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How aluminum contributes to everyday living and national defense: appliances, packaging, airplanes, etc. With great stop-motion animation and excellent imagery of aluminum-enabled Fifties America.
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Topics: Metals: Aluminum, Animation: Stop-motion, Design: Industrial
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The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design. (6383_American_Look_M04199_01_22_19_00)
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Topics: Design, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Futurism
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11:22:13:21 VS Hand cut out of cardboard rips through newspaper and rings doorbell Door opens, there stands sticklike figure with SATURDAY EVENING POST cover for an abdomen VS Covers of magazines, SATURDAY EVENING POST, HOLIDAY, LIFE, TIME Door opens, there stands same stick like figure with newspaper for abdomen CU front page of "Daily News Gazette" Series of newspapers are thrown neatly on top of each other, last headline reads: $2,000,000 RACKET BROKEN Door opens, there stands...
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Strange, highly generalized portrait of the American woman consumer.
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Topics: Consumerism, Gender roles
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How professional models (and new automobiles) are photographed.
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Topics: Gender roles, Automobiles: Advertising, Media: Photography
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Bowling made respectable and appealing to middle-class Americans through modernization and "Populuxe" design.
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Topics: Recreation, Sports: Bowling, Families
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Announcement film introducing the new 1966 Chevrolet models. Skeletal entry
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Tongue-in-cheek film showing a domestic robot freeing housewives of their chores (and intimating that their work is hardly necessary); actually a promo showing how relays and switches function in the modern automobile. Shown at the New York World's Fair in 1940.
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Topics: Robotics, Gender roles, Futurism
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Introduces television and explains the workings of early television technology.
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Topics: Media: Television, Technology, Sports: Baseball
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Classic "capitalist realist" drama showing the manufacture of Chevrolets from foundry to finished vehicles. Though ostensibly a tribute to the "master hands" of the assembly line workers, it seems more of a paean to the designers of this impressive mass production system. Filmed in Flint, Michigan, just months before the United Auto Workers won union recognition with their famous sitdown strikes. Released the same year as two other films with which it shares similarities:...
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Topics: Automobiles: Manufacturing, Labor: 1930s, Occupations: Automotive
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How the Detroit Edison Company is a good citizen, employer and provider of electric power.
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Topics: Electricity, Detroit, Michigan, Infrastructure: Electrical
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Promotes an early version of the television remote control. We have the picture, but not the soundtrack of this film.
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Topics: Media: Television, Electronics, Technology
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How radio broadcasting works.
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Topic: Media: Radio
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How to behave.
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Topic: Social guidance
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Highly simplified explanation of free-enterprise economics that fails to mention the idea of profit.
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Topics: Economics, Animation: Stop-motion, Animation: Puppet
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Early technology to enable the channel-surfer.
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Topic: Media: Television
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Synthetic fabrics plus electric laundry equipment make washday a pleasure. Host: Jeffrey Lynn.
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Topics: Materials: Synthetics, Home economics, Appliances: Sales