Scenes of fire works. New York city in America. Views of Manhattan skyline and 5th Avenue in New York City. The Third United States World trade fair at the Coliseum on Columbus Circle in New York city. Flags hang on walls in the building. Stalls from various countries around the world like France,Germany,Norway,Italy,India,Venezuela, Japan,Luxembourg and China. Two men ride up on escalator. Men greeted by a Japanese woman at Japanese stall. Japanese woman adjusts flowers kept in a porcelain vase. Japanese Noritake China crockery and furniture on display along with other Japanese merchandise like vase,bowls,scissors. American women check Japanese leather bags made by Matsutaki Company. Bamboo merchandise on display. Silk clothes made by Kanegafuchi spinning company are also on display. 1964-65.
Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in New York City during the Great Depression. Skilled architects, draftsmen, and artists work for the WPA on a massive scale model of New York City, built in cooperation with New York University (this model predates the famous Panorama of New York City model built for the 1964 World's Fair). An artist is seen leaning over part of the model painting one of its features, which include detailed roads, bridges, buildings, and waterways. A hand lifts a building and measures its base with a ruler. Cartographic Survey WPA workers are seen creating a relief map of Staten Island for educational use. Artists including sculptors are seen creating new sculptures funded by WPA. A man carves a bust. Another man carves a relief stone commemorating Dewitt Clinton. A man stands in a Free Library and looks at books. Two women on a park bench look at books from the WPA Free Library holdings. A skilled artist is seen laying out and buildings stained glass windows for the United States Military Academy at Westpoint in New York. Stained glass panels depicting George Washington and soldiers are seen. A series of the George Washington stained glass windows is seen in place, with the artist applying final touches. Men work on the Federal Theater Project. Billboard signs advertising various WPA funded theatre productions in 1936 are shown, including Jefferson Davis, The World's Greatest Circus, Taking the Air, The Mikado, Macbeth, All American Minstrels, Battle Hymn, and Horse Eats Hat.
Opening scene shows a group of drum majorettes marching in the 1964 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Camera views alternate between spectators lining sidewalks and the marchers. Some spectators hold young children up so they can see. Several clowns are seen in bright costumes. A huge balloon float flies overhead, tethered by marchers. A float from the Radio City Music Hall carries several women dressed in white costumes, who wave to the crowd. A huge Donald Duck balloon sails high above the street. A Humpty Dumpty float is seen. Children watch intently from sidelines. An elaborate special car (The Koach,created by Barris Kustom Industries) carries cast members Ed Gwynne (Herman) and Al Lewis (Grandpa) of the Munster family television show. Spectators holding balloons as they watch the parade. The climax of the parade is a huge float carrying Santa Claus past the Macy's flagship store, at 151 West 34th Street, where marching bands line both sides of the street in front of the store entrance, to greet Santa.
Japanese products on display at the United States World Trade Fair at the Coliseum on Columbus Circle in Manhattan, New York City. A stall displaying Japanese photograph cameras. A microscope by Hitachi company. Japanese photo-flash lamps and radio. A woman sewing cloth on a Brother sewing machine. Approximately in 1964-65.
The 1964 World Series moves to a filled Yankee Stadium in New York with the Yankees and Cardinals tied one game apiece. In the ninth inning, Yankee great Mickey Mantle comes to the plate as fans cheer, and blasts the first pitch into the right-field stands for a game-winning home run. Teammates congratulate him as he crosses home plate. In game 4, Yankees take early 3-0 lead until Cardinals third baseman Ken Boyer (seen in closeup) hits a home run with the bases loaded to put Cardinals on top 4-3, the final score. Game 5, still at the stadium, Cardinals lead 2-0 in ninth inning but outfielder Tom Tresh blasts homer to tie the game and send it into extra innings. Announcer notes this has been a superb World Series as Tresh seen rounding bases. Shot of scoreboard showing tie score. In top of 10th inning, Cardinals catcher Tim McCarver, seen in closeup, hits a three-run homer to put Cardinals back on top. In the bottom of the 10th, Yankees' Roger Maris hits a popup which Ken Boyer catches leaning into the stands to make the final out. Cardinals lead the series three games to two, would go on to win it in seven.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson campaigning in New York City. A Car with a banner announcing that President Johnson will speak on the 50th anniversary of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union Medical Center, on June 6, 1964. President Johnson is seen with a huge crowd. People cheering. President Johnson mingles with the crowd and shakes hands with people. Photographers take pictures.