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Classic Clip: Learn to swim

Dave was obviously the "Ace Face" in the late 60s and early 70s - footballer, musician, scooter rider and owner of enormous hair. Unfortunately, he kept losing his "birds" because he couldn't swim.

Yes, another public information film, this time informing us that if you can't look the part in the pool, the girls will hate you. Watch and enjoy...

Classic Clip: Crossing the road with Kevin Keegan

Footballers weren't always in possession of loose morals, in the 70s they wandered our streets, helping the nation's youth cross the busy roads, in particular, those trapped between two Austin Allegros.

Here, we see Kevin Keegan in action, dashing to the assistance of two hopeless pedestrians. If only today's players were as public-spirited...

Classic Clip: Bad Beatles medley

For a 1973 Beatles TV Special, someone thought it a good idea to wander round London and get the good people of the city to sing some of their favourite Beatles tunes. Badly (but not intentionally).

Listen and cringe, but enjoy some great period fashions...

If you want a better quality version of this clip, check out the Bedazzled site, for a sharper version in QuickTime format.

Classic clip: A tour of Brasilia

Does any city look more space age than Brasilia? Designed from nothing in the 1960s by Architect Oscar Niemeyer, it's an amazing place that still looks ahead of its time 40 years on.

Check out this short film made for a BBC architecture show looking at the city today.

Classic Clip: Nouvelle Vague / Bande a Part

This is fantastic on numerous levels. First, it's a music video based on the famous dance sequence in classic 60s French movie Bande a Part. Secondly, it's by Nouvelle Vague from their excellent album, also called Bande a Part and thirdly, it's a cover of Lord Of The New Church's Dance With Me - transformed from obscure goth track to superb laid back bossa groove.

Watch and enjoy...

Classic Clip: Strange Caller

A great public information film that somehow doesn't work. I think the idea of Strange Caller is to warn you of strange people trying to con their way into your house. In actual fact, it's more like a government fill giving you tips on how to blag your way into someone's house!

Either way, it's worth a watch. Enjoy!

 

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