The Subsurface of Suburbia

Public Program
Mar 29, 1995

The Subsurface of Suburbia, films from Prelinger Archives, all produced by major manufacturing and communications interests in the 1940s and 50s, that reveal how the American landscape was developed for suburban use. Curated and introduced by Rick Prelinger

To New Horizons ( Jim Handy Organization for General Motors Public Relations, 1940, 22 min., black and white and color)
A Nation at Your Fingertips ( Audio Productions for the Bell System, 1951, 10 min.)
Give Yourself the Green Light ( Jim Handy Organization for General Motors Public Relations, 1954, 20 min., color)
The Quiet Revolution (Ford Truck and Implement Division, 1956, 9 min., color)
In the Suburbs (On Film for Redbook Magazine, 1957, 18 min., color)