1940'S SUBURBAN AMERICA - 2 Idyllic shots of 1940's suburban American life. A little boy helps his father mow the lawn. Two small boys play with a toy wagon. A beautiful little girl helps her mother hang laundry.
MAIN STREET, USA Cars driving up and down a small, American town's Main Street in the 1940's. People crossing the street, a street car in the background. People standing and talking on the sidewalk, including older men and housewives. Teenagers, including one black teenager, hanging out in font of a drugstore.
WWII FOOD RATIONING Shots of WWII food rationing in grocery stores and meat markets. CU of a store window sign explaining food rationing procedures. A store clerk shakes his head, "no" to a woman customer. Various market window signs declaring food outages, including "NO MILK", "NO EGGS" and one sign reading, "PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR BUTTER TODAY." Empty food shelves. Women purchasing food using ration stamps. CU of WWII ration stamps. A grocer counting ration stamps.
1940S BUTCHERS Busy butcher shop images. A butcher sharpening his skewer. Butchers cutting and sorting meat. Customers wait in crowded shop as butchers weigh and sell meat. A smiling butcher displays a chicken to a customer. CU of a meat leg on a scale. A butcher hands a piece of wrapped meat to smiling women customers. CU of hands replacing price signs on displayed meats and cheese with higher prices.
END OF WWII CELEBRATIONS - 2 Huge crowds of military officers and civilians, in New York's Times Square, ecstatically celebrating the end of WWII. People marching in a parade. People waving at the camera and holding up the newspaper declaring Japan's surrender. Thousands of people standing in the streets as sailors hang from a lightpost. Office paper showers down onto the crowd.
Date: August 14, 1945 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:09:00, No Audio
END OF WWII CELEBRATIONS - 6 Huge crowds of military soldiers, officers and civilians ecstatically celebrating the end of WWII. CU of a soldier laughing. A young, pretty woman declines liquor from a soldier. An officer pours liquor onto his head from a bottle while soldiers unabashedly dance together beside him. Sailors kissing and dancing with women. A group of sodiers and civilian women drive through the crowd, waving, with an American flag.
Date: August 14, 1945 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:17:00, No Audio
END OF WWII CELEBRATIONS - 1 Ecstatic men and women in the US, wearing military uniforms, celebrating the end of WWII. A man jumps in the air amidst a flag-carrying crowd. CU of a woman laughing joyously. A group of women jubilantly skipping down a street carrying signs reading, "PEACE."
Date: August 14, 1945 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:05:00, No Audio
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