SENATOR VOJTA BENES ARRIVES IN AMERICA Czechoslovakia's Senator Vojta Benes arrives in New York City on the S.S. Batory. The brother of Czech President Edvard Benes arrives to begin his campaign for freedom from Nazi, Germany for his people.
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE 1938 Downtown Manhattan is filled with massive helium balloon floats that have become the trademark of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Characters from Uncle Sam to Pinnochio's blimp-sized nose float through the air nearly dwarfing the surrounding skyscrapers.
THOUSANDS MARCH FOR HIGHER RELIEF PAYMENTS Thousands of unemployed workers, union groups and organizations for the unemployed march on New York City Hall demanding larger relief payments for the unemployed. A line of police stand ready to intervene if things get ugly.
HOLLYWOOD BLVD. SIGN ON BROADWAY Hollywood stars and Miss America beauty queen Marilyn Meseke rename a section of New York City's Broadway “Hollywood Boulevard” as part of a movie campaign to aid recovery. A street sign is unveiled amidst the crowds and bustling streets of NYC.
NEW YORK CITY JEWELRY EXHIBITION Gorgeous jewelry and priceless sapphires, rubies, diamonds and more are on display at a New York City exhibition. A pretty girl enjoys modeling onr especially valuable necklace that comes with two guards.
CHICAGO TICKER TAPE PARADE FOR HOWARD HUGHES Howard Hughes and his four-man crew arrive n Chicago, Illinois where they are enthusiastically greeted by the media and fans. The city then throws the men a ticker-tape parade to celebrate their new round-the-world flight record of 3 days, 9 hours, 17 minutes.
Date: July 30, 1938 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:30:00, No Audio
SPORTSMAN'S SHOW AT GRAND CENTRAL PALACE New York City is entertained with scenes from the wild as the Sportsman's Show opens at Grand Central Palace. Indians, Eskimos, Moose and fishing are all part of the trappings.
BRADDOCK A NO-SHOW IN SCHMELING FIGHT German boxer Max Schmeling weighs in for his title fight against James Braddock who fails to show after the fight promoter fears the Nazi government will freeze the title if Schmeling wins. A lone hopeful sits in the empty stands waiting for a fight that never happens.
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