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Electrical Power (1938)

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A promo short looks at how electricity generated at Boulder (Hoover) Dam is sent to Hollywood to make films. A brief tour of the M-G-M power plants is followed by behind-the-scenes footage and previews of several upcoming releases.

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This short begins at Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam). The electricity generated here by the Colorado River is sent to Hollywood, where movie studios need it to make movies. After a tour of the MGM studios' power plants, we see short advertisements for upcoming MGM releases. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Documentary | Short

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12 January 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Another Romance of Celluloid: Electrical Power  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This short is available on disc #2 of the Warner Home Video 3-disc "Collector's Edition" of The Wizard of Oz (1939) released October 25, 2005. See more »

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Jo Ann Sayers is identified orally by narrator Frank Whitbeck. See more »

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References Fast Company (1938) See more »

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The British Grenadiers
Performed by studio orchestra
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Electrical power is the heart of the motion picture!
20 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a short movie about the importance of electricity, in particular for the motion picture industry. In starts with the making of the Boulder Dam and the electricity it generates. We see how this is converted suitable for normal usage. A nice detail is that there is a shot of a set from The Wizard of Oz (1939). In this set a deleted scene is recorded with Judy Garland and Ray Bolger which you can see in the documentary That's Dancing (1985).

At the end of the movie there are some trailers: Fast Company (1938), Idiot's Delight (1939), Tarzan in Exile (1939), Four Girls in White (1939), Return of the Thin Man (1939), Broadway Serenade (1939), Burn 'Em up O'Conner (1939) and Honolulu (1939).


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