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Prelinger Archives – “Airport America (1954)”

“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 […]

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Prelinger Archives – “The Dynamic American City Part 1 (1956)”

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 […]

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Prelinger Archives – “Destination Earth (1956)”

“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 […]

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Prelinger Archive – “A is for ATOM (1953)”

“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.”

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Prelinger Archives – Breath Takers (Short Film)

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.

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