Chip Taylor Communications



Subject: History

The Americana Series

The Americana Series

This is an invaluable collection of thought-provoking programs about America and Americans that provide a wonderful blend of history, culture and nostalgia. Viewers are not likely to forget the people they meet and the places they see in these programs, and that's the way it should be. Series: 8 programs (15 to 60 minutes).

List of Titles


Angel's Flight Railway: A Landmark Remembered

Angel's Flight Railway: A Landmark Remembered

Chris Award -Columbus IFV Festival
Best Film Award -San Francisco IFF

"Superb artistic efforts in the 1960s generate today a needed awareness about Angel's Flight." -Los Angeles Conservancy
A classic documentary on the shortest incorporated railway in Click for more


Coming Down: An Architectural Farewell

Coming Down: An Architectural Farewell

Grand Prize -L.I. Intl. Film Festival
This classic documentary is an artistic and poignant, non-narrative look at an 1880's vintage building of architectural note reduced to rubble by the wrecker's ball. The haunting "you-were-there" perspective creates a combined atmosphere Click for more


Daisy Cook Remembers (Farm Life in America)

Daisy Cook Remembers (Farm Life in America)

"Recommended. Through Daisy Cook's sensitive treatment of her memories, American life in a simpler time comes alive to viewers today." -National Media Review
Through a series of detailed paintings about her life growing up on the farm, Daisy Cook takes us back to a life before electricity; before Click for more


Dorothy's Adobes: A Time-Lapse Construction

Dorothy's Adobes: A Time-Lapse Construction

This ageless, fast-paced documentary effectively uses time-lapse photography to show the entire construction of an adobe house addition. Dating back to ancient times, building with sun-dried brick and mortar is a technique still used today in many arid parts of the world. Adobe buildings are seen everywhere throughout Click for more


The Last Pony Mine

The Last Pony Mine

CINE Golden Eagle Award
"Recommended. Horses were used as laborers in American coalmines until 1971. With the closure of the New Gladstone Coal Mine, the practice came to an end. This program documents the life of pit ponies and the men who worked beside them. Mainly used Click for more


Missouri: Portrait of a People

Missouri: Portrait of a People

CINE Golden Eagle Award
"Highly Recommended. One of the oldest forms of entertainment is celebrated in this documentary. Myths, legends, and gossip come alive in the mouths of gifted storytellers. It also serves a practical purpose, keeping tradition and unwritten history Click for more


Ozark Storytelling: They Tell It for the Truth

Ozark Storytelling: They Tell It for the Truth

CINE Golden Eagle Award
"Highly Recommended. One of the oldest forms of entertainment is celebrated in this documentary. Myths, legends, and gossip come alive in the mouths of gifted storytellers. It also serves a practical purpose, keeping tradition and unwritten history Click for more


When We Farmed With Horses

When We Farmed With Horses

CINE Golden Eagle Award
This award-winning classic remembers and honors the old ways of working the land, when farms were smaller and the work done by horses. This glimpse of American agricultural heritage follows its steady development from the scythe and cradle to today's Click for more





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