OIL BOOMS EXPANDS CITY OF CARACAS - 1955 Venezuela's oil-rich economy results in a booming Caracas with aerial and ground views of the city highlighting its development. President Marcos Jimenez dedicates a modern school, and a housing project for 13,000.
1955 PAN AMERICAN GAMES Track and field records topple in the Pan American Games held in Mexico City, Mexico. The pole vault crown is captured yet again by Rev. Bob Richards with the U.S. sweeping the games followed by Argentina and Mexico.
WORLD WEIGHT-LIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS Muscle men from all over the world vie in the World Weight-lifting championships in Austria. Shemansky of the U.S. wins the heavyweight title with a thrilling lift of 300 pounds, a new record.
1950'S CONCEPT CAR Great beauty shots of a 1950's concept car. The car has lots of chrome, huge tailfins, white wall tires and big hubcaps. There are shots of the vehicle both on and off the road. A man and woman drive the car through a town whose streets are lined with spectators. CHARTERISTIC 1950's INDUSTRIAL NARRATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:43:00, No Audio
NEW 1950S CARS IN A SHOWROOM Shots of assorted well-dressed customers looking at brand, spanking new 1950's automobiles in a very clean, upscale showroom. CHARTERISTIC 1950s INDUSTRIAL NARRATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:44:00, No Audio
KLANSMEN MAKE CIRCLE, BURN CROSS Unusual step-by-step coverage shows white racists at a KKK cross burning. Men in white hoods and robes line up. Good CUs of faces. Various shots show them lighting torches in a fire and standing in a big circle, flames puncuating the night. A giant cross goes up in flames. After the cross ignites the racists toss their torches into the middle of the circle.
RACISTS GIVE DOLLARS TO KLAN 7The Klan holds a fundraiser at night attended by men in white sheets and other white men, women and at least one child in civilian clothing. CU of a leader in a black hood and robe gesturing as he asks for donations. Various shots of attendees walking up to speaker and handing over cash. CU of a fist holding paper money. A man counts the haul at a table.
1950'S AUTOMOTIVE DESIGNERS AND THEIR CONCEPT CARS The camera sees design stylists hard at work at their drafting tables and shows us many of their drawings of concept vehicles. One dissatisfied designer crumples one his drawings and throws it away. Great 50's futuristic ideas. CHARTERISTIC 1950's INDUSTRIAL NARRATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:02:00:00, No Audio
1950'S WOMAN AND HER NEW BUICK CONVERTIBLE Brief shot of a woman leaving a modern building and getting into a new Buick convertible. She drives off towards camera. Great CU of the car's grill. CHARACTERISTIC 1950's INDUSTRIAL NARRATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:09:00, No Audio
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