The films of Jam Handy
August 9, 2009 8:20 PM   Subscribe

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Henry Jamison "Jam" Handy was an Olympic medalist and a creator of thousands of short films. His company, the Jam Handy Organization, was hired to create training and advertising for both American companies and the US military, including many educational films which showcased the technological cutting edge of the 1930s (and doubled as advertising for Chevrolet). Many of them are now in the public domain and can be found in the Prelinger Archives at the Internet Archive.
posted by Upton O'Good (6 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Jam Handy reminds you to keep your preserves in a convenient location.
posted by shammack at 8:34 PM on August 9, 2009 [1 favorite]

This thread is incomplete without Shake Hands with Danger. Also available in Rifftrax flavor!
posted by subbes at 8:56 PM on August 9, 2009

shammack "Jam Handy reminds you to keep your preserves in a convenient location."

You beat me to it. Damn.
posted by SansPoint at 9:00 PM on August 9, 2009 [1 favorite]

How could you fail to mention MST3K & RiffTrax? They introduced many to Jam's work.
posted by Monochrome at 9:36 PM on August 9, 2009

Speaking of Rifftrax, we would also be remiss if we didn't mention Jam's old MST3K fave Hired!, linked here in its entirety.

You, wear a handkerchief on your head!
You, swat at imaginary elves!
You, rock on the porch all night!
posted by Strange Interlude at 9:40 PM on August 9, 2009 [1 favorite]

I love the Prelinger archives... thanks for digging up these gems.
posted by not_on_display at 7:55 AM on August 10, 2009

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