Stock Footage

We have footage available on the following topics. Footage is available in different formats from Villon Films. For more information, please contact us.

Africa

  • South Africa: history, politics, people, 1900-2000
  • South African and Rhodesian newsreels
  • Apartheid period
  • Pro-apartheid propaganda
  • History of cinema in South Africa, including historical films
  • South African writers, actors, film directors, musicians
  • Snow in Johannesburg
  • White and black sports in South Africa
  • Africans and whites in World War I & II
  • Zulus
  • Bushmen
  • Lobola (bride price)
  • AIDS in Africa
  • Rhodesia and Nyasaland during colonial times
  • Rhodesian civil war
  • Ethnographic
  • African music, traditional and modern
  • Zambian children and music
  • African women
  • Egypt, ’60s and early ’70s
  • Traditional healers, historical and current
  • African religions
  • Weaving in Lesotho
  • Swaziland, late ’60s
  • Tanzania, 1970s
  • Botswana, 1970s
  • Mozambique
  • Agriculture and industry
  • Mali
  • Cape Verde folk music

(see also Personalities)

USA

  • American Indian life (Crow & Navajo)
  • Anti-war movement, late ’60s, early ’70s, including Chicago Riots and
  • Yippies
  • NASA
  • Nuclear energy
  • Atomic bombs
  • Cigarette and soap commercials, including Ronald Reagan
  • Vacationing in the Catskill Mountains, 1920-1986
  • Road-building, 1960s
  • History of automobile, 1920s
  • Jewish history, Jewish humour, Jewish folklore, Jewish vacations, early
  • films about Jews Israel lobby
  • Education, including classrooms during late ’60s
  • American foreign relations, including Africa, Cuba, USSR during Cold War,
  • Central America
  • Spy activities, including U-2 affair
  • US navy, including 1920s
  • Wars: Spanish-American, World War I and II, Korea
  • OSS in World War II
  • Auto factory, late ’60s
  • Black Panthers
  • National Council of Negro Women
  • Cuban-Americans
  • Brown University, 1970s, others, 1999. Student protests, Columbia, 1969
  • AIDS
  • New York, lower east side, late ’60s
  • New Year’s celebrations, 1939
  • Retirement home, New Jersey, 1970s
  • Country fair, 1920s
  • Boxing through the years
  • Immigrants on Ellis Island
  • Catskill Mountain railway, early
  • Kind to Animals Week, 1940s
  • Scenic views, 1940s
  • Hula dancing
  • Be Kind to Animals Week, 1940s
  • Sinking of ship “Mission San Francisco” in Delaware

Britain

  • British princes ride in the park, 1950s
  • 1950s holidays, primary school
  • 1960s life, including motorcycle gangs, immigrants, schools, striptease
  • clubs, Chelsea Pensioners, London scenes and life
  • Sports
  • Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1962
  • Devon ponies
  • Ballroom dancing, 1950s

Europe

  • World War I and II
  • Nazi propaganda film about mentally impaired
  • History of Germany
  • Rebuilding of Reichstag
  • Black Sea locations, 1997
  • Istanbul, 1997
  • Danube River, 1999: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia,
  • Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria. Also, Danube region, historical
  • Ukraine, World War II, and 1990s
  • Yugoslavia, World War II and 1999
  • Romanian oil fields, 1920s
  • American Cold War propaganda
  • U-2 affair (1960)
  • Norway, early ’70s and World War II
  • Sweden, late ’60s
  • Russia, Cold War period, including propaganda films
  • Spanish Civil War
  • Italy, towns and electronics industry, 1980s

Other Locations

  • Cuba, 1898-1970s
  • Jamaica, early ’60s
  • British Honduras (Belize), early ’60s
  • Dominican Republic, late ’60s
  • Trinidad carnival
  • Peru
  • Middle East: Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, late ’60s and early ’70s
  • China, World War II
  • Korean War
  • Canada, sailing flotilla, 1997

Arts & Crafts

  • Print-making
  • weaving
  • canoe-building
  • candle-making
  • Manfred Henninger (German artist)
  • Erica Rutherford (Canadian artist)

Silent Film Collection

  • Westerns: “Code of the West”, “Just in Time” (Douglas Fairbanks), “A Western Escape”.
  • “Story of Santa Claus”, Amos ‘n Andy cartoon
  • “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” (one reel only)
  • “A Child of the Ghetto”
  • “The Pawnbroker”
  • “A Zulu’s Heart” (DW Griffith)
  • “Rastus in Zululand”
  • “Love in a Hammock”
  • “The American Soldier in Love and War”
  • “Interrupted Bathers”
  • “Seamstresses”
  • “Circus Days”
  • “The Studio Pest”
  • “Adventures of Tony the Cub”
  • “Monkey Business”
  • Krazy Kat cartoons
  • cartoon fragment of Russian anarchists.

Personalities

  • Ascherson, Neal
  • Astorga, Nora
  • Baez, Joan
  • Benny, Jack
  • Biggs, Ronald (Great Train Robber)
  • Bishop, Joey
  • Bogard, Dirk
  • Brink, Andre
  • Buthelezi, Chief Gatsha
  • Caesar, Sid Caesar
  • Cantor, Eddie
  • Carmichael, Stokely
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Cele, Henry
  • Collins, Judy
  • Daly, Herman (economist)
  • Daly (Mayor)
  • Davis, Angela (1969)
  • Davis, Ossie
  • Day, Doris
  • Dee, Ruby
  • DeNiro, Robert
  • De Palma, Brian
  • Devenish, Ross
  • Eden, Anthony
  • Eisenhower (President)
  • Eisenhower, Julie Nixon
  • Ehrlich, Paul
  • Faure, William (South African director)
  • Fisher, Eddie
  • Fugard, Athol (South African playwright)
  • Gavras, Costa
  • Gelhorn, Martha
  • Genet, Jean (French writer)
  • Ginsburg, Allen
  • Gordimer, Nadine
  • Hayworth, Rita
  • Hoffman, Abbie
  • Hope, Bob
  • Ivens, Joris
  • Jessel, George
  • Kahn, Aly
  • Kani, John
  • Kaye, Danny
  • Kennedy, J.F. (President)
  • Kogawa, Joy
  • Kruger, Paul (South African president)
  • Laing, R.D.
  • Lawrence, D.H. (memorabilia)
  • Lenin
  • Locke, Bobby (golfer)
  • Luthuli, Chief
  • Malan (South African prime minister)
  • Mandela, Nelson, Winnie, Zenani and Zindzi
  • Marcuse, Herbert
  • Matshikiza, John
  • Matthews, Stanley (British soccer player)
  • McLean, Don
  • Morelli, Bishop Mauro
  • Nkosi, Lewis
  • Ntshona, Winston
  • Richard Nixon
  • Panov, Valary and Galina (Russian ballet dancers),
  • Paton, Alan
  • Powers, Francis Gary
  • Ronald Reagan (as actor)
  • Rogosin, Lionel
  • Jerry Rubin
  • Sadruddin Aga Khan, Prince
  • Salisbury, Harrison
  • Schmitz, Oliver
  • Seale, Bobby (Black Panther)
  • Pete Seeger
  • Seldes, George
  • Serote, Wally
  • Smuts, Jan (South African prime minister)
  • Suzuki, Dr. David
  • Tambo, Oliver
  • Thatcher, Margaret
  • Jamie Uys (South African film director)
  • van Dongen, Helen

Videos, previews, stock footage, and photos from the collection are available in different formats from Villon Films.