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Jan G Masaryk talks to Harry M Warner about the U.S. screen industry's role in safeguarding democracy in Burbank, California

Officials discuss in Burbank, California. Czechoslovak diplomat Jan Garrigue Masaryk greets American studio executive Harry Morris Warner. He tells Harry Morris Warner that the U.S. screen industry is an important safeguard for Democracy.

Date: 1939, March 30
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aircraft workers on an assembly line during the construction of U.S. Lockheed bomber airplanes in Burbank, California.

U.S. Lockheed bomber airplanes under construction in Burbank, California during World War II. The airplanes are to be transported to England. Aircraft workers on an assembly line in a factory. The workers move out of the factory. Cars parked outside the factory.

Date: 1939, November 27
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Czechoslovak politician Jan Masaryk speaks to Harry Warner, a Polish American studio executive, in Burbank, California.

A Czechoslovak politician meets Harry Warner in Burbank, California. Politician Jan Masaryk, the son of the first President of Czechoslovakia, says to Polish American studio executive Harry Warner that the U.S. screen industry is an important safeguard for democracy.

Date: 1939, March 30
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Luther Burbank and views of plantings at the home and gardens of the famed horticulturalist in Santa Rosa, California

Trees and gardens on the property of Luther Burbank, the famed horticulturalist in Santa Rosa California. In his experimental gardens are seen roses in bloom. Also a walnut tree, and a garden with a greenhouse connecting to the back of Burbank's home. A gardener with a watering can walks beside a raised garden bed. A Monkey Puzzle pine tree is seen with Luther Burbank inspecting it and walking beside it.

Date: 1917
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Howard Hughes flies a Northrup Gamma airplane from Chicago to Los Angeles in less than half a day

A newsreel titled 'Lunches in Chi. Hops to L.A. For his dinner.' Howard Hughes, famed industrialist and aviator, is seen dressed in a suit and tie, seated in a Chicago restaurant having lunch. He finishes and leaves. The next scene shows nose of a Northrop Gamma 2G airplane with engine running. A brief glimpse of Hughes,still in suit and tie, wearing leather flying helmet with goggles pushed up on his forehead. With Hughes piloting, the airplane taxis and takes off from Chicago. It is seen in a gentle left bank as it departs. Later, Hughes is seen landing at Union Air Terminal in Burbank, California. Hughes is seen in opened cockpit as he taxis in to the parking ramp. He taxis past a Stinson hangar, parks, and climbs down from the aircraft. He is accompanied by a number of men as he walks across the parking ramp. (Note: Howard Hughes is flying a modified Gamma 2G airplane, number NC13761,that he leased from famous woman aviator, Jacqueline Cochran, who ordered it powered by a liquid-cooled 700-hp Curtiss Conqueror engine,driving a two-blade propeller. Hughes modified it with a 1000-hp Wright SR-1820-G2 radial engine, driving a three-blade constant speed propeller, and used it to set a new transcontinental nonstop record, flying from Burbank, California to Newark, New Jersey in 9 hours 26 minutes 10 seconds with an average speed of 259 mph, on 13-14 January 1936. The flight shown here set a speed record of 8 hours and 10 minutes from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California.)

Date: 1936, May 14
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American aviator Howard Hughes arriving at Union Air Terminal in Burbank California after setting speed record from Chicago to Los Angeles

Exterior view of terminal and tower of airport called Union Air Terminal in Burbank, California. View of Northrop Gamma 2G (NR13761) aircraft, piloted by aviator Howard Hughes, as it lands in Burbank, having set a speed record for flight from Chicago to Los Angeles. View of the Northrop Gamma 2G aircraft as it taxis and stops near airport terminal buildings. Howard Hughes is greeted by crew and supporters. He removes flight goggles, stands, and exits the aircraft. Hughes in his Northrop Gamma 2G had flown from Chicago to Los Angeles in 8 hours and 10 minutes, traveling at 215 miles per hour.

Date: 1936, May 14
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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