Members of a Fox Hunt gather with hounds at step of a church in Lexington, Kentucky, for annual blessing of the Hounds at opening of the Fall Hunt. Members are dressed in formal foxhunting uniforms of scarlet (pink) coats with white stocks (cravats) and black velvet caps. A clergyman blesses the hounds and some members of the hunt. A crowd of spectators watches the ceremony. Afterwards, members of the hunt proceed on horseback following the hounds.
A newsreel titled 'Blessing of hounds' shows people gathered in large number outside the church in Lexington,Kentucky. Priests bless the dogs at a ceremony. Few men ride away on horses.
Women's Army Corps (WAC) Sergeant in broadcasting studio for the Army Navy Screen Magazine feature called: "By Request." She holds a letter received from 43 American soldiers ("foxhole buddies") in New Guinea. They ask "By Request" to show them scenes from the University of kentucky, where they trained, and some shots of Lexington, Kentucky. The program continues with motion pictures of the requested scenes, beginning with the Phoenix Hotel and a theater on the Lexington Main Street. Pedestrians on the side walk and cars parked by the roadside. Keith's Bar and Chop House. Bartenders and waitresses serve beer. A roller coaster, known as the Wildcat (after UK's mascot) at the Joyland amusement park, located on Paris Pike north of town. The University of Kentucky campus. GIs and women soldiers on campus. A sign for the University. Soldiers take pictures by the statue of James Patterson on campus. (Given the lack of foliage on the trees, this film was obviously taken sometime between November and March. )
Two statues in the United States. First is the Lexington Minuteman Statue, representing Captain John Parker, located at Lexington Green in Lexington, Massachusetts. U.S. flag flutters from a flag pole in the background. Next is a bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln, seated, in the town square in Hodgenville, Kentucky. A store building is seen in the background of the town square (now site of the Lincoln Museum).
A film on maneuvers of the U.S. Navy in the United States. USS Lexington underway at sea. Several aircraft parked on the flight deck of the ship. A clock shows 8 o'clock. Pilots of the Lexington air group man the aircraft. The aircraft take off and in flight overhead. Airplanes being catapulted from battleships and cruisers. A formation of seaplanes in flight overhead. Airplanes take off to assist in maneuvers of a U.S. fleet. A formation of airplanes in flight over Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California. A torpedo installed on an airplane. The airplane takes off. A formation of three torpedo airplanes in flight. Torpedo squadron drops the torpedoes during the fleet maneuvers. Gun crew of 6" guns of a battleship man the guns and fire them. A line of battleships steaming in formation and firing turrets. A torpedo airplane with a torpedo in flight. A dive bomber during dives on USS Utah. USS Lexington steaming at sea preparing for the landing of an airplane. Undercarriage of the airplane approaches the aircraft carrier for landing. Airplanes land aboard the carrier. A large formation of airplanes in flight.
The famous thoroughbred racehorse Man o' War reaches his 21st birthday in Lexington, Kentucky. Man o' War at a farm with a jockey. He runs in the farm. Man o' War celebrates his birthday with his youngest son. A closeup of the horse. (Note:The groom leading him is Will Harbut who looked after "Big Red" for most of the great stallion's retirement.)