Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"Find Philadelphia," 1977 Tourism Film


Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy the nice (hopefully long) weekend. Being a citizen of the City of Brotherly Love (in spirit if not in exact locale--southern New Jersey counts), I offer you this intriguing "find" I just stumbled across yesterday.

"Find Philadelphia" is a 10-minute plus tourism film created by the city to--well, promote tourism. Filmed in 1976 and released in 1977, it offers a fine look at the city as it was at the time of this film's creation, when Philly was inviting the nation to enjoy America's bicentennial. It's a fun, nostalgic look back that perhaps can only be appreciated by Philadelphians, but at least it's a cool look at big city America in the 70s, which let's admit, was a very interesting time. Enjoy!

P.S. According to YouTube commentators, the young gentlemen juggling and eating an apple at the 8:44 minute mark is none other than Penn Jillette!



2 comments:

Todd Mason said...

Will make an eventual nostalgic double-feature with Symphony Philadelphia...interesting how neither film spends any time with the Mutter Museum...

Todd Mason said...

And, of course, the Real Life Horror of Frank Rizzo Sr. raises its BrilCreemed head...

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