'Fashions on the Campus' shows two young women and a young men seated on a wall at the Avon Old Farms school in Avon, Connecticut. A young woman wears a "hoodwinker" with tassle on hood matching tassles at neckline. Two women with hoods in a room of the Avon Old Farms school. A woman wears a tweed dress, having coffee with a young man. She unbuttons her jacket and shows the man. Women pose in tweed outfits.
Veterans Memorial Hall in Saint Louis. Sign reads 'On This Site Was Born The American Legion May 8-9-10, 1919'. Interiors of an auditorium. The American Legion convention draws to a close with the election of Connecticut's Arthur J Connell as new National Commander. Crowd cheers.
Scenes from General Motor's Motorama event in New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel, in 1953. A couple stands next to a 1953 Pontiac Parisienne concept car displayed at GM's Motorama event. It was designed by GM's Harley Earl and team. The couple gets into the car as the man handles the steering. In the next scene, a young woman sitting in Oldsmobile Starfire is joined by another young woman. (Note: The Pontiac Parisienne is now part of the Bortz auto collection.)
Celebrations in Havana, Cuba as Cuban rebels led by Fidel Castro take over the city. Citizens marching in the streets carrying 26th of July banners (date in 1953 the coup began). Jubilant throngs of people. Newspaper man selling papers with large headline "Se Fue Batista" indicating that Batista has fled the country. Crowds smashing gambling machines in the streets. Hoards of students streaming from the University of Havana joining the celebrations. U.S. tourists leaving a hotel with packed luggage and taking refuge at the U.S. Embassy (being taken there in U.S. Military cars), and then leaving Havana on airplanes to return to the USA. Rebel fighters with beards entering the city. Views of Fidel Castro, a number of his lieutenants, and rebel fighters somewhere in the mountains. The Cuban flag flying.
American film and stage actor, Tyrone Power opens the 1953 Cancer Drive. Tyrone holds the American Cancer Society symbol and begins his appeal to the public. He talks about cancer, the crusade to save lives, research programs and the need to become aware. He holds up an envelope model and appeals to the people to donate generously and send gifts for the cause. He holds up an American Cancer Society poster to increase awareness about cancer.
New York Giants train in Phoenix Arizona prior to 1953 baseball season. This clip shows many of the prominent Giants from that time, minus Willie Mays, who was in the army that year. Shot of infielders Bobby Thomson, Daryl Spencer, Davey Williams and Whitey Lockman simultaneously turning and throwing. Shot of catchers Wes Westrum, Sal Yvars, Sam Caledrone, and two others. Shot of outfielders Monte Irvin, Jim "Dusty" Rhodes, Clint Hartung, George Wilson, Harvey Gentry, Don Mueller, Bill Taylor. Shots of pitchers Sal Maglie and Hoyt Wilhelm. Manager Leo Durocher confers with his coaches. Announcer notes return of star outfielder Monte Irvin, who missed most of 1952 with broken ankle. Irvin hits a pitch toward left field. Durocher talks at camera.