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This section includes Hollywood feature films, short films, television programs, and also television commercials. Many of the films and videos listed here will be included in the final, printed dissertation. There may also be additional items added over time for further reference.

The feature films of most importance to the dissertation are Desk Set (1957), That Touch of Mink (1962), The Honeymoon Machine (1961), and Who’s Got the Action? (1962).


Feature Films

Desk Set. Directed by Water Lang. Los Angeles: 20th Century Fox, 1957.

The Mating Game. Directed by George Marshall. Los Angeles: Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, 1959.

The Honeymoon Machine. Directed by Robert Thorpe. Los Angeles, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1961.

That Touch of Mink. Directed by Delbert Mann. Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1962.

Who’s Got the Action? Directed by Daniel Mann. Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1962.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Los Angeles: Columbia Pictures, 1964.

Alphaville. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Copenhagen, Denmark: Alphaville Pictures, 1965.

The Billion Dollar Brain. Directed by Ken Russell. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1967.

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. Directed by Robert Butler. Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Studios, 1969.

Demon Seed. Directed by Donald Cammell. Los Angeles: Metro-Goldwyn Mayer and United Artists, 1977.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.

James Bond films (listed by year into the mid 1970s)

Dr. No. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Terence Young. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1962.

From Russia With Love. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Terence Young. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1963.

Goldfinger. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Guy Hamilton. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1964.

Thunderball. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Terence Young. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1965.

Casino Royale. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Ken Hughes et al. Los Angeles: Columbia Pictures, 1967.

You Only Live Twice. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1967.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Peter R. Hunt. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1969.

Diamonds are Forever. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Guy Hamilton. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1971.

Live and Let Die. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Guy Hamilton. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1973.

The Man With the Golden Gun. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Guy Hamilton. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1974.


Short Films

“This is Automation.” General Electric film produced for the Apparatus Sales Division by Raphael G. Wolff Studies, Inc., Hollywood, CA, 1955. Directed by Frank Boynton. Written by MacDonald MacPherson. Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/this_is_automation

“On Guard! The Story of SAGE.” IBM Corporation, Military Products Division film, circa 1956. Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/0772_On_Guard_The_Story_of_SAGE_18_48_05_00 and https://archive.org/details/OnGuard1956

“The Big Train.” Directed by Victor D. Solow. Written by Saul Levitt. The New York Central Railroad, MPO [Metropolitan Planning Organization], circa mid 1950s. Prelinger Archives: part 1 – https://archive.org/details/BigTrain1950 and part 2 – https://archive.org/details/BigTrain1950_2

“Logic By Machine (Computer and the Mind of Man).” Directed and written by Richard Moore. circa 1950s. Prelinger Archives: part 1 – https://archive.org/details/logic_by_machine_1 and part 2 – https://archive.org/details/logic_by_machine_2

American Fashion and American Department Stores “Untitled.” Montgomery Wards film, circa 1950s. (IBM RAMAC computer footage beginning 18:30 makes the timeframe most likely late in the decade, 1957 – early 1960s.) Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/0648_Untitled_American_Fashion_and_American_Department_Stores_21_25_23_00

“Government Workers.” Norwood Studios, Inc., Washington D.C., 1959. AFL-CIO [American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations]. Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/GovernmentWo

“System Technology.” SDC [System Development Corporation], film about high speed data processing and networks of information, circa early 1960s. Prelinger Archive: https://archive.org/details/6240_System_Technology_01_29_28_19

“The Language they Speak.” Institute of Computer Management, circa 1960s. Prelinger Archives: silent version – https://archive.org/details/0644_Language_They_Speak_The_07_37_45_00 and version with audio track – https://archive.org/details/LanguageTheySpeak

“The Wonderful World of Tupperware.” Tupperware Corporation. United Film Productions, circa mid 1960s. Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/6164WonderfulWorldOfTupperwareThe00005007

“ESS [Electronic Switching System].” Directed by Jeri Sopanen. Written by Howard Turner. Bell and Western Electric, 1965. Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/0767_ESS_20_00_58_00

“Paperwork Explosion.” The Jim Henson Company, 1967. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IZw2CoYztk

“The Incredible Machine.” Written and directed by Paul Cohen. AT&T and Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1968. Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/0767_Incredible_Machine_The_20_26_47_00 and https://archive.org/details/0425_Incredible_Machine_The_00_01_07_00

“Data Processing Division.” Wells Fargo Bank, circa 1970s. Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/0766_Data_Processing_Division_M05911_22_00_58_00


Television Commercials

“Computer says girl’s hair is dull.” P&G: Prell Shampoo, 1960s-1970s (dmbb31127). AdViews. Duke University Libraries: Digital Collections. http://archive.org/details/dmbb31127

“Classic TV Commercial for a UNIVAC Commercial (1956).” CBS Remington Rand UNIVAC commercial regarding meterology, February 5, 1956. https://archive.org/details/Univac_Commercial_Classic_Old_Vintage and https://archive.org/details/UNIVAC-AD-2


Television Programs

See It Now. “Korean Orphans.” Directed by Don Hewitt. CBS, December 16, 1951. (Includes footage of MIT Digital Computer Lab and the Whirlwind 1 mainframe.) The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T84:0093

Horizons. “The Future of the Thinking Machines.” Directed by Leslie Gorall. ABC, March 30, 1952. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T77:0528

Playhouse 90. “Project Immortality.” Directed by Fielder Cook. Written by Loring Mandel. CBS, June 11, 1959. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T89:0238

Sunday Mystery Hour. “The Machine Calls it Murder.” NBC, ca. 1960. (Available at the Internet Archive and on Youtube.)

