In the Far Future of 1980, the Government Tells You Who to Marry


Last week we told you about a miniature model of a futuristic New York City built for Just Imagine, a campy SF epic from 1930. Here's a clip of that set in action, set in a world where "everyone has a number instead of a name," and the government "tells you who to marry." Nevertheless, boys are still cruising girls… » 6/02/08 1:20pm 6/02/08 1:20pm

Hollywood Imagines 1980s New York—in 1930

It took a crew of 200 technicians to build a miniature model of a futuristic New York City for "Just Imagine, a motion picture fantasy" released in November, 1930. According to Modern Mechanix, the city of the future was built in an old blimp hangar, and the model covered a ground area of 75x225. Its tallest tower… » 5/29/08 1:20pm 5/29/08 1:20pm