"FLOWER DRUM SONG" IN GALA PREMIERES The motion picture version of the smash Broadway musical opens in New York City at the famed Music Hall to critical acclaim. There's also a benefit performance in San Francisco where some of the picture was made.
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE 1961 The world famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City features floats, balloons and a kick line starring the Rockettes. But the highlight is always Santa Claus.
U.S. AID CAN BEAT NAZIS, HOPKINS SAYS Harry Hopkins returns to New York City from England after a month's tour as President Roosevelt's special representative, convinced that Hitler can be beaten by Britain, with material help from the U.S.
JFK AIRPORT OPENS New York's thirty million dollar International Airport (originally Idlewild, now JFK Airport) building is dedicated, a vast modernistic structure eleven city blocks long, designed to bring airport facilities into the jet age.
PAINTING DRAWS RECORD CROWD AT MUSEUM The Metropolitan Museum of Art plays host to a record-breaking crowd of 82,000 as their latest acquisition, a Rembrandt, goes on exhibition. Bought for a record 2,300,000, it is the latest "must see" attraction in New York.
FIREWORKS ON THE HUDSON Fireworks on the Hudson River fill New York's skies with fiery splendor. The most spectacular display in decades celebrates the World Trade Fair. The Manhattan skyline at night is illuminated by a full moon.
'BATTLE HYMN' PREVIEWED A preview of the film "Battle Hymnn" in New York. Industry leaders, celebrities, Air Force officials, and Korean representatives are on hand for the showing of the dramatic, inspiring film story of Col. Dean Hess--preacher, soldier and humanitarian.
OIL REFINERY AND WALL STREET IMAGES An aerial view of an oil refinery on an island and various other images of the refinery, drills drilling, workers, the hot fires and the industry's office buildings. Financial images including money being printed, a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange with the American Flag hanging on the NYSE building, and workers walking on the city streets.
Date: September 22, 2008 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:28:00, No Audio
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