Seduction In The City

January 2016
53:00

Ep2 - Seduction In The City-The Birth Of Shopping Series 1 Episode 2

Expired 3.0 80 x
A Modern Game - The final of this two-part documentary reveals the tactics of the world's greatest retailers in the early 20th century. Philadelphia merchant John Wanamaker exploited religion by being the first vendor to create sales on Christian festivals. Meanwhile in London, Harry Gordon Selfridge dazzled his customers with new inventions including escalators, electric windows and telephones. (Commissioned by SBS, in English and French) (Documentary) (Part 2 of 2) (Rpt) PG CC
December 2015
52:58

Ep1 - Seduction In The City-The Birth Of Shopping Series 1 Episode 1

Expired 3.0 157 x
A Genius Idea - A fascinating two-part documentary on the evolution of the department store. The program reveals the foresight of store entrepreneurs such as Aristide Boucicaut, Harry Selfridge, Rowland Macy and Sidney Myer, who invented such revolutionary concepts as easy credit, returns policies, window displays, and changing rooms. (Commissioned by SBS, in English and French) (Documentary) (Part 1 of 2) (Rpt) PG CC
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