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Prelinger Archives: 6 1/2 Magic Hours (1958) [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This Prelinger Archives film depicts the comfort and delight of transatlantic air travel at the beginning of the Jet Age. The story begins with a scale model of the "futuristic" Pan Am terminal at Idlewild Airport (later renamed JFK), designed to allow passengers movement from terminal to jet under covered awnings. Next, Pan Am initiates Flight 1000, a so-called "paper flight"--a hypothetical experiment taking place between New York and London, collecting scientific and logistical data in preparation for the milestone jet voyage. Then the film shows the real thing, offered in an upscale Boeing 707 Clipper with a spacious cabin and luxurious amenities. Finally, viewers see activities to be enjoyed in Europe, made possible with "extra hours to do what you want" thanks to the new swift air service.
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Run Time
12 min.
  • 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.
Variant Title
6 1/2 Magic Hours (1958)
6 1/2 Magic Hours (1958) (12:00)
Produced by Kahlenberg, for Pan American World Airways.
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1958.
Publisher no.
41793 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (12 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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