Travelogue that visits tourist destinations across several countries in South America.
"On bicycle and afoot, Stan Midgley, humorist and photographer, explored some of the more inaccessible points of the Canadian Rockies. The result of his adventures is 'Awheel and Afoot in the Canadian Rockies'." Battle Creek Enquirer, Oct. 16, 1959, 26.
"Edited film by Floyd Henry Wells, a retired salesman and a member of the Wally Byam Caravan Club of Airstream trailers, chronicles travel with a Wally Byam club down the Baja Peninsula. Film documents scenic landscapes, road signs and natural wonders along the Baja Pen and scenes of cities, town, churches and markets in Mexico. Film also captures local peoples including Mexican bands and dancers and a bakery with an outdoor stone oven. Some identified locations include Ensenada, Rancho Santa Ynez, El Presidente (motor lodges), Santa Rosalia, Tropic of Cancer, La Paz, Alamos, El Caracol and the Hotel los Portales. Film is narrated by his wife, Ruth Wells, who identifies many of the locations and events depicted with some historic comments or trivia. Wells also comments on various issues of importance to travelling by an Airstream trailer such as water sources and etiquette," Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.
Beep Beep is a quickie little cutie that deals with the concern of a proud Cadillac owner when, at 120 miles an hour, a little Nash Rambler begins to go around him. If you recall the popular song by the same name, you know the outcome" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 35.
"In a color chucklelogue Midgley will show spectacular pictures of Colorado today and give a nostalgic look into Colorado's colorful past. . . . The film features Denver, Pikes Peak, the Garden of the Gods, the Royal Gorge, Estes Park, ascent of Longs Peak, Trail Ridge Road, skiing at Aspen, and pictures of ghost towns and horseless carriages. Some of these pictures, filmed in excellent color years ago during the last days of the Narrow Gaugers, could never be replaced." The Clock Tower, Oct. 17, 1969, 1.
"Structured around a hunting trip to Maine made by Archie Stewart and Howard Kendall. The two men travel to Perry, Maine, from New York state by train, then drive a car to a lake where they transfer their luggage to a motor boat on Grand Lake Stream and ride through heavy fog on rough water to West Grand Lake. They then carry a canoe to Lower Sysladobsis Lake, load the canoe with their rifles and supplies, and paddle off. After reaching their camp along the lake's shore, they check their rifles and eat before hunting." oldfilm.org
"Film record of a journey to Egypt and a four day holiday in Cairo. The film begins at Croydon Airport, recording the activities of the ground crew and the arrival and departure of two Imperial Airways planes, the Heracles and the Hengist. The film records a stopover in Crete on the journey to Cairo where the plane is moored close to a yacht. The final section of the film records street scenes in Cairo and an excursion to the Great Pyramid and Sphinx, returning to the city by Marg and Old Heliopolis." East Anglian Film Archive.
"Ruth Stuart's Travel picture 'Egypt and Back With Imperial Airways,' was not only a fine example of consistent photography, but also showed a keen knowledge of editing and cutting that let the pictue breeze along in an entertaining fashion." American Cinematographer, Dec. 1933, 321.
"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.
"Mother gives Junior a model airplane kit and immediately, he sets about the task of assembly while Dad works on the opposite side of the table editing motion pictures. During the night, Junior goes into a dream sequence of flying his airplane. Later he flies his toy in a local contest and wins the big prize. A likely event in the life of a boy" PSA Journal, Oct. 1961, 48.
"Romantic narrative by Rochester homemaker Marion Gleason that was used by Kodak to introduce home-moviemaking to the public." filmpreservation.org
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