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Prelinger Archives: American Look (Part III) (1958) [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This Prelinger Archives film celebrates the beauty and diversity of 1950s design, illustrating the work of skilled designers or design teams as its presents a wide range of objects and automotive styles. A detailed visit to the General Motors Technical Design Center in Warren, Michigan, reveals the fascinating activities of GM car design as it takes shape in drawings, paintings, clay sculpture, fiberglass molds, and metal. Other futuristic subjects, including appliances and utensils from the "Kitchen of Tomorrow" as well as selected houses and cars, adorn the screen. Wrap-up narration declares that "wherever we go...we can all depend on the stylist to beautify everything we need. From the eye appeal and swift effectiveness of the smallest the serene grandeur of our glistening structures, the hand of the stylist is ever designing changes to improve our life of the future.
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Run Time
11 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
American Look. (Part III) (1958)
American Look (Part III) (1958) (11:00)
Produced by The Jam Handy Organization, for the General Motors Corporation.
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1958.
Publisher no.
41796 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (11 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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