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Henry Ford

Posted on: November 8th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Henry Ford, a 2-hour film funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, explores the life of America’s pre-eminent businessman and one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century. It tells the story of Ford’s role in the creation of the Model T, the durable and low-priced car that helped put America on wheels; the assembly line, which revolutionized the industrial world; and the Five Dollar Day, which laid the foundation for a prosperous American middle class. The film also examined Ford’s role in shifting the American understanding of “the pursuit of happiness” to embrace consumption, and as a master publicist who transformed the uses of celebrity.

Photo: Ford Film Collection, National Archives and Records Administration