“Short advocating airport construction, especially in rural regions, by illustrating the centrality of aviation in the American economy. Airport America presents a rich panorama of townscapes Admiral Cigarette 2 and farms and shows how aviation serves business. “The air is the greatest freeway man will ever know,” says the narrator. “It doesn’t have to be built or maintained. It touches every city and town.” note: Produced and released in Kodachrome.
The Dynamic American City Part 1 (1956)
“Film promoting urban renewal as a means of stimulating business activity in American cities. The Dynamic American City illustrates the stages of the redevelopment process, from the demolition of decaying neighborhoods to their revival. In contrasting the old with the new, the film argues for the aggressive replacement of aging structures.
“Science-fiction-influenced cartoon sponsored by petroleum producers to lionize their industry and promote free enterprise. “Colonel Cosmic,” an astronaut from the totalitarian planet Mars flies to Earth, where he discovers cheap oil and the market economy. Returning home, he leads a revolution and frees Martian entrepreneurs to begin oil exploration, start small businesses, and lead the planet out of economic stagnation. note: Destination Earth played at New York’s Paramount Theatre and was later broadcast and distributed non-theatrically.
“Science film positioning atomic energy as both a peaceful and a warlike force. Sponsored by a corporation involved in the nascent nuclear industry, the film is an animated introduction to atomic energy and designed to be, as a Business Screen reviewer reported, “entertaining but scientifically accurate.”
This film is part of the Prelinger Archives.
A short film with highlights of a variety of stunts from the early 20th century.
*Sound added as the original film was without any sound.
“Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.”1
“Ralph learns the five food groups, helping him to eat a balanced diet, and has more fun because of his better health.”