BABE RUTH FAREWELL ADDRESS - 1 Babe Ruth, ill with cancer, greets a packed stadium at a speech now known as his farewell address. He is guided to a microphone by applauding officials. Images of the applauding crowd. CU of child fans, standing and watching.
Date: April 27, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:18:00, No Audio
BABE RUTH FAREWELL ADDRESS - 2 Babe Ruth speaking into a microphone, making what is now known as his famous farewell address. Babe Ruth was very ill with cancer in this period. With a rough voice from a damaged throat he says, "There's been so many lovely things said about me, and I'm glad that I've had the opportunity to thank everybody. Thank you."
Date: April 27, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:16:00, With Audio
1940'S CHEERING SPORTS FANS Images of people cheering and jeering in a stadium's bleachers. Seated people cheering. Emotional fans rising with a nice camera dolly up. Fans screaming and gesturing angrily. CU of a man yelling. Profile CU of a fan wearing a hat yelling; the man behind him pulls the fan's hat over his eyes.
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.
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.
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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