Photo Record

Object Name Picture, Motion
Catalog Number 2009.027.584
Collection Continental Film Productions Collection
Description Digitized film, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce: Industrial Committee of 100, promotional film for the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, with an emphasis on local business. Written and directed by Gene A. Carr and produced by James Webster, and a Continental production. Film begins with two men landing at Lovell Field, introducing themselves as executives who may be interested in Chattanooga for their company. They speak about the many hotels and motels in the area and show footage of downtown; the railroads and their relation to access for industries, as well as warehouse storage capacity; the variety of recreational activities in Chattanooga (model Betty LeVan is featured in this part); the vast availability of electric power, gas, coal, etc. for industries; and the diversified industry in Chattanooga with "more than 500 manufacturers" producing more than "1500 different classified items." Some of the companies mentioned were DuPont, Central Soya, Wheland, Ross Meehan, Combustion Engineering, Brock Candy Company, Quaker Oats, Dixie Mercerizing, American Lava, Southern Chemical Cotton Company, both newspapers, etc. The film advertises Chattanooga as an unusual but progressive city with a great and diverse labor force. Some of the other topics the film mentions and shows footage of include churches, schools, the University of Chattanooga, the Little Theater, the Hunter Museum, housing, healthcare, police and fire departments, etc. 25 minutes and 55 seconds. This was digitized from 16mm film by the Tennessee Archives of Moving Images and Sounds (TAMIS) in Knoxville, Tennessee. "Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce: Industrial Committee of 100," monaural sound with a variable area soundtrack, color. Original was 16mm acetate film, 800 feet, 20 minutes, very good condition. January 13, 1956.
Date 1956
Copyright Public domain
Accession number 2009.027