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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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James A. FitzPatrick ... Narrator (voice)
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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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Mono (RCA Recording)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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The steamboat seen near the beginning is the S.S. Capitol, built in 1920 for Streckfus Steamers, Inc. It ran cruises up and down the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers as far as St. Paul, Minnesota and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was scrapped in 1945. It can also be seen in Old New Orleans (1940). See more »

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Narrator: On route to New Orleans we cross the Mississippi River by way of this magnificent $13 million structure, named the Hewey Long Bridge in honor of the late Hewey P. Long - former governor of Louisiana - whom New Orleans in largely indebted for this wonder of modern engineering; which characterizes the indominable spirit of the people of Louisiana and indicates the great strides that are being made in that state toward economic recovery.
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A Peek At The Queen City Of The Mississippi River
13 October 2001 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

An MGM TRAVELTALK Short Subject.

Our trip to the MODERN NEW ORLEANS begins at the expansive Port, where huge amounts of cotton are shipped to the world. We are taken along lovely Canal Street and shown a glimpse of the former Huey P. Long Home. One of New Orleans' ornate above-ground cemeteries is also visited.

This is one of a large series of succinct travelogues turned out by MGM, beginning in the 1930's. They featured Technicolor views of beautiful & unusual sights around the globe, as well as vivid, concise commentary. These films were produced & narrated by James A. FitzPatrick.


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