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Hollywood movie celebrities at the Silver Jubilee of Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal Studios, in Universal City, California.

The Silver Jubilee of Carl Laemmle, the founder of Universal Studios, in Universal City, Los Angeles, California. The stars of the motion picture industry gathered at the Universal Studios. Will Hays, the first president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), presents a scroll in frame to Carl Laemmle. Laemmle's son, Carl Laemmle, Jr., takes the frame from Carl Laemmle, Sr. Mary Pickford, a Canadian motion picture actress, speaks to Carl Laemmle. Other motion picture stars around Carl Laemmle and the stars. Will Rogers, American actor and comedian, speaking to Carl Laemmle. Other stars watch them. Carl Laemmle Jr. pulls Louis B. Mayer over to his side to show him the award. Carl Laemmle Sr. flanked by Will Hays, Mary Pickford and Will Rogers.

Date: 1931, February 2
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
A newly invented dirigible is tested in Universal City, California.

A scientist invents a 500-passenger dirigible and predicts 24-hour crossing time to Europe in the giant blimp. The airship floats in air in Universal City, California. The scientist inspects the airship.

Date: 1931, October 22
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
International Houses in New York, University of California at Berkeley, and Chicago.

Clouds move in the sky. A college student lies in the grass with his hands behind his head, then joins two fellow students of differing nationalities as they enter the main gate of a college. Exteriors of the college building. A young engineer draws designs. Young woman draws a sketch. A student examines corn and makes notes. A man reads a medicine book. Scenes from International Houses in New York, Chicago and Berkeley, California. Front facade of International House building on Riverside Drive in Manhattan, New York City, with words "That brotherhood may prevail" inscribed above "International House". Exterior shots of college buildings in New York City, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of California at Berkeley. Individuals arrive at International House at the University of California, Berkeley. Exteriors of the building. Student named Carlos walks up the steps. He is greeted by a staff person who escorts him inside. In the lobby, Alan Blaisdell, Executive Director of Berkeley's International House, meets him and escorts him upstairs.

Date: 1948
Duration: 4 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Carl Laemmle congratulated on the 20th Anniversary of Universal City Studios in Universal City, California.

Film opens with a brief aerial view of Universal City studios in California. Next, Carl Laemmle, who founded Universal in 1915, is seen being recognized and congratulated by friends and wellwishers on the Studios' 20th anniversary.

Date: 1935
Duration: 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Colleges prepare students for military and civil occupations useful in war effort, United States.

Aircraft in formation. Officers working and looking at charts in a plane. Flying boat in flight. Military vehicles cross pontoon bridge. Gun crew beside a gun. Men operate artillery. Graduation at Annapolis in Maryland. Various colleges across United States. President of Purdue University, Edward C Elliott at desk gives a speech. Planes parked at Purdue University Airport. Instructor talks with college students in civilian clothing who are learning to fly. Tuskegee school students before war. Fliers operate planes at Tuskegee in Alabama. Men attend ground crew classes. Pilots outside laboratory to learn meteorology. At the University of Virginia, in the aeronautical department, students are seen learning principles of aircraft design use of wind tunnels. Mechanical Engineering college students work with equipment. Student work with communication devices. Medical college trains doctors and nurses. View of the University of Virginia School of Medicine building facing University Avenue. Men and women students in laboratory with test tubes and various tests underway. Another scenes shows a student working in a blood bank. Military messages and various diplomatic terms are taught to students by instructors. Students in Chinese and Japanese library at Harvard University learn Asian relations. Scientists work with selected students. U.S. Navy sailors in uniform work at Purdue University. Some are seen training as electricians. Other training classes are seen at Cornell Universtiy. At a Law school lecture auditorium of the University of Virginia law school, high ranking officers learn how to control occupied territory. At Tulane Medical school, officers learn how to fight tropical diseases. Army medical officers look through microscopes in a Tulane laboratory. Cadets at Quartermaster School at the Harvard School of Business are seen receiving instruction in how to manage army camps. They learn how to supervise camp kitchens. Students at Cornell University in a nutrition department laboratory are working to create vitamin rich, compact foods to be condensed in small blocks and carried in aviator kits. At a University of California laboratory, a students works to dehydrate foods to one fifth of their former size. Dehydrated fruits and vegetables are shown being weighed. African American students are trained at Hampton Institute. They are seen in the classroom, in a science laboratory, and working in a machine shop turning out war materiel. African American students learn welding in a shop classroom, and then some are shown working at shipyards. Men work with field equipment. Training of ROTC cadets is given at many schools including Perdue University. Cadets handle modern rifles, military vehicles, and learn artillery skills. Cadets beside a stadium at Texas A&M University put on gas masks and are trained for gas-raids. Cadets learn to thrown hand grenades. Navy ROTC students at Georgia Tech learn naval tactics. A groups of California students study a torpedo. Tulane University Navy ROTC students learn ship gun skills. Navy ROTC students in Virginia board a ship to learn practical sea skills. At University of North Carolina, students in the Naval pre-flight program attend fitness classes, do formation calisthenic exercises, learn boxing, and hand-to-hand combat. Navy cadets at a swimming pool practice swimming and diving skills, including fully clothed diving and swimming, and swimming under simulated burning oil.

Date: 1942
Duration: 10 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A history of Universal Pictures and celebration of its Golden Anniversary in Universal City, California.

A cake celebrating Universal's 50th anniversary is displayed. Thomas Edison seen in his laboratory. Drawing shows woman looking through an Edison Kinetoscope. Hands demonstrate flip card motion pictures. A model of Edison's "Black Maria" studio. Kinescope pictures displayed include 'Charlie Chaplin and the Dumb waiter' , 'Billy West in the Absent Minded Janitor', 'Ham and Bud in The Sausage Factor!', and 'Bill Hart's Best.' A man watches Kinetoscope of a Bill Hart movie. Scenes from Carl Laemmle's 1909 film 'Hiawatha' Movie set. Cameramen behind hand cranked camera. Outake from 1935's 'East of Java' shows Charles Bickford mauled by a lion. Aerial view of Universal City. Will H. Hays presents Carl Laemmle with plaque honoring 30th year as film maker as Cecille B. Demille, Mary Pickford and Will Rogers look on. Other celebrities include Edward Arnold, Otto Kruger, Jesse Lasky, King Baggot, May Robson, and Binnie Barnes. Clark Gable, Jack Oakie, Jack L. Warner, Carol Lombard, and William Powell at a Hollywood premiere. 'Spartacus