In this newsreel from 1956, the great news reader Ed Herlihy describes the futuristic glass elevator recently installed in the El Cortez Hotel in San Diego, California. Believe it or not, this will be the future ... of soon-to-be developed tract buildings everywhere.
Ozark Jubilee Boys perform "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" live in this country tinged version of Jerry Lee Lewis's rhythm & blues hit. Witness rockabilly in the making as this young western swing band goes rock & roll.
It's Rosalie Allen, who taught herself to play music as a child in Pennsylvania on her brother's guitar. Involving herself with radio, she scored her first hit covering Patsy Montana's "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart."
In this piece, Rosalie sees her beau off to war, a scenario the world has seen a little too much of lately ...
Later, Rosalie Allen would become a popular County & Western DJ in NYC through the 1950's, and later opened up her own retail C&W music shop.
Have you ever wondered what makes some cities better than others? In public access television pioneer George C. Stoney's 'How to Live in a City,' the argument is that it all depends on the quality of the public space.
New York City folk singer and architectural critic Eugene Ruskin guides us through unique locales which illustrate the fine line between organic and sterile urban spaces. It all depends on a place's ability to attract and sustain, even if only momentarily, a sense of community.