TROOPS RETURN FROM WORLD WAR II Great shots of returning troops from World War II marching up Fifth Avenue from Washington Square in a parade. Soldiers and others in an employment office. Two women wave to troops packed onto the multiple decks of a large ship. Disabled veterans use crutches to cross an airport runway and enter waiting cars.
MITCHELL FIELD TRAINING Air Corps cadets train at Mitchell Field, New York. Planes lined up, cadets arriving and moving in, officers who teach courses, an officer points out the gunnery equipment, cadets march in air gear, planes take off, planes fly over New York City and upstate New York, a gunman tests the gun, squadron flies in formation.
MORE NEGRO LEAGUE BASEBALL Scenes from a negro league baseball game between the New York Cubans and the Kansas City Monarchs, played at Yankee Stadium. The Monarchs' pitcher is undoubtedly the legendary Satchel Paige. The Monarchs pose together for a team photo in front of the dugout. Paige shakes hands with one of the Cubans. Paige singles, knocking in a run. Another batter hits a triple, knocking in a run.
MARILYN MONROE SINGS TO JFK After being introduced by Peter Lawford, Marilyn Monroe sings sultry versions of Happy Birthday and Thanks For The Memory to President Kennedy in a gala birthday party at Madison Square Garden. After a giant cake is carried out, JFK takes the podium and quips that he can now retire from politics.
LOTS OF FANS AT EBBETS FIELD A vendor hawks programs outside Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Inside the stadium, crowds of people vociferously root for and criticize their beloved Dodgers. Great closeups of individual fans.
CONEY ISLAND AMUSEMENT PARK by day including the parachute ride, a uniformed soldier laughs as a woman's dress is blown upward by a jet of air, several views (including POV) of people riding a roller coaster. Several rides are lit up at night in a kaleidescopic swirl, including the ferris wheel and carousel.
BROOKLYN CITYSCAPES Various include a wide angle shot of rooftops with Manhattan skyscrapers rising in the background, two rows of brownstone apartment buildings, a church with tall steeple at the end of a boulevard, criss-crossing clotheslines, tree-lined neighborhoods of large houses, penthouse trees and gardens.
SERENITY IN BROOKLYN Serenity In Brooklyn: Horseback riding by the lake and an open field in Prospect Park; zebras, elephants and a happy family at the zoo; a woman by a reflecting pool at the Botanical Gardens.
CONEY ISLAND BEACH BY DAY Beach scenes at Coney Island: a subway train pulls into a station, a sign for the Coney Island exit, crowds of people walk along the boardwalk, crowded beach and ocean with amusement park in the background.
BROOKLYN STREET LIFE Vivid shots of : wide shots of downtown commercial district where pedestrians compete with traffic, overhead shot of busy street corner with ornate lamp post; various storefronts inclucing a pawnshop, locksmith kiosk, general store and kosher lunch counter; a man eats a Bklyn Dodger sandwich at a sidewalk counter; women buy fresh fish at an open-air market loaded with individual stands.
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