SOVIET COMMISSAR LITVINOFF ARRIVES IN AMERICA Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs Maxim Litvinoff is given a warm welcome as his ship pulls into New York City's harbor. The Russian delegate has been invited to America by President Roosevelt in hopes of instituting diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Russia.
SS NORMANDIE ARRIVES IN NEW YORK CITY Aerials of the SS Normandie as she reaches New York City at the end of her first record-breaking Atlantic crossing. The city skyline and the Statue of Liberty greet her arrival.
GENERAL BALBO & FLEET LEAVE FOR HOME General Italo Balbo and his armada of twenty-four Italian seaplanes begin the return trip on their then unprecedented round-trip flight from Rome to the Chicago World Fair. Gorgeous aerials of the mass flight include their passage over New York City and the Statue of Liberty.
BROOKLYN GIRLS ON SEA TRIP - 1932 Brooklyn resident Miss Beatrice Lewis and a friend enjoy a free cruise after she wins a contest. At first the ladies find it hard to relax but soon begin to enjoy the voyage and its breathtaking view of the New York city skyline.
CHICAGO WORLD FAIR EXHIBITION - 1932 AERIALS Gorgeous aerials of the Chicago Exhibition grounds where the 1933 World Fair will be held. Many of the Exhibitions modern and/or futuristic buildings such as the Hall of Science, the Travel and Transportation Unit with it's floating dome, the Adler Planetarium, the Chinese Lama Temple and neo-classic administration building form an incredible lake-front city skyline.
CONTE DE SAVOIA COMPLETES MAIDEN VOYAGE - 1932 The Conte de Savoia completes her maiden voyage thanks to crew member Gennaro Amatrudo who plugged a leak in a broken valve-port saving the ship from possible disaster. Passenger POV as the new Italian superliner safely arrives in New York City.
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