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41.

Prelinger Archives: Bookbinders [electronic resource]

Film sponsored by the AFL-CIO, from the series "Americans at Work", about the profession of bookbinder.
Online
1961
42.

Prelinger Archives: Crest Toothpaste Commercial 3 [electronic resource]

Crest Toothpaste TV commercial.
Online
1960
43.

Prelinger Archives: Dentu-Creme Commercial [electronic resource]

Dentu-Creme TV commercial.
Online
1950
44.

Prelinger Archives: GE Blender Commercial [electronic resource]

TV commercial for a GE blender.
Online
1950
45.

Prelinger Archives: Building a Highway (1948) [electronic resource]

This educational Prelinger Archives film illustrates the major steps in the construction of a two-lane highway, including clearing, cutting, and grading the roadbed; readying materials at a roadside supply dump; mixing and pouring concrete; and smoothing and finishing the new road surface. An emphasis on the necessary skills involved in road construction.
Online
1948
46.

Prelinger Archives: Classic Television Commercials (Part I) (1948) [electronic resource]

This Prelinger Archives film is a collection of television commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium. Ads include BAND-AID bandages; Gillette Blue Blade razor blades; the Remington electric shaver; the Gillette Super-Speed razor; MUM Creme deodorant; Pepsodent toothpaste; and Dodge cars.
Online
1948
47.

Prelinger Archives: Classic Television Commercials (Part II) (1948) [electronic resource]

This Prelinger Archives film is a collection of television commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium. Ads include Chevrolet trucks; the Renault Dauphine automobile; the Chevrolet Impala automobile; Chevrolet cars; and the Delco dry charge battery.
Online
1948
48.

Prelinger Archives: Classic Television Commercials (Part III) (1948) [electronic resource]

This Prelinger Archives film is a collection of television commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium. Ads include Speedway "79" Power Fuel; Esso Extra gasoline; Bank of America; Lucky Strike cigarettes; Muriel cigars; Kool menthol cigarettes; Marlboro cigarettes; Robert Burns cigars; Winston cigarettes; and Ajax cleanser.
Online
1948
49.

Prelinger Archives: Classic Television Commercials (Part IV) (1948) [electronic resource]

This Prelinger Archives film is a collection of television commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium. Ads include S.O.S. scouring pads; Raid bug killer; Tide laundry detergent; Maxwell House instant coffee; tea, as promoted by the Tea Council; Hamm's beer; Carling Black Label beer; and Rheingold beer.
Online
1948
50.

Prelinger Archives: Classic Television Commercials (Part V) (1948) [electronic resource]

This Prelinger Archives film is a collection of television commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium. Ads include Budweiser beer; Gallo Grenache rosé wine; Lipton soup; Ritz crackers; and Skippy peanut butter.
Online
1948
51.

Prelinger Archives: How Textile Mills Are Modernizing (C. 1948) [electronic resource]

High-quality production at lowest-possible cost: that is the textile industry's challenge--a challenge being met through scientific modernization. This Prelinger Archives film "is a report to you, the textile industry... The report deals with the chief trends in production machinery and processing techniques, illustrated by the latest equipment in America's mills and laboratories." Shot in Technicolor.
Online
1948
52.

Prelinger Archives: The Airport (1948) [electronic resource]

Today, let's visit the airport of a large city. This educational Prelinger Archives film introduces viewers to the functions of a modern airport as it tours them around. All aspects of the airline experience are touched upon, including airliner servicing, loading with luggage, and stocking with meals; ticket sales and boarding; and takeoff! A segment on what it's like to be the pilot of a small aircraft is also included.
Online
1948
53.

Prelinger Archives: Open Road a (1951) [electronic resource]

This Prelinger Archives film explains how steel is used in the making of highways: "forever embedded in the paving, where it serves to give the roadway permanent strength and durability"; "in overpasses and bridges"; and "in the complicated and amazing road-building equipment characteristic of the work to be done." Topics covered include the forging of steel in rolling mills, causeway construction, overpass and underpass construction, and highway construction, from initial roadbed preparation to the early stages of paving.
Online
1951
54.

