Universal Newsreels Including Atlas ICBM Launch, Mexican Independence Celebration, Louis Armstrong, Krushchev, Moscow May Day Parade, Echo I Satellite, X-15 Rocket Place, Castro and Guantanamo Bay 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 1960 and has a run time of 1 hour 31 minutes on 1 DVD.
Some of the news items covered in this collection include: Atlas ICBM launched at Cape Canaveral; Mexico celebration of 150 years independence; May Day in Moscow, parade in Red Square, emphasis on peaceful coexistence; Louis Armstrong arrives in Congo, plays trumpet; Violence and chaos in Congo barely 11 days after independence from Belgian, white refugees flee; In Moscow, Khrushchev tells Presidium the Gary Powers was alive and his plane shot down on May Day; Echo I satellite launched by Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral; X-15 rocket plane soared to 151,000 feet; Ike gives "striking demonstration of aerial photography's effectiveness; Castro in Cuba calls out 200,000 militia at same time Marines landing at Guantanamo; and much more
Here are some sample clips from the DVD