HOW TO BE A GOOD KID (1980)

22 May
Director  Larry Yust (and writer)
Producer  E.C. Brown Foundation, Wexler FIlms (Los Angeles)
Contributors   Published by Highland Park, Ill. : Perennial Education
Length  24 min
B&W/Color  Color
UO Library Catalog description: Uses vignettes and documentary footage to encourage the viewer to consider the repercussions of individuals’ actions and to realize that obeying parents’ wishes or following one’s conscience will not necessarily result in happiness. Stresses the importance of acting on one’s best convictions and accepting responsibility for one’s actions
Call # Mc308
Genre  Instructional
Rare  YES
Online  YES
Copyright status  Copyrighted
Physical condition  Good
Oregon-related  YES

Notes:

Another instructional film by the E.C. Brown Foundation.  We have many films by this foundation in our archive including A Family Talks About Sex.

Larry Yust, director and writer of this film worked many times with the E.C. Brown Foundation including on “A Family Talks About Sex” mentioned above.  Yust, whose father Walter was the editor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, was exposed to films (and filmmakers) at an early age, when his father took him to Hollywood on a business trip for the purpose of collecting data on the film industry for the encyclopaedia. Later attending Stanford University as a drama major, he became involved with the theatre department, and developed an interest in set design, lighting, and directing. After military duty (television programming with Walter Reed Army Hospital as part of the Signal Corps’ Army Pictorial Service), Yust further developed his craft at other television stations, most notably XETV, the ABC outlet in Tijuana.

Yust’s film career began with a series of health and safety films for EB made in 1957, followed by a number of science shorts made in conjunction with Dr. Al Baez.  He also made academic films for Wexler Films (via the E.C. Brown Foundation), televison dramas for PBS, and directed three feature films. He is best known for his outstanding films on dramatic themes.

The E.C. Brown Foundation gave a private financial boost for family life and sex education in Oregon starting in the 1930’s.  The three-fold purpose of the then trust and now foundation were 1) the social hygiene on behalf of the youth of Oregon, 2) a reverence for the married state, and 3) the prevention of sexual abuse especially venereal disease.

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  1. Live or Die (1978) « 16mm Lost & Found - May 31, 2012

    […] The E.C. Brown Foundation gave a private financial boost for family life and sex education in Oregon starting in the 1930’s.  The three-fold purpose of the then trust and now foundation were 1) the social hygiene on behalf of the youth of Oregon, 2) a reverence for the married state, and 3) the prevention of sexual abuse especially venereal disease. At it’s beginning it was based here at the University of Oregon.  We have many E.C. Brown Foundation films here at the UO film archive including A Family Talks About Sex and How to be a Good Kid. […]

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