This is a compilation of two vintage prom films that have been digitized and put onto DVD. Remember how stuffy the prom atmosphere was in mid-century America? Now the kids have their prom at clubs and restaurants! Watch how it happened in the good old days and enjoy these awesome vintage prom etiquette films on DVD!
The Prom: It’s A Pleasure
Length: 17 Minutes
The Prom Its a Pleasure is a well-produced color film that stars the 1961 Coca-Cola Junior Miss Pageant winner as the guide to a well-mannered prom night. From the phone call asking Junior Miss for the date, to the drop-off at the end of the night, this film details prom etiquette for the curious and uncouth teenager. It also explains that the boy should call his dates mother before the dance to find out the color of her dress so he can match the corsage to it. Wholesome sixties movies often dealt with American morals, and this prom night film is a classic example. At the high school dance itself, the film shows how to dance, how to ask someone to dance, ways to ask someone to dance, how to fill out a dance card, and how to navigate the refreshments, which consisted mostly of Coca-Cola, not surprisingly. In addition to all the prom dos and donts etiquette tips, this film features great footage of a typical sixties prom.
Length: 20 Minutes
Junior Prom teaches proper etiquette for all aspects of going to the junior prom by showing the adventures of two different boys, Jerry and Frank, who go out on a double date together to the prom. Jerry is the perfect 1940s example of a well-mannered gentleman, while Frank exhibits many characteristics of incorrect prom behavior. Jerry guides Frank through these tough choices as the narrator makes comments like Allow the ladies to be more colorful. All the rigid social ceremonies and strict behavior is covered, with a right and wrong way to handle every situation. Junior Prom is a wonderful examination of the history of the prom, as well as social structures and conformity in mid 20th century America.