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Progressive aggression leading to the take over of Tibet and fleeing of the Dalai Lama.

Progressive aggression leading to the take over of Tibet and fleeing of the Dlai Lama. Men raise the People's Republic of China flag on a mountain as armies of Communist China conquer Tibet. 1950: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are brought to Peking in China. They are received by Chinese officials, presented with bouquets. A function at their arrival. 1955: African and Asian delegates at the Bandung Conference in Indonesia. China agrees to the 5 principles of peaceful co-existence. Delegates including Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. 1956: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are permitted to visit India to celebrate the 2500th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. They are greeted by Pandit Nehru, Premier U Nu of Burma and other Indian officials an arrival. The Lamas with Indian officials seated for a meal on the ground in a hall. The Lamas are welcomed in a ceremony and Dalai Lama addresses the gathering. Tibet: China begins to impose Communist system on Tibetan borders. Construction work and forced labor. March 1959: Communist bombardment over Lhasa. The Potala monastery. Tibetans take up alms. Handcuffs and confinements. Demonstrations and protests outside the Chinese Embassy in Delhi. Former Prime Minister Of Tibet, Lukhangwa and other monks pay their respects at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi (mausoleum) in New Delhi. Indian government officials and members of the international press reach Tezpur in Assam. They welcome the Dalai Lama. Photographers take pictures. The Dalai Lama addresses a gathering. Statues of Lord Buddha all over India and Asia. Tibetan monks pray. People sing Indian devotional song.

Date: 1959
Duration: 6 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of Rooms in the White House Washington, DC, United States

View of exterior North Portico and entrance of White House. Interior view of the North entrance White House lobby with Presidential Seal on top of the door. Close up view of four dates inscribed on the marble floor: "1817" Repair after war damage, "1792" Construction date, "1902" First remodeling, and "1952" Latest remodeling. Views of the Blue room, the Green room, and the Red room in the White House, and various furniture and decorations in the White House in the late 1950s. View of State dining room. Gold candle stands placed on the dining table. Solid Silver chandelier hanging over the table. China crockery used by American Presidents and their families are preserved in the China room. Portrait of Mrs. Calvin Coolidge. View of the Oval office room. View of the East room. Portrait of President George Washington and Mrs Martha Washington. Grand piano placed inside the room. Plaque in White House state dining room with words of a prayer by John Adams. Exterior view as police escort motorcycle with sidecar drives on North Portico entrance driveway, followed by a Lincoln Continental limousine of the President's fleet.

Date: 1960
Duration: 5 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Los Angeles City Hall, Main Street, Hancock Park, Graumans Chinese Theatre, Hollywood landmarks and view of traffic on streets

View of City Hall building in Los Angeles circa 1950. Camera view pans down to shops and other buildings in the 200 and 100 blocks of North Main Street, Los Angeles, California. Pedestrians cross the street. A sign reads 'No Parking'. A road is lined on either side by trees. Various views of Los Angeles landmarks: A sign reads 'Hancock Park, La Brea Pits'. View of Griffith Observatory. Scenes in China town and view of Grauman's Chinese Theater with visitors looking at movie star names in cement of sidewalk on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photographer takes pictures. A license plate on an out-of-town vehicle, from Idaho, reads 'World Famous Potatoes' and contains picture of a potato.

Date: 1950
Duration: 1 min 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Dramatic and animated presentation about production of alcohol and its taxation process in United States.

