Office Etiquette (1950)

Summary: You women better behave yourselves, ya hear?! We open with a woman’s voiceover looking back with fondness to her first typing class where she not only learned how to type, but also how to "get along" in a business "environment." Ahhh yes, the joy of watching a classroom full of zomboid teenagers banging away [...]

Sharing Work At Home (1949)

Summary: See how you can help Mother avoid a nervous collapse by picking up after yourself, you slob. Open with Howard and his father, cleverly referred to as "Dad" (boy, those guys at Coronet Instructional are just too good sometimes!) slapping up hideous, floral wallpaper in the living room. As the excitement reaches its climax, [...]

Writing Better Social Letters (1950)

Summary: As exciting as it sounds. (Sorry for lack of screen shots. My copy of this video was of terrible quality. But don’t think I’d let you get away from this one just because of that!) Do you lose sleep at night wondering if your social letters are up to snuff? Me neither. Open with [...]

Cindy Goes To A Party (1955)

Summary: Girls just want to have fun. Ahhh, yes, another "Young America Films" production intent on destroying all confidence and pride a young person would ever dare to have. Open with the titular Cindy goofing around outside playing basketball with her young male friend, Dennis. (Wow! What a great name!) Alarm bells should be going [...]

Dinner Party (1945)

Summary: A totalitarian narrator points out every mistake, turning a dinner ‘party’ into an Orwellian nightmare! This short film begins as most "social" news reels do: having the maid point out mistakes in a young girl’s dinner table preparations. (A napkin is out of place, the butter knife belongs on the butter dish, and so [...]

Arranging The Buffet Supper (1946)

Summary: Never fear! This informative news reel will save your next buffet dinner! Our favorite 1940′s housewife, June, is preparing for her upcoming buffet supper, and is wisely getting advice from her elderly grandmother. The following important issues are now discussed: "What foods to offer? How it’s to be served? And what preparations she should [...]