1949 TV commercial from Camel cigarettes.
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DJ Academe is amused.
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Perversion for Profit is a 1965 propaganda film financed by Charles Keating and narrated by George Putnam. A vehement diatribe against pornography, the film attempts to link explicit portrayals of human sexuality to the subversion of American civilization, and briefly draws a parallel between pornography and the Communist conspiracy. The film is in the public domain, and it has become a popular download from the Prelinger Archives. Perversion for Profit illustrates its claims with still images taken from various soft core pornography magazines of the period, though with some portions of human anatomy obscured by colored rectangles.
To bolster his position, Putnam makes several references to “Dr. Sorokin, the renowned Harvard sociologist”. This individual is Pitirim Sorokin, a Russian-American who founded Harvard’s Sociology department and served as the American Sociological Association’s 55th president.
In an article discussing the Prelinger Archives for the San Francisco Chronicle, Peter L. Stein observes that the film has gained a different sort of utility than its producers intended: …as the parade of girlie magazine covers, men’s physique pictorials and campy S&M leaflets continues, the film betrays a kind of prurience the filmmakers could hardly have intended. What results is a remarkable visual record of midcentury underground literature and sexual appetites, and a gloss on the values of the society that condemned them.
At the time the Chronicle article was written, Perversion was the Archive’s second most popular download, superseded only by Duck and Cover. Ephemeral film scholar Rick Prelinger, founder of the Archive, views the popularity of such films as a sign the “unofficial evidence of everyday life” has become more interesting than “‘official’ documents from Washington or New York”.
In 2004, a Prelinger Archive user going by the pseudonym “Trafalgar” produced a remix, in which short clips from the film are rearranged to make a pro-pornography advocacy video. Trafalgar’s remix, entitled Come Join the Fun!, is available from the Internet Archive’s open-source movie collection. The electronica band 3kStatic sampled audio from the original Perversion film for the title track of their 2005 album Perversion: for Profit.
the “infection” of “so-called” nudist mags in a community and “abnormal perversions”
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Published on Mar 24, 2012 by WatchMojo
“People want to be told what to do so badly, that they’ll listen to anyone.” Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we explore the TV series Mad Men.
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Fun With Politics – Social Life Board Game Commercial
Get lazy in the Game of Social Life.
You can spend more time with your kids and your wife.
Don’t be a doctor, they work too hard.
CEO? No! Mall security guard.
“Your successful business triples your tax rate.”
Get lazy, taxes take you money away.
So why go through the trouble? Mediocraty pays.
“Wait 2 years for cancer treatment. Lose 24 turns.”
“Oh, man! Inflation card. Everyone lose half your money.”
Get lazy, you don’t have to go to school.
Get free money, spend more time by your pool.
If you go to college, man those school loans are lame.
Why go through the trouble when we all make the same.
“You fall behind on your mortgage. Yes! Collect $1000 every turn.”
“You’re current on your mortgage. Pay an extra $1000 every turn.”
“The key is to not have any ambition.”
Get lazy, there are no rich people to hate.
Bring rich people down! Hey, aint life great?
“The spinner only has the number one, so nobody gets an unfair advantage. We wouldn’t want anybody to win now! Every other space is tax day! Well, for the dummies who make enough to pay taxes.”
“Buy it while it’s still available.”
“Available only until there are no more rich people to leach off of, and the middle class goes completely extinct leaving only extremely poor, and not the kind of poor where you can still afford an iPod.”
“By Death of the Constitution Games.”
The game of life 1960 commerical- in color!
I remember when they ran this commercial a lot during the Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction, so I’m gonna guess it’s from somewhere around 1967-68
“Be a winner at the Game of Life!”
*Bargain Hunter* by Milton Bradley. A poor-man’s *Game Of Life* that let kids experience all the headaches of adulthood..
“Hunt bargains to be the first to furnish your apartment and get out of debt.”
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November 8, 2011
He was the first American president to resign from the job. http://www.WatchMojo.com learns more about the life and accomplishments of Richard Nixon.
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Che Guevara, Fulgencio Batista, Cuban Revolution, Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis, John F. Kennedy
In this http://www.WatchMojo.com video, we take a look at the life and rule of Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
The Wall (1962) / Berlin Wall Documentary Film Video. Creative Commons license: Public Domain. Government film about the erection of the Berlin Wall. From the holdings of the National Archives.
“Society’s Child (Baby I’ve Been Thinking)” was a song written in 1965 by Janis Ian. It centered around the then-taboo subject of interracial romance. Ian was 13 years old when she was motivated to write the song and completed it when she was 14.
The lyrics of the song center around the feelings of a young girl who witnesses the humiliation that her African American boyfriend receives from the girl’s mother and the taunts that she herself endures from classmates and teachers. It closes with her decision to end her relationship with the boyfriend because of her inability to deal with the social pressure.
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I Don’t Wanna Play House
Stand By Your Man
The 2nd annual Country Music Awards in 1968. Tammy Wynette takes home the female vocalist trophy with the help of the hit, “D-I-V-O-R-C-E.” Telecast from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
Johnny Cash – Boy Named Sue (From “A Concert Behind Prison Walls” DVD)
Johnny Cash, the Man In Black, is one of the most influential musical figures of the last 50 years. His deep, resonant voice and sparse guitar style have given him an instantly recognisable sound that manages to sit somewhere between folk, rock and country. He has been awarded ten Grammy Awards and was the youngest ever inductee into the Country Hall of Fame. His music is as relevant today as it has ever been.
The concert on this album (which has also been released on CD by Eagle Records) was recorded at the Tennessee State Penitentiary in Nashville in 1976. It is one of only two of his prison concerts that were filmed for broadcast. It features Cash with special guests Linda Ronstadt and Roy Clark performing a selection of their biggest hits such as Folsom Prison Blues, Orange Blossom Special, A Boy Named Sue and Ronstadts version of the Eagles Desperado.
This song is taken from the Eagle Vision DVD “Johnny Cash – A Concert Behind Prison Walls”
Live from the danish television broadcastingstudios of DR(Danmarks Radio) back in 1971
Tom Jones’ show 1970
Shel Silverstein on “The Johnny Cash Show”
Here’s Shel doing a quick duet with Cash on Silverstein’s composition “Boy Named Sue,” followed by an incredibly touching solo performance of a children’s song he wrote called “Daddy, What If.” From April 1, 1970, in its entirety.
On February 24, 1969, Johnny Cash played a live concert for the inmates at San Quentin State Prison.
Dolly’s very first performance on the Porter Wagoner Show. Buck Trent on electric guitar. From Sept.24,1967. This one’s a real rube !
Dolly Parton – Dumb Blonde (1967).
Dolly Parton – Dumb Blonde On The Dolly Show with Lynn Anderson 1976/77
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