Images of American wealth in post-war years - department stores with many luxuries.
United States of America (USA).
LS. The Stars and Stripes flying over the Bonwit Teller store, panning down the front of the building which was formerly a natural history museum. Animal exhibits being removed from the museum. LS. One of the luxuriously redecorated rooms in the store with easy chairs for clients to sit on while dresses are brought to them. MS. Customers relaxing in easy chairs while being shown clothing items modelled by girls in front of them.
MS. Elevated shot of the skyscrapers of Houston Texas, taken from a helicopter hovering just above the rooftops. MS. A helicopter landing on the roof of the Foley's departmental store. MS. Exterior view of the store, it is a windowless building. MS. Interior shot of the store with orderly rows of counters and fluorescent lights. MS. Packages on a conveyor belt. CU. A package is put into the back of a customer's car by a uniformed employee. Well dressed woman in the car looking on. Car drives off.
Note - date found in the old file - 10/11/1947.