Half a century on from the Suez crisis, the contemporary echoes are unmistakable.In 1956 the Western powers were Britain and France. Both felt threatened by his dramatic decision to nationalise the company which operated the Suez Canal.Coronet’s output had surpassed in quantity (if not always in quality) that of the classroom film industry’s leader, Encyclopædia Britannica Films (initially ERPI Classroom Films), with an eleven-minute or longer film completed practically every week.While their biggest rival strove to be more “cinematic” with very creative takes on science and geography subjects to make them as entertaining for students as possible, the 1950s and 1960s Coronet films often had a dry, lecture-like tone to their commentary.Western powers decide that the ruler of a major Arab state has become an intolerable threat.They launch a concerted attack to topple him, but provoke a storm of international controversy over the wisdom - and legality - of their action.The British Prime Minister, Anthony Eden, regarded the canal as the "jugular" of the British empire.
Smart was the publisher of Esquire and Coronet magazines, and the film company was named for the latter. Production costs were kept under control by making both color and black and white prints available and charging a much lower fee for the latter.Cocaine was marketed openly as an anaesthetic after its painkilling benefits were discovered in the 1900s.The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U. Department of the Interior, administers 261 million surface acres of America's public lands, located primarily in 12 Western States (including Alaska).Hundreds of specific historic bottles are used as examples within the pages of this website to illustrate the concepts discussed; with luck you may find the specific bottle you have an interest in discussed though typically you will not.Coronet Films (also Coronet Instructional Media Inc.) was a leading producer and distributor of many American documentary shorts shown in public schools, mostly in the 16mm format, from the 1940s through the 1980s (when the videocassette recorder replaced the motion picture projector as the key audio-visual aid).
The show depicted a booming post-war America awash with consumer goods and a creative and ruthless team of advertising executives, under agency boss Don Draper, charged with selling them to a newly wealthy US public.