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Street scenes near Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Streets in Los Angeles, California circa 1950

Street level view near the southeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles, California. View facing north on Vine Street. A car towing a three-wheel motorcycle turns east onto Hollywood Blvd. Late 1940s and early 1950s automobiles driving on the street. Camera pans westward and other buildings are seen looking north on Vine, including the El Capitan Theatre at 1735 North Vine Street (now the Avalon Hollywood nightclub), the Ontra Cafeteria at 1719 North Vine Street (now the Redbury Hotel at 1717 North Vine), the Melody Lane cafe at the northwest corner of Hollywood and Vine, and the Harris & Frank store on Hollywood Boulevard. Brief view of a streetcar or trolley going west on Hollywood Boulevard. Street level camera view then shifts to the southeast corner of Ivar Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, looking west on Hollywood Blvd. Theater marquee of the Admiral Theatre (later the Vine Theatre) is seen across the street at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard. Beyond it, looking west, is the Security Pacific Bank building at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard, and beyond that are the Warners Radio Towers for station KFWB atop the Warner Bros Theatre. Pedestrians walking on sidewalks, and cars and trucks on the street. Scene shifts to various elevated views of Los Angeles with a heavy smog layer settled over the city.

Date: 1950
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German Scharnhorst class Battlecruiser fires guns while underway during World War II

German naval vessel underway at a sea in the European Theater during World War 2. A brief view of a Scharnhorst class Battlecruiser. The Heavy Cruiser Admiral Scheer following her refit in late July 1940. Note her (slight) raked bow and the seaplane mounted behind the funnel. The bow of a Scharnhorst class Battlecruiser. Note the two forward 28 cm. triple turrets. Crew stand at attention at the bow of the ship. A German flag flutters on a flag pole. The angled funnel cap and lack of torpedo launchers on the rear deck identify this as a Scharnhorst class Battlecruiser. The forward 28 cm. turrets rotate prior to opening fire. View of the 28 cm. main armament. 28 cm. and 15 cm. guns open fire (possibly on targets in Norway?).

Date: 1940
Duration: 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
United States infantrymen climb nets and monkey bars and do push ups during their physical training in the United States.

Training of U.S. Army infantrymen in the United States in the year 1940. Infantrymen climb down a net during their physical training. Supplies are carried down. They do push ups on a field. They learn to advance on a field. They climb obstacles and cross obstacle courses. War scenes depict infantrymen advancing on the battlefields in the European and the Pacific Theater. They load and fire artillery.

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The invasion of Poland, Dunkirk evacuation, Second Armistice, and London Blitz during World War II.

'50 Years of Cinematography' depicts the role of military and news cameramen during World War II. Germany starts the War. Invasion of Poland in 1939: German Nazi Luftwaffe bombers in flight over Warsaw. Explosions due to the bombardment. Burning and damaged buildings in the war torn city. Civilians amidst rubble and ruins. Soldiers and civilians look at corpses on a sidewalk. A woman with her child cries. A man walks on a street. Dunkirk Evacuation in 1940: Allied troops evacuated from the Dunkirk coast. Allied troops on ships. Smoke rises from a ship under German attack. Soldiers wade through the water towards waiting ships. Burning ships. The Second Armistice at Compiegne after the German victory in the Battle of France, 1940: German troops stand at attention. German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, President of the Reichstag Hermann Goering, German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel and other German officers arrive at the venue. The leaders and officers walk past the soldiers at attention. Hitler gives the Nazi salute. The Blitz, London in 1940-1941: Bomb damaged buildings. Cars and pedestrians amidst ruins and rubble on the streets. A train over a collapsed wall. Civilians in a horse cart. A wrecked bus in a damaged building. Rescue workers among the rubble. Clouds over the city.

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Nazi armies invade Belgium and the Netherlands in 1940

Invasion of Belgium and the Netherlands by Germany on 10th May, 1940. Belgium: Nazi troops enter Belgian border crossing with armor and infantry, and invade Belgium. Netherlands: German Ju 52 trimotor transport aircraft carry paratroopers who jump over Rotterdam, Netherlands. They land and move against defenders on the ground. Defenders surrendering under white flags. German aircraft bomb parts of Rotterdam and cause a large conflagration at Rotterdam Port. Fires burning in Rotterdam. civilians leaving areas of fire carrying belongings.

Date: 1940, May 10
Duration: 3 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German soldiers man machine guns and artillery pieces in the European Theater during World War II.

German soldiers in the European Theater during World War II. A soldier mans a machine gun. Soldiers behind sand bag mounds. They man machine guns. The soldiers at artillery pieces. An anti aircraft gun being manned.

Date: 1940
Duration: 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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