American Suburbia Season 3
S03 E01Jan 1, 1937
America Marching On Jan 1, 1937 This short illustrates the enterprising nature of the American business and its expansion through time. Hosted by Lowell Thomas.
S03 E02Jan 1, 1948
A Place to Live Jan 1, 1948 A film about slum clearance and new housing projects in Philadelphia.
S03 E03Jan 1, 1952
According to Plan: The Story of Modern Sidewalls for the Homes of America Jan 1, 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 film on Fifties standardized building processes.
S03 E04Jan 1, 1955
Man of Action Jan 1, 1955 Animated plea for urban renewal connected with 1950s efforts to "redevelop" American city centers.
S03 E05Jan 1, 1956
The Quiet Revolution Jan 1, 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.
S03 E06Jan 1, 1962
Rochester: A City of Quality Jan 1, 1962 Tour of the area, concentrating on redevelopment and economic activity. Presents a survey of the city of Rochester, N Y, its history, culture and economic advantages. Explains the role of good planning in the city's development.
S03 E07Jan 1, 1962
Redwood Estates Promotional Films Jan 1, 1962 Redwood Estates near Santa Cruz, California: Real estate promotional film showing scenes of downtown Los Gatos, California, car arriving at the "estates" and shots of recreational activities available, homes under construction, long shots of the estates and homes, roads, automobiles and large sign for the "Redwood Estates"
S03 E08Jan 1, 1965
No Time for Ugliness Jan 1, 1965 Shows that cities' approaches are marred by billboards and neon signs. Intimates that a demanding citizenry can have these unsightly signs removed.