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Design For Dreaming (1956)

Streaming Video - 2010
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This Prelinger Archives film was produced to bring the 1956 General Motors "Motorama" show to audiences unable to see it in major cities. The film introduces the new 1956 cars, Frigidaire's "Kitchen of Tomorrow," and the electronic highways of the future. GM's "dream cars" of the 1950s, including the Oldsmobile Golden Rocket and the turbine-powered Pontiac Firebird II, are also displayed. In glittering Hollywood style, the film depicts a sleeping beauty who dreams of a magical figure handing her an invitation to the Motorama at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. She flies through the nighttime sky to the hotel, where she sees the milling crowds and marvels at the new cars. Suddenly, an apron appears around her waist and she is carried into the "Kitchen of Tomorrow." More adventures occur in a futuristic urban landscape that links romance with technology.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1956
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (9 min.) :,sd., col
Alternative Title: Design for Dreaming (1956)


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