Item Details

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

Prelinger Archives
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This Prelinger Archives film celebrates the splendor and diversity of 1950s design and architecture, illustrating the work of aesthetic visionaries as its presents a wide range of objects, vehicles, and structures. An executive and secretary enjoy furniture designed by Herman Miller; a finger pushes the "record" button on a Wollensak tape recorder; a Soundscriber and other dictation machines are shown, along with a Thermo-Fax photocopier and an IBM Executive electric typewriter; a heavy duty truck moves on massive balloon wheels; a lawn sprinkler operates while a homeowner rides on a tractor lawn mower; a woman and boy sit in a clear-hulled rowboat while a man in a diving mask waves from underneath; golfers enjoy stylish clubs and drive a cart; a house with glass walls and other streamlined houses, including a dog house, are shown; and modern-style churches, high-rise buildings with honeycombed balconies, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Release Date
1958
Run Time
9 min.
Language
English
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.
Variant Title
American Look. (Part II) (1958)
Contents
American Look (Part II) (1958) (9:00)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1958.
Publisher no.
41795 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (9 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
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