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Modern New Orleans (1940)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 11 May 1940 (USA)
This Traveltalks short film examines the modernized areas of New Orleans against the historic backdrops and traditions of the city.
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This Traveltalks look at New Orleans starts at the recently modernized port and harbor facilities, with ships unloading various cargo and loading cotton. We then ride along Canal Street and visit the Tulane University campus. After a look at the variety of the residential architecture, we end our visit at the city's new airport. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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4 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Modern New Orleans (1940)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another entry in MGM's TravelTalk series with James A. FitzPatrick. This time out we visit New Orleans to see Canal Street, the mighty river, old steamboats, Tulane University, above-group cemeteries and the booming business of cotton and bananas. If you've seen one TravelTalk short then you know what to expect and this one here delivers just like the rest. The Technicolor aspect is a major player here as this is one of the best looking shorts I've seen from the series. It's also interesting to see how the city looked way back then considering what we think of it today and especially after Hurricane Katrina.


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