Shows men,women and children of Astoria holding American flags parade the streets to celebrate rituals of Greek Orthodox Easter. Accompanying them is Archbishop Athenagoras and his fellow church clergy dressed in elaborate robs. Congregation heads inside St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox cathedral. Overhead shot of Archbishop with holy cross and other clergy with lit candles in center of thousands of attendants.11 April 1938.
Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.
12th Annual Communion Breakfast Mass of the Motion Picture Industry in New York City. Exterior of the St. Patrick's Cathedral. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph F. Flannelly presides over the religious ceremony. Cathedral is filled with worshipers. Afterwards,700 participants, from the Motion Picture Industry, proceed to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel for the Communion Breakfast. New York's Lt. Governor, Malcolm Wilson, speaks to the gathering. Among those seen are: John O'Conner, of Universal Pictures, attending with his daughter, Mrs. James Vaughn; Actress Thelm Ritter, and her husband; and Monsignor George Kelly,the featured speaker. Also seen were humorist, Harry Hirshfield; Charles Aliquot of the French press and Martin Frigley,Jr.
Baseball events in 1938 in the United States. Closeup of Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds followed by scenes of him pitching during his two back-to-back no-hitters against the Boston Red Sox and the Brooklyn Dodgers, respectively. Spectators seated in the stands. Legendary baseball player, George Herman "Babe" Ruth, now a Brooklyn Dodger coach, is seen donning a Dodger uniform. He hits a ball on the sidelines during warmups. View of fans seated in the stands. Baseball team New York Yankees in its dugout during the 1938 World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Yankees defeat Cubs. New York Yankees manager Joe McCarthy shakes hands with Chicago Cubs Manager Gabby Hartnett after New York wins the World Series in four games straight. New York Mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia, is seen in a box seat, wearing a large-brimed hat. He holds his nose and waves a hand in distain. The spectators in the stands cheer. From a September 16, 1963 newsreel featuring events from 25 years earlier.
Many taxi cabs travel past Grand Central Terminal along Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, New York City, United States. Scene North of Grand Central with cars heading North on Park Avenue and flags of the Waldorf Astoria hotel visible at East side of street. Clear view of the Chrysler Building.
Negro soldiers of U.S. Army parade along a street in Astoria, New York during World War II. Negro soldiers and WACs (Women's Army Corps) parade.