• Short Summary

    Models of streamlined ships are compared with a conventional liner.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'The Liner of tomorrow!'

    Location of events unknown.

    Shots of a model streamlined liner ship. Animated diagrams explain the benefits of streamlining. Several shots of a model of a porpoise hanging from two wires to illustrate nature's streamlining.

    More shots of the streamlined liner. Footage of a real conventional liner on the water with smoking funnels. We see a model of a streamlined ocean-going yacht and another futuristic liner, shaped almost like a torpedo.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:38:00 / 01:51:16:00
    PSP 883

Comments (1)

  1. McTodd says

    Wonderful! The liner and yacht are designs by Norman Bel Geddes who was famous for his streamlined aesthetic. He published a book of his designs, the title escapes me, and also designed a huge model of a city of the future called Futurama for (I believe) the New York World's Fair of 1939. His actress daughter Barbara Bel Geddes attained fame many years later as Miss Ellie in Dallas!

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