Daddy-O's Drive-In Dirt - Short 906S

906S - CENTURY 21 CALLING... (1962; 14m)

Shown with Movie: 906-The Space Children

Short Type: Industrial

Plot: Two perky teens explore every inch of the telephone exhibit at Seattle's fair.

Prod: Jerry Fairbanks*
For: Bell System*
Dir: Robert Larsen (The Narcotics Story)
Song: Century 21 Theme (singer unknown)

Characters (actors unknown):
teen boy and girl
Bell spokeswomen and guides
young girl, girl's mother, grandma
Linda and Diane
Capt. Jim Morton

Classic Line: "Numbers you call frequently can be punched on small plastic cards."

Trivia: In 1962, over 9 million people attended the Century 21 Exposition held in Seattle, Washington. The most famous building at the exposition, the Space Needle, still attracts tourists today.

Producer JERRY FAIRBANKS made other shorts for the BELL SYSTEM, including 701S-ONCE UPON A HONEYMOON. He also did several other short film series, namely "Popular Science" and "Unusual Occupations." Fairbanks was nominated for an Oscar for 1947's Moon Rockets and won an Oscar for 1944's Who's Who in Animal Land. He produced only one feature film: 1968's cheap sci-fi flick Bamboo Saucer.

Last Updated: 3/28/1999

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