Sunday, March 7, 2010

Design for Dreaming

This may just be my favorite video I've found on YouTube so far.  This great video features the 1956 General Motors Motorama. 

You'll see some beautiful cars, the General Motors Frigidaire Kitchen of the Future, some great dancing, concept cars, and even some comments on the fashions that the model wears with each of the concept cars.  There's something in this little video for everyone!

The following is from Wikipedia:

"Design for Dreaming (1956) is a musical sponsored film about a woman (played by dancer and choreographer Tad Tadlock; real name "Thelma Tadlock") who dreams about a masked man (dancer and choreographer Marc Breaux) taking her to the 1956 General Motors Motorama at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future." The entirety of the dialogue is sung, though the actors do not move their lips to their characters' prerecorded voices.

The film starts off with her in her bedroom, with the masked man suddenly appearing. He then takes her to the Motorama. After looking at several cars including Buick, Chevrolet Corvette, Oldsmobile, and Cadillacs, she is taken to the "kitchen of the future," where she bakes a cake. She then goes back to the motorama and dances the "dance of tomorrow." After looking at more cars, she and her masked man (who unmasks himself) travel on the "road of tomorrow" in the "Firebird 2" and fall in love."

View the complete Wikipedia article here.

It's estate sale day!  I'm so excited!  Yesterday we had beautiful weather, with the high in the mid 60's.  I kept myself busy all day!  I started out with reading questions for the school scholars bowl tournament, and then went home and helped Dad put a new front bumper on his truck.  Today's gonna be a great day to just relax and find some goodies!  Hope you have a great day!


  1. Awesome video! I have wanted to see it in full since "The Stepford Wives" came out! Hope you get lots of treasures today.

  2. Oh and Michael its a 1955 8N Model Tractor dad just told me!

  3. Thanks Mick! My dad used to have an 8N when he was younger. We couldn't decide of the one that you pictured was an 8N or a 9N - Dad said that he needed to see it from the side to be able to tell the difference, as the 9N had a different gear shift. My Dad's an old farm boy!


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