Walk-by Theatre: Bike Safety, the Psychology of Selling, and Leadership in the 1940s
Last night we hosted our first Walk-by Theatre screening. Featuring films pulled from the Prelinger archives, Danielle and I curated a program that touched on the aesthetics, values, and practices of 1940s/50s/60s American culture.
The built-in benches on Pelissier along with some chairs from our collection were perfect seating for the hour-long program. A number of other passersby stopped for a couple of minutes, while others stayed for the rest of the screening. A large sheet, our new projector, and some borrowed speakers made this a really simple process and I think it looked really great!
And, in case you missed it, here are the links to the films:
One Got Fat - Bicycle Safety (1963)
Man to Man - Salesmanship and psychology instruction for gun dealers (1947)
Hired! - Quirky Chevrolet sales film (1940)
We’ll be doing this nearly every Monday at 9pm for an hour-or-so. It’s free, and we have plenty of seating. There’s a parking garage right above the seating, and plenty of bike racks.