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Title Lifestyles U.S.A. Vol. 18 [videorecording].

Imprint Seattle, WA : Something Weird Video, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  973 L6263  v.18    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD.
Note Title from container.
Summary Features five industrial shorts that will quickly remind everybody what bliss the early 1960s were... Visit the newly designed wonders of stainless steel, latex paints, the step-saving U-shaped kitchen, and the must-have fashions for 1961 (fashion trends inspired by First-Lady Mrs. Kennedy)
Contents The Big wheel / William Kerwin (42 min.) -- New world of stainless steel -- To please a woman -- A step-saving kitchen -- Spring and Summer fashions 1961.
Note The Big Wheel (color) is an ultra-oddball musical extravaganza promoting the new line of 1966 International family-friendly trucks, cars, and campers starring none other than Herschell Gordon Lewis' favorite actor WILLIAM KERWIN. Before his gigs in Goldilocks and the Three Bares, Scum of the Earth and Blood Feast, Kerwin supplemented his work in TV and obscure movies by appearing in educational and industrial shorts (most notably the meat-slicing short Carving Magic with Harvey Korman). And somewhere between his roles in Two Thousand Maniacs and A Taste of Blood, Kerwin camped it up as the most wholesome dad on the planet in this 42-minute mini-epic, made for a major sales conference, and meant to have some built-in interaction with an in-person host. (Watch the goofy "Market Commander" stand still and wait for his live-action cues.) With his perfect wife and kids, Bill's singing, dancing, and mugging will quickly have you diving into your auto so you too can sing out loud!
The New World of Stainless Steel (color by Technicolor) is a 1960-style celebration of the "new metal" used for kitchen knives, buildings, and rocket ships that, once again, reminds us that the Sixties was supposed to be the first decade in the Age of The Jetsons. Proving that there's nothing people love more than "bright silvery surfaces," we see stainless steel sinks, elevators, trains, bird cages, bank vaults, revolving doors, oil refineries, and buckets. And remember, it's "beauty that will not corrode, oxidize, or wear away!"
To Please a Woman (color) uses mimes -- yes, God help us, mimes! -- to prove that nothing pleases a woman more than... well, latex paint.
A Step-Saving Kitchen (color) is another must for the ladies, this one "demonstrating a U-shaped kitchen developed by the Housing Staff of the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics," full of pull-out boards, revolving corner cupboards, flour and potato bins, a "planning center," a "mixing center," a "vegetable preparation and dishwashing center," a "cooking and serving center," and a "compact dining space" which lets the happy homemaker "share her family's enjoyment at mealtime."
Spring and Summer Fashions 1961 (color), presented here for gals who have survived latex paint and U-shaped kitchens, offers "up-to-date and reliable information on fashion trends" such as the "bulky jacket which is a favorite of millions, from Mrs. Kennedy to you and me." All of which is presented, appropriately enough, by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
Subject United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- United States -- 20th century.
Selling -- Automobiles.
Automobiles -- United States -- Marketing.
Stainless steel.
Kitchens -- Design and construction.
Women's clothing -- History -- 20th century.
Fashion -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Kerwin, William, 1927-1989.
Something Weird Video (Firm)
Added Title Lifestyles USA. Vol. 18
Music No. 35651 Something Weird Video

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