Tomorrow. “The Thinking Machine.” CBS, 1961. MIT Museum Collections, T6145. http://video.mit.edu/watch/the-thinking-machine-1961-mit-centennial-film-6712/

The Bill Dana Show. “A Tip for Uncle Sam.” Season 1, Episode 15. Directed by Howard Morris. Written by Jack Elinson and Charles Stewart. NBC, January 8, 1963. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T:34410 (Also available on VHS.)

My Living Doll. “Rhoda’s First Date.” CBS, October 4, 1964.(Available on DVD, Amazon and Hulu.)

My Favorite Martian. “Tim, the Mastermind.” Season 3, Episode 6. Directed by David Alexander. Written by Albert E. Lewin and Burt Styler. CBS, October 17, 1965. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID B:44030 (Also available on VHS, DVD, and streaming online via Hulu.)

The Ed Sullivan Show. “Stiller and Meara, Computer Dating Segment.” CBS, April 3, 1966. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID B:33606 (Skit performed on The Johnny Carson Show, ca. 1966, via Youtube.)

I’ve Got A Secret. CBS, April 11, 1966. (Includes two male contestants that accidentally met through a computer dating service.) The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T84:0404

Doctor Who. “The War Machines, part 1.” Directed by Michael Ferguson. Written by Ian Stuart Black. BBC (United Kingdom), June 25, 1966. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T88:0071 (Also available on DVD and Netflix.)

Hawk. “Do Not Mutilate or Spindle.” Episode 1, pilot. Directed by Sam Wanamaker. ABC, September 8, 1966. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID B:57391

Mannix. “The Name is Mannix.” Season 1, Episode 1 pilot. Directed by Leonard Horn. Written by Bruce Gellar and Richard Levinson. CBS, September 1967. (Available on DVD and Netflix.)

Dick Tracy. “The Plot to Kill NATO.” An unsold pilot television show, 1967. (Video available on YouTube, needs research on provenance. The Youtube video includes an historical introduction and the pilot begins at 1:58. More information can be found at dicktracy.info and tvobscurities.com)

Star Trek. “Court Martial.” Season 1, Episode 20. Directed by Marc Daniels. Written by Steven W. Carabatsos and Don M. Mankiewicz. NBC, February 2, 1967. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T:06442 (Also available on VHS, DVD, and streaming video online via iTunes and Amazon.)

That’s Life. “Baby’s Pink Slip.” Episode 11. Written by Bob Ellison and Rod Parker. ABC, December 10, 1968. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID B:48274

Art for Tomorrow. “The Twenty-First Century.” Directed by Peter Poor. Written by Roy McMullen. CBS, March 30, 1969. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T:22622

The Courtship of Eddie’s Father. “The Computer.” Directed by Leslie H. Martinson. Written by Rick Mittleman, Ken Pettus, and Mark Toby. ABC, October 15, 1969.

Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. Season 5, Episode 16, #1211. “Mister Rogers Plays With Bells.” Directed by Bob Walsh. PBS, March 13, 1972. (Mister Rogers shows a film of computer-animated, kaleidoscopic images.) The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T80:0648

Mad Men. “The Monolith.” Directed by Scott Hornbacher. Written by Erin Levy. AMC, May 4, 2014. (Available on DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes.)

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone. “In His Image.” Season 4, Episode 1. Directed by Perry Lafferty. Written by Charles Beaumont. CBS, January 3, 1963. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID B:55447 (Also available on VHS, DVD, and streaming online via iTunes and Amazon.)

The Twilight Zone. “The Old Man in the Cave.” Season 5, Episode 7. Directed by Alan Crosland Jr. Based on the short story, “The Old Man,” by Harry Slesar. CBS, November 8, 1963. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID B:34423 (Also available on VHS, DVD, and online streaming via iTunes and Amazon.)

Lost in Space

Lost In Space. “Invaders from the Fifth Dimension.” Season 1, Episode 8. Directed by Leonard Horn. Written by Shimon Wincelberg. CBS, November 3, 1965. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T:60132 (Also available on DVD and streaming via Hulu.)

Lost in Space. “Condemned of Space.” Season 3, Episode 1. Directed by Nathan Juran. Written by Peter Packer. CBS, September 6, 1967. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T:60269 (Also available on DVD and streaming via Hulu.)

Lost in Space. “Princess of Space.” Season 3, Episode 17. Directed by Don Richardson. Written by Jack Gillis. CBS, January 10, 1968. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T:60155 (Also available on DVD, and streaming online via Hulu.)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [UNCLE]

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [UNCLE]. “The Suburbia Affair.” Season 3, Episode 17. Directed by Charles Haas. Written by Sheridan Gibney and Stanford Sherman. NBC, January 6, 1967. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T88:0454 (Also available on VHS, DVD, Netflix, and streaming online via iTunes and Amazon.)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [UNCLE]. “The Ultimate Computer Affair.” Season 2, Episode 3. Directed by Joseph Sargent. Written by Peter Allan Fields. NBC, October 1, 1965. (Available on VHS, DVD, Netflix, and streaming online via iTunes and Amazon.)