Behind the Scenes of “I Love Lucy” – 1953

Go behind the scenes of “I Love Lucy” – the television show that would set the model for practically all live studio audience sitcoms since. Video Description “I Love Lucy” is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to Read MoreRead More

Watch The Idea, the First Animated Film to Deal with Big, Philosophical Ideas (1932)

Check out this animated short – The Idea from 1932 by Berthold Bartosch. The Idea first emerged as a wordless novel in 1920, drawn by Frans Masereel. Masereel, a close friend of Dadaist and New Objectivist artist George Grosz, had created a stark, black-and-white story about the indomitable nature of ideas. Employing thick, aggressive lines obtained through woodcut printing, Masereel Read MoreRead More

Mr. Rogers Learns to Break Dance

Too bad he didn’t get a chance to do some crunking. February 13th, 1985 shall be remembered as a truly beautiful day in the neighborhood, for that is the date on which Fred Rogers learned to breakdance (sort of). In no time at all, 12-year-old instructor Jermaine Vaughn had Mr. Rogerswaving, moonwalking and learning how to press play on a boom box Read MoreRead More

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