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Playlands of Michigan (1949)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 26 March 1949 (USA)
This Traveltalk visits several popular vacation spots in Michigan. Among them are Saugatuck, which hosts a school for artists during the summer; Zeeland, where descendants of Dutch settlers... See full summary »
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James A. FitzPatrick ... Narrator (voice)
Percy Abbott Percy Abbott ... Self

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This Traveltalk visits several popular vacation spots in Michigan. Among them are Saugatuck, which hosts a school for artists during the summer; Zeeland, where descendants of Dutch settlers perform traditional Dutch dances wearing wooden shoes; the Silver Lake sand dunes, where specially outfitted cars race; and Colon, "The Magic Capitol of the World," which hosts an annual gathering of magicians. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
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28 September 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Playgrounds of Michigan (1949)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another entry in the long running MGM's series from James A. FitzPatrick. This time we take a look at a few places to rest and relax in Michigan with our trip starting in Saginaw. We head down the Kalamazoo River where we learn that Indians originally named it for "where water boils in pot." In Saugatuck we see that people of all ages come there to learn painting and we even meet magician Percy Evans who typically works in a city of eight-hundred people but that number doubles one week in September when a festival takes place. All in all this is pretty much what you'd expect from the series as we get the typical nice narration, plenty of good stories and of course it's all in beautiful Technicolor. The print shown on TCM wasn't in the greatest shape but there was still enough detail to see how beautiful the waters were. Fans of the series will certainly want to check this one out and especially if they're like me and must see each one that was made.


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26 March 1949 (USA) See more »

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Colon, Michigan, USA See more »

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