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El Cortez Hotel Glass Elevator

1956

El Cortez Hotel Glass Elevator

Newsreel: El Cortez Hotel Glass Elevator - 1956

In this newsreel from 1956, the great newsreader 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.

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Century 21 Calling

1960's

Century 21 Calling

Century 21 Calling - 1962

In this film, Century 21 Calling, made more than 55 years ago to promote Bell Labs at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, we see the beginnings of call-waiting, call-forwarding, pagers, auto-dialing, news & weather info retrieval, and central computer databases that log all of your private information.  

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The Veldt

1970's

The Veldt

The Veldt - 1970's

The Hadley family lives in an automated house called “The Happylife Home,” filled with machines that do every task. The two children, Peter and Wendy, become fascinated with the “nursery,” a virtual reality room able to reproduce any place they imagine.

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Trailer: The Amazing Transparent Man

1960

Trailer: The Amazing Transparent Man

Trailer: The Amazing Transparent Man - 1960

Sprung from prison! The nation’s most daring criminal! “Why’d you setup the break?” “Because I can use you.” Held captive. Today’s most advanced scientist! “This machine utilizes x-ray, ultraviolet, and alpha-beat and omega rays.” Together they create “The Amazing Transparent Man.” This man is a killer! “Owww!” Mad with dreams of fantastic power! “We’re conducting […]

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