Looking on Youtube yesterday, my husband found this video. Yee hoozier haa, it is a hoot.
YouTube - The House In The Middle (Nuclear Attack Protection)
My husband was looking for this above picture of folks in easy chairs watching a test bomb (not easy to find but I did find it hours later on Google Images).
My first reaction to the short was anger. But it is listed as comedy by its poster, NODDINGCAT. So I had to loosen up!
After you have now watched the 1954 video - please know that in 2001 the United States Library of Congress deemed this short as "culturally significant" and it has been preserved in the National Film Registry.
This film explains a lot about my mother and probably Ananda's mother, too! There was a lot of pressure on the women to save their families from nuclear destruction. No wonder my mother sometimes just melted down. This is too much pressure!
Supposedly the short was produced by the Federal Civil Defense Administration for the National Clean Up - Paint Up - Fix Up Bureau, but it was really produced by the National Paint, Varnish, and Lacquer Association.
How's that for Truth in Government -er Advertising - er Government - er?
Happy New Week to all!