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Bozo's Circus

Bozo's Circus, starring Pinto Colvig as Bozo. Closeups of Pinto, long-shot circus acts performed by stand-ins.

With Syd Saylor, Art La Rue, Mark Anthony

Written by Lorraine Williams

Produced and Directed by Elmo Wiliams

Downloaded from YouTube

1951
1960 Football Game Film--Medford vs. South Eugene

Night game--exclusively long shots of scrimmages. Long shots of after-game activity on field, bleachers emptying

1960
1960 Football Game Film--Medford vs. South Eugene

Night game--long shots of scrimmages

1960
1960 Football Game Film--Medford vs. Reno

Night game--long shots of scrimmages

1960
Eureka Footage #1

Sound: interview about formation of sewer assessment district in Pacific Manor and Sunset Addition (ends abruptly) / / silent: wrecked car / / banquet scene: man speaking at lectern (silent) / / sound: interview with Dr. Warner about his visit to Humboldt State College to install an honorary fraternity (ends abruptly) / / silent: meeting scenes / /

1960s
USAF Thunderbirds Perform

Jets roar over desert toward camera in formation, do barrel rolls, close formation flying / fly over camera. No narration or music, sound of jets only

1960s
Boatnik Footage

Bright color (a little dark), many scenes: Boatnik or speedboat races, rural Rogue River, Josephine County / sign: "Grants Pass Active Club" / finish line of Boatnik races as viewed from Riverside Park, Grants Pass / drivers get out of boats, smoke, talk / winner awarded trophy, poses, pan across Boatnik Queen court / rural river: fishing boat motors up river, speedboats, fishing boats pass / more Caveman Bridge-Riverside Park race scenes / pan across spectators on river bank / / official observers on river bank with radio

1960s
Grace's Visit to Rogue River Valley--with 1965 Commentary

An abridged version of Grace's Visit to Rogue River Valley, with onscreen and voiceover commentary by Russ Jamison, Grace Andrews Fiero and A. C. Allen.

For research on the film, as well as a transcription of the commentary, go to: http://truwe.sohs.org/files/grace.html

1965
Chamber of Commerce V.P. Speaks on Inflation

Arch N. Booth, executive vice president of United States Chamber of Commerce, sits at desk, speaks on high prices and need to pressure government to lower non-defense spending (only) to reduce inflantion. Good color.

1966
A Briefing on Civil Defense

Color, completely faded to red and yellow: We watch bored group in hospital maternity waiting room watching 1963 documentary "About Fallout" on radiation, fallout, fallout shelters and civil defense. They become less bored as documentary goes on. Then we have to listen to them discuss the film.

1969
Eureka Footage #1

Sound-on-film interview with Dr. Richard Ridenhour about district funding shortfall due to failure to transfer tidelands and submerged lands by state lands commission (ends abruptly) / / rest of film silent: meeting scene (including Ridenhour)  / / groundbreaking / / laughing men at lunch tables display middle fingers to cameraman / / policeman interviews man on sidewalk (out of focus) / fire engines, firemen at curb / old two-story house, pan to fire engines, firemen at work

1970s
Eureka Footage #2

Bright color: Freighter at doc, pan back to reveal log deck on shore / aerial views of port through dirty window / / black and white: meeting with Lee Rice, Ray Peart / / art works, pan across gallery walls / twelve-string guitar / closeup of comic strip art / ceramics / bizarre sculpture / / meeting: men speaking at lectern / / VIPs at dais: David L. Nichols, Bert L. Smith / staff tape-recording meeting / speaker at lectern / / meeting, VIPs at dais: Edmund M. Smith, George A. Dinsmore, Willard C. Pratt, David L. Nichols, / / temporary bridge across river / men examine washed out road at river side / pans across river, washout

