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PERVERSION FOR PROFIT (Color, 1964-1965, 31 Minutes.)
Hosted by "outstanding news reporter" George Putnam, is ostensibly a production of "Citizens for Decent Literature", but it was actually produced by Charles H. Keating, Jr., the man implicated in the Savings And Loan Crisis of the 1980s and patron of the CDL. Its message is presented as simple and clear - the purveying of pornography is evil, the commies are behind it & communities must organize into activist groups to combat it. In reality, however, its message is complicated and murky; and the vague similarity between Putnam & Criswell does nothing to lend it credibility. Classic presentation cards illustrating the CDL's case vie with vintage ads, pictures & covers in a battle to arrest the viewer's attention in a manner not intended by the film's producers. Magazines are, of course, the target of choice, and they're dissected into categories: Girlie, Nudist, Physique, Fetish & Adventure. Books are not immune, however, as Pocket Book Novels are taken to task as well. By film's end, a simulated judge's ruling against pornography is sanctimoniously pronounced - if only the disturbing image of Uncle Sam kneeling afterwards could have been ruled against as well.
EXPERIMENTS IN THE REVIVAL OF ORGANISMS (Black/White, 1940, 20 Minutes)
One might say "you can't make stuff like this up", but apparently, you can - or rather, Mary Shelley can - or could - or did. So did the Soviets, or didn't - or did - you'll have to make up your mind after seeing this film! What is certain is that this documentary was produced to prove that the Soviets had mastered the art of reanimation of the dead as the result of years of repeated euthanizations & resuscitations of several generation's worth of canine test subjects. Shown in the United States through the courtesies of "The National Council of American-Soviet Friendship" and "The American-Soviet Medical Society in New York", its purposes in being released in America may well be as much of a mystery as that of the authenticity of the claims of the film. After presenting what is claimed to be the heart and lungs of a dog kept alive and pumping outside the animal's body, the film purports to show a detached dog's head kept alive by artificial means and able to react to external stimuli. Morever, it documents the reanimation of the dead using the procedure that Dr. S. S. Bryukhonenko's Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy in Voronezh was supposed to have specialized in.
FEBRUARY 29: THE ODDEST DAY (Color, 1992, 24 Minutes.)
Stacey Keach guides us through a journey of all the great, good, improbable and awesome occurrences that have happened on the one date that makes its appearance in the calendar only once every four years.
UGLY DOG CONTEST (Color, 1988, 4 Minutes.)
From dead dogs to ugly dogs in the space of a DVD track, and a lovely ugly trip it is/was/whatever.
AMERICA'S DEFENSE MONITOR: THE CAPITOL STEPS (Color, 1987, 19 Minutes. / Color, 1990, 29 Minutes.)
A two episode hilarious collection of Capitol Hill's number one joke band's performances of such songs as "We Arm The World", "Thank God I'm A Contra Boy", "We'll Do What Ollie Would" and more, interspersed with interviews of cast members. A segment from one of the cold war's weekly military affairs TV shows, produced by The Center For Defense Information.
Citizens For Decent Literature was a pro-censorship advocacy body founded in 1956 in Cincinnati, Ohio by the Roman Catholic anti-pornography campaigner Charles Keating which advocated reading classics, not "smut." It was later renamed a number of times to various names, the best known of which was Citizens for Decency through Law. It would grow to 300 chapters and 100,000 members nationwide and become the largest anti-pornography organization in the nation. Over the following 20 years the organization mailed some 40 million letters on behalf of its position and had filed amicus curiae briefs.
George Putnam (July 14, 1914 - September 12, 2008) was an American television news reporter and talk show host based in Los Angeles. He was known for his catchy phrase "and that's the up-to-the-minute news, up to the minute, that's all the news" at the end of his broadcast. He concluded the 5:00 PM news with a teaser, inviting viewers back to get the full story at the station's late evening news program, smiling his signature close, "back at 10, see you then!"
The Undead are beings in mythology, legend, or fiction that are deceased but behave as if they were alive. A common example of an undead being is a corpse reanimated by supernatural forces, by the application of either the deceased's own life force or that of another being (such as a demon). The undead may be incorporeal (ghosts) or corporeal (mummies, vampires and zombies). The undead are featured in the belief systems of most cultures, and appear in many works of fantasy and horror fiction. The term is also occasionally used for putative non-supernatural cases of re-animation, from early experiments like Robert E. Cornish's to future sciences such as chemical brain preservation and cryonics. Resurrection or anastasis is the concept of coming back to life after death.
February 29, also known as leap day or leap year day, is a date added to leap years. A leap day is added in various solar calendars (calendars based on the Earth's revolution around the Sun), including the Gregorian calendar standard in most of the world. Lunisolar calendars (whose months are based on the phases of the Moon) instead add a leap or intercalary month. It is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian calendar, and 306 days remain until the end of the leap year. It is also the last day of February on leap years.
Walter Stacy Keach Jr. (born June 2, 1941) is an American actor and narrator. He has played mainly dramatic roles throughout his career, often in law enforcement or as a private detective. His most prominent role was as Mickey Spillane's fictional detective Mike Hammer, which he played in numerous stand-alone television films and at least three television series throughout the 1980s and 1990s. The role earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination in 1984. He has appeared as the lead in films such as Fat City and The Ninth Configuration. He has also performed as a narrator for programs including CNBC'S American Greed (2008-) and various educational television programs. Comedic roles include Ken, the father of comedian Christopher Titus in the FOX sitcom Titus (2000-2002), and as Sergeant Stedenko in Cheech & Chong's films Up in Smoke (1978) and Nice Dreams (1981). Keach won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for the television miniseries Hemingway (1988). He is an inductee of the Theatre Hall of Fame and was honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019
The Capitol Steps are an American political-satire group which has been performing since 1981. Most of the Capitol Steps' material parodies well-known contemporary songs, usually introduced with a short skit. The songs are interspersed with other routines, including a spoonerism routine ("Lirty Dies") near the end of each performance with innuendoes about recent scandals. They have released over 40 albums, primarily song parodies. Originally consisting of congressional staffers who performed around Washington, D.C., the troupe is now primarily made up of professional actors and singers. The Capitol Steps have performed on PBS, public radio and in small- and medium-size venues around the United States. On January 13, 2021, the Capitol Steps announced via Twitter that they would be shutting down after 39 years of performing. The shutdown is due to the loss of revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.