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America Hits the Road: Automobile Advertising and the Pursuit of the America Dream

A collection of auto industry promotion films for Chevrolet, Ford and Pontiac.
America Hits the Road: Automobile Advertising and
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DVD-R Details

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 5 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: Alpha Video

Description by OLDIES.com:

Nowhere in the world is the love affair between people and their "wheels" more ardent than in America, the country with more cars than drivers. So make a date today to see the U.S.A. as it was, through the windshields of these vintage auto industry shorts.

BUILDING DREAMS IS OUR BUSINESS: Go around the world in the Airstream travel trailer, bringing all the comforts of home with you! Demonstrating its durability, Big Babe, five-ton elephant co-star of the Oscar-winning The Greatest Show on Earth, walks across its built-to-last chassis!

SHOW THEM TO CLOSE THEM: "No" is a four-letter word to a Pontiac salesman who has a way with customers and is played by character actor journeyman -- James Gregory (The Manchurian Candidate).

HOW TO BUY A CAR: There are plenty of smiles to the gallon in this light-hearted Chevy short about a family in the market for new wheels despite the objections of cheapskate dad.

THE FORD IN YOUR FUTURE: Nothing could be finer than Ford's 1949ers, offering picture-window windshields, whisper-quiet motors and velvet-smooth rides, turning simple transportation into "unrivaled joy!"

THE RAINBOW IS YOURS: These Chevys are "brilliantly new for '52." Each of the new sedans, sport coupes, business coupes and station wagons, is a style sensation in a range of rainbow colors.

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  • Sales Rank: 2,192
  • UPC: 089218719690
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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