1970s
Eureka Footage #3

Silent: metal sculptor at work / potter displaying wares / homebuilt camper truck / W. C. Fields metal sculpture / more scupltures / velvet painting / antique cook stove / antique store displays / sculptor poses / young boy poses / meeting: Guy E. Rusher, Ray Peart, Lee Rice, Donald Peterson / / man wearing shirt with Crescent City patch on back / men handing out crabs / crab races, men urge crabs to walk down chutes / exultant "trainer" / man holds large trophy aloft / more crab race scenes / / meeting: man examines huge map or aerial photo on wall / / policeman and prisoner waiting at closed door / / meeting, "Ladies" room door in background / / sound: interview with Mr. Martins about survey by Humboldt County Sheriff's Department about manpower allocation / / slient, interior: antiwar group meeting / / sound: interview (film degraded, cut short) / / pan across cars and spectators woods / motorcycle racers start / motocross race scenes

1970s
Jacksonville Museum Reception, Truck Loses Load on Siskiyou Grade

Sound not functional:

Interview with historical society official at desk / exterior, Jacksonville Museum / interior, pan down curtained window / visitors at museum reception / plywood strewn on roadside, I-5 Siskiyou grade / small child by plywood, semi-truck on grass

1970s
Mike Fitzgerald, Jacksonville Museum, Wolf Creek Fire Department

Sound not functional:

Man speaks sitting at desk / closeup of letter: "Mike Fitzgerald for Congress" / exterior, Jacksonville Museum / interior, storage area, archives, clothing, rolled textiles, photos hanging on walls, guns, snowshoes, farming equipment / interview with man in front of Josephine County Courthouse / interviews with unidentified officials / pickup with cage trailer in mountains / men open cage, mountain lion runs out and into hills / interview with woman across street from Medford Carnegie Library grounds / pan across children's event on elementary school grounds ("South" on building): Cozy Foam Insulation truck, Southern Oregon Federal Credit Union van, police car, fire engines, tow truck, children climbing inside semi truck, fire rescue truck / Hank Henry interview, building under construction in background / children attempt to fly kites on school grounds in northern California (?) / interview with children holding kites / fire chief car at night / interior fire hall with fire truck, people milling about / sign: "United States Post Office, Wolf Creek, Oregon"

1970s
Trouble at Tonti Station

June 10, 1971: Illinois Central No. 1 at the Chicago station is headed for trouble down the line. The train derails, but disaster preparations and simulation exercises down the line at Salem, Illinois (near Tonti, the location of the derailment) had prepared local services for the disaster.

On-camera narration by and interviews with Chicago Civil Defense officials Val Oshel, Robert Ross, Dr. Ed Perry, Marion County coroner, Mayor Charles McMakin of Salem, Governor Richard B. Ogilvie, eyewitness Dick Garden, passenger Donna Burge, unidentified porter, police, firemen, relatives

Footage of Oak Lawn and Belvidere tornado aftermath; Crescent City tank car fire, automobile accidents, Big John Chicago water cannon, Salem Fire Department, Salem downtown, Salem Hospital, profiles of Urbana first responders

Aerial footage of derailed train, many shots of disaster scene, rescue teams. Some recreations and disaster drill scenes intercut with actual footage.

According to Wikipedia, the crash killed 11 people and injured 163: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_Salem,_Illinois,_derailment

Color faded completely to red, wandering scratch all the way through the emulsion on left-hand side of film:

1972
Luther Metke at 94

Color, almost completely faded to red

From Wikipedia:

Luther Metke at 94 is a 1979 American short documentary film directed by Jorge Preloran and Steve Raymen at the Ethnographic Film Program, University of California, Los Angeles. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short in 1980.[1]

The film presents a portrait of Luther Metke, a veteran of the Spanish–American War. Even in his advanced age, Metke continues his work of building log cabins by hand in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. The film documents many aspects of log cabin building as Metke works on a hexagonal cabin and teaches his methods to a young couple.[2] Additional footage shows Metke's daily life, accompanied by a voice over of his recollections, commentary on log cabin construction, and musings on life.[3] Metke also shares some of his poetry on camera and through voiceover.

From in-box label:

An outstanding example of the folk wisdom, artistry and genuine human warmth of a man living a full life in his older age. Incoporating his poetry, portions of his past, his reflections on life and his interactions with family and friends, "Luther Metke at 94" is a positive portrait of a man at peace with himself and actively involved in the world around him.

