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8 Classic Films About Living The Life Fantastic In The Suburbs Of Post-World War II America! An Over 2 Hour-Long Cinematic Ode To The Cradle Of The Baby Boom Generation, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive!
ACCORDING TO PLAN: THE STORY OF MODERN SIDEWALLS FOR THE HOMES OF AMERICA (Color, 1952, 17:57)
That's asbestos sidewalls, mind you, from back in the day where the carcinogenic properties were as yet not known or at least admitted. A story told from Levittown New York where these sidewalls were largely used.
IN THE SUBURBS (Color, 1957, 19:28)
Redbook Magazine's sales promotion film celebrating the manifold virtues of the suburbanite as they saw it.
NEW NEIGHBOR (Black/White, 1953, 24:50)
Levittown, Pennsylvania rises as a steel mill town for the workers of Fairless Works.
OUR HOME TOWN (DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA) (Black/White, 1954, 15:34)
An advertising film by County Theater intended to sell the life of the citizens of a Philadelphia suburb to potential home owners.
OUR HOME TOWN (LEVIITTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA) (Black/White, 1954, 21:44)
Another advertising film by the same people who made the previous "Our Home Town Film", this time under the name of Towne Theatre, and this time intended to sell the life of the citizens of a different Philadelphia suburb to more potential home owners.
REDWOOD ESTATES PROMOTIONAL FILM (Black/White, 1927, 10:24 (Silent))
An early real estate promotional film for the development of a suburb of Santa Cruz, California.
THE BEST MADE PLANS (Color, 1956, 21:19)
How would life be possible in the suburbs without Saran Wrap> Dow Chemical wanted you to know, and they made this film to make sure you knew it, and knew it so well that you would love it!
THE QUIET REVOLUTION (Color, 1956, 9:08)
Ford was proud of the job its earth moving equipment did in creating Levittown, Pa., and this comprehensive film shows each step of the way exactly how they did it.
A Suburb, more broadly Suburban Area, commonly called Suburbia, is an area within a metropolitan area that is primarily a residential area, though may also include commercial and mixed-use areas. A suburb can exist either as part of a larger city/urban area or as a separate political entity. The name describes an area which is not as densely populated as an inner city, yet more densely populated than a rural area in the countryside. In many metropolitan areas, suburbs exist as separate residential communities within commuting distance of a city (cf "bedroom suburb".) Suburbs can have their own political or legal jurisdiction, especially in the United States, but this is not always the case, especially in the United Kingdom, where most suburbs are located within the administrative boundaries of cities. In most English-speaking countries, suburban areas are defined in contrast to central or inner city areas, but in Australian English and South African English, suburb has become largely synonymous with what is called a "neighborhood" in the US, and the term encompasses inner city areas. In some areas, such as India, China, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and parts of the United States, new suburbs are routinely annexed by adjacent cities due to urban sprawl. In others, such as Morocco, France, and much of the United States, many suburbs remain separate municipalities or are governed locally as part of a larger metropolitan area such as a county, district or borough. In the United States, regions beyond the suburbs are known as "exurban areas" or exurbs; exurbs have less population density than suburbs, but still more than rural areas. Suburbs and exurbs are linked to the nearby larger metropolitan area economically, particularly by commuters. Suburbs first emerged on a large scale in the 19th and 20th centuries as a result of improved rail and road transport, which led to an increase in commuting. In general, they are less densely populated than inner city neighborhoods within the same metropolitan area, and most residents routinely commute to city centers or business districts via private vehicles or public transits; however, there are many exceptions, including industrial suburbs, planned communities, and satellite cities. Suburbs tend to proliferate around cities that have an abundance of adjacent flat land.