This week’s Universal News features a story from 1934 about a model kitchen run by the Detroit Free Press It is a local story and was only shown in movie theaters in Detroit.
From the release sheet:
WIVES TAUGHT TO COOK IN NEW MODEL KITCHEN SET UP BY NEWSPAPER. Detroit Free Press runs a test kitchen: the Tower Kitchen of the Detroit Free Press Institute of Home Economics. Wives are taught the basics of cooking in a modern 1934 test kitchen by Marion Sawyer, Director and her assistants Elizabeth Stringer and Alice Boter.
Watch this story along with another “local”, from Lexington, Kentucky by clicking here.
Brochure from the Universal News production file.
Click through the slideshow to learn more about “the most beautiful and splendidly appointed [kitchen] in all America”!
About the Universal Newsreel Collection at NARA:
The Universal Newsreel Collection is one of the most used motion picture collections at the National Archives and Records Administration. Universal Newsreels were shown in movie theaters twice a week, from 1929 until 1967, and covered a wide range of American life and history during that time period. Each release usually contained five to seven stories averaging two minutes in length.
In 1974, Universal deeded its edited newsreel and outtake collection to the United States through the National Archives (NARA), and did not place any copyright restrictions on its use (some stories may contain other underlying intellectual property or proprietary use rights).
While Universal disposed of many of the soundtracks, leaving the newsreels incomplete, supplementary material like scripts, shot lists, and event programs can be found in the production files, available for research at Archives II in College Park, Maryland.