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1 Proved! The Story of General Motors Proving Ground 1936 General Motors Corporation (Sponsor), Rothacker Film Manufacturing Co. (Production company) Film exploring the development of the General Motors "Proving Ground," an enclosed twelve hundred and sixty acre automobile testing facility in Milford, Michigan. Shows the construction of the facility and speed loop course, as well as GM drivers testing automobiles over various terrain during all types of weather.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC316 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
2 Watch Your Stop! A 5 Point Plan For Better Selling 1939 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Kelley, Albert (director), Jam Handy Organization (production company), Mandlebaum, Daniel J. (sound designer), Leontough, George (cinematographer), Benavie, Samuel (musical director) Suggestions for improving sales of bakery items in grocery stores. Actors and actresses portray "an average American family eating dinner," bakery salesmen visiting grocery stores, and sales clerks and grocery store owners. Scenes include a family at dinner, women shopping in grocery stores and being studied for their shopping habits, bakery salesmen setting up baked good displays in stores, and delivery vans. The film promotes the use of clear cellophane packaging.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM_1995300_FC176 DuPont Company films and commercials, Film and Video
3 The Story of Modern Home Comfort 1940 Johns-Manville Corporation (Sponsor), Luther Reed, Inc. (Production company) Film about the importance of insulating your home. Framed by the story of a young newly-wed couple that is unsure about accepting an old house from a family member due to poor insulation. There are animations, demonstrations, and miniatures that help explain the science of insulation. The process of making "rock wool" insulation is detailed, both loose and batts. Safety concerns are addressed, ending in a demonstration of the insulations fireproof qualities. The film also shows skilled...
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Film about the importance of insulating your home. Framed by the story of a young newly-wed couple that is unsure about accepting an old house from a family member due to poor insulation. There are animations, demonstrations, and miniatures that help explain the science of insulation. The process of making "rock wool" insulation is detailed, both loose and batts. Safety concerns are addressed, ending in a demonstration of the insulations fireproof qualities. The film also shows skilled installation crews installing the rock wool using modern pneumatic techniques which do not effect the appearance of the home.
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The Story of Modern Home Comfort film (Accession 2014.255) FILM_2014255_FC01 Film and Video
4 Inside BBDO 1944 A film that takes the viewer inside Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn, Inc.'s New York office at 383 Madison Avenue. Shows employees working on copy editing and discussing office locations, lists BBDO's clients, and introduces various departments: copy department, art department, research department, research library, national research panel, radio department, Hollywood office, testing kitchen, media department, switch board, teletype, billing department. Bruce Barton, Alex Osborn, Robley...
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A film that takes the viewer inside Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn, Inc.'s New York office at 383 Madison Avenue. Shows employees working on copy editing and discussing office locations, lists BBDO's clients, and introduces various departments: copy department, art department, research department, research library, national research panel, radio department, Hollywood office, testing kitchen, media department, switch board, teletype, billing department. Bruce Barton, Alex Osborn, Robley Feland (treasurer), and Ben Duffy are shown.
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Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn, Inc. records (Accession 2752) FILM_2752_FC27 Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn, Inc. advertising agency
5 Food for Flying 1951 Film detailing how Trans World Airlines (TWA) devises, tests, cooks, packages, delivers, and serves the food for in-flight meals. Written by Burton Benjamin, supervised by Agnew Fisher, edited by Isaac Kleinerman.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC269 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
6 The Impulse Payoff 1952 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Jam Handy Organization (producer) A struggling food salesman is knocked unconscious and dreams he meets 'Peter Profit' who shares ideas on how to improve sales. These include good packaging and displays, and having the salesman create ideas for the grocery store owners on how to increase impulse buys, also known as store decisions, which account for two thirds of all grocery purchases. There are several scenes of shoppers in grocery stores, and DuPont Company employees taking surveys at those stores.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM_1995300_FC158 DuPont Company films and commercials, Film and Video
7 The Skipper's Lady, Cavalcade of America 1954 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Vibar TV Productions Chertok, Jack, 1906-1995 (producer), Thiele, Wilhelm, 1890-1975 (director), Brophy, Sally, 1928-2007 (actor), Langton, Paul, 1913-1980 (actor), Van Cleef, Lee, 1925-1989 (actor), Stephens, Harvey (actor) Episode of Calvalcade of America. Hearty captain's wife takes over for her ailing husband and drunken second mate to get ship carrying an annual allotment of supplies for the Indians of California and Oregon into San Francisco in time to prevent an outbreak of war.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM-1995300-FC255 DuPont Company films and commercials
8 Magnificat 1954 A motion picture production commemorating the centennial of the Sisters of the Holy Humility of Mary. The film begins by describing the formation of the convent and the beginnings of Villa Maria in Eastern Ohio. A young woman studying to be a nun at the Villa describes her personal experience and daily routine. A narrator elaborates on the life of the sisters, how they spend their time, sustain themselves, and use their education and goodwill to contribute positively to society. Cinecraft...
