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Date produced: 1960






PSA Special Award 1960 - for excellence in production


"The Port Authority's port promotion film, "The Fabulous Decade," which demonstrates the growth and vitality of the New York-New Jersey Port during the past ten years, was shown at meetings before 50,000 people engaged in international trade. The film is available in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese language versions for overseas effectiveness. In April, the film received the Blue Ribbon Award of the 1960 American Film Festival as the best film in its category. The film also placed first in its class in the 1960 Photographic Society of America International Film Competition" via the 1960 Annual Report, by the Port Authority of New York, 40.


PSA Journal, Nov. 1960, 39.

For a more detailed description of the film, see "Progress Report on New York's World Port". Business Screen Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 7, 1959, 56.

Hull University in the UK holds an item relating to a private screening of the film (reference no. U DEW/x2/23/50) .

Won a Blue Ribbon Award at the 1960 American Film Festival presented by the Educational Film Library Association for economics, trade and finance. See “1960 American Film Festival.” The Clearing House, Vol. 35, No. 1, 1960, p. 62–64. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/30207155.

A short piece on the front page of the New Jersey Weekly newspaper on Friday, Oct. 1960, the Jersey Parade entitled ""Fabulous Decade" On Transportation Explained to Women" appears mentioning the film's screening for the Women's club.

"Civic Heads Will Hear P.A. Speaker: George P. Miletich of Port Authority Speaks on Wednesday" The Wave, Rockaway Beach, N.Y. , Thur. Oct. 27, 1960.

"Area Traffic Club To Meet Wednesday". The Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, Sat. Dec. 10, 1960.

The Port Authority noted in their 1961 Port Authority Annual Report that

"Since its release in October 1960 it has been viewed by 450,000 people. This film, available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese, depicts the growth and use of terminal and transportation facilities in the New York-New Jersey Port during the last ten years" (40).


  • New York, NY (Filming)





  • Oct. 3, 1960 for the Women's Club of Waldwick at the Methodist Church Hall: Waldwick, N.J.
  • Nov., 1960 at the Lawrence Village Park Restaurant: Lawrence, N.Y.
  • Dec, 1960 for the Mid-Hudson Traffic Club's Annual Christmas Party at the Anchor Inn: Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

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