The Face of Lincoln is a 1955 short documentary film in which sculptor Robert Merrell Gage models the features of Abraham Lincoln while narrating the story of Lincoln’s life. It won an Academy Award at the 28th Academy Awards in 1956 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel) and was also nominated for Academy Award for Documentary [...]
Category Archives: Celebrity Sightings
Films from the A/V Geeks educational film archive that show the dangers of prejudice and bigoted behavior.
Bill Cosby On Prejudice(1971) (22 min)
Presents black comedian Bill Cosby appearing in white make-up and green eye shadow in a special that discusses bigotry. Shows Cosby assuming the role of a super-bigot, and employing all the stereotype prejudices in his [...]
After years of inquiries about this early over-the-top 70s anti-drug film, we finally found a copy. We have to admit that this does not disappoint. Hosted and produced by black comedian, Godfrey Cambridge, this film shows us junkies going “cold turkey”, chastises parents for their hypocrisy regarding prescription pills vs street drugs, shows us a [...]
This fourth collection of classroom shorts from the A/V Geeks Film Library reveals how sly marketers used 16mm films to shape new generations of loyal consumers. Under the pretense of education, these filmmakers in gray flannel suits promoted their products in the guise of phony newsreels (News Cavalcade), classroom shorts (Your Daily Bread), and travelogues [...]
I Spy the 1965 TV show was the first U.S. show that featured a lead black actor, Bill Cosby, and helped usher in a more racially diverse primetime. In the late 1960s, both lead actors were asked to do TV specials that addressed the problems of racism and racial identity. Bill Cosby hosts the fascinating [...]
You’ve already unlocked a door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension where you have written some amazing dramatic television, but those sweet gigs are in the past. A middle ground that recognizes that you are a celebrity, but forgets that your narration makes everything a little creepy. You’ve just [...]
Educational films featuring celebrities – either before they were famous or as a PR move after their careers slumped. Films include: Bookkeeping and You (with ‘Bewitched’ star Dick York), Is That A Happy Hippopotamus? (with ‘That’s Incredible’ host John Davidson), Learn Not To Burn (with Dick Van Dyke), First Aid Action (with Burt Reynolds), Chickenomics [...]
Bill Cosby has recently been shocking folks with his critical view of African-American
youth culture. Well, folks forget that before the Cosby show and his shilling
for Jell-o, Bill had a lot to say about what was wrong with the world. Films
include: Bill Cosby on Prejudice, A Day With Bill Cosby and more!
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