The American Look, 1958
May 12, 2008 2:56 AM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (15 comments total)
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If you can make it through the glacially paced intro and can put up with the typically clunky, often laughable and jingoistic fifties-style narration, this 1958 film from Chevrolet, The American Look
is worth viewing. Chock full of futuristic telephones, toasters, blenders, office machines, architecture and more, it's a mid-century design lover's dream. The film is visually striking and elegant, and presented in widescreen format. Here's part 2
and part 3
. Or see it here in its entirety
More from 1958: Automobile commercials:
GM Cars for 1958
. Hilarious jingle. Must be heard.
. "Just like riding on air, because you are!
. "And of course there's its remarkable look of stature and substance!"
. "Four inches wider than last year! Over nine inches longer!