25 Items in This Collection
1) Business Machine Operators
Part of 'Job Opportunities Series 1967.' Filmed at MDTA Job Center, Boston, 881 Commonwealth Avenue, and RCA Computer Center, Boston. Synopsis: 'Sparkles with liveliness and interest; e...   more
2) Opportunities in Sales and Merchandising
Part of 'Job Opportunities Series 1967.' Filmed at Gilchrist's Department Store, Washington Street, Boston. Synopsis: 'Portrays to youth the career opportunities in sales and merchandis...   more
3) There's Music in the Town
Filmed in Rochester, NH (Spaulding High School) and Berwick, ME.   more
4) Jobs in the Automotive Trades
Part of 'Job Opportunities Series 1967.' Filmed at R.S. Robie Ford, Boston. Synopsis: 'This fast-moving film offers a fresh and dramatic insight into the many interesting and rewarding...   more
5) Jobs in Small and Major Electric Appliance Repair
Part of 'Job Opportunities Series 1967.' Filmed in suburban home, Framingham, and G.E. Appliance Center, Brighton, Mass. Synopsis: 'This film captures the drama and interest of jobs and...   more
6) A Faire Towne
Kodak answer print, also original A and B printing elements, editorial outtakes. Educational film on the history of York, Maine.   more
7) Lost Boundaries
Feature film. Summary from LC Cumulative Copyright Catalog: 'Based on the story by W.L. White. A documentary study of the Negro's plight in surmounting the barriers of discrimination. A...   more
8) If These Were Your Children
Sponsored by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Presented as 'a public service, to inform parents and teachers that mental health danger signs may be recognized in the behavior patter...   more
9) The Big Light
Filmed for Massachusetts Blue Cross Hospital Plans. Shot on location at Frisbee Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NH, and Deaconess Pavilion O.R., Boston, MA.   more
10) Applying for a Job
Part of 'Job Opportunities Series 1967.' Filmed at MPTA Training Center, Boston. Synopsis: 'This film highlights, with gentle humor, the things many young people say and do during an in...   more
11) Parlon Francais III
Filmed on location in Paris. Audio-visual course in language awareness designed for primary school grades. Features master-teacher Mme. Anne Slack. 'Lecons I through XV. Complete series...   more
12) Opportunities in Welding
Part of 'Job Opportunities Series 1967.' Filmed at Fore River Shipyard, Quincy and Lewis & Shepard Machine Shop, Watertown, Mass. Synopsis: ''Excellent vocational scenes...very real...c...   more
13) Drafting
Part of 'Job Opportunities Series 1967.' Filmed at Stone & Webster Company, Boston during the designing of the Yankee Atomic Plant at Plymouth, Mass. Synopsis: ' 'A stimulating panorama...   more
14) Helen Keller
[no abstract notes available]   more
15) A Day That Might Never Have Been
Filmed at the Madden Farm 'Open Hearts Camp' located in Great Barrington, Mass.   more
16) Neighborhood Youth Corps
[Part of 'Job Opportunities Series 1967.'] Filmed in Portland, Maine and New Bedford, Mass. Synopsis: 'A short film demonstrating how youth can stay in school and continue their educati...   more
17) Cooks, Chefs and Related Occupations
Part of 'Job Opportunities Series 1967.' Filmed at the Rehabilitation Center, Rosindale and at the Sheraton Hotel at the Prudential Center, Boston, Mass. Ext: Ken's Steak House, Route 9...   more
18) Opportunities in Clerical Work
Faded color. // Filmed at First National Bank of Boston Headquarters and at First National Data Center, Forest Hills. Features exterior footage of Government Center and Tremont Street....   more
19) Bill Wilson Story, The
Filmed for Community Chest fund drive. Shot on location in Portland, Maine.   more
20) Jobs in Cosmetology
Part of 'Job Opportunities Series 1967.' Filmed at Denholm's Department Store, downtown Worcester, Mass. and at Leop's Beauty School in Worcester, Olive's Beauty Salon, Boston, and WGBH...   more
21) Bill Wilson Story, The (Release Print)
Filmed for Community Chest fund drive. Shot on location in Portland, Maine.   more
22) Bill Wilson Story, The (Release Print)
Filmed for Community Chest fund drive. Shot on location in Portland, Maine.   more
23) Job Corps & You, The
1968 date code on film. // Faded to red. No splices. // 'To show youth how they can gain work experience and occupational training away from home; the Job Corps settings; the types of w...   more
24) Job Corps & You, The
1968 date code on film. // Faded to red. No splices. // 'To show youth how they can gain work experience and occupational training away from home; the Job Corps settings; the types of w...   more
25) Atlantic Air Academy
1948 edge code on film. // Note re 'Air Academy': Premiere screenings given at Rye, N.H. and Boston, Mass. Never distributed.   more
Petrie, James Collection
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Collection Date Range
1948 – 1967
Summary
Collection contains twelve titles which were part of a "Job Opportunities Series," produced in Massachusetts as a result of the Manpower Development Training Act, including "Applying for a Job" teaching youth the do’s and don’ts of job searches, "Business Machine Operators" describing opportunities in entry level positions, and "Cooks, Chefs, and Related Occupations" outlining the "multitude of jobs and job duties that most people don’t realize exist in this field." Nine titles, primarily documentary or promotional in nature, include "A Faire Towne" filmed in about the history of York, Maine, "If These Were Your Children" filmed in Massachusetts about the mental health danger signs in second and third grade children, and "The Bill Wilson Story" filmed in Portland, Maine, promoting social services available to the community. "Parlons Francais II" is a series of 24 reels filmed in Paris for a course in language awareness designed for primary school grades.
Biographical/Historical Notes
James Petrie was a cameraman, editor, and director who made training and motivational films with Louis de Rochemont and via Potter, Orchard & Petrie, whose slogan was "The Precise Purpose Movie." Mr. Petrie also donated documentary material and equipment associated with the production of these titles.
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