1 Film reel (16mm color composite optical track print , (approx. 1,000 feet))
Reel OF 395.1
Scope and Contents:
This film, produced for the 1939 World's Fair, depicts the processes involved with coffee production from growing and harvesting coffee, preparing the beans, shipping, developing blends, to packing and shipping coffee. Specifically, this film shows how Hills Bros. Coffee goes from plant to cup with extensive scenes in the Hills Bros. San Francisco processing plant. It also includes scenes from coffee plantations in El Salvador.
Narrator, Carroll Wilson, Hills Bros.
Photographer, Ken Allen
Special Effects, Ray Mercer
Original Score, Aaron Gonzalez
Song "Hot Coffee" sung by Hustwick and Stauffer
Copyright 1939, Hills Bros. Coffee
Reference video in Box 1 RV.
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Hills Bros. Coffee Company, Incorporated Records, 1856-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian.