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Newsreels 1949 March 21

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keywords: cold war, atomic program, oak ridge tn, shamrock hotel, grand opening, millionaire glen maccarthy, president harry s. truman, headline dewey defeats truman, motorcycling mud racing, college basketball, loyola, san francisco, 12th national invitation basketball tournament

Synopsis: Home Of Atomic Bomb Opens To The Public, Grand Opening Shamrock Hotel Houston TX, President Harry S. Truman Press Photography Award, Test Of New Rocket Fuel Fizzles, Motorcycle Mud Racing, 12th National Invitation Basketball Tournament...(read more)

  • Date: 1949
  • Duration: 00:07:34
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

Newsreels 1949 March 21

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Home Of Atomic Bomb Opens To The Public

The town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, home of the atomic bomb, opens doors to the public. Ceremonies attended by Vice-President Barkley, Atomic Commission officials and movie stars, the super-secret home of the atom bomb, is visited by twenty-five thousand enthusiastic American citizens.

Excellent scenes of a Military Patriotic parade and a beauty queen float. Scenes of exhibits in the American Museum of Atomic Energy-Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies.

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Grand Opening Shamrock Hotel Houston TX

With a parade of Movie stars, Texas multi-millionaire Glen MacCarthy, held the grand opening of his $20,000,000 Shamrock Hotel on St. Patrick's Day in 1949 in Houston Texas. It’s a remarkable occasion, even for Texas.

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President Harry S. Truman Press Photography Award

While the real occasion is the Press Photographer’s award for the best news picture of the year, the president gets in the act with an award for the best acting, his mimicry of a radio commentator. Historic image of Truman holding the error “DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN” edition of the November 3, 1948 Chicago Daily Tribune.

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Test Of New Rocket Fuel Fizzles

Jene Cap Maynor, veteran rocketeer and engineer, has an idea for a new rocket fuel, nitric acid and alcohol. But in a test that rocket motor just made a racket.

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Motorcycle Mud Racing

Nobody knows why they do it, but 16 motorcycle happy charioteers slither through the mud holes to prove it can be done, if they finish. Off road motorcycle race through mud and water.

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12th National Invitation Basketball Tournament

With San Francisco and Loyola fighting it out in the twelfth National Invitational College Basketball tournament, San Francisco edges Loyola by one slim point of 48-47 in the last few minutes of play.

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