The 1946 Golden Jubilee Parade celebrating the auto industry, in Detroit Michigan. A large crowd of approximately 750 thousand people watches from sidelines as antique automobiles drive past in the parade, along Woodward Avenue. The parade features a wide variety of antique and classic cars dating from as far back as the 19th century. Several jeeps carry persons, standing, who seem to be supervising the event. On a couple of occasions, cars stall and drivers must get out and hand crank them to restart, or push to get them running again. Some occupants are in costumes dating to the time of their cars. A Ford tractor pulls a float containing a Ford Fordson tractor. Another drives behind them. That is followed by a float showing the world and a message, "More food for a hungry world." The float also carries three men shoveling in a bread basket and a Ford tractor. A float carries the 999 race car built by Henry Ford, that set world speed records when driven by race driver Barney Oldfield. A 1946 Lincoln Continental that is possibly carrying Henry Ford, is followed by a large brass band, and more antique cars. A small brick building is seen on a float with a sign reading: "1896, The Original Ford car in First Workshop, 58 Bagley Avenue." The next float carries a 1940 Ford Station wagon, and a 1903 model Ford. Behind it are more antique cars. One stalls and need a push to restart. Scene changes to new perspective offering wider view of Woodward avenue, which is lined with tall Golden Jubilee signs. A pause in the parade allows spectators to spill into the street and some buses to pass. Closeups of more antique cars and their occupants. Closeups of the 1896 Ford workshop, showing the original Ford car inside, through a cutaway in the brick side.
The film 'Auto Workers in Detroit' about workers in automobile factories in Detroit, Michigan. Street traffic in Detroit. Various 1940s vehicles seen including Ford, Chevrolet, GMC. A trailer truck carrying new cars takes a turn. Exteriors of automobile factories. A trolley car comes to a stop. Workers get out of trolley car. A car pulls into a parking lot. A man gets out and walks to the factory. Men walk towards and into a factory. They punch time cards. Interiors of an auto plant. A worker pulls levers that start various machines. An automobile engine on an overhead hook dollied towards a car then lowered into position. A man works near the door of a Ford Custom 2 door sedan on the assembly line. Wheel and rim on the overhead hook dolly are placed into position.
The Cincinnati Reds defeat the Detroit Tigers in game 7 of the 1940 World Series to capture that year's major league baseball title. Shot of crowd at Crosley Field in Cincinnati Ohio watching the game. In second inning, the Tigers' Hank Greenberg (#5) is tagged out by the Reds' second baseman Eddie Joost in a rundown between second and third base, ending a Tiger scoring threat. Crowd cheers. In seventh inning, Tigers pitcher Bobo Newsom (#12) gives up a fly ball to Reds shortstop Billy Myers, allowing Jimmy Ripple to score what would prove to be the winning run in the 2-1 Reds victory. Hundreds of fans rush onto the field and celebrate with at the end of the game.
First scene shows commuters in rush hour arriving and departing a major rapid transit station. Motor vehicles (mostly buses) are parked beside the station and electric street cars are lined up behing one another along the tracks. (No women are evident in the crowd of commuters.) Next is a nighttime scene showing commuters climbing stairs from a station platform, in what appears to be an incident of some kind. An empty streetcar is parked next to the platform. A flare is burning on the track and some passengers are walking along the tracks to the stairs .Another flare is burning on the platform, itself.
A film version of the legendry 1940s stage show in the United States. American singer and dancer Jerry Jones arrange the show. Jones along with his other men standing inside a building and reading a paper about a show. They perform stage shows in several places. They perform the shows in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit and Washington DC. The Capitol building. The artists inside a building in Washington DC where they are to perform the show. A woman arrives in the building and talks to Jerry Jones. Jones talks to her about a soldier who was killed in the Pearl Harbor. He addresses the artists and talks about the show to be performed. People arrive at the theater to watch the show. Several dignitaries and officials also arrive. People applauding.
In Detroit Financial District, people in front of First State Bank Building at 751 Griswold at Lafayette in Detroit, Michigan. (The building was designed by Albert Kahn and Corrado Parducci, and later housed the Olde Discount Corporation). Interior of First State Bank Building, Detroit. Street view of First National Building under construction at 660 Woodward Avenue in Detroit (for First National Bank and other tenants). Automobile traffic on streets of Detroit. People leave Sweetest Heart of Mary, Roman Catholic Church, located on Russell Street at the corner of East Canfield avenue, in a historic Polish parish. (The neighborhood at the time was predominantely Polish.) In the distance is another Polish parish and Saint Josaphat Church located on East Canfield at the corner of Hastings Street (which is now the I 75 freeway). Heavy traffic on a main boulevard. Children play in playground on swings and slides. People and pigeons in a park. Heavy traffic on a street. Large crowd on shore and others in canoes in water at Belle Isle. Crowd streams through gate at dock to board the steamship ferry "Columbia" of the Detroit, Belle Isle and Windsor Ferry Company, with sign "Bob-Lo Route" on the side. Boblo Steamship SS Columbia (designed by Frank Kirby) filled with passengers underway on the Detroit River bound for Bob-Lo Island in Ontario Canada.