Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|American Suburbia The New Frontier|
Genres: Special Interests
This 2-DVD set gives an account of the efforts made by American cities to promote real estate. The first DVD gives you an insight into the efforts made by cities- Doylestown, Levittown and /Detroit at inviting people to co... more »
Selling The Suburbs
Ejaz | 05/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's funny to think that there was a time when almost everyone lived in cities and the suburbs did not exist yet. Yet, aparently in the 1940s and 1950s you had to choose between living in a city or on a farm.
That's the message here in these films that actually had to explain to people what a suburb was. Teh whole gimic here in these ads is to convince people that they will get killed if they stay in the city but will have a good life if they just buy a house in a development.
The lengths these ads go to to sell suburbia is incredible when you consider that most people want to live there now.
I had no idea until I saw this film that Levitown was a created community."