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Scenes from New York City with focus on Italian influence and lifestyle of Americans as seen by Italians

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 newsstand. 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."

Date: 1956
Duration: 2 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Italian
 
 
First Atomic submarine USS Nautilus underway and at sea in 1956; also scenes of SSM-N-8 Regulus cruise missile

United states Navy submarine SSN-571, the USS Nautilus, introduced in 1956. The nuclear powered USS Nautilus submarine underway at sea in United States. Men at controls as the first nuclear submarine is tested. SSN-571 in New York Harbor with Manhattan Island skyline of New York City in background. Next scene shows the guided cruise missile SSM-N-8 Regulus, also introduced in 1956, being fired from a ship, and an aerial view is seen of the Regulus guided missile in flight.

Date: 1956, December 24
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Fidel Castro raises funds, buy arms and ammunition in the United States and Mexico, for the revolution in Cuba.

Cuban rebels against the Batista government work in exile in the U.S. and Mexico in 1956. New York encircled on the U.S. map. View of papers fluttering all around baseball field as the freedom fighters' leaflets cause a delay in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. Players on the baseball field view the scene. Miami encircled on the U.S. map. Castro raises funds for the revolution in Miami. Police and officials inspect arms confiscated from the revolutionaries. Close up scene of a payoff, with money changing hands between two men. Mexico City and Quintana encircled on a map. A huge war chest is raised in Mexico City. Castro buys arms and a 58 foot yacht equipped to carry fourteen people in Quintana. Ammunition dumped into a carton. Aerial view of an island. Wheel house on Castro's boat, the Granma, that goes aground. Officers and men on the boat. The radio operator sends a message dictated by an officer leading to ambush of the rebels by troops and police loyal to Batista. Soldiers load ammunition, stand guard, and enter gates. Some of Castro's men escape to the Sierra Maestra Mountains. A woman lays flowers on a revolutionists' grave, killed during the ambush by Batista's men. Men with load on horses. They cross a stream. A man with a machine gun. Soldiers advance in the jungle, talk to civilians and rest. Soldiers eat fruits, including girls who have joined Castro's movement. Fidel Castro seated in a chair while a man trims his hair. Soldiers shoot at a plane in the sky. A soldier loads his rifle. A woman stitches a shirt with the name 'JULIO' on it. A woman dries clothes on a clothes line.

Date: 1956
Duration: 2 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Italian influence on American life. Italian Festival San Gennaro at Mulberry Street, in New York City.

Italian influence on American life, reflected in foods and history. Crowd eats Italian food at Italian Festival San Gennaro at Mulberry Street, in Little Italy, on lower East side of Manhattan, New York City. Italian chefs cook pizza and other food items at a restaurant kitchen. Exterior view of Marconi Restaurant sign in Little Italy. Views of Ferris Wheel; . decorative lights; a brass band. Customers eating pizza in restaurant. They put napkin on dog and feed him pizza. A Casino. View of George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River. Heroic sculpture of Italian explorer and navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano (c. 1485-1528) by Ettore Ximenes (1855–1926) in Battery Park, New York City. Home of Giuseppe Garibaldi, on Staten Island, New York. Visitors enter the home, which displays sign reading: (in Italian)" He lived in exile, 1851 to 1853. Giuseppe Garibaldi, Hero of two worlds." View of statue at Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain, Columbus Circle. in front of the Union Station, Washington, DC. Italian Carabinieri march in Columbus Day parade on 5th Avenue, in New York City. Italian and American flags displayed on building. St. Patrick's Cathedral is seen. Italian journalists at work in Washington, DC and New York City.

Date: 1956
Duration: 2 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Italian
 
 
Importance of interstate highways in United States; Point of view shots of American highway system from a moving vehicle

Shining glass panels of a building on a road side. A road construction site. View of Interstate 91 (I-91) construction in Hartford Connecticut. Traffic moving on an interstate highway. A 36 story apartment in New York, above the Freeway leading from the George Washington Bridge. A highway with bridges. View of commuter bus terminal and George Washington bridge over the Hudson River in New York City. Many views of American highways as seen from a moving vehicle. Speaking about the new interstate highway system, narrator says, "Soon, traffic will flow smoothly, in, around, and between every major city and town in America. There will be no traffic tie-ups where the interstate goes. Driving time will become minutes for local trips, and city to city travel will be shorter by hours. The complete network will make it possible to drive coast to coast, city to city, without a stop light and without delays caused by heavy traffic." Many 1950s era cars and trucks are seen moving on the highway roads. View of interstate highway in Atlanta Georgia of southern United States, with exits to Interstate 75 and Interstate 85. Sign on interstate highway 580 near Hayward California. Traffic moving under a bridge. Road signs on highway for exit to Route 21 in North Carolina between Charlotte and Statesville. Cars moving on roads. Back of a truck moving on a highway. A restaurant on the side of a road. Children fishing in a body of water on the side of a road. A family sitting in shade enjoying a picnic during a road trip. People eating at a picnic table. Two young children drink from glasses.

Date: 1956
Duration: 3 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of New York City buildings in 1939, and of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair

From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.

Date: 1939
Duration: 4 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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