There are two small Study Guides in the can.

1979
FBI Undercover Agent Lecture

Pan across audience from back of room--school theater / closeups of speaker at lectern / he holds up bumper sticker: Support Your LOGO Professor

2-1-1966
Medford Adult Education Classes Start

Closeup of hands filling out registration form--name on form: Sandy Daigle, South Pacific Highway / pans across adult students in high school classrooms, embarrassed teacher / typing classroom / adult students lined up to give papers to teacher at desk /

2-1-1966
Klamath County Suspect Arraigned

Men walk prisoner from jail to Klamath County Courthouse / same men inside courthouse / men walk into courtroom / signs by door: "Judge Donald A. W. Piper; Betty Bates, Secretary; Loyd DeLap, Bailiff; Wayne Cole, Court Reporter" / same men exit courtroom / men outside building / men walk from building to jail / jail door: "Klamath County Jail, J. M. Britton"

2-1-1967
75th Anniversary of Trail Post Office; SOSC Hannon Library Open

Bin full of mail / closeup of envelope rubber-stamped "75 Years/Wm. C. Knighten Postmaster Feb. 1, 1883/Eva Albert Postmaster Feb. 1, 1968" / sign on building: "Trail Post Office," pan to dignitaries including Earl Miller and (presumably) Eva Albert standing out front / schmoozing is accomplished, closeups of VIPs / man on horse in buckskins with pouch labeled "U.S. Mail" / Indian man on horse holding rifle, wearing blanket and feathers / / man in suit in library, pan down to book he's holding: Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music / he shelves book and walks on, examines another book / pan across library, studying students, conversation pit

2-1-1968
Medford High School My Fair Lady Dress Rehearsal

Girls on in costume walk down stairs on set / shots of dress rehearsal / pans across cast of twenty or so performers / pans across curtain call / pan across cast singing encore

2-10-1965
DC-9 Air Liner Arrives at Medford Airport; Galice Bridge Construction; Lighting Installed Central Point I-5 Exit

Jet liner lands at Medford Airport / taxis up to gate / closeup of model of DC-9 liner in terminal / passengers board / / Galice Bridge construction; men on top of concrete pylon / men lowered in bucket by crane / pan up pylon / dynamite blast destroys pylon / / I-5 exit sign: "Central Point" / workers install lighting standards / man paints standard / pan down freeway showing light standards

2-10-1967
BLM Gives O&CRR Map to Jacksonville Museum

Exterior of courthouse museum / exterior of jail / exhibit of railroad photos / BLM officials examine exhibit of early railroad car coupler / Mary Hanley accepting donation / unrolling map / closeup of map: "Oregon & California RR" /

2-11-1965
Medford Planning Commission Meeting

Pan across audience in Medford City Council chambers / men at desks / man stands in audience to speak / man indicates area on large wall map

2-11-1966
Medford and Todd Construction Sign City Hall Contract

Mayor Dunlevy and men in suits in mayor's office / all sign thick stacks of papers and blueprints

2-11-1966
VIPs Take Aerial Tour of Rogue River National Forest

Tight closeup of man aloft in five-seater private plane, pan to map on his lap and typed document he's reading, pan across pilot and other passengers / map of Rogue River National Forest, passengers discuss / terrain barely visible out window as plane banks in circle / aerial view of house, road and field by stream

2-12-1968
Businesswomen Make Snowballs; Witham's Strike Response; Man Carried in Snow to Ambulance

Women outside building in snow, snow falling heavily / they make snowballs, abortive snowman / throw snowballs at cameraman (See Medford Mail Tribune story of February 14, 1967, page 1; Medford received 2.4 inches of snow) / / strike poster: "Witham's Employees Are Not Provided Benefits, Please Do Not Patronize" / another poster: "Witham's Employees Not on Strike," Wages & Benefits Equal or Exceed Those Minimums Set Forth by the Existing Culinary Agreement in This Area" / banner on Witham's Cafe building, same message as second sign / uniformed employees outside cafe / woman signing petition / employees discuss / pans across employees / / ambulance on dirt road / men walk up snowy road / man on stretcher attached to snowmobile, pulled down snowy road / loaded into ambulance

