Universal Newsreels Including Vietnam War, War Protests, Alfred Hitchcock, JFK, Saturn Rocket, LBJ, Billy Graham, Santo Domingo, Jet Plane Tests 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 years of 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967 and has a run time of 2 hours 3 minutes on 1 DVD.
Some of the news items covered in this collection include: JFK sees Saturn rocket, then helicopter to see Polaris fired from sub USS Andrew Jackson; Alfred Hitchcock speaks humorously about his recent film "The Birds" his 50th movie; Titan II launch in South Atlantic; LBJ press conference, 1st since taking office 100 days ago, speaks about the A-11, tested at 2,000 mph, at 70,000 ft; Tokyo Olympics track 400 meter relay race won by Americans; Houston Astrodome used for Billy Graham revival attended by LBJ; Pleiku in Vietnam, 8 died in recent attack, but 49 jets struck back; Rebel movement collapses in Dominican Republic, after U.S. Marines sent in; Marines in South Vietnam patrol around strategic air base of Danang; McNamara points to Vietnam map, shows machine gun, shows photo of destroyed bridges, speaks that more North Vietnamese regular troops being sent into south, communists have lost 89,000 in last 4 years; Marines in Santo Domingo perimeter, 19,000 troops have arrived, waiting for OAS peace mission that has arranged truce, but fighting still in the streets, now 10 Americans dead, 49 wounded; Seattle "be-in" of students and hippie; Support our men in Vietnam rally draws 25,000; Vietnam protest demonstration in Britain; also at Madrid University in Spain, burned American flag; also 4000 in Detroit at "love-in"; and much more
Here are some sample clips from the DVD