National Motorcycle Championship held at Loconia in New Hampshire, United States. Several riders crash at a turn. A rider crashes into a woman spectator. The winner takes the checkered flag.
The flooded areas after the Smith Paper Company dam has been opened in Manchester, New Hampshire. A bridge over the Merrimack River The top of a house floating under the bridge. A power plant surrounded by water. Two U.S. Army Air Corps Martin B-10s flying over New Hemisphere River and mountains. The crew aboard B-10. The B-10 dropping relief bundles to stranded flood refugees in New Hampshire.
The baseball New York Giants get ready for the 1956 season at spring training in Phoenix Arizona. Fans in stands watch as new manager Bill Rigney hits ground balls in practice. Shots of first baseman Whitey Lockman, pitchers John Antonelli and Hoyt Wilhelm, and catcher Wes Westrum. Clip notes that Hall of Famer Johnny Mize has returned to the team as a coach and can hopefully instruct players on batting skills. Giants stars Alvin Dark, Dusty Rhodes and Hall of Famer Willie Mays take swings in batting cage.
An Italian motor scooter with a number plate reading 'NY 06 13409, 1956'. A coffee house in New York City serves espresso coffee and pastries. People seated at restaurant. Italian paintings on display in a Manhattan Gallery. Italian movie La Strada shows at the Translux theater; view of marquee. Norma performed at Metropolitan Opera. Italian stage production "The Best House in Naples" playing the Plymouth Theater. Italian books, magazines and newspapers at a shop and newstand. Close up of pigeon birds at Times Square and view of Times Square area, roads, and theatres. Sign at Times Square advertises Buitoni Italian sauces and spaghetti, next to one announcing that Judy Garland would appear, in person, at the RKO Palace Theater in an all star variety show beginning September 26 (1956). People peer through restaurant window to watch man cooking Naples-style spaghetti. Shops selling Italian food products are shown. Stores display signs such as: "Gusto Ravioli Company" ; "Manganaro Grosseria Salumeria"; "Latticini Freschi." Bakery truck displays sign reading: "Stella D' Oro." Italian-American participation in politics is illustrated by banner across a street reading: "Elect Joe Nobile Auditor."
A preview of the Ice Capades of 1956 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. People seated inside a theater. Girls performing ice skating in a rink. Figure skaters performing in front of the people. People applauding and cheering. American figure skater Donna Atwood performing.
New York Yankees players run onto the field at spring training for 1956 baseball season. Yankee manager Casey Stengel follows. Shots of Yankee pitchers Tommy Byrne and Mickey McDermott warming up. Catcher Yogi Berra catches a ball. Outfielder Hank Bauer takes swings in batting cage. First baseman Joe Collins scoops up a grounder. Shortstop Phil Rizzuto smiles. Gil McDougald and Mickey Mantle swing in batting cage. (Note: '56 Yankees would win the American League pennant, then win the World Series over the Brooklyn Dodgers four games to three. )