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AMERICAN URBAN & SUBURBAN INDUSTRIAL FILMS 1940s-1960s

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These interesting films cover a variety of subjects including planning for city growth, overcoming blight, sprawling suburbs, and even the wonders of asbestos. Look for vintage city landmarks, skylines, advertising signs, autos, fashion, and more.

Note: This title comes on two discs.

DISC ONE

THE CITY 1939
A pioneering short documentary film that contrasts the problems of the contemporary urban environment with the superior social and physical conditions that can be provided in a planned community. B&W.

FOR THE LIVING 1949
Improvement of living conditions in New York City through the construction of public housing. Though actually a promotion for the New York City Housing Authority. The film begins as a "Story About a City—This City." B&W.

A PLACE TO LIVE 1941
An engrossing account of the pathetic living conditions that exist in Philadelphia. We learn how the once beautiful city was transformed by the growth of industry. Slums emerged bringing with them dirt, misery and rat-infested neighborhoods. B&W.

ARTERIES OF NEW YORK 1941
A fascinating film that examines the transportation corridors leading into and out of New York City, and the efforts at transportation and infrastructure planning. B&W.

IN THE SUBURBS 1957
Thoughtfully made promo film admiring suburbanites as citizens and consumers. Family life of young couples living in the suburbs is examined. Points out how Redbook Magazine, aimed exclusively at young adults, is of value to them. Suburbia as it's imagined in pop culture. Color

COMMUNITY GROWTH: CRISIS AND CHALLENGE 1959
Home builders criticize unplanned suburban sprawl. We are told that the only practical form of transportation is the automobile. Color.


DISC TWO

CITIES: HOW THEY GROW 1952
An analysis of our swelling urban populations. Instead of the traditional statistics and the sociological complications, we observe what city workers do, and learn why the city grew as it did. B&W.

OUR COMMUNITY 1952
This film illuminates the interdependence of people in a community by presenting shared community functions and services. Illustrates police and fire protection, health safeguards, and park and recreational accommodations. Explains how members of the community are dependent on one another. B&W.

THE DYNAMIC AMERICAN CITY 1956
This film advocates urban redevelopment and renewal. Supports many planning strategies which are criticized today; the destruction of neighborhoods in the name of progress, automobile-centric planning and development, and suburban sprawl. Color.

ACCORDING TO PLAN 1952
The story of modern sidewalls for American homes. With the building boom at its peak, this film advocates the virtues of asbestos, the new craze in building materials. Its wonderful qualities include: fireproof, waterproof, weatherproof, enduring, resilient and more. Color.

ROCHESTER: A CITY OF QUALITY 1963
This film presents a survey of the city of Rochester, NY, including its history, culture and economic advantages. Explains the role of good planning in the city's development and the redevelopment and economic activity. Color.

NO TIME FOR UGLINESS 1956
This film shows that the roadways entering American cities are spoiled by billboards and neon signs. (Note: we like old billboards and neon signs). It is explained that citizens can demand that these unsightly signs be removed. Color.


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