The City [videorecording] / American Institute of Planners ; Civic Films, Inc. ; produced by American Documentary Films, Inc. ; directed and photographed by Willard Van Dyke and Ralph Steiner.
- Santa Monica, Calif. : Pyramid Films, [198-?]
1 videocassette (44 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
- Cities and towns -- United States -- Growth -- History -- 20th century.
Urbanization -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
City planning -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Local subjects:
- Art and architecture videos.
- Documentary films.
- System Details:
- Dramatizes the transformation of the United States from a country of small towns to a highly urbanized and industrialized society. Originally shown at the 1939 World's Fair, this classic documentary film comments on beneficial and deleterious kinds of communities in surveying four types of cities: the small New England town, the unplanned industrial community with its poverty and pollution, a crowded metropolis with burdens of all sorts on the infrastructure, and the healthful, justly proportionate decentralized community with green space, convenience, and plenty of room for people and traffic.
- Original outline, Pare Lorentz; scenario, Henwar Rodakiewicz; commentary, Lewis Mumford; music, Aaron Copland; film editor, Theodore Lawrence.
- Videocassette release of a motion picture originally produced in 1939.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
- Steiner, Ralph, 1899-1986. , Director
Van Dyke, Willard. , Director
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990.
American Institute of Planners. , Producer
Civic Films. , Producer
American Documentary Films. , Producer
Pyramid Films, inc. , Distributor
Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
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