Universal Newsreels Including Redstone Missiles, Atomic Submarine Launch, Mercury Space Capsule, Monkey's in Space, Baseball World Series, Explorer VI Satellite, Hawaii Becomes 50th State, Havana Rally for Castro 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 year of 1959 and has a run time of 1 hour 9 minutes on 1 DVD.
Some of the news items covered in this collection include: Detroit Redstone missile production factory visited by NATO representatives; Test of Mercury space capsule automatic parachute; Groton CT launch of USS George Washington Polaris sub; Iran - 40th birthday of Shah of Iran, fireworks and pyrotechnics display; Denver model homes with built-in fallout shelter, bunk beds, air blower, CD sticker; New American embassy opens in New Delhi India; White Sox vs LA Dodgers in first baseball World's Series on West Coast; Havana Rally. Peasants Mass To Support Castro; Cape Canaveral flight of 2 monkeys Baker and Able in test of nose cone re-entry, night launch of rocket, capsule fished from waters of Caribbean, Navy tug makes recovery, opened, monkeys removed unharmed, Baker is tiny squirrel monkey and Able is rhesus monkey; Ike signed proclamation in White House, 49th star added to new staggered star design; Explorer VI, the "Paddle-Wheel Satellite" is launched by Thor-Able rocket to elliptical orbit for a year; X-15 Aloft. First Free Flight Of Manned Space Plane; Hawaii becomes 50th state, "gives lie to communist charges of American colonialism" and much more
Here are some sample clips from the DVD