OIL TANK FIRE DESTROYS TEXAS CITY An oil tank explosion in Texas City results in a wild, raging fire that leaves behind 500 dead, many homeless, injured, or missing, and extensive property damage costing millions of dollars. Survivors are taken to hospitals in nearby Galveston while grieving families gather to identify their loved ones.
Date: April 21, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:03:09:00, With Audio
MAKING FIRE The importance and ritual of making fire for the Navaho people. Several MSs and CUs of the sticks being rubbed and rotated to create the friction necessary to create the sparks in the straw kindling. A CU shows the beginning smoke and the sparks being nurtured into flame. Two of the shots show the campfire providing light for ceremonial music and dancing. Children can be seen in the background. In addition there is a good CU of an elderly Navaho man wearing a headband and a red and white checkered shirt, also a CU of a man's thumbs. The audio is somewhat garbled.
Date: 1990s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:26:00, No Audio
PICTURES ON THE CAVE WALL Several shots of cave drawings and stick puppet figures that are used in religious and dream ceremonies of the Navajo Indians. One shot shows the image of a man's face etched in the wall of the cave. It is framed by two tongues of fire in the foreground. Two other shots show three stick puppets behind a facade of flames. In addition two shots clearly show cave drawings done in a white chalk depicting a line of deer and people. Location, Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, home to the Navajo peoples.
Date: 1990s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:32:00, No Audio
RICHARD HARRIS SINGS A kitschy clip of Richard Harris wearing a 1960's cossack style shirt and singing at a mock wedding of mannequins wearing evening dresses and tuxedos. Nice shots include: the mannequin bridegroom, singer Richard Harris, the bridal bouquet and a flame. In addition there are shots of the female mannequins dressed in black and a mannequin dressed as a bride. From Peggy's tv special following her Olympic triumph.
Date: 1960s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:03:26:00, No Audio
FIRE & SHADOWS A shot of a monolithic stone formation rising up from the canyon floor and another shot of a small orange, red and yellow fire illuminating shadows of people on the wall of the cave. Location, Canyon de Chelly, on the Navajo reservation.
Date: 1990s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:12:00, No Audio
HISTORIC CASTLE ON FIRE - HD Long distance view of the historic Krasna Horka castle near Bratislava as it burns from a fire set by children smoking near the castle. PLEASE NOTE - news reporter audio is for reference only and is not available for licensing purposes. Mastered in Apple Pro Res 422 HQ, available in all forms of HD and SD.
Date: March 11, 2012 - COLOR Source: HD Length: 00:00:27:00, With Audio
THE ONLY GOOD SCORPION Shots of a scorpion that allegedly commits suicide when encircled by a ring of fire in an experiment. A hand pours a liquid from a bottle on the ground. A fire burns. CU of dead insect.
KLAN MEMBERS BURN CROSS Images from a Klan rally. As a cross burns in the night, a white-hooded Klan member walks by holding a flaming torch. Panning shot shows group of sheet-wearing racists. In one chilling shot, an evil looking Klansman dangles a doll effigy of an African American baby from a string.
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