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Dir: Lisa Hurwitz. Documentary. Developed by restaurateurs Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart, the automat enjoyed immense popularity in New York and Philidelphia from the early 1900s until the mid-sixties.

Content elements

  • Depictions of tobacco and alcohol use in an historical and recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Nostalgia and Americana
  • Quality and loyalty
  • 20th Century innovation

Classification rationale

Rated G for material unlikely to disturb most viewers

Classification date

January 20, 2022

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