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2 DVD Set
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The Childhood Years
 Wash Behind Your Ears! Be A Clean Machine! (1940-1955)
[Model A2Z-DVD-00415] [UPC 882012500415]
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Running Time: 116 Minutes

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This Is The First Time This Historic Footage
Has Been Assembled On DVD!

Childhood is the best time to teach people anything. It is when we are ready to learn! That’s why these films were created to train a generation of American youth about the importance of cleanliness.

If you love classic films, remember your school health classes or just want to see how much America has changed over the past five decades, then you need to own The Childhood Years: Wash Behind You Ears on DVD today!

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Learn How To Drive To Stay Alive!

These clips are not just limited to the use of soap and water! Keeping healthy is also a matter of instilling good habits into your life. That is why there are also clips about safe driving, the importance of immunization and how the government helped give poorer students a good hot lunch!

Cleanliness Is Important For Everyone!

We have also included a clip showing the difference between living standards between Caucasians in the suburbs and the poorer rural and urban African American community. The point is that no matter what your background, being clean and healthy is important for everyone!

"Thanks again for many happy and informative hours on my computer. I will be telling all history buffs I know about your products!"
Normand Roy, Harrisville, RI (

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This Is True Classic Footage From More
Than Half A Century Ago!

These are classic health education films shot by the best production houses of the time. In addition to giving you information about how hygiene was taught in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, you also see what childhood was like for tots growing up in the wake of World War II!

"I'm definitely a happy customer, and have already referred a few friends to your site, as well as my kids' teachers :-)"
Andrea, Shoreline, WA (

This 2-DVD set has everything you could want if you love
classic film clips, childhood nostalgia
or want to see vintage films!

Inside you will find hours of entertaining footage shot by some of the best production teams of the era. Here is exactly what you will find on this incredible DVDs:

Preventing the Spread of Disease
Our first clip, from 1940, is one of the first times that film was ever used to impart hygiene lessons. Because it was considered on the cutting edge of education technology, it is far less direct than later films. It uses images and metaphors rather than stating exactly why soap and water should be your best friend!

Producer: National Motion Picture Company
Sponsor: N/A
Year: 1940
Length: 00:10:48
Audio: Mono

The Inner City
By the 1950s, poverty was becoming a real problem in the inner cities, hurting children both physically and emotionally. This film is about the United Fund and documents its efforts to care for emotionally disturbed and severely disabled children.

Producer: Wilding Picture Productions
Sponsor: United Fund
Year: 1958
Length: 00:09:37
Audio: Mono

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It Happens Every Noon
When the boom of the 1950s ended and America moved into the more turbulent 1960s, hunger became a real problem for many children. The government, under President Johnson, came to the rescue with the National School Lunch Program, which provided one free meal a day to children who would otherwise go hungry. This film describes the program and explains the importance of a well-balanced midday meal.

Producer: Department of Agriculture
Sponsor: N/A
Year: 1966
Length: 00:13:29
Audio: Mono
Color: COLOR

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Babies and Breadwinners (Part I)
This film discusses the importance of vaccinations to eliminate polio. According to this clip, the black and white communities in Muscogee County, Georgia came together to encourage mass vaccinations. The health department went to every single house in the county to check if the residents had been vaccinated.

Producer: Communicable Disease Center
Sponsor: N/A
Year: N/A
Length: 00:13:27
Audio: Mono
Color: COLOR

Ingenuity in Action

Babies and Breadwinners (Part II)
This film details the 1961 Polio vaccination program of Columbus, Ohio, showing the many ways the program was promoted, from radio broadcasts to posters all over the city. There is even a clip of Bozo The Clown getting vaccinated on television!

Producer: Communicable Disease Center
Sponsor: N/A
Year: N/A
Length: 00:09:56
Audio: Mono

Ingenuity in Action

Patty Learns to Stop, Look and Listen
Do you look both ways before you cross the street? That rule has been instilled in everyone. However, back when cars were still relatively new, not everyone had learned this lesson. This film shows us the tragic story of Patty Garman, who carelessly runs onto a crowded highway and is hit by a car. The details of her treatment and recovery are shown as Patty is taught to look both ways before crossing the street in the future.

Producer: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Year: 1947
Length: 00:15:52
Audio: Mono
Color: COLOR

Ingenuity in Action

Psychogenic Disease in Infancy
This film illustrates a series of psychogenic diseases and attempts to relate them to the infants’ relationships with their mothers. Various children are shown with “psychiatric problems”.

Producer: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Year: 1952
Length: 00:19:13
Audio: Silent

This clip explains what immunization is and how it is built up either by having a disease or by being inoculated with vaccine. It shows how smallpox vaccine is produced and used and how diphtheria toxins are treated to produce toxoids, which can keep people from getting sick.

Producer: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Year: 1955
Length: 00:09:21
Audio: Mono

Palmour Street
This 1950s public service film shows us the stresses and strains of a typical family, and how the ways that parents handle situations affect the children. It shows everyday aspects of mental health in an African American community in Gainesville, Georgia.

Producer: Southern Educational Film Production Service
Sponsor: Georgia Department of Public Health
Year: 1957
Length: 00:23:06
Audio: Mono

Ingenuity in Action

Running Time:
DVD One : 00:57:52
DVD One : 01:08:10

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The Childhood Years: Wash Behind Your Ears!
(2- DVD set) today!

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When you order the The Childhood Years: Wash Behind Your Ears! you will be electrified by this incredible historic footage. There is no risk when you order. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Order today and bask in American history!

General Packaging Description:
Our professionally-produced DVDs are shipped in retail Amaray style DVD cases just like you would find in a store. These beautifully packaged DVDs make great gifts and are themselves works of art. While we offer some of the best prices anywhere, we have never sacrificed quality for price.


Product Details
Video Run Time - 116 Minutes
Video Format - NTSC
Aspect Ratio - 4:3 Standard
Region Code - Worldwide
Packaging Type - Amaray
Release Date - 1940-1955
UPC - 882012500415
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