DANCE MARATHON Images from a 1930's dance marathon. Couples, wearing contestant numbers, dancing on a round dance floor. Audience members on bleachers watching and applauding. Couples swing dancing. A man shaves while dancing, with the assistant of a woman who holds a mirror and bowl. Contestants eating breakfast at a table. Exhausted men and women sleeping while their dancing partners support them, shake them awake or carry them off the floor. A woman puts an exhausted man onto a bed.
PAWSON TAKES FIRST IN BOSTON MARATHON Leslie S. Pawson of Pawtucket, Rhode Island comes in first place for the Boston Marathon. Other runners aren't quite so lucky and have to be carried away after they drop from exhaustion.
EXPELLED CATHOLIC NUNS ARRIVE IN HONG KONG - HD Catholic nuns of the Sacred Heart Academy in Peking had been terrorized by Red Guards before being expelled from China as "spies". On their arrival by train at the Lowu frontier, one of the nuns, Sister Eamon, collapsed from exhaustion and was seen on video being wheeled across the border on a trolley by Hong Kong Police Superintendent Matthew O'Sullivan. She later died in hospital. O'Sullivan was the Divisional Superintendent of the Frontier Division from 1965-1968. HD transferred directly from film to Apple Pro Res 422 HQ 23.98fps/1080p.
Date: September 9, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:44:00, No Audio
JOIE RAY IN GRUELING DANCE MARATHON - 1932 Former Olympic runner Joie Ray is among the competitors of dance marathon. To win cash prizes the hoofers eat, shave, sleep and read the newspaper or letters from loved ones as they move around the floor.
MARATHON DANCE CONTEST - WEARY COUPLES TRY TO KEEP GOING The headlines announce a 18 day and night dance marathon then cut to a scene straight out of the movie "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" One poor girl is so tired her partner is literally holding her up as she flops like a ragdoll in his arms. Marathon dance contests were a huge craze in the 1930s that thankfully didn't last.
COMBAT TRAINING Air Force personnel train at an Army Ranger base in Florida. Vivid footage of men and women undergoing simulated combat situations. Airmen run with a victim on a litter. A woman's face shows exhaustion as she struggles to get over a log. A ranger yells at airmen to get lower. Airmen crawl under barbed wire. Could be generic basic training.
Date: 1998 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:53:00, No Audio
POLITICS & BASEBALL - 1955 Politics and baseball come together as President Eisenhower throws out the ball to open the first game of the season. Meanwhile in Daytona Beach, Florida congressmen play a game - Democrats versus Republicans - until the game is called off due to exhaustion.
Date: April, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:08:00, No Audio
THREE MONTH DANCE MARATHON - 1932 Only a few couples remain in a grueling three month dance marathon at Coney Island, N.Y. Couples take turns sleeping in each others arms but have to look lively for certain numbers and make it to their feet after their break is over.
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