Universal Newsreels Including Communist Infiltration of Hollywood, Airplane Crashes, Tulip Festival, US Navy Day, Skiing Exposition, Cancer Drive, West Point Graduation 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 1947 and has a run time of 56 minutes on 1 DVD.
Some of the news items covered in this collection include: Holland MI: Dutch tulip festival, parade; Runyon Cancer Drive; 94 Die Airplane Crashes; Phalanx wins Belmont horse race; State Secretary James Byrnes steps down after the arduous task of fighting for peace. General Marshall, returning from China, is named to succeed him; Hearings begin before the House Un-American Activities Committee, on charges of communist infiltration in Hollywood; Colorful scenes of West Point graduation exercises for 310 new 'Shavetails,' and full-dress review by the entire Cadet corps; Impressive religious scenes mark the installation of the Rev. Henry Knox Sherrill as presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Churches of America; All-American Air Spectacle - air show, jet takeoff; The Navy reveals new methods of warfare, as the U.S. celebrates Navy Day; Skiing Thrills - snow skiing, slalom, ski jump at intercollegiate meet and much more
Here are some sample clips from the DVD