Ephemeral Films

Celebrating the beauty and nostalgia of vintage ephemeral film footage, one GIF at a time.


To the best of my knowledge, all images that appear on this blog are in the Public Domain. However, all GIFs were made by me, unless otherwise specified. If you like them, please reblog them, but do not repost them as your own. Thanks!


I'd also like to gratefully acknowledge the Prelinger Archives for preserving, restoring, and making this footage available.

A bathing beauty is measured to compete for the title of Modern Venus in a 1958 contest at Steeplechase Park, Coney Island.

A bathing beauty is measured to compete for the title of Modern Venus in a 1958 contest at Steeplechase Park, Coney Island.

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