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Newsreels 1949 August 22
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keywords: flying saucer prototypes, aircraft inventor jonathan caldwell, switzerland, maginot forts, commissioner benjamin chandler, film actor joe e. brown, motorboat pioneer gar wood, twin-hulled venturi boat, baseball, connie mack, new york city parade, swimmer hironohin furubashi, entertainer sophie tucker, margaret lynn munn, 1949 miss canada, silver mining, yukon galena hill mines, shriner members, shriner's hospital for children
Synopsis: A Mystery As A Large Model Of A Flying Saucer Is Found, Switzerland Opens Its Underground Mountain Forts To Cameras, Entertainment Celebrities Play Baseball Hijinks Aplenty, Gar Wood Demonstrates His Twin-Hulled Unsinkable Venturi Boat, Baseball Legend Connie Mack Is Honored, Broken Records For Japan And U.S. Swimmers At A.A.U. Meet, Entertainer Sophie Tucker Becomes Member Of The Mohawk Tribe, Margaret Lynn Munn Crowned In 1949 Miss Canada Beauty Pageant, Mining Silver At The Yukon Galena Hill Mines, Members Of The Shriners Visit A Hospital For Children...(read more)
- Date: 1949
- Duration: 00:10:51
- Sound: No
- Color: Monochrome
- Type: Public Domain
- Language: English
- Location: United States, Canada, Switzerland
A Mystery As A Prototype Flying Saucer Is Found In Maryland
In an old tobacco shed and in a field in Glen Burnie Maryland the Air Force turns up what might well be a link with the "Flying Saucers" that have caused such a stir in aviation circles. The wreck of a novel craft with a round wing.
Switzerland Opens Its Underground Mountain Forts To Cameras
Celebrating 658 years of independence, the tiny Alpine republic of Switzerland shows these first films of the mountainous "Maginot" forts with which it intends to preserve its age-old freedom. Scenes of one of over 100 secret forts buried deep in the heart of the Alps.
Entertainment Celebrities Play Baseball Hijinks Aplenty
Commissioner Chandler, film star Joe E. Brown, and other celebrities are on hand for the National Baseball Congress in Wichita, Kansas. The fans see some hi-jinks at home-plate and some snappy semi-pro baseball.
Gar Wood Demonstrates His Twin-Hulled Unsinkable Venturi Boat
The famed motorboat pioneer and racing pilot takes the wheel of his amazing new "Venturi" boat, a twin-hulled craft he claims won't roll in heavy seas. As an added note the "unsinkable" Venturi sank on its way back from the Bahamas May 14, 1954.
Baseball Legend Connie Mack Is Honored
The "Grand Old Man" of baseball, Cornelius McGillicuddy known as Connie Mack, is cheered by thousands as he rides in triumph up Broadway in a New York City parade. Connie Mack also has a "Day" at Yankee Stadium, where he is honored for his 50 years as a manager.
Broken Records For Japan And U.S. Swimmers At A.A.U. Meet
In Los Angeles, California swim meet, Hironoshin Furubashi of Tokyo breaks four records as he leads team to victory in the A.A.U. swim meet. Also spectacular diving in slow motion from the high platform by crack U.S. divers. Images for diving from high board.
Entertainer Sophie Tucker Becomes Member Of The Mohawk Tribe
Entertainer Sophie Tucker, called the last of the "Red Hot Mamas," was adopted by the Mohawk Tribe in Canada and given the name Ga-Je-Ja-Kwuks which means "Sister of the Flowers". Instead of sitting with the Squaws she joined the Braves in a stomp dance wearing tribal regalia. "She is one noisy Squaw", one Brave said.
Margaret Lynn Munn Crowned In 1949 Miss Canada Beauty Pageant
Beauty pageant in Canada features a parade, tap dancing, hula dancing, and swim suit competition. Margaret Lynn Munn is crowned Miss Canada 1949.
Mining Silver At The Yukon Galena Hill Mines
Shot of a Canadian Pacific Airlines DC-3 passenger plane, passengers deplaning aircraft. Scenes of miners at Yukon Galena Hill Mines Ltd silver mine. CU, geologist inspecting a rock using magnifying loupe. YGH Yukon Galena Hill Mines Ltd stenciled on sack.
Members Of The Shriners Visit A Hospital For Children
Members of the Shriners visit with children in a Shriners hospital in 1949.