Vintage reel-to-reel tape of the Hollywood movie, Around the World in 80 Days. Apparently this is an audiotape, not the movie itself. The movie based on Jules Verne's victorian novel, starred David Niven, Shirley MacLaine, and many others. For a 4 minute clip at Youtube from the 1956 movie, click here. The box and tape are undated, but in doing a bit of research, I'd say this item dates to 1958 or so. This is a 2-track tape, and apparently Bel Canto moved to 4-tracks in 1959. The box art is fun, as is the typography. The director, Mike Todd, was one of Elizabeth Taylor's great loves, and tragically died in a plane crash shortly after this movie came out, in 1958. Here's a 10-minute video of Taylor and Todd.
For a brief synopsis of Bel Canto reel-to-reel tapes, click here.
For an even briefer text on the Hollywood movie, click here.