Set during Thanksgiving, “Dining Together” demonstrates ideal table manners for children and adults. Concepts covered include: “how to use a spoon in eating soup easily, without noise” and “how to butter and eat bread, in small bites.”, “Dining Together” was produced under the Palo Alto Children's Theatre production company, "Children's Productions.” The founder of the Children's Theatre, Hazel Glaister Robertson, noted that she set out to create educational and narrative films for children because the “motion picture industry cannot, because of box office, make films for child audiences without adding adult overtones” (The San Francisco News; Aug. 7, 1945). Film shipping boxes found in our archives suggest that these films were rented and shipped nationally.
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Educational Films Children's films Social guidance films
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Dinners and dining Dinner parties Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day Entertaining Meals Table etiquette
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