Universal Newsreels Including Hauptmann Trial, Navy Fleet Review, Dirigible, Red Cross Unit Bombed, Cross Country Car Developed, Parades, King Alexander and Louis Barthou Assassination and 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 years of 1934, 1935 and 1936 and has a run time of 1 hour 4 minutes.
Some of the news items covered in this collection include: James R. Wedell, who set many aviation records, including several astounding racing marks at the Cleveland air shows, dies when his plane, in which he was giving instruction to a student flier, crashes from a 300-foot altitude; Hauptmann Weapon Found As High Bail Is Set By Court; President Reports To Nation On The Progress Of Recovery; Fleet Review. Secretary Honored in 200 Ship Parade; Roosevelt Asked To Ban On Strikes; FDR Buys First Baby Bond; 2200 Men Out On Strike At Motor Plant; Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Democratic party carry forty-six states, losing only little Maine and Vermont, in the mightiest election victory scored by any political organization since the triumph of James Monroe in 1820; Giant Dirigible Sets Record; Red Cross Unit Bombed In Ethiopia; Automobile for Cross-Country Travel Devised; 40,000 March In Gala Parade On St. Patrick's Day and much more
Here are some sample clips from the DVD