People gathered at the Lee theater in Fort Lee, New Jersey for a double anniversary celebration. The 50th year of New Jersey Borough and commemorating the country's first permanent motion picture studio. The Glenn Miller Story being shown at Lee theater. A banner put up for the event from May 23 to 29. Cameraman photographing turn of the century bathing models with a hand cranked camera. People watch the models. Mayor Louis F Botjer presents an anniversary plaque to a theater person. Bess Myerson, Miss America 1945 looks at the plaque. Cars on the road.
Two boys and two girls charged with vandalism in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Police officer bring in the two boys and two girls. A police lamp. Girls and boys present charges to Desk Lieutenant. Two girls and Desk Lieutenant. Girls and boys reply to Desk Lieutenant. Officer writes on a booking card.
Works Progress Administration (WPA) building projects during the New Deal effort of the Great Depression: Palisades Interstate Park along the Hudson River in Fort Lee, New Jersey. A group of teenage boys hiking in the park. Groups gathered at a picnic area. Boys and girls playing outside of a new bath house building beside the park beach. View of the Perkins Memorial Tower built in honor of the former chairman of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, and a wide view of the Palisades Interstate Park Administration Building still under construction. Scene changes to Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale New York, as 1930's cars drive in front of a newly built club house to discharge passengers. A uniformed door man stands by. Women golfers and men golfers play on the new 18 hole golf course in the park which requires no membership.
View, from inside the mouth of a rough earthen tunnel, showing Actor Lee Marvin speaking about Clifford Milburn Holland, who was Chief Engineer on the project to build a tunnel under the Hudson River, linking New York and New Jersey. View inside construction work area. The project's chief designing engineer, Ole Singstad, explains the problem of ventilating the exhaust fumes from cars traversing the tunnel. Scenes of workers down in the tunnel during construction. Governors Arthur H. Moore, of New Jersey, and James Walker, of New York, shake hands at the boundary of their two states, inside the Holland Tunnel,under the Hudson River, during a project completion ceremony. Interestingly, they stand on each other's side of the boundary as they shake hands. Motorcycle policemen escort some of the first cars through the tunnel at its opening. View from rear of a car traversing the tunnel, of other cars following. Engineer Singstad speaking more about the tunnel ventilation.
Exteriors of Fort Monmouth and its Camp Evans Signal Laboratory in New Jersey. Radar dishes revolving in fenced area. Visit of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, Chairman of Senate Subcommittee investigating "Army Signal Corps Subversion and Espionage.". Among those accompanying Senator McCarthy are Roy Cohn, chief counsel to the Senate Subcommittee , Senator H. Alexander Smith, of New Jersey, Robert T. Stevens,Secretary of the Army, Congressman James O. Auchincloss, of New Jersey, and Major General K.B.Lawton, Commanding General of Fort Monmouth. McCarthy and companions board a Military Air Transport C-47 aircraft to depart.
Cowboy, Lee Martin, of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, rides his horse "Sunfish" behaving like a bucking bronco, in a corral. Frank Hammitt, also from the Wild West Show, stands on the fencing, firing a pistol at the ground. Cowboy Martin waves his hat and smiles during the ride. Recorded on grounds of the Edison Company in West Orange, New Jersey, United States.