Universal Newsreels Including Sputnik, Vanguard, Explorer, Von Braun, Eisenhower, Triton Submarine, England Atomic Weapons Test, Nautilus Sub, Israel Protest at UN 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 1957 and 1958 and has a run time of 1 hour 22 minutes on 1 DVD.
Some of the news items covered in this collection include: Vanguard satellite assembled in MD; Ike given medal by Pan-American Society; Santa Claus arrives in Allentown PA fair in space ship and kids with sputnik helmets; Chrysler plant in Detroit where Redstone missile assembled plus a launch; Western Europe's greatest air show since WWII in Paris" France with 14 nations; twin-jet Tupolev, French jet, 4 jets fly overhead; Tel Aviv Israel protest against UN order to evacuate Gaza and Sinai in Mideast and Suez; First report of Sputnik; Ike speaks, about America recovering its first missile from space; Vanguard explodes during launch of Explorer satellite; Major John Glenn in Crusader jet leaves Alameda CA for coast-to-coast flight, 2460 mile in 3 hrs 23 mins; British test first H-bomb on Christmas Islands, on eve of disarmament talks' Nautilus sub returns to New York harbor, after North Pole transit and transatlantic crossing; Russian exhibit of Sputnik 3; Cape Canaveral launch of 30-pound Explorer satellite by 3-stage Redstone missile, press conference with von Braun and Van Allen with model, night time launch showing spinning satellite on top of rocket; Groton CT launch of USS Triton sub, 8th nuclear sub, with electronic gear and radar, not missiles or torpedoes; and much more
Here are some sample clips from the DVD