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A motion picture production commemorating the centennial of the Sisters of the Holy Humility of Mary. The film begins by describing the formation of the convent and the beginnings of Villa Maria in Eastern Ohio. A young woman studying to be a nun at the Villa describes her personal experience and daily routine. A narrator elaborates on the life of the sisters, how they spend their time, sustain themselves, and use their education and goodwill to contribute positively to society. Cinecraft contributors include Frank Siedel, Bob Welchans, Ray Culley, Paul Culley, and Harry Horrocks.
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Culley Family Cinecraft Productions Collection (Accession 2018.201) FILM_2018201_FC27 Culley Family Cinecraft Productions Collection
9 Junior Miss, parts 1 through 3, The DuPont Show of the Month 1957 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Scully, Joe, 1926-2006 (producer), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Wayne, David, 1914-1995 (actor), Lynley, Carol, 1942- (actor), Ameche, Don (actor), Bennett, Joan, 1910-1990 (actor), Ford, Paul, 1901-1976 (actor), Lynn, Diana (actor), Sidney, Susanne, 1939-1998 (actor), St. John, Jill (actor), Nelson, Ralph, 1916-1987 (director), Chodorov, Jerome (screenwriter), Fields, Joseph A., 1895-1966 (screenwriter), Glickman, Will (adapter), Stein, Joseph (adapter) Production #2265. A musical comedy about a romantic, meddlesome teenager who gets involved in everyone's business. When she tries to set her uncle up with her father's boss's daughter, she risks getting her father fired. Commercials for DuPont 'better living through chemistry.'
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM-1995300-FC288-290 DuPont Company films and commercials
10 Crescendo, The DuPont Show of the Month 1957 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Colleran, Bill (director), Ustinov, Peter (screenwriter), Stevens, Leslie, 1924-1998 (screenwriter), Gregory, Paul, 1920-2015 (producer), Harrison, Rex (actor), Andrews, Julie (actor), Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 (singer), Arnold, Eddy, 1918-2008 (singer), Carroll, Diahann (singer), Channing, Carol (singer), Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972 (singer), James, Sonny (singer), Kaye, Stubby (actor), Lee, Peggy, 1920-2002 (singer), Mattox, Matt (dancer), Miles, Lizzie (singer), Murphy, Turk (musician), Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986 (musician), Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963 (singer) Production #2262. An Englishman (Rex Harrison) visits America and is initially pessimistic about the culture. However once he's introduced to a rich diversity of musical genres, he begins to overcome his preconceptions. Commercials for DuPont 'better living through chemistry.'
