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Midwest Holiday

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Midwest Holiday
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A 1952 product placement promotional film produced by Wilding Picture Productions for Standard Oil.

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Part I
Auto travelogue through the sights, monuments and mythologies of America's heartland. A jaded newspaper reporter returns from a long stint in Europe, takes to the highways of the Midwest, and discovers a father-daughter team who help him to realize that his true home lies in mid-America. A fascinating view of Midwestern and Great Plains natural and historical attractions, and a strong statement that mobility equals freedom.
This film is available courtesy of the Prelinger Archives (public domain).
Download Midwest Holiday (Part I) from The Internet Archive - 362MB - 13:43
Part II
Auto travelogue through the sights, monuments and mythologies of America's heartland. A jaded newspaper reporter returns from a long stint in Europe, takes to the highways of the Midwest, and discovers a father-daughter team who help him to realize that his true home lies in mid-America. A fascinating view of Midwestern and Great Plains natural and historical attractions, and a strong statement that mobility equals freedom.
This film is available courtesy of the Prelinger Archives (public domain).
Download Midwest Holiday (Part II) from The Internet Archive - 359MB - 13:16


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