2-13-1967
Elevator Accident; VIP Delivered by Police Car; Klamath Falls Baseball

View inside hotel lobby: police and ambulance attendants load man onto stretcher / elevator stopped between floors / / night: police car drives past camera, light flashing / stopped on busy city street, disgorges VIP / VIPs on sidewalk, VIP clasps hands over head / / Kiger Field, Klamath Falls / sign: "American Legion Junior Baseball" / VIPs discuss field / / log trucks drive slowly through town (Klamath Falls?) / painted on log: "We Want Babe Ruth League World Series" / sign: "Klamath Juvenile Home" / log trucks unchain logs

2-13-1967
Police Mental Health Class

Mean speaks at lectern in high school classroom / pan across audience of adults, some in uniform, sitting in school desks / panel discussion /

2-14-1966
Rep. John Dellenback Speaks; Concrete Work on Medford City Hall

Representative John Dellenback speaks at lectern, Lincoln Day Dinner, Rogue Valley Country Club (see Medford Mail Tribune stories, February 2 and 14, 1967, page 1)  / / pan across concrete truck pouring concrete into pump, up to top floor of Medford City Hall / view from top floor, concrete being pumped onto snowy roof / concrete pours into hopper / man chips at ice with hammer

2-14-1967
Tom McCall Cuts Cake; 1850s Court Dockets; Medford Swim Team at Snowy Practice

Tom McCall shakes hands with girl wearing "Oregon Dairy Princess" sash and crown / they cut cake, serve Legionnaires / / pan across old handwritten ledgers / closeup: "July Term Probate Court July 16th 1853" / closeups of pages of court dockets / / girl in bathing suit holding sign: "It's Never Really Cold in Medford!! Medford Swim Team Feb. 14, 1967" / pan across girls in bathing suits, poolside country club pool, snow in background / snowball fight at poolside / they pose looking at snowy field, throw snow into pool

2-14-1967
Automobile Air Pollution Stock Footage

Silent, color--completely faded to red: Stock footage: several shots of congested freeway traffic / scientist with bubbling lab equipment / scientist operating air analysis equipment

2-14-1968
Jackson County Commissioners; Luncheon Meeting

Discussion in office, Earl Miller present, reporters recording, taking notes / / man speaking at lectern, luncheon scene, pan across listeners / speaker again / more of same

2-14-1969
Surveying; Senior Citizens Home; Mark Hatfield Speaks

Man demonstrates surveying or other inscrutable practice at construction site along Highway 62 (?) / / pan across dining room full of senior citizens / man cuts "Happy Valentine's Day" cake / seniors play on shuffleboard arcade game / / Senator Mark Hatfield at lectern (out of focus), luncheon / pan across audience, Hank Henry present

2-14-1969
Grocery Store Burglary

Pan across small grocery store / closeup of Medford police car / store fixtures behind store / hole in closeup of cinderblock wall / interior of hole / emptied coolers inside store / racks of canned goods / cigarette display / store shelves /

2-15-1966
Rep. Robert Duncan Speaks; Bob Haworth Honored in Medford

Meeting in crowded room, "Rep Bennett" name plate visible / / Rep. Robert Duncan speaks at lectern, Kiwanis banquet, Rogue Valley Country Club (see Medford Mail Tribune story, February 14, 1967, page B7) / / bored adults in classroom, man lectures at blackboard, "Southern Oregon Plywood," "Ray Frost" and "Rough & Ready" written on blackboard with prices / / closeups of cakes with baseball, basketball and swimming decorations; swimming cake says "Best Wishes Bob Haworth" / VIPs schmooze, admire, cut cakes

2-15-1967
Robert Ayre at Ashland Chamber of Commerce

Exterior: Mark Antony Motor Hotel sign / interior: men in suits at banquet table / man speaking at dais / closeup of map of downtown Ashland / man indicates places on map / exteriors, East Main Street, Ashland, Varsity Theater area

