Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Atomic Attack! 1950

Remember when I confessed my love for old commercials? Well, to build upon that is my affinity for all media concerning the Atomic Age of the 1950's and 1960's: Public Service Announcements (PSA's), the aforementioned commercials, TV, educational films (more on that in a later post), music, and movies like this Motorola sponsored film Atomic Attack!

*This film is about 50 minutes long. If your boss frowns on soaking up that amount of time whilst on the clock, download a version from That's what I did! It now resides on my iPod for late-night enjoyment in the comfort of my own bed - much to the dismay of Mrs. Kaiser. The film is in the Public Archive, so do with it as you please.

Added bonus: Includes a performance by a young Walter Matthau. That cat was cool, baby!
In this sobering film, a family living 50 miles outside of New York must escape the fallout from a nuclear bomb dropped upon the Big Apple.


  1. Martha L. WestbrookMay 13, 2009 at 4:14 AM

    This is too cool Michael. [Once again] While cleaning out my grandma's Shed of Stuff, I found a few pamphlets all on Surviving an Atomic Attack. They're pretty wild to peruse.

    And kudos to Mrs. Kaiser!!

  2. Ooooh... Do you have a scanner, Martha? If so, you gotta put them on yer Flickr Account so's I can favorite them and have 'em for my collection!

  3. Martha L. WestbrookMay 13, 2009 at 4:32 AM

    I do I do. Tell ya what, I need to clean up my storage anyhow. I'll mail them to ya when I find them.