This MGM short, which stars an all-dog cast, is about Trixie and Fido and their evil boss. They all work at the Dogville Department Store but the boss has his eye on Trixie and so frames ... See full summary »
Owing to a wrongly posted road sign, a newlywed couple drive into Death Valley instead of their intended destination. After two days in the desert, they meet three men, also lost, who now ... See full summary »
Most not familiar with Alaska see it as being perpetually cold and snow covered, which is not the case the summertime. The Inside Passage to Alaska is the longest protected waterway in the ... See full summary »
About an hour's drive from Salt Lake City, Utah is the ski resort of Alta, a former mining town, nestled within the Wasatch Mountains. Skiing and other winter alpine pursuits take place ... See full summary »
James A. FitzPatrick,
Virginia Guernsey Huidekoper
This Traveltalks entry focuses first on the architectural styles found in Arizona, then switches to the natural wonders in the state. After a visit to a dude ranch, the film ends with a ... See full summary »
This Traveltalk entry visits Seattle and other areas in the state of Washington. Seattle was a small city until the 1897 gold rush. During WWI, it served as a major shipping center for ... See full summary »
This travelogue starts with a bit of island history and a visit to the statue of King Kamehameha, who unified the islands in the 18th century. The statue, with a lei on its extended arm, welcomes the many travelers arriving at the shore. Honolulu's central location in Pacific trade routes as well as its strategic U.S. military base are mentioned. From there, it's hula time, then a trip to Waikiki, a look at young men in canoes, and a bird's eye view of the coastline. As we bid farewell, we hear the strains of "Aloha Oe."Written by
Another entry in MGM's popular TravelTalk series with this one looking at Honolulu and needless to say there's a lot of outdoor activities being shown off. We visit various sites including the capital, floral wreaths making, coloring of coral, Waikiki Beach plus countless surfers and swimmers. I've said this several times but it's important to remember when a short like this was made. Sure, you can punch up Honolulu on your computer today and get a much better documentary on what to do there but in 1935 I'm sure this was a major delight and that's why this series lasted so long. The one interesting note while watching this movie is the fact that it shows the island six years before Pearl Harbor.
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