Alcohol production and taxation system: dramatization and animation. Dramatic raid of alcohol and tobacco tax division on illegal moonshine stills in a forest in the southern U.S. Officials of the Alchohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service walk in woods. Illegal moonshiners sit in woods with rifle in hand and sacks on ground. Horse cart in the woods. Barrels of alcohol. Men fight. The officers dynamite and explode an illegal still. Animation shows the ancient time when men discovered the intoxicating effect of alcohol in different parts of world like Greece and China. Taxes on alcohol. Excess grain used by colonial government and process of making alcohol by grain. Alcohol making industry at a farm and exchange of necessary goods with alcohol. Alcohol making industry at small scale and factory of alcohol. The production of alcohol starts in1866 and reaches 15 million dollars and 90 million barrels production rate. Truck in 1950s driving into a brewery plant. View of giant cooper brewing kettles in brewery. The process of brewing beer. Production of beer is shown, with grains like barley and rice passing through machines and into brewing kettles. Alcohol as main source of revenue. Officials work at the permissive branch for administration of laws related to liquor, tobacco, cigarette paper and tubes production. Women and men sitting at desks. Women doing typing and clerical work reviewing forms and applications. Worker adds mash through a tube to a giant kettle in a distillery. In the Seagram's bourbon whiskey distillery in Louisville Kentucky, workers assemble wooden barrels, prepare flaming barrel lids for bourbon barrels, and they pound stoppers in barrels with a mallet and prepare them for shipment while an IRS inspector looks on. Government official of the IRS supervises production, packaging and labeling services in the factory. Seagram name and Louisville location seen printed on the barrels.

Date: 1953
Duration: 4 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A seminar of the Association for Mental Health, Anxiety and Tension in the U.S.

View of spinning world globe. Views of serious looking and brooding people. Close-up views of faces of serious looking men. View of a crowd of people in France listening to a speaker on the street. Faces of people listening to the speaker. Next view shows what appears to be French police in the streets chasing a protest crowd and making it disperse. Next brief scene shows a crowd of people and police in China surrounding what appears to be a European man and pushing him along through a curtain-flanked doorway. A person holding a motion picture camera is among the jostling crowd. Insignia of the United Nations and flags of the member nations around the insignia. View of the UN headquarters in New York City. Traffic on a road. A flag of the United States on a building. A banner reads "Association for Mental Health, First Annual Forum on Anxiety and Tension." A man speaks into a microphone. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt is seen at podium addressing the association. Members of the association seated on chairs. Scene changes to a quiet, tree-lined street in a town or suburb. A car parked on the road. A man rests in a backyard garden on a hammock. Contrasting scene shows a man come rushing and running out of his house, hastily putting on his suit jacket. He stops, remembers something and goes back in again, then comes out before getting in his 1950s sedan car and rushing away. In next scene the man in shirt and tie is seen rushing through his lunch at a restaurant, conducting business while eating and smoking a cigarette. View of a angry taxicab driver as he looks out his car window and shouts at stopped traffic. He steps from the car and shouts about traffic delay. Another man works with a pneumatic jack hammer. A man seated on a chair in his living room holds his head as his wife yells at him and berates her husband. She is seen shaking a finger at him and scolding him. View of his fingers tapping anxiously on the arm of the chair and finally make a fist. Mor scenes of the angry woman wagging her finger at the man in anger. A pair of white swans in mirror-like water. A white Polar bear in a hot cage at a zoo. A man looks at the tired bear and the man also rubs his own face, looking tired. A young boy pulls at the trousers of the man who is looking at the bear, to get his attention.

Date: 1955
Duration: 4 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A Communist parade in Paris,France.

Anti-communist propaganda piece in the 1950s: A Communist parade in Paris,France. Communist demonstrators chant slogans like 'Stop the War in Indo-China', Down with warfare',' Unite with Russia for world peace'. People carry signs and banners reading 'France', 'US Go Home' and many more. A mock attack by a boy on another boy dressed up as an American Miltary Police. A union of French women with banners reading phony title for a communist front organization. Big replica of Stalin's party line novel. Main body of procession includes parade by Communist-led trade unions. A parade of French military might in an other part of Paris. Thousands of French soldiers armed with rifles march on a tree-lined street. People gather in great numbers to witness the parade. A parade of French trucks,artillery and tanks.

Date: 1954, March 16
Duration: 2 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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