PRESS COLLECTION: “Bullpup Missle” (1962)

Barbara and Thomas Daley view a Bullpup Missile at Chicago’s Hilton Hotel June 13, 1962. The AGM-12 Bullpup is an air-to-ground missile which was used on the A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder and F-4 Phantom among others. It has been superseded by more advanced armaments, notably the AGM-62 Walleye and AGM-65 Maverick.

TA.TV: Propaganda – “About Fallout” (1955)

“Radiation is something we live with every day.” This film drips Eisenhower; promoting a cozy, nuclear-war-isn’t-so-bad approach, as opposed to the more frenetic drumbeat of the Truman years. As long as we “know the facts” and “act intelligently,” the narrator assures us, we’ll be able to weather any nuclear firestorm that blows our way. “The […]

TA.TV: Propaganda – “About Fallout” (1955)

“Radiation is something we live with every day.” This film drips Eisenhower; promoting a cozy, nuclear-war-isn’t-so-bad approach, as opposed to the more frenetic drumbeat of the Truman years. As long as we “know the facts” and “act intelligently,” the narrator assures us, we’ll be able to weather any nuclear firestorm that blows our way. “The […]

PRESS COLLECTION: “Americans Posing with Missile” (1961)

Distinguished aviators posing with a missile at the International Trade Fair in Chicago, July 28, 1961. Pictured left to right are Lt. Col. Lack Vilas, the first man to fly across Lake Michigan in 1913; Col. B.R. J. (Fish) Hassell, who pioneered flights across the Antarctic and whose wrecked plane is still used as a […]

TA.TV: Propaganda – “Red Nightmare” (1962)

Jack Webb (Dragnet) plays a Rod Serling-like role as he introduces us to Jerry Donovan — an average guy who shrugs off his inconvenient, civic responsibilities. Jerry “wakes up” in a communist-controlled town, where he’s the only American left. This film was produced for the Defense Department by studio mogul Jack L Warner and stars […]