Hollywood Stock Footage of Driving Through Beverly Hills in 1935

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Depression-era California comes alive in a clip from the Prelinger Archive's HD video collection of 35mm stock footage. Shots like this were usually projected behind characters in a car on a sound stage, to create the impression of driving. Rick Prelinger, the creator of the archive, describes the process and shares another clip of 1940s downtown Los Angeles here.

For more films from the Prelinger Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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