Highlights from the Internet Archive for the week of 8/13/12

August 17, 2012

In case you haven’t heard, we recently partnered with the Internet Archive to help seed over 1.3 million files in their library. That’s a lot of content and we’re here to help showcase some of the highlights that you can torrent, free of charge. Without further ado, here’s our favorite files from this past week.

Bridging the Gap San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge

Our office is located in the SOMA (South of Market) district of San Francisco and many of us use the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on a near-daily basis to commute to and from work. We love this old movie from the Internet Archive called “Bridging the Gap.” From the Prelinger Archives, the short film (16 minutes) takes you behind-the-scenes of the process of building this magnificent structure.

Grab the torrent here: http://bit.ly/btbridgingthegap

grateful dead perform live

On August 9, 1995, Grateful Dead’s lead singer and guitarist, Jerry Garcia, passed away at the age of 53 from a heart attack.

The Internet Archive contains over 8,800 live recordings from the band that constantly toured and cultivated one of the most dedicated followings in concert history. The torrent below is from one of their last performances in Albany, NY.

Grab the torrent here: http://bit.ly/gratefuldeadia

Did you know Charlie Chaplin wanted to make the town of Niles (now Fremont) the entertainment capital of the world? The small district, located about 30 miles Southeast of where we work, has a rich and fascinating history.

The final link in the Trans-Continental Railroad was laid here in 1869, and the Motion Picture Industry arrived in 1912 – along with many famous silent film actors including Charlie Chaplin and Broncho Billy Anderson.

The former created much of his best silent film work and some of it is available for torrenting thanks to the Internet Archive. For your enjoyment, here’s four Chaplin shorts from 1917: The Adventurer, The Cure, Easy Street, and The Immigrant.

Get the torrent of four films here: http://bit.ly/charliechaplinia

Visit the Internet Archive page: http://archive.org/details/charlie_chaplin_film_fest

Enjoy and have a great weekend!


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