- Title: CF1071
08:06:52 (1964) The clip visits the futuristic city of Seattle and its World's Fair, centred in the Bell System pavilion. Boy and girl get futuristic train to a fair and visit all different cultures. Boy and girl visit a science centre where they hold dove and view shows etc. They look at early telephone systems 1960s technology and development in science. Mother teaching daughter how to use the telephone and how telephones work. Early hold system and evolution of the telephone. (Colour)
08:20:51 – 1950s. Film about the telephone industry in the 1950s and how the industry worked with operators and long distance calls. Clip opens with man making a call using an operator. Narrator talks about the how it works with detail and shots of a telephone operators room. Switchboard is shown and clear explanation to show the development of technology in America. Footage off telephone rooms and men installing boards and working in switchboard rooms.
08:31:03 -Silver glitter star surrounded by smoke while narrator advertises a television set with a remote control (First). Woman in yellow dress models TV by explain how it works and showing the picture it shows and the sound it gives out. Full colour picture TV. Clip is a guide of how to use it all explained in a lot of detail.
08:36:52- Opens explaining that the future can be found in many places and the clip shows a man smoking a pipe, and model houses. A man is giving a speech to an audience about ‘sound amplifying vacuum tubes’ that make a voice clearer over the telephone. Shots of a woman operating a switchboard. Men are comparing ideas about the future of telephones. Lots of shots of different employees of the telephone company including the installers, women in the switchboard, the boss and developers/engineers. The telephone wire is then shown an how the power lines are used. Woman makes call direct to out of town which goes through to the central office, then to the head office and the production line. Labourers putting up telephone wires and overhead wires.
08:55:25 – 1940s Discusses the various transportation routes into New York min the early 1940s, as well as details of future transportation and infrastructure planning. Talks about and shows New York roads, railway (trains and subway), waterways and shows the scenes in downtown New York. Shots of Busy New York and the Business centre. Manhattan thriving in the 1940s. Recreational places, Yankee stadium, golf. Ferry’s from Long Beach to the City. Grand Central Station shown with all the commuters from New Jersey to New York. Bridge Building to Manhattan (Brooklyn Bridge).
- Keywords:USA, TELEPHONE TECHNOLOGY, FUTURISTIC, BROADCAST TECHNOLOGY, METROPOLIS
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