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Title Lifestyles U.S.A. Vol. 16 [videorecording].

Imprint Seattle, WA : Something Weird Video, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 KTC DVD Collection  973 L6263  v.16    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD.
Note Title from container.
Summary How do you spell "America"? That's right: C-h-e-v-r-o-l-e-t. Nine industrial short films followed by 10 slick color shorts all celebrating General Motors' Chevrolet automobile. The Big winner features 1956 Nascar race footage. Don't miss Thrill Drivers' Choice, a "Chevrolet action release" in which world champion stunt driver Joie Chitwood and members of his Auto Thrill Show perform all sorts of crackpot death-defying stunts in seemingly normal cars -- all of them 1956 Chevrolets!
Contents Hall of wonders / Dave Garroway -- The Way you want it -- Help yourself -- Key to our horizons -- Magic touch -- Shopping around / William Frawley -- The Head man / Edward Everett Horton -- Thrill drivers' choice / Joie Chitwood -- Big winner -- 1954 Chevy shorts: Proof of the pluses; See new places; New era; You can take It with you; What's new; Low and behold; Do it yourself; Here's looking; First date; Be my guest!
Note Hall of Wonders (b&w) is a museum catering to the automotive advances made by Chevrolet where DAVE GARROWAY, first host of NBC's Today Show, shows us "The Happiest Automobile" Dave's ever seen.
The Way You Want It (b&w) wallows in how the average Chevy is "built to take a lot of punishment" and "plenty of torture" in a short featuring handsome ERIC FLEMING (Queen of Outer Space) as a local Chevrolet Master.
Help Yourself (b&w) has a typical 1950s couple going to a Chevy showroom where all the parts of the car are spread out and on display. In its own special way it's almost gruesome.
Key to Our Horizons (b&w) is an official 1952 announcement that America wouldn't be America without automobiles. "There is a car or truck for every three persons!" In fact, one out of seven workers in America "make their living directly because of the motorcar!" Including one guy who tests car horns.
The Magic Touch (b&w) explains how the 1953 Chevrolet is proof of "American engineering genius!"
Shopping Around (b&w) features character actor WILLIAM FRAWLEY (Fred Mertz on the I Love Lucy show -- you'll spot the plug) as a man constantly at war with salesmen in this 1954 Chevrolet short that stresses "human relationships" at the core of salesmanship.
Thrill Drivers' Choice (b&w) is a 1956 "Chevrolet Action Release" in which World Champion stunt driver JOIE CHITWOOD and his Original Auto Thrill Show perform all sorts of crackpot death-defying stunts in their seemingly normal cars -- all of them 1956 Chevrolets!
The Big Winner (b&w) is another "Chevrolet Action Release" that suggests you can drive wild on a race track and still remain perfectly safe. How? By driving a Chevrolet stock car, the way these 1956 dare-devil drivers do!
Subject United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- United States -- 20th century.
Chevrolet automobile.
Automobiles -- United States -- Marketing.
Stock car racing -- United States -- History.
Automobile racing -- United States -- History.
Stunt driving -- United States -- History.
Added Author Garroway, Dave, 1913-1982.
Frawley, William, 1887-1966.
Horton, Edward Everett, 1886-1970.
Chitwood, Joie, 1912-1988.
General Motors Corporation. Chevrolet Motor Division.
Something Weird Video (Firm)
Added Title Lifestyles USA. Vol. 16
Music No. 35649 Something Weird Video

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