FIORELLO LA GUARDIA RADIO BROADCAST - 2 Hilarious footage of New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia seated at a desk and doing a radio broadcast for WNYC radio. He is reading Dick Tracy comics for children during a newspaper strike. Over the shoulder shot of the comics. Unique footage of the mayor's expressive nature and excellent acting/improvisational abilities.
YANKEE STADIUM & BABE RUTH Image of empty Yankee Stadium with an American flag in the foreground. Dissolves to shot of crowded Yankee Stadium during a baseball game. Babe Ruth walks past cheering boy fans during a game. CU of Babe Ruth's hands, lightly swinging a bat. Babe Ruth hits the ball and runs past second base.
BABE RUTH SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS Babe Ruth signing autographs for child fans, both boys and girls. CU of Babe Ruth, smiling. CU of his hand, signing a baseball. Children waving goodbye to Babe Ruth as he leaves.
FIORELLO LA GUARDIA W/ FIREFIGHTERS & DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia standing with New York firefighters. Beautiful photography of water shootinbg in the air from firefighters' hoses. Shot of LaGuardia gazing into the air. LaGuardia with other city officials controlling a large, hydraulic crane used for garbage disposal. Shot of the crane dumping garbage. LaGuardia walking with (then) WWII Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower. LaGuardia riding with Eisenhower in a motorcade. A member of the crowd runs and gives Eisenhower a giant key (to the city).
1940S WOMEN'S FASHIONS Women modeling 1940s clothing fashions. Women posing and walking on a lawn; the focus is on the dresses and the womens' legs. Women seated in a chic country club environment, wearing Christian Dior. Shot of the womens' lovely legs and the low hem lines of their dresses. A man takes off his glasses to get a good look at the women.
CROWDED FUNERAL PROCESSIONS Images of crowded funeral processions in the 1940's involving the deaths of Henry Ford, Babe Ruth and Fiorello LaGuardia. Hearse vehicles driving in a slow procession; crowds line the sidewalks. Includes one tracking shot of people running alongside one of the funereal vehicles. CU's of grief-stricken mourners in the crowd. Women crying. A very sad little boy in a baseball uniform, marking Ruth's death. CU of a black woman in the crowd watch Ford's funeral procession.
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