2-16-1965
Titan Missile at Medford Airport

Missile arrives at airport in sections on two trucks / trucks jockey sections around to join sections / closeups, pans

2-16-1965
Highway Department Hearing on Highway 140 at Eagle Point

Closeup of map of Crater Lake Highway-Brownsboro section of HIghway 140 / men pore over map

 

2-16-1966
Demolition at Galice Creek Bridge; Branding Steers; Airplane; Kiwanis Kapers

Remaining pylon at Hellgate Bridge, Galice / family on roadside, father points toward bridge / pan across site / explosion, dust cloud (see article, Medford Mail Tribune, February 16, 1967, page 1) / / men near corral, fire burning / man applies hot iron to steer in squeeze chute / man shaves back of steer, applies hot iron / pan across steers / / montage of still shots of single-engine airplane, "MY-MY" on side / rehearsal shots, Kiwanis Kapers: men dressed as cheerleaders dance / Bob Robertson receives pirate makeup / very brief shot of men in blackface / teenage dance contest: band plays on stage while go-go dancers, couples dance (see Medford Mail Tribune story, February 16, 1967, page 13)

2-16-1967
Drug Paraphernalia; City of Ashland Receives Check

Closeup of man, pan down to homemade pipe and tobacco tin he's holding; he disassembles pipe and places pieces in tin / closeup of tin with pipe parts / / pan across VIPs at table, map of Ashland in background / closeup of State of Oregon check made out to City of Ashland for $27,039.37 / closeups of check recipient and presenter, policeman / more of same

2-16-1968
New County Assessor Offices

Interior: people moving boxes in office; "Tax Department" sign / pan shots across office, people at work / closeup of addressograph machine in operation, labels / executive at desk in office / more pans

2-17-1965
Medford School Kids, Hedrick, McLoughlin

Pan across bicycles parked in school yard / elementary school children playing on playground (recess ): swings, tetherball, slides,  jungle gym / Hedrick Junior High School students walking home from school / Pan across McLoughlin Junior High School

2-17-1965
Site of Future Medford City Hall

Men pound stakes into site of Medford City Hall / pan across site

2-17-1966
Disaster Training Session

Man speaks at lectern / pans across audience, some in uniform /

2-17-1966
Pet Adoption Contest Winning Posters

Woman displays two posters in classroom

2-17-1966
Clearing Rocks from Road

Semi-trucks backed up on highway (probably Upper Applegate Road between Carberry Bridge and Manzanita Creek--see photo in Medford Mail Tribune, January 30, 1967, page 7) / traffic small steel bridge / deer in field by road / bulldozer at work high atop cut by river, pan down to rocks and dirt on highway / bulldozer at work on highway, pan up to first bulldozer / man sitting at controls of road grader / more of same / clearing road / meeting, Medford council chambers, old city hall /

2-17-1967
Southern Oregon College Campus; Miss Rogue Valley Talent Competition

Students walking on Southern Oregon College campus, pan across campus / interior student union, students at tables / students, professors walking on campus / Angus Bowmer walks past / Ernest Ettlich walks down steps / Lawson Inada walks toward camera / / girl reciting on stage / girl dancing on stage with bag over head / girl playing saxophone / girl playing cello / girl dancing and singing / very dark closeups

per Medford Mail Tribune, February 8, 1967, pages 7 (caption):

SOC footage may have been taken to illustrate students' objection to tuition rate increase

per Medford Mail Tribune, February 17, 1967, page 1:

Finalists are: Ronda Rosencrans, Gayno Thurston, Monte Bradshaw, Sharon Kitzman, Inga Miller, Trudy Stone, Sandra Charters, Jo Anne Hamilton, Judy Long, Kay Bright, Sharon Caperna and Berlette Stephens.

See also Medford Mail Tribune, April 9, 1967, page 8 (photo of contestants)

2-17-1967
Medford City Council Meeting

Mayor Dunlevy presiding / pans across councilors and audience

2-18-1966

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