Founded as a resort town in 1871, Colorado Springs is Colorado’s second largest city with a population of 414,658. Offering over 300 days of annual sunshine and more than 55 man-made and natural attractions, Colorado Springs and the surrounding region is a popular destination for families, outdoor enthusiasts and couples. The region is located just south of Denver along the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies. Find out more and order a free Official Visitor Guide at www.VisitCOS.com.
Long before YouTube, Colorado Springs was home to the Alexander Film Company who pioneered the way into television advertising.
Alexander Film Co.
Steve Antonuccio talks about the Alexander Film Company and it’s role in the birth of theatrical and television advertising. Antonuccio will present his research during the 2011 Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium on June 11, 2011.
Tour of the Alexander Film Company
…to see more Colorado Springs before YouTube.
Alexander Film Co. Commercials 1
Watch more early shots from around Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region before YouTube.
Alexander Film Co. Commercials 2
Colorado Springs in popular culture
Colorado Springs has been the subject or setting for many books, movies and television shows, and is especially a frequent backdrop for political thrillers and military-themed stories because of its many military installations and vital importance to the United States continental defense. Click here to read more on Wikipedia.