"FLOWER DRUM SONG" IN GALA PREMIERES The motion picture version of the smash Broadway musical opens in New York City at the famed Music Hall to critical acclaim. There's also a benefit performance in San Francisco where some of the picture was made.
F.D.R. LAUDS FILM INDUSTRY Winners of Motion Picture Academy awards, including Ginger Rogers and James Stewart, hear President Roosevelt speak from the White House during colorful presentation ceremonies.
PHOTOPLAY AWARDS 1957 In Beverly Hills, the annual Photoplay Awards are made. Among those honored are George Nadar and Rock Hudson. Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Martha Hyer and Cesaer Romero also attend.
'BATTLE HYMN' PREVIEWED A preview of the film "Battle Hymnn" in New York. Industry leaders, celebrities, Air Force officials, and Korean representatives are on hand for the showing of the dramatic, inspiring film story of Col. Dean Hess--preacher, soldier and humanitarian.
SALUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN DINNER Civic officials, social leaders, and celebrities gather for a "Salute To Benny Goodman Dinner," raising funds for Hull House. The next night, the King of Swing's celebration culminates with the premiere of his film biography, "The Benny Goodman Story" starring Steve Allen.
Date: February 9, 1956 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:34:00, No Audio
AMERICANS WIN ALL-STAR GAME 1941 All-Star Game in Detroit, Michigan. In the ninth inning with two outs for the American Leaguers and the Nationals ahead 5-4, Ted Williams of the Red Sox hits a home run Three runs come in, and the Americans win the game 7-5. The crowd goes wild.
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