Cierva C30 Autogiro (G-ACIO) built by British A.V. Roe & Co. is seen parked at Air Park, London, England. Several views of the autogiro. Scene shifts to aerial view of the new Federal Post Office building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. A Kellett autogiro lands on the building roof, on May 25, 1935,as part of dedication ceremonies,for the new Post Office building. Officials stand on the rooftop watching the landing. The pilot delivers a mail pouch to James A. Farley, the U.S. Postmaster General, thus initiating airmail service between Camden New Jersey and Philadelphia. Aerial views of the Post Office building and surrounding downtown Philadelphia. The autogiro climbing steeply away.
Jerome Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean named outstanding athlete of 1934 by Sports Writers Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dean, who led baseball's St. Louis Cardinals to World Series title that year, accepts a drink and the trophy. Men in tuxedos eat at the banquet. The man in closeup at TC: 00:35 is longtime Philadelphia Athletics owner and manager Connie Mack. Dean bites into his chicken and laughs.
Activities aboard ships docked at Philadelphia Naval Base in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rear Admiral Schuirmann comes aboard the USS Philadelphia (CL-41) light cruiser prior to ceremony. American flag is lowered from the fore top of the USS Philadelphia. Naval officers await the ceremony to start. Brazilian flag is raised to fore top of the USS Philadelphia light cruiser. Brazilian and American Naval personnel salute. USS Philadelphia tied alongside pier. USS ST Louis (CL-49) light cruiser tied along the pier. American sailor in the foreground. Sailor salutes and Brazilian being flag raised to fore top of USS St. Louis.
Strike of workers in a wage dispute spreads to Philadelphia's transportation system. People on streets going to work. Philadelphia. Streetcars, subways and buses lie idle. 'Station Closed' sign at Philadelphia subway entrance. Huge crowd of people walking to get to work, waiting at railway station and on streets for transportation. View of empty 46th street metro rail station in Philadelphia. View of taxis on streets and a press company without workers. Buildings and shops along streets of downtown Philadelphia. A line of African American men and women hitchhiking in downtown Philadelphia to get a ride. Group of 5 people runs to catch an available Philadelphia taxi cab. Scene changes to New York City where striking newspaper workers form a picket line. Empty newspaper offices are shown. Longshoreman dock workers on strike so office workers are seen hoisting a giant rope and assisting the Cunard ocean liner Queen Mary in docking operations at New York harbor slip covered in thin ice. Cunard Queen Mary passengers carrying their own luggage at the dock area due to the labor strike.
Vintage cars drive on streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two men work on a vintage car. The vintage cars drive on a street. Traffic on the street. Men and women seated inside the cars. Buildings on either side of the street. A man and a woman in an open vintage car. The woman waves to the onlookers on the street. The vintage cars on the street. Onlookers including policemen look at the cars.
Tony Laurentis eats a large dinner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He eats twelve broilers, two steaks, a meal roast and four pounds of spaghetti. After the meal Tony washes down the twenty pound meal with a gallon of red wine and another of beer. Women perform acrobatics.