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Film, Video The house in the middle Inventory title: House in the middle [second version]

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Title

  • The house in the middle

Other Title

  • Inventory title: House in the middle [second version]

Summary

  • Experiments made during tests at the Nevada Proving Grounds show the effects of an atomic blast on orderly fences and well-kept homes as compared with damages done to property that is disorderly and in poor repair. Points out that trash and rubbish are fire hazards and stresses the importance of orderly housekeeping. Includes scenes of children collecting trash and of men painting and making home repairs; emphasizes the importance of the local civil defense.

Names

  • Monaghan, Frank, 1904-1969, screenwriter
  • Robert J. Enders, Inc., production company
  • National Clean Up-Paint Up-Fix Up Bureau, sponsor, copyright claimant
  • United States. Federal Civil Defense Administration
  • Capital Film Laboratories, Inc., film distributor
  • Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Capital Film Laboratories : 1954.

Headings

  • -  Civil defense--United States
  • -  Atomic bomb--Safety measures
  • -  Nevada National Security Site (Nev.)
  • -  Civic improvement--United States
  • -  House painting--United States

Genre

  • Short films
  • Sponsored films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  MP4701 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: National Clean Up-Paint Up-Fix Up Bureau; 3May54; MP4701.
  • -  In the Copyright catalog, p. 151, Frank Monaghan is named as the author, according to the copyright registration application.
  • -  Kodachrome.
  • -  Includes test footage filmed during a test detonation (Operation UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE, Shot ENCORE) held on May 8, 1953 at the Nevada Proving Grounds (now the Nevada National Security Site) in Nye County, Nevada.
  • -  LC also holds a 6-minute b&w 1953 film of the same title, also using footage from the same test.
  • -  This film was selected for the National Film Registry.
  • -  Sources used: Eagan, D. America's film legacy, p. 483-484; "Random Shots" in Broadcasting-Television, July 4, 1954, p. 32; Variety, July 25, 1956, p. 29, p. 98 viewed online March 27, 2023 via Variety Archives; MI Film and Television catalog card; Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1950-1959, p. 151.

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital) (13 min.) : sd., color.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2023602003

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Monaghan, Frank, Screenwriter, Sponsor National Clean Up-Paint Up-Fix Up Bureau, United States Federal Civil Defense Administration, Inc Capital Film Laboratories, and Copyright Collection. The House in the Middle. produceds by Robert J. Enders, Inc.Uction Company United States: Capital Film Laboratories:, 1954. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2023602003/.

APA citation style:

Monaghan, F., National Clean Up-Paint Up-Fix Up Bureau, S., United States Federal Civil Defense Administration, Capital Film Laboratories, I. & Copyright Collection. (1954) The House in the Middle. Robert J. Enders, Inc.Uction Company, prod United States: Capital Film Laboratories:. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2023602003/.

MLA citation style:

Monaghan, Frank, Screenwriter, et al. The House in the Middle. prod by Robert J. Enders, Inc.Uction Company United States: Capital Film Laboratories:, 1954. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2023602003/>.