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Title Seduction In The City: The Birth Of Shopping, A Genius Idea - Ep 1 Of 2 / Director: Aitken, Sally
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Summary Seduction in the City - The Birth of Shopping is the fascinating two-part series that tells the story of the department store - how it became the greatest innovation to emerge from the industrial revolution and ultimately changed the role of women in society forever.This program reveals the foresight of internationally renowned store entrepreneurs such as France's Aristide Boucicaut, Britain's Harry Selfridge, New York's Rowland Macy and Australia's own Sidney Myer, who invented such revolutionary concepts that now form the basis of everyday shopping conveniences. These included easy credit, returns policies, window displays and changing rooms.The foresight of these men and the department stores they created offered women the first chance to have a career outside of the home.A Genius Idea - The first episode introduces viewers to the world's first department store created by the visionary 19th century French entrepreneur, Aristide Boucicaut.Boucicaut's store, Le Bon Marche, situated on the left bank of Paris was a huge success and his magnificent 'cathedral of commerce' was very quickly copied all over the world. Stores like Selfridges in London, Myers in Melbourne and Macys in New York developed the idea further, craftily inventing more enticing ideas to lure in customers and sell goods in huge numbers. Consumer culture was born. (Commissioned by SBS, in English and French, English subtitles) (Documentary) (Part 1 of 2) PG CC
Event Broadcast 2011-07-27 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Consumption (Economics)
Department stores.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Women consumers.
Form Streaming video
Author Aitken, Sally, director
Bizot, Michel, cast
Bonnet, Gregoire, cast
Corrales, Marion, cast
Cropper, Linda, cast
Diamant, Elise, cast
Dubosc, Niels, cast
Krier, Lucile, cast
Levin, Horacio, cast
Paul, Charline, cast
Ropert-Donders, Nathalie, cast
Stern, Sarah, cast
Valentin, Sandra, cast