Forest fire in Olympic Peninsula, Washington. Smoke rises from the forests due to fire in the area. Firefighters try to extinguish fire. They run for their lives as burning trees fall on ground. Trees fall in the dark at night as forest fire continues to burn the rich timber land.
Various landmarks in Hood Canal region in Washington, United States. Women on deck of the trim steamer ship S.S. Potlatch (active 1912-1917; scrapped 1937). View from ship of wooded shoreline areas in Hood Canal. Men and women aboard the ferry ship. Homes, dock areas are seen. Wooded shoreline in the background. Snow covered mountains of the Olympic Peninsula in the background, including Mount Olympus. A row boat approaches the ship. Views from ship as it heads northward through the Puget Sound to the San Juan Islands. Close views of the San Juan Islands shorelines seen from the moving S.S. Potlatch.
A newsreel titled "Universal five wins Olympics basketball final" shows a game between the company team from Universal Pictures and the McPherson Globe Refiners from Globe Oil and Refining Co. of McPherson, Kansas. The McPherson team is sometimes also referred to as the Oilers, or the Refiners. The teams are seen playing in the Olympics Qualifying basketball final in New York's Madison Square Garden. People cheer the two teams. Universal defeats the McPherson Globe Refiners to win the Olympics final. The win entitled the Universal Pictures team to name 7 players to the Olympic basketball team representing the United States in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin Germany, and McPherson Globe Refiners was able to name 6 players to the team. These two teams beat out five U.S. college teams to earn the spots in the final and determine the makeup of the U.S. Olympic Basketball team. Players in the game in this video clip include Globe Refiners forward Francis Johnson, Centers Willard Schmidt and Joe Fortenberry, and Universal forward Carl Knowles. Universal beat the Globe Refiners by a score of 44 to 43. According to a Time Magazine article of April 13, 1936, the Globe Oil & Refining team, "...have perfected a technique called dunking with which they score by jumping up above the basket, dropping the ball into it." This may be one of the earliest references to dunking, now a staple technique in basketball. The same Time article further stated of the Oilers, "On the defense, they prevent opponents from scoring by batting the ball out of the basket." Again, the Globe Refiners were demonstrating play that later became standard in modern basketball. The idea for the Globe Refiners was a company promotion scheme, thought up in 1934 by Gene Johnson, the Sales Manager of Globe Oil who had several years experience coaching basketball. The Olympic team also included Washington State Huskey player Ralph Bishop. The USA went on to win the gold, defeating Canada 19-8.
The crew team 8-Oar finals in the United States, qualifying for the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin Germany. Teams participate to win the rowing finals for Olympic team. People watch the event. Trees in the foreground. The Washington Husky crew team from the University of Washington wins the finals. People applaud.
The Island of Capri, in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region of Italy.
View from hotel terrace overlooking buildings in valley with mountain in background. Trees, mountain, and sea viewed from different part of the terrace. Downtown scene shows pedestrians at a square, and a building with inscription: "capri l'isola che non si scorda mai" (capri,an island that one never forgets). (This compliment is attributed to Benito Mussolini from his visit there in 1925.) Scene shifts to views downward over terraced walkways reaching down toward the ocean. Views of cliffs and ocean. Views from the hotel terrace, again, of dark clouds and sea. A different sequence showing the sea from various points of view on the Isle. Nine local boys and two girls, pose for the camera.
Olympic divers at an annual meet in Los Angeles, California. The Olympic divers at high and low diving board. They dive in a swimming pool and exhibit various tricks. Spectators seated in a stand. A young swimmer on a diving board and dives. The divers one after the other dive in the pool exhibiting their trick. Spectators watch them diving.