FRANK HAWKS & "TIME FLIES" ON SPEED FLIGHT Aviator Frank Hawks takes his new plane "Time Flies" from National Airport in Washington, D.C. to LaGuardia Field, New York in 48 minutes. The new plane is able to reach speeds of 300 m.p.h.
LAUNCHING OF THE USS BROOKLYN The U.S.S. Brooklyn slides down the ways as Kathryn Jane Lackey smashes a christening bottle over her bow. Mayor LaGuardia and other dignitaries attend the launching of the ship.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:30:00, No Audio
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.
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 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).
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