Set for sales in 1956 when the future was consumed by promises of consumerism where the men announce the cars whilst the women announce the costumes (including silk casuals), where the dream trip to the motorama is interupted by a visit to the kitchen of tomorrow, where the mildly erotic Dance to the Future celebrates a cake having been cooked, where the Firebird is a turbo-electric spaceship like car is designed for the electric highway — “Design for Living” from the Prelinger Archives. Get your future on!
Having Danced to the Future Shadows of 1958 Dancing for Kitchen Improvement Balloons for the Touch of Magic

Note the phone in this Populuxe tribute to the American Look. (and see article below).

Wilbur the hipster yet balding cherub uses his wireless phone to talk to his boss in heaven in “Once Upon a Honeymoon” while trying to help Mary and Jeff, who’s honeymoon is delayed. Mary interestlingly enough doesn’t pine over the honeymoon, but moons instead over her kitchen. Her house is magically redone to include colored phones and in the bedroom — twin beds separated by a telephone table. Then Jeff is inspired by a busy signal to compose a new song freeing him from a work assignment so he can go on their honeymoon — a year late.

Prelinger has many more films on the American Look and the Future from the 1950s from Populuxe.

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