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St Louis, Gateway to the West
Description: A Southwestern Bell Telephone Company promotional film about St Louis, Missouri, showing the modernization of the city prior to the completion of the Gateway Arch.
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Clip #: TFA-343B
Length: 22:11
Year: 1965
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1960s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Missouri
City: St Louis
Subject: Construction
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1960s, Missouri, St. Louis, Saint Louis, time lapse sunrise riverfront with Gateway Arch under construction, buildings under construction, bricklayer, construction workers, image of competed Arch superimposed over area under construction, Greyhound Bus Station, modern high-rise office buildings, Saint Louis Abbey, construction sites, apartment buildings, James S. McDonnell Planetarium, Gateway Arch under construction, Busch Memorial Stadium superimposed over empty lot before construction, Mississippi River, SS Admiral steamboat, construction along waterfront, construction machinery, children holding balloons, people walking and sitting along waterfront underneath uncompleted arch, bridges including Eads Bridge, new motels including Bel Air Motel and The Diplomat, outdoor swimming pools, waiter pouring wine for woman dining with man at table overlooking swimming pool, modern high-rise office buildings and apartment buildings, model of urban area, large area before, during construction and after development, construction site, construction workers using machinery, Harry Alter Company building, automotive assembly plant, cars being loaded onto car carrier trailer, highway with cloverleaf interchange, airplane taking off, Continental Trailways bus driving alongside Mississippi, Greyhound bus pulling out of station, Federal Barge Line barge traveling on Mississippi River, Illinois Central railroad, United Van Lines trucks, men working on gas pipeline, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, sign for New Missouri Headquarters of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, building under construction, men’s shoes and scarves on display, aerospace assembly, missile testing site, Ralston Purina plant, woman’s hands pouring Purina dog chow into bowl for dog, woman’s hands holding hand mixer and pouring liquid from canned pet food into bowl, Budweiser truck, The Falstaff Museum, beer being poured from bottle into glass, Anheuser-Busch Brewery and smokestacks, medicine cabinet mirror swinging open to reveal various pharmaceutical products, pharmaceutical laboratory, female workers, pharmaceutical manufacturing, chemical company, research laboratory, electric plant, publishing, printing company, printing press, girl picking up Little Golden Book from table, Little Golden Books, McDonnell Space Center, teacher ringing bell for children, children doing art and reading at classroom desks, public schools, children raising hands while teacher stands in front of class next to blackboard, specialized schools for handicapped, teacher pointing to words on easel to boys and girls sitting in chairs, church supported and secular private schools, boys and girls some in uniform playing and sitting at desks in classrooms, high schools, high school students learning various subjects and trades, John O'Fallon Technical High School, girls dancing around maypole, Washington University in St. Louis, campus buildings, graduation ceremony, St. Louis University, man performing dissection, medical scientist looking through microscope in laboratory, surgeons performing surgery, hospitals, child hospital patients playing and receiving therapy, children’s hospital, boys playing in water, waterfall, man helping woman cross rocky stream, fountain, girls feeding ducks, St. Louis Zoo, chimp show, chimpanzee show, children and adults applauding, elephants, lions, and tigers performing tricks, animals in enclosures including baby elephant and bear, petting zoo, girl petting goats, Emerson Zooline Railroad, Saint Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, the Jewel Box, lily pond, flowers, ] James S. McDonnell Planetarium, St. Louis Museum of Science and Natural History, Climatron, Missouri Botanical Garden, The Muny, St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre performance, community theater performance, actors applying makeup, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” on The American Theater marquee, people looking at stills from performance, man serving tall glasses of beer to man and woman seated at table, man and woman clinking glasses together and drinking, waitress dressed in kimono setting bowl in front of man and woman and giving them long straws to sip from, adults and children ice skating outside, water skiing, boy’s baseball game, St. Louis Cardinals game, basketball, hockey, football, traffic, suburban homes, woman and boy sitting at table in backyard, flea market benefiting Historical Society, garden mart, garden market, Shaw’s Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, churches including Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, people entering and exiting churches, wrought iron gates opening and cars driving through, man and woman standing on balcony looking at building under construction, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performance, The Woman's Exchange Tea Room, woman getting into outdoor swimming pool with girl, houses with large yards and gardens, Paddock Estates, children playing in playground, houses, back yard barbecue, children playing in tree house, school bus door shutting, rural, country, mansions with large gardens, children and dog sliding into water, boy sitting in float, boys and girls wading in pond, women sitting at outdoor table, adults and children mounted on horses and ponies, crowds walking and sitting along waterfront near Merchants Bridge, waiter serving from platter containing lobster, parade at night with people in costumes waving from floats, adults and children ice skating on outdoor rink, auto assembly plant, printing press, aerospace assembly, Cardinal’s game, construction site, construction workers, American Airlines plane, Gateway Arch construction, Climatron, James S. McDonnell Planetarium, girls dancing around Maypole, highway with cloverleaf exchange

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