Universal Newsreels Including Ike Proposing Open
Skies, Tour de
France, Nike Radar Base, New York Concept Car Show, Chicago
Airplane Crash, B-52 Goes Into Service, X-1 Rocket Plane, Steelers
Rams Game, 11 POW Hostages Freed and Much More
Before the TV was commonplace, people saw the news at their local
movie theaters. Newsreels were shown before feature films and at
dedicated newsreel movie theaters in larger cities.These vintage
Universal Newsreel collections are a way to glimpse special events
of the past.
A note on quality: Newsreels were not preserved with the same care
as much other old film footage. Although most of the footage is
of very good quality, this collection may have portions that are
silent or have degraded audio or video.
This collection includes the year of 1955 and has a run time of
1 hour 26 minutes on 1 DVD.
Some of the news items covered in this collection include: Ike
proposes Open Skies "a precedent-shattering proposal"
to verify disarmament with aerial photographs; Air show in Moscow,
with new Bison bomber, helicopters; Tour de France bike race; running
of the bulls in Pamplona Spain; Chicago Nike base, ocean radar earling
warning Texas tower 100 miles off east coast being constructed;
Car show in NY of idea cars; Northeast Devastated by Floods; French
troops pour into Algeria and Morocco "as revolt spreads throughout
North Africa"; Chicago air crash killing 22 of 43 aboard; New
B-52 goes into service; X-1 rocket plane test drop; rocket sled
tests at Edwards AF base, dummies ejected from rocket sled in slow
motion; Steelers vs Rams preseason night game; 11 fliers cross bridge
to Hong Kong from B-29 shot down, on leaflet-dropping mission, led
by Col. John Arnold; and much more
Here are some sample clips from the DVD