Throwback Thursday: Telephone Operators, 1969

Back in the day, you used to have to call The Operator in order to connect your call to someone else. This is a documentary about The Operators – male and female, but mostly women – at their work, and describing their work and the type of customers they encounter.

The beginning of this video features clips from a 1913 D.W. Griffith silent film, Telephone Girl and the Lady, at the beginning and end.

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