Sound (English), Technicolor, 10+ min. The silk industry has long played an important role in the economy of Como, Italy. Silk has long been a staple in the economy of this area. An older loom is shown in a home, implying the traditional weaving methods. In the postwar era, Marshall Plan funds assist in rebuilding and refurbishing the mills and promoting productivity so that the entire region can benefit. Picturesque scenes of Lake Como and the city are followed by excellent footage of the weaving of silks, dyeing, and colorful silk-screen work. Buyers flock to see the beautiful results in modern showrooms. No production information, but probably produced for ECA Italy. NARA: VT. NB: Original copy is in brilliant Technicolor; ref. copy is less intense.