POOL DIVING ENTERTAINS HIGH SOCIETY - 1932 Pool diving experts entertain the society crowd in Coral Gables, Florida. Their antics include skidding along a greased pole then flipping into the water then raising the stakes (literally) by jumping off a 115-foot platform. Board POV of the divers launching themselves off the board.
BROTHERS PERFORM AQUAPLANE STUNT - 1932 Daredevil pilot Fred Jones mounts a small glider on pontoons then takes off with brother Bud hanging on underneath to skim along the surface of Lake Conway, Florida. At one point the glider dips down to the surface of the water with a great pilot POV of the water rushing past the glider.
FAMOUS AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE CONTEST - 1932 This montage features famous U.S. buildings named for their beauty and originality by a group of leading architects during a Washington D.C. convention. Topping the list is the Lincoln Memorial. Also featured are the Empire State Building, the Nebraska State Capital, New York's Morgan Library and more.
MILWAUKEE ZOO EXPERIMENT - 1932 Scientists conduct an experiment at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin zoo by putting black bears, polar bears and wolves in one area to test what carnivores will do when forced to spend time with each other. The animals could care less proving that captivity seems to breed friendliness between species.
AL SMITH SUPPORTS ROOSEVELT - 1932 Record crowds flock to Newark, N.J. to hear former New York governor Al Smith's public platform in support of democratic presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt. Loudspeakers carry his words to more than 200,000 outside who can't fit into the building.
ALL-AMERICAN FOOTBALL TEAM SELECTED - 1932 The All-American Board of Football make their selections for the 1932 All-American Team. Cut to a montage of the certificate each of the eleven college players receive granting them their status interspersed with the lucky athletes in action.
CORONATION OF POPE CELESTINE V RE-ENACTED - 1932 The ancient city of Aquila, Italy honors martyred Pope Celestine V with a re-enactment of his 1294 coronation at the Church of Collemaggio. Citizens wear medieval costumes representing Kings, Queens and the Papal Delegation present during the original ceremony.
MILITARY SEARCHLIGHTS TESTED IN NYC - 1932 In New York City the military tries out new aircraft searchlights powered by a multiple reflector invented by Colonel A.M. Jackson. Even tall skyscrapers such as the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings are lit up like day by the lights that can reach up to two miles in the sky allowing enemy aircraft to be spotted and shot down at night.
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