the loose. Little Cucumber becomes friends with the puppy and they play a game of tag while the kitten watches. The kitten joins the game.