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Newsreels: 1950 - February 2
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keywords: us navy, battleship uss missouri, mud shoal, march of dimes benefit show, fashion show, post-wwii, japanese pows, prisoner repatriation, general douglas macarthur, 70th birthday, sports, billiards, pool shark, trick shot artist, bernardo blando, bear mountain, night ski jumping, ski jumpers, us politics, congressman cecil r. king, hollywood film ticket tax
Synopsis: Battleship USS Missouri Freed From Mud Shoal, March Of Dimes Hosts Fashion Show In New York City, WWII Japanese POWs Released From Russian Captivity, General Douglas MacArthur 70th Birthday Is Serenaded By Japanese Children, Congressman Cecil R. King On Repeal Of Movie Tax, Billards Champion Bernardo Blando Of Spain, Bear Mountain Hosts Nighttime Ski Jumping (2006-62f.txt)...(read more)
- Date: 1950
- Duration: 00:07:10
- Sound: Partial
- Color: Monochrome
- Type: Public Domain
- Language: English
- Location: United States, Japan, Spain
Battleship USS Missouri Freed From Mud Shoal
After fifteen days stuck on a mud shoal, the mighty Battleship USS Missouri is finally freed on a third salvage attempt by a fleet of tugs. Good news for the Navy as our only battlewagon heads for dry-dock, and active duty once more.
March Of Dimes Hosts Fashion Show In New York City
Lovely fashion models and many celebrities of stage and screen join forces during a colorful March of Dimes Fashion Show.
WWII Japanese POWs Released From Russian Captivity
Many of them sick and wounded after years in Russian prison camps, hundreds of Japanese soldiers come home to a tearful reunion with their families.
General Douglas MacArthur 70th Birthday Is Serenaded By Japanese Children
It's a Five-Star salute to General Douglas MacArthur on his seventieth birthday. Hundreds of Japanese youngsters serenade him with a version of Happy Birthday.
Billiards Champion Bernardo Blando Shows Off Trick Shots
Senor Bernardo Blando astounds spectators with his amazing skills on the pool table. Using no cue but his hands and his nose, too the versatile billiards ace performs tricks of magic.
Bear Mountain Hosts Nighttime Ski Jumping
Fraught with danger for contestants and with breathtaking thrills for onlookers, night ski jumping makes it debut at Bear Mountain. Spectacular but rough, and including a fiery finale!
Congressman Cecil R. King On Repeal Of Movie Tax
US Representative Cecil King of CA, a leading Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee says that with public support Congress can repeal the twenty percent excise tax currently applied on film theater tickets.