Bill Horne Marietta Street Film, 1937 (VIS 192)
William A. Horne, Jr. (1910-1991) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and attended Technological High School and Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Horne became president of J.C. Penney and was president of the Jaycees when he shot the film of Marietta Street.
The film captures the roadside environs along Marietta Street and other downtown roadways beginning in or near downtown Atlanta, heading northwest towards Kennesaw Mountain, and ending in the Marietta Square. The person behind the camera appears to be following the inner urban streetcar route. There are several billboards for businesses located in downtown Atlanta: Downtown Chevrolet Co., Henry Grady Hotel, Ansley Hotel, and Hotel Hampton. The route passes beneath several Seaboard Railroad crossings and a large train yard, probably Inman Yards.
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Digitization of this collection is made possible by a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.