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Prelinger Archives. American Look. (Part I) (1958)

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Prelinger Archives.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©1958.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Prelinger Archives film celebrates the elegance and diversity of 1950s design, illustrating the work of skilled designers as its presents a wide range of objects. A young woman lounges on the floor while dialing and talking on an Ericofon telephone; two children watch TV in collapsible furniture; a child dives into a streamlined backyard swimming pool; a man shoots movies with an 8mm camera; a hand retrieves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Prelinger Archives, 1958
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Prelinger Archives.
OCLC Number: 700417715
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2010.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Credits: Produced by The Jam Handy Organization, for the General Motors Corporation.
Description: 1 streaming video file (8 min.) : sound, color
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: American Look (Part I) (1958) (8:00).
Other Titles: American Look.
Responsibility: Prelinger Archives.

Abstract:

This Prelinger Archives film celebrates the elegance and diversity of 1950s design, illustrating the work of skilled designers as its presents a wide range of objects. A young woman lounges on the floor while dialing and talking on an Ericofon telephone; two children watch TV in collapsible furniture; a child dives into a streamlined backyard swimming pool; a man shoots movies with an 8mm camera; a hand retrieves mail from a stylized mailbox; a hanging light is turned on; various dishes, platters, and drinking glasses are shown; a woman enjoying her modernized kitchen walks over to the stove; poultry broils on an electric chrome rotisserie; an electric can opener opens a can of Campbell's tomato soup; and a mother tends to her child in a playpen while her husband loads logs into a freestanding fireplace. The film also presents examples of packaging designed by Donald Deskey.

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