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 Vs 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 early 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