A basketball match between the Harlem Globetrotters and the House of David in Monticello, New York. An exhibition match for charity. People gathered in a basketball court. The match in progress. People applaud.
Presents travelogue of regions of United States. Pictures show sites located in New York, New England and Mid Atlantic States. In Manhattan, views of Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, New York City skyscrapers, plane flying in sky over Manhattan. Monuments, shopping areas, Carnegie Hall, pedestrians in New York City. A trainer teaches aerobics. Times Square and clubs and theaters of Broadway at night with lighted neon signs. Aerials and ground views of skyscrapers in New York City. View of Niagara Falls. Yacht at river in Boston. Buildings in the background. People in boats and outside cafe in Maine or New England, with fishing boats providing Lobster. Horse-drawn carriage, beaches, casinos and State House in Pennsylvania. Amish carriage pulled by a horse on roads in Pennsylvania. View of Atlantic City beach and casinos and hotels. Monuments in Washington DC including White House, Washington Monument, Statue of LIncoln in Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Capitol building viewed from grounds of Washington Monument. View of fossils inside Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Spirit of '76 and space vehicles seen in Air and Space Museum. Planes on tarmac at Washington National Airport with Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument in background. Travelers at airport rental car counters for Hertz and National. Small hotel or Inn in Virginia. Virginia countryside and view of Monticello. People in historic costume on horses, with carriages, and on foot in Colonial Williamsburg.
Start of a documentary production titled,"The Inheritance."
Introductory slate tells how in December, 1914, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (Union) was founded in a meeting at Webster Hall, New York City. It also describes how far and wide that union had grown in the ensuing 50 years.
An ocean liner is seen in the mist in New York Harbor. Fog horn sounds. The statue of Liberty is seen dimly through the fog. A commercial ship and a tug boat pass in front of Ellis Island. Views of building interior, Sign in boiler room reads: "U.S. Immigrant Station. Ellis Island. N.Y.H." Furnace door and thermometer and pressure gauges are seen. Large hall is seen. Camera pans through the empty corridors and rooms of the facility. The frame of an iron baby's crib sits in an empty room. View through window of Ellis Island proper, just outside, and of New York City buildings across the water. Montage of still photo images: Immigrants on the deck of a ship in 1901. Views of small children. A group of immigrants wearing the fez. Immigrants waving their hats as they see the Statue of Liberty. Broader view of the ship packed with immigrants. Interior of Ellis Island building with queue of new arrivals being processed. Immigration officers seated on high stools, checking documents of arrivals. Medical officer examines a boy with a stethoscope (screening for TB). View shifts to passengers arriving. They walk across the pier, carrying their belongings.
The baseball New York Giants at spring training in Phoenix, March 1954. This team would win the National League pennant and sweep the World Series in four straight games. Fans watch from the stands as two players warm up. Manager Leo Durocher (L) talks to his coaches: Herman Franks, Frank Shellenback, and Freddie Fitzsimmons. Close up of a smiling Durocher. Unknown player and future Hall of Famer Willie Mays do a mock army drill with baseball bats. Announcer notes Mays is returning from army service and is expected to be a big help to the Giants. Pitchers warm up, including new acquisition Johnny Antonelli, second from left.
Wisconsin's Alan Ameche awarded with Heisman Trophy as outstanding college football player of 1954. Ameche is seen wearing a suit along with trophy presenters in conference room. University of Wisconsin football player Alan Ameche seen holding the Heisman Trophy and smiling.
A Wednesday afternoon in the South Bronx, New York City. Camera pans down front of an apartment building on Crimmins Avenue, in the South Bronx, where people are sitting on the apartment house steps, watching men playing stick ball in the street. A 1954 Oldsmobile car turns into the street, keeping to the left to avoid interfering with the ball game. Closeups of players. One tries to take the stick of another. Players watch as a ball, hit high on a building, bounces its way down. A left-handed batter gets set, with a cigarette in his mouth. View down the Avenue. Two men walk along an apartment building roof. A dog walks past a pile of trash. Men seated alone, one backwards on a chair; another on a fire escape; one on a park bench; one in a doorway; and another on a box in front of a store. Two small boys sitting with their shoeshine boxes. Boys playing with a frisbee and two playing catch with a baseball on East 139th Street between Cypress and St. Ann's Avenues. Youth wearing sleeveless sweatshirt painted with picture of a skull and words:"Cara Gons," on it. Police officer in a patrol car parked at a curb. Another patrol car (at 2:48) driving west along 149th street at Bergen Avenue. A young man wearing a sweatshirt with "Latin Crowns" written on it, goes down some steps and through doorway into a building. Another "Latin Crowns" is worn by a youth doing pullups on bottom of fire escape, outside. A boy swings on the same bar. Several youths start to tussle and an older one steps in to break it up.