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  • Runtime: 44 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Social Issues
  • Director:Ralph Steiner


Based on an original idea by documentary filmmaker Pare Lorentz, [[Feature~V173707~The City~thecity]] was originally intended for exclusive exhibition at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Produced by the American Institute of Planners, the 45-minute film offered a look at the "perfect" city of the future, using scale models and motorized props to illustrate its thesis. The concept was to create a huge, gleamingly modernistic residential development far removed from the slums, so as to improve the quality...more