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.
FIORELLO LA GUARDIA RADIO BROADCAST - 2 Hilarious footage of New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia seated at a desk and doing a radio broadcast for WNYC radio. He is reading Dick Tracy comics for children during a newspaper strike. Over the shoulder shot of the comics. Unique footage of the mayor's expressive nature and excellent acting/improvisational abilities.
FIORELLO LA GUARDIA W/ FIREFIGHTERS & DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia standing with New York firefighters. Beautiful photography of water shootinbg in the air from firefighters' hoses. Shot of LaGuardia gazing into the air. LaGuardia with other city officials controlling a large, hydraulic crane used for garbage disposal. Shot of the crane dumping garbage. LaGuardia walking with (then) WWII Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower. LaGuardia riding with Eisenhower in a motorcade. A member of the crowd runs and gives Eisenhower a giant key (to the city).
LOU GEHRIG'S RETIREMENT CEREMONY Emotional footage of Lou Gehrig's retirement including him speaking, shaking hands with Jim Farley and Mayor LaGuardia, posing with Babe Ruth. Also, shots of his fans. I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live fo
WAINRIGHT'S TICKER TAPE PARADE General Jonathan in lower Manhattan. He rides in a convertible with Mayor LaGuardia, then addresses a huge crowd at City Hall. Great wide-angle ticker tape and crowd shots.
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