Photo Record

Object Name Picture, Motion
Catalog Number 2009.027.535
Collection Continental Film Productions Collection
Description Digitized film of Davenport Hosiery Mills, Inc. presenting: "Sheer Glamour, the Humming Bird Story, 14 minutes and 49 seconds. Industrial film produced in 1955 for Davenport Hosiery Mills promoting the production of the Humming Bird hosiery process. The film begins by explaining how important legs are and how they are viewed; people "look at pretty legs" and "admire the woman" whose legs are complimented by sheer stockings. However, many women don't know how hosiery is made or how to pick out the right size for themselves. The film presents Davenport Hosiery Mills in Chattanooga as a superior hosiery manufacturer and provides an in depth explanation for how the hosiery is designed, produced, sized, and quality controlled. The end explains fitting and selling Humming Bird stockings. "A Continental Prestige Production." This was digitized from 16mm film by the Tennessee Archives of Moving Images and Sounds (TAMIS) in Knoxville, Tennessee. "Sheer Glamor: The Hummingbird Story;" Monaural sound, color. Original was 16mm acetate film, 600 feet, 15 minutes, very good condition. January 27, 1955.
Date 1955
Copyright Public domain
Video file
Accession number 2009.027