'ON STAGE EVERYBODY' At the radio finals of "On Stage Everybody," C.D. Prutzman, Vice-President of Universal Pictures, presents screen contracts to the finalists, who thereby win roles in the forthcoming film production, "On Stage Everybody."
THE INVASION OF OKINAWA Conferences at Guam ended, Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Nimitz sends an armada of 1,400 vessels to Okinawa in the Ryukus. En route, the men of the new U.S. 10th Army stage their own deck entertainment, and secure their issue of invasion money.rnLand sighted, the big guns of the fleet bark into action, and tons of rockets are sped shoreward. Landing craft race in, and unopposed landings are made. Inland, Japanese dugouts and pill boxes are destroyed with grenades. Past broken forts, natives climb down from the hills, the Stars and Stripes are run up, and the Yanks prepare for their campaign on Okinawa--360 miles from Japan itself.
ROY CAMPANELLA PARALYSIS Roy Campanella shown catching and fighting any umpire's call. At a New York hospital, the Dodger catcher tells of progress in his fight against the near-total paralysis from which he suffered. Good news for his multitude of admirers and well-wishers.
HORDES TURN OUT FOR VALENTINO'S FUNERAL Hordes of Rudolph Valentino's fans congregate outside the New York City funeral parlor. Mounted police control the unruly crowd. Pola Negri is escorted into one of the funeral procession vehicles.
Date: August 24, 1926 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:49:00, With Audio
GLENN MILLER MUSIC TO LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Mrs. Helen Miller, widow of the great musician, presents Glenn Miller's music manuscripts to the Library of Congress, as Jimmy Stewart, star of "The Glenn Miller Story" looks on.
MILLROSE GAMES Top track and field stars turn out for the Millrose Games. Bob Richards, the vaulting vicar, wins his 8th title. In the 880, Mal Whitfield outpaces the field and scores a double victory by a repeat in the 660--to win the Wanamaker trophy as outstanding competitor.
SPORTS STARS OF THE HALF-CENTURY Great names in sports of yesterday and today are honored at the Philadelphia Sports Writers' Golden Anniversary celebration. Al Rosen, outstanding athlete of 1953, shares the spotlight with George Mikan, Jesse Owens, Joe Louis, and many other greats.
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