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 […]

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 […]