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM_1995300_FC360_361_edited DuPont Company films and commercials
11 What Every Woman Knows, parts 1 through 3, The DuPont Show of the Month 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Cusack, Cyril, 1910-1993 (actor), Donald, James, 1917-1993 (actor), Hunt, Martita, 1900-1969 (actor), McKenna, Siobhán, 1923-1986 (actor), O'Connor, Tim, 1927- (actor), Redmond, Liam, 1913-1989 (actor), Vlis, Diane van der, 1935-2001 (actor), Williams, John, 1903-1983 (actor), Mulligan, Robert, 1925-2008 (director), Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937 (screenwriter), Babbin, Jacqueline (adapter) Production #2276. A broke scholar bargains to marry a headstrong woman in exchange for tuition. Once his career is established, however, he begins to reconsider his decision. Commercials celebrating twenty years of DuPont Nylon.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM-1995300-FC297-299 DuPont Company films and commercials
12 The Opening Door, The DuPont Show with June Allyson. Episode No. 1-3 1959-10-05 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (host), Dunne, Irene, 1898-1990 (actor), Smight, Jack (director), Greenberg, Henry F. (screenwriter), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Four Star Television (production company) Starring Virginia Christine and Irene Dunne. A mother looks to a teacher for help for her special needs son. The boy's father is not interested and causes conflict within the family. Includes commercials for DuPont Dacron polyester fiber for men's fashions, DuPont Dacron polyester fiber for women's fashion and DuPont Carpet Nylon.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM_1995300_FC305 DuPont Company films and commercials
13 Years Ago, parts 1 through 3, The DuPont Show of the Month 1960 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Talent Associates (producer), Church, Sandra (actor), Conklin, Peggy (actor), Preston, Robert, 1918-1987 (actor), Segal, Alex, 1915-1977 (director), Gordon, Ruth, 1896-1985 (screenwriter), Babbin, Jacqueline (adapter), Maas, Audrey Gellen (adapter), Susskind, David, 1920-1987 (producer) Production #2288. A young girl from a frugal, conservative family aspires to become an actress despite her father's wish for her to become a physical culture instructor. In confronting her parents about her future, Ruth learns about the importance of family and integrity.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM_1995300_FC300-302 DuPont Company films and commercials
14 The DuPont Show of the Month : The Way Home 1960 Four Star Television E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Reagan, Ronald (actor), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (host), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Knopf, Christopher (screenwriter), Taylor, Don (director) June Allyson hosts program including a play called 'The Way Home' starring Ronald Reagan. Reagan plays a teacher that must deal with bullies in his class. Dacron commercial precludes play. DuPont Carpet Nylon commercial at intermission. Lastly, a commercial for DuPont 420 Nylon.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM_1995300_FC319 DuPont Company films and commercials, Film and Video
15 A Silent Panic, The DuPont Show of the Month 1960 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Four Star Television Kortner, Peter (producer), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Marx, Harpo, 1888-1964 (actor), Truex, Ernest, 1889-1973 (actor), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (host), Hiller, Arthur (director), Dales, Arthur (screenwriter) Production #3426. Comedian, Harpo Marx, stars in his first dramatic role. Film about a deaf-mute who witnesses a murder and helps police catch the criminals. Commercials for DuPont Nylon, Orlon, and Dacron fabric fibers.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM_1995300_FC348 DuPont Company films and commercials
16 Edge of Fury, The DuPont Show with June Allyson. Episode No. 1-15 1960-01-04 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (host), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (actor), Dunlap, Richard (director), Lord, Stephen (screenwriter), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Four Star Television (production company) June Allyson plays the wife of a couple on the verge of divorce who mistakenly end up in a town where nuclear tests are about to be conducted. Includes commercials for DuPont Polyester fibers for women’s fashion; DuPont Dacron fiber for insulated outdoor men’s clothing, includes hunting scenes; and DuPont Dacron fiber for bedding.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM_1995300_FC320 DuPont Company films and commercials
17 The Trench Coat, The DuPont Show with June Allyson. Episode No. 1-16 1960-01-11 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (host), Niven, David, 1910-1983 (actor), Whorf, Richard (director), Geller, Bruce (screenwriter), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Four Star Television (production company) David Niven portrays a salesman who briefly acts out a fantasy through the use of a military style trench coat. Includes commercials for DuPont Dacron polyester fiber for curtains, DuPont Nylon tires, plane and automobile tire footage and DuPont Carpet Nylon.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM_1995300_FC322 DuPont Company films and commercials
