American film actress Sandra Dee arrives in her hometown Bayonne, New Jersey. She visits her school. Exterior of the school building. People gather inside the building. They greet the actress who is featured in her new film 'The Snow Queen'. People cheering and applauding. She poses with her family for a photograph. Sandra seated in a car moving on a street. People gather around the car. She gives autographs to them.
Burning of Standard Oil Company tanks at Bayonne in New Jersey. Fire triggered by a lightning strike during a thunder storm, which caused Naphtha tank No. 7 of Standard Oil Company's plant to explode. People on street in Bayonne, with sky darkened by the heavy smoke rising high above the town. People evacuate area threatened by the fire. Horse-drawn wagons carrying goods, follow wheel tracks in the street. Several men with bicycles. Two men pull a wagon loaded with bedding and furniture.
Children lean out windows of railroad train climbing hill at Mount Washington, as men make adjustments on track bed while the train approaches at slow speed. People outside Binion's Horseshoe casino and hotel in Las Vegas with neon lights flashing and illuminating a woman crossing the street. View of people walking on city streets, town streets, and inside buildings in America in mid 1960's, including views of various late 1950's through mid 1960's cars on roads. View of Belmar Hotel in New Jersey. Families on vacations hiking on ridge tops and beside large canyons; possibly Grand Canyon. Three young boys, shirtless, walking along a wooden fence on a large western ranch. Three women in bathing suits walking on sand of a beach. Heap of waste old 1940's and 1950's cars stacked up. A family with women and children walking along a city street. A line of boys with backpacks, possibly boy scouts, walking along a trail in the woods. Air Force Academy cadets marching on grounds of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. Pedestrians crossing busy city streets and cars on city streets in American cities. Boy pulls a girl seated in a red wagon along a suburban sidewalk. Man crosses city street with garment wagon as a vendor pushes his food truck along the street. Man pushes a cart stacked high with cardboard boxes. Men on golf course wheel golf bags near the green. Man wheels gas tank along a seashore area. Post office mail carrier wheels mail bag on sidewalk of neighborhood. Women pushing babies in strollers and scenes along a street market
Robert Moses,controversial visionary urban planner of bridges, highways, and worlds fairs, inter alia, for New York City, from the 1920s through about the 1960s. He is seen at a desk in his office, wearing shirt and tie, but no jacket. A large map of Greater New York, including New Jersey and Long Island, is on the wall behind him. He makes and receives telephone calls. Scene shifts to another office, where he appears wearing a jacket. He reviews papers containing planning ideas including sketches. Mr. Moses annotates some of the documents.
The kidnapping and murder case of the infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh, in Flemington New Jersey. Coverage of court ruling in 1935. A huge crowd outside the court during the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for kidnapping and murder termed as 'the crime of the century'. Lindbergh and his wife confront Hauptmann from witness stand. The letters of ransom written by Hauptmann. Lindbergh testifies in the court of trial. Hauptmann cross examined by Attorney General Wilnetz. On February 13, 1935 Judge declares that Hauptmann will receive the death penalty, by electric chair. From a January 1960 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Computer screen showing animation of a silhouette of a man running. Narrator states that the first such image was generated at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New Jersey in the early 1960s. More views of the so called "Olympic Runner" generated by the Bell Laboratories newest digital computer. Colors like pink, blue and red are used in the animation. Men seated in a control room, interacting with the digital computer and other animation and recording hardware. Views of computer screens and discussion by narrator about various visual forms created by the analog computer. Various computer generated images are shown on the screen. Engineer stands in front of video tape machine where the images are being recorded. More computer and animation hardware is shown including an Animation Aid. Narrator describes process of photographing analog computer art work onto motion picture film. Engineer is seen operating camera, and then a close up view of motion picture film running on machines and on reels. Animation and color consultant in discussion as they stand over some frames of the film that they have isolated. Sample work of early computer artists is shown, with moving animated art seen on screen, combining color and motion in new ways that were not possible before the digital computer. Another view of the video tape machine operating. Narrator discusses use of the computer also in development of the music that accompanies the visual images. Animated clock is seen. Different kinds of animations are seen.