Prelinger Archives: Open Road B (1951) [electronic resource]

This Prelinger Archives film explains how steel is used in the making of highways: "forever embedded in the paving, where it serves to give the roadway permanent strength and durability"; "in overpasses and bridges"; and "in the complicated and amazing road-building equipment characteristic of the work to be done." Highway construction, from the early stages of paving through to completion, is covered.
Online
1951
55.

Prelinger Archives: Singing Wires (C. 1951) [electronic resource]

Even by the middle of the 20th century, electricity was not universally found on farms across America. This Prelinger Archives film sings the praises of rural electrification through a dramatization of a friendly farm family whose work and play are transformed when their place is hooked up to the grid. Praised as a "sensitively done piece of Americana.
Online
1951
56.

Prelinger Archives: Give Yourself the Green Light (1954) [electronic resource]

This Prelinger Archives film is an urgent message to 1950s America concerning the need for modern roads and highways, with the ultimate goal of creating the Interstate Highway System. Following an ill-equipped repair crew as it patches holes in pavement, the film bemoans an outdated transportation system that can't support "our growing greatness" (in other words, the rising numbers of cars in use) while scenes of rush-hour traffic warn that "we're running out of roads!" For solutions, the program illustrates state-of-the-art highway development across the nation and lobbies viewers on the importance of tax-supported financing so that construction can take place immediately. "If you pay as you go," warns the narrator, "you may not go at all.
Online
1954
57.

Prelinger Archives: American Harvest (Part II) (1955) [electronic resource]

This Prelinger Archives film highlights the activities of farmers, miners, and manufacturers in the production of industrial materials--particularly those essential to 1950s car-making. From the bustling Pittsburgh steel foundry to the California oil well contributing to the rubber in tires, the film highlights America's wondrous ability to reap nature's bounty and transform it into car technology (an endeavor the U.S. continues today, of course, but with far greater dependence on the rest of the world). The narration is verbose and overwrought, waxing eloquent as shot after shot passes by in the glorification of automobile manufacturing, raw materials extraction, and mid-1950s consumerism. Revised from an earlier 1951 version.
Online
1955
58.

Prelinger Archives: Big Trains Rolling (1955) [electronic resource]

This Prelinger Archives film shows how the American railroad system developed and illustrates the vital role of train transportation in the economy of the 1950s. With enthusiastic narration and patriotic music, the film presents high-energy scenes of railroad technology in action, from its rather primitive-looking original forms to the thundering diesel-pulled trains that captured the imaginations of 1950s youth. Two young children are at the center of the narrative, traveling cross-country in a sleeping car and learning all about the railroad's various uses--hauling passengers, agricultural products, manufactured goods, raw materials, even mail. "Train travel," says the narrator, "is almost like watching a motion picture--one of the most interesting motion pictures you can possibly [...]
Online
1955
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Prelinger Archives: Man of Action (1955) [electronic resource]

This Prelinger Archives film is an animated plea for urban renewal connected with 1950s efforts to redevelop American city centers. A demonic figure (not the Devil himself but an underworld bureaucrat) goes about his duties in the world of humans, encouraging them to let their houses and neighborhoods decay. According to the demon's scheduling book, a certain house is due for implosion and the ensuing argument with the owner sparks an exploration of the "issues." These revolve around property values and homeowner responsibility rather than awareness of social problems like poverty or racism. Demon and homeowner take a trip to Paradise Gardens, a run-down section of town that was attractive and peaceful until urban traffic encroached on it. Stealing the hellion's schedule, the man con [...]
Online
1955
60.

Prelinger Archives: The Responsibilities of American Citizenship (1955) [electronic resource]

This Prelinger Archives film from 1955 asks young citizens to study the American way of life while opposing communism, socialism, and their propaganda techniques. Dr. Clifton L. Ganus, Jr., an instructor in the National Education Program Workshop at Harding College, speaks in front of a classroom of young people about the importance of free enterprise, the profit motive, and other tenets of conservative economics. Ganus employs simple graphic elements which he manipulates himself--for example, he stacks cardboard bricks labeled with political concepts into a tower, then knocks over the tower to illustrate the vulnerability of American freedom. Other props include a globe used to show how Communism is spreading across the planet. He also engages students in the discussion, and they re [...]
Online
1955