18 So Dim the Lights, The DuPont Show with June Allyson. Episode No. 1-19 1960-02-01 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (host), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (actor), Culp, Robert, 1930-2010 (actor), Taylor, Don (director), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Four Star Television (production company) Starring Robert Culp and Ray Boyle. June Allyson plays a movie star who loses her sight in a car accident. She then must learn to adjust to her disability including working with a guide dog. Includes commercials for DuPont Dacron polyester fiber for women's fashion, DuPont Nylon tires, plane and automobile tire footage and DuPont 420 Nylon for men's work and boy's play clothes.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM_1995300_FC326 DuPont Company films and commercials
19 DuPont Show of the Week: Happy with the Blues 1961 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977 (narrator), Colleran, Bill (director), Colleran, Bill (producer), Foster, George (screenwriter) Production #4002. Starring: Harold Arlen, La Vern Baker, Bing Crosby, Vic Damone, Peggy Lea, and Joanie Sommers. A musical tribute to the work of Harold Arlen with performances of his songs by well-known musicians, and a narration of his life by Bing Crosby. Commercials for DP products 'better living through chemistry'.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM_1995300_FC362 DuPont Company films and commercials
20 An Affair in Athens, The DuPont Show with June Allyson. Episode No. 2-17 1961-01-23 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (host), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (actor), McDearmon, David Orrick (director), Carothers, A. J. (screenwriter), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Four Star Television (production company) June Allyson plays a nanny to a Greek diplomat's stepson. A possible romance begins but things cool when a mystery is uncovered about what happened to his wife and the boy's mother. Includes commercials for DuPont Dacron polyester fiber for women's fashion, DuPont Dacron polyester fiber for men's fashion and DuPont Orlon acrylic fiber for infant's wear.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM_1995300_FC353 DuPont Company films and commercials
21 The Old Fashioned Way, The DuPont Show with June Allyson. Episode No. 2-21 1961-02-20 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (host), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (actor), Butler, Robert (director), Gethers, Steven (screenwriter), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Four Star Television (production company) June Allyson plays a wife having a baby who insists on doing things the modern way, much to her husband's dismay. Includes commercial for DuPont Carpet Nylon.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM_1995300_FC352 DuPont Company films and commercials
22 Seven Keys to Baldpate, The DuPont Show of the Week 1962 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Gwynne, Fred (actor), Ross, Joe E. (actor), Stanley, Pat, 1931- (actor), Meadows, Jayne, 1919-2015 (actor), St. John, Howard, 1905-1974 (actor), Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942 (screenwriter), Almond, Paul, 1931-2015 (director), Freedman, Lewis, 1926-1992 (producer) Production #4056. A television writer with a $5k bet on the line comes across an unexpected adventure as he solves a puzzling mystery of why seven individuals all want a share of $300k hidden at the Baldpate inn. Commercials for DuPont products 'better living through chemistry.'
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM-1995300-FC370 DuPont Company films and commercials
23 Barrel Number One 1963 Film demonstrating how crude oil is discovered, harvested, refined into gasoline, and delivered for use by American automobiles. Planned and supervised by Film Counselors, Inc. Director of Photography: Kenneth Peach. Assistant Director: Jack Gertsman. Screenplay by John Thiele and Francis P. Scannell. Art Director: Howard Campbell. Editorial Supervisor: Ben Marmon. Editor: Elmo Veron. Recorded by James F. Mobley. Narrator: Vincent J. Pelletier.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC318 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
24 The Wonderful World of Nylon 1964 Jam Handy Organization E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor) Informational film that describes how Nylon was discovered and created, and highlights the use of DuPont synthetic fibers in the fashion, sporting, automotive, military, and space exploration industries.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) VID_1995300_B23_ID01 DuPont Company films and commercials
25 The DuPont Show of the Month : The Patient in Room 601 1964-06-07 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Freed, Fred (producer), Freed, Fred (screenwriter), National Broadcasting Company (producer) Documentary on crash of Flight 258 in Nantucket in 1958 focusing on Lita Levine, a survivor of the crash from New York City. DuPont Lucite and Duco Paint commercial after open. Dacron commercials at 15 minutes in. Lycra/DuPont Auto Polish '7' commercials at 35 minutes in. Lucite and Alathon commercials at 50 minutes into program.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) VID_1995300_B11_ID03 DuPont Company films and commercials

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