THE NAHLIN - 1936 LOVE BOAT The British steam yacht Nahlin moves through the water after being chartered by the Duke of Lancaster who is actually King Edward VIII. Among his guests on board is Mrs. Wallace Simpson who he will later abdicate his throne for.
Date: 1936 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:20:00, No Audio
BOULDER DAM OPENS - 1936 - AERIAL The waters pour into the newly opened Boulder Dam (aka Hoover Dam) to begin the massive task of filling the dam. Aerial of the dam as it fills up with white water. The new dam was opened in 1936 bringing a new source of power to the United States.
HOT AIR BALLOON IS PREPARED FOR FLIGHT - 1936 A hot air balloon is first pumped with air by a giant fan then slowly as the balloon fills up it is filled with hot gas. As the balloon rises above the tree tops the flame for heating the gas is clearly visible in the early evening light.
SAN FRANCISCO'S OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE - 1936 Passenger POV from an ocean liner of the city of San Francisco. Cut to the newly constructed Oakland Bay Bridge which is completed and open to traffic. Passenger POV looking out the back window as a car drives along the enormous bridge.
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT OPENS THE NEW BOULDER DAM - 1936 American President Franklin D. Roosevelt opens the newly constructed Boulder Dam (aka Hoover Dam). "In the name of the people of the United States to whom you Boulder Dam are a symbol of greater things in the future and in the honored presence of guests from many nations I call you to life." Hoover's hand is then shown pressing the button on the device that begins the flow of water into the Dam.
MOUNT VESUVIUS - STILL ACTIVE IN 1936 Aerial of the Bay of Naples then cut to the top of Mount Vesuvius spewing hot lava into the air. Mount Vesuvius is considered one of the most dangerous in the world though it's last major eruption was in 1944.
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