RVA50 Object 43 “Guided Tour of Richmond, circa 1955”

Guided Tour of Richmond, circa 1955
Hollywood Television Productions
Jack McGowan and Max Glenn, directors

Filmed by lead cameraman Jack McGowan in and around Richmond, Virginia in the mid 1950’s, this travelogue film celebrates post World War II America’s love of the automobile and the new mobility of the interstate highway system.

Hollywood Television Productions, large scale producers of films for television, created this guided tour of Richmond, scored with such classic southern tunes as “Dixie” and “Swanee.” It takes the viewer to some of the city’s most interesting places – including the Valentine Museum – while making a plug for the upcoming 1957 Jamestown 350th anniversary celebration.

Gift of Marion N. W. Morton, 1990