Now by the time I was going to school in the 1980s and 90s, the film strip was already a dinosaur and I can't remember ever being shown one in class. However, my father often regaled me with tales of the hilarious educational films he had viewed in his youth, and as he had previously worked as a film librarian he even had a few old film strip reels that he showed me over the years. I remember him laughing until tears ran down his face no matter how many times he viewed them. With the dawn of you tube my father was delighted by the plethora of educational film strips available for viewing and would often send them to me. January tenth was the second anniversary of his death and I thought a fitting tribute on my blog would be to share a vintage film strip each Friday. Every time I see one I am reminded of my father and how he inspired my love of all things vintage, retro and kitsch.
The following film is an instructional guide on how to be well groomed made by Coronet Films in 1949.