An excerpt from In the Suburbs, a 1957 film produced by Redbook magazine, promotes the suburban lifestyle of its young adult readers. Full of stock footage of grassy front yards, shopping centers, and family life, Redbook promises to help young couples navigate parenting and shopping. "It's a happy-go-spending world!" declares the narrator, celebrating a classic 1950s vision of the American dream, courtesy of Madison Avenue. The film can be watched in its entirety at the Prelinger Archive

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