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  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (8 hr.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 folded sheet ([12] pages) : illustrations ; 18 cm)
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Kit Parker Films ; [2003]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1 1950 --1951 -- 1952 -- 1953 -- 1954 / Universal International News (152 min.).
Disc 2 1955 --1956 -- 1957 -- 1958 -- 1959 / Universal International News (151 min.).
Disc 3 You can beat the A bomb / RKO Radio Pictures (19 min.) -- Little Smokey / produced by United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service (12 min.) -- Red Nightmare / The Department of Defense Directorate for Armed Forces Information and Education presents ; directed by George Waggner ; produced by William L. Hendricks (1962) (29 min.) -- America for Me! / produced by Jerry Fairbanks, Inc. ; directed by Albert Kelley (1952) (33 min.) -- Fabulous Fashions / Canyon Films of Arizona presents ; produced and directed by Ray Boley and Bob Allen (14 min.) -- Prevues of Coming Attractions (41 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Red Nightmare: Photography, Robert Hoffman ; screenplay by Vincent Fotre ; film editing, Folmer Blangsted ; music, William Lava ; America for Me!: director of photography, Kenneth Peach ; editor, Richard Fritch ; screenplay by Leo S. Rosencrans.
Participant or Performer Note:
Newsreels: Voice, Ed Herlihy; Little Smokey: Told by Hopalong Cassidy ; Red Nightmare: Jack Kelly, Jeanne Cooper, Peter Brown, Patricia Woodell, Andrew Duggan, Peter Breck, Robert Conrad, Mike Road, narrated by Jack Webb; America for Me!: John Archer, Ellen Drew, Meg Randall, Bob Nichols, Lee Phelps, Riley Hill, Sam McDaniel; Fabulous Fashions: narration, Carl Kent, Dorothy Lawrence.
Summary, etc.:
America in the 50s. An iconic decade that featured Eisenhower's presidency, the birth of rock and roll, tail fins, drive-ins, and the ascendancy of television as a cultural force. Have you ever wondered what to do if the Communists captured you, the story of Smokey the Bear, or how to survive an atomic bomb? This collection of highlights from newsreels for each year of the decade, short films, and an assortment of movie trailers captures the essence of the decade, its newsmakers, sports heroes, movie stars, the "latest" fashions, and much more from this unforgettable era.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 0 (All); Dolby Digital mono.
Subject: Digital recordings.
Nineteen fifties.
Cold War.
Propaganda, American.
Social problems in motion pictures.
Motion picture journalism > United States > History.
United States > Social life and customs > 1945-1970.
United States > Social conditions > 1945-
United States > Civilization > 1945-
Genre: Newsreels.
Film excerpts.
Short films.

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