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AV Geeks: Back When Phones Were Dumb (2020)

Documentary 1h 18m 2020

Join the A/V Geeks 16mm film archive as they go back in time to when telephones big and heavy, wired to walls, only had rotary dials, required talking to a person to call long distance and more! Watch classic educational films including the long distance call “It All Depends On You (1968)” - featuring Peter Ostrum (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), the infuriating “Party Lines (1946)”, the future of phones a la “Century 21 Calling (1963)”, “Adventures In Telezonia (1949)” and more.. Show this to your kids and get them to stop complaining about their crappy smartphones.


Cora Baird


Skip Elsheimer




United States


AV Geeks

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