The Digital Reference Library

This is beyond a Work in Progress - More or Less Notes and Pages I put together for research or to develop later or Graveyard of Stuff & ideas

 Short Subjects

Silent Films

Sound Features

Cartoons

 Soundies

Trailers

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Adult Television

Sports

 Newsreels

  Rootie Kazootie 

Educational

Commercials

Posters

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Animation

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Boomers

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Toys

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   Kids TV

Birth of TV   1930s-50s

 D.W. Griffith

 

Rare Film Shorts

The Director's Series

Episode: One

Sidney Pollack

Click: Developing

Film Crew

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What is a  Kinescope?

​CLICK: The earliest type

of commercial

was the “stand-up spot,”

I'm on location with Director Sydney Pollack for the movie Tootsie in 1982 starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange. I worked with Dustin on Marathon Man and Kramer vs Kramer.

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Toy Commercials

The History of Boomer America

Click: Chapter One: Roof Top Aliens 

Day by day rooftops gave birth to television antennas all over town, throughout the suburbs and slowly the entire country.

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World

  War

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Fifties

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Civil Rights

Newsreels

Early History

of Television

Early Space

Program

In Production

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Water Guns

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 Robots 

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Sixties

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Vietnam

In Production

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What is Television ?       Series: One

Sales& Promotional Film 1930's-50's

Toys Page

Tin

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D.W. Griffith - updated

Biograph Films 1907-1913

Model Kits

Gallen Home Movies 

Doll Nation.com

with Laura Duval Bird

      in production

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NY Toy Fair

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Follow Gallen Home Movies starting in 1928

through 16mm, 8mm Super8mm & the video revolution.

My Pandemic  Diary

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The Director's Series

with John A. Gallagher

click Ira Gallen & Director Sidney Pollack  on the set of Tootsie - Rare Interviews

Jazz Party Collection with Art Ford

American Negro Baseball League 1946

Click: To visit the world of Broadway Open House and other Late Night shows.

The Old American Barn Dance

Click: this is the only existing  16mm Kinescope of the  Don McNeil's Breakfast Club,

needing to be restored.

Click: View the 16mm & 35mm Kinescopes of  the 1954 musical  Country & Western Series needing to be restored.

  Televangelism

Click: Names like George Vandeman, Rex Humbard, and Fulton Sheen have mostly retreated into the annals of trivia and hazy nostalgia. All waiting for restoration.

Deluxe Man in Space Playset

Countdown Playset Ideal Toys 

Star Wars Toy Collection

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Ira Gallen Toy Segments

on News & Cable shows  

A Past to Draw On

I was born on September 12, 1950, the same year science fiction films about what the future in space held for; what at the time was known as "mankind"was exciting inhabitants visiting their local neighborhood celluloid film projection type theaters showing Motion Pictures.

 

By the time I was nearing my first decade roaming the terra firma of middle class white America known as Brooklyn, New York, North American Continent, Planet Earth, which at the time of this printing was along the Mikey Way Galaxy, those same films were showing up on a new form of entertainment being invisible projected into our homes to a ground based device known as Television, and the decades to follow would give rise on a Global Scale by a new governing branch known as the era of The Baby Boomer Generation.

"The race is on and we’d better win it because there is absolutely no way to stop an attack from outer space. The first country that can use the moon for the launching of missiles will control the earth. That, gentlemen, is the most important military fact of this century.”

-Wernher von Braun- Rocket scientist

During the end of October, 1957, the United States launched and tested more missiles and rockets than had been tested in any single month, and most were blowing up. What concerned the allied powers so gravely was Russia’s ability to launch the satellite, a feat which meant, in no uncertain terms, that the Soviets also had the technology to produce an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, soon to be known as I. C. B. M.s.

Cheerios Kid Build a Rocket

Lionel Trains Mercury Capsule 

Television commercials also reflected that excitement with space-age storylines creating a buzz to sell: soda, chocolate drinks, vitamins, soap detergent, clothing, cars, boats, cigarettes, cookies, candies, cereal, beer, hair products and especially toys.

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