These films are priceless! A marvelous snap-shot of 1920’s life in Kansas City through the lens of a robust “new thought” movement, Unity. Later, the Unity operations moved to the Unity Farm, near Lee’s Summit, outside of Kansas City, and is now known as Unity Village. I visited Unity Village as a youth when they still manufactured all of their publications and handled all operations on site. Quite a busy place, not unlike the 1926 images. The Unity Inn and its vegetarian menu, has always been popular, although 1960’s teenagers pondered the mysteries of the “Veggie Burger” (actually, tasty.)
"This silent movie from 1926 was filmed at the Unity facility at Ninth and Tracy in Kansas City, Missouri. It includes a tour of the buildings, as well as footage of Unity founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore." Of interest in Part II (around the 6:40 mark) is a look at the Unity phonographic record production - from recording to pressing the disc.
Take some time and enjoy this silent era tour of folks enjoying themselves and their work in the “roaring twenties.”
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