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In the Suburbs (1957)
Thoughtfully made advertising sales promo film extolling 1950s suburbanites as citizens and consumers.

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Suburbia;Cold War;Consumerism;
Duration: 00:19:29
Popularity (downloads): 400
Best Made Plans, The (1956)
Loving tribute to Saran plastic wrap as an indispensable household accessory.

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Materials: Plastics;Suburbia;Families: 1950s;
Duration: 00:21:19
Popularity (downloads): 1229
Our Home Town: Doylestown, Pa. (1954)
Advertising film presenting landmarks, businesses and people of a Philadelphia suburb.

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Philadelphia, Pa. (metropolitan area);Cities: U.S.;Suburbia;
Duration: 00:15:35
Popularity (downloads): 72
New Neighbor (1953)
Building a steel mill from scratch and a city for its workers (Levittown, Pa.).

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Metals: Steel: Steel Industry;Suburbia;Infrastructure: Construction;
Duration: 00:24:49
Popularity (downloads): 632
Our Home Town: Levittown, Pa. (1954)
Advertising film presenting landmarks, businesses and people of a well-known Philadelphia suburb, one of the planned communities built by William Levitt & Sons.

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Levittown, Pa.;Philadelphia, Pa. (metropolitan area);Suburbia;
Duration: 00:21:45
Popularity (downloads): 161
Quiet Revolution, The (1956)
Shows how Ford earthmoving equipment helps the builders of Levittown, Pennsylvania achieve great economies of scale. With excellent images of home and infrastructure building.

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Suburbia;Levittown, Pennsylvania;Houses and homes;
Duration: 00:09:08
Popularity (downloads): 886
According to Plan: The Story of Modern Sidewalls for the Homes of America (1952)
The beauty and functionality of asbestos sidewalls. With a visit to Levittown, N.Y. and an interview with Norman Denny, vice president of materials for Levitt & Sons, builders. An excellent...

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Houses and homes;Minerals: Asbestos;Suburbia;
Duration: 00:17:18
Popularity (downloads): 1121
Redwood Estates Promotional Film (1927)
Real estate promotional film from long before there was a Silicon Valley.

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: San Francisco Bay Area: Silicon Valley;California: Redwood Estates;Suburbia;
Duration: 00:10:23
Popularity (downloads): 88

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