Short screen ads recruiting workers for aircraft manufacturing during World War II.
Theatrical "minute movies" -- advertising films -- produced to recruit workers for service in Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical plants during World War II. Pictures women working in factories; couples who both work at Wright; assembly-line and production scenes; aircraft being built; precision machining of airplane propellers; combat and aircraft stock footage. Several of the shorts are introduced by Lowell Thomas, who sits at a desk and uses a world globe as a prop to show the importance of air power in winning the war.
January 8, 2008 Subject:
A ring of truth.
My Dad worked in the testing lab from '42 to '45, coming all the way from Minneapolis.
I recall seeing some of his old paystubs, all of which had overtime clocked on them, so I surmise Curtiss-Wright really was short of help at the time.
May 26, 2003 Subject:
The flub is indeed analog, not digital -- when film was being transferred, they ran out of time and tape. We will retransfer at some point.
April 11, 2003 Subject:
Join The Fight! Work for Wright!
These interesting ads for employment oppurtnities at a propeller making plant during the war (!!) sure is a real novelty. Lowell Thomas first narrates the first 3 ads (why can't he get cue cards instead of reading from a piece of paper?) and then the last 4 are from an unseen narrator. All pretty much say the same thing, aka, do you part etc etc. But still quite interesting. Kind of goofy technical flub at the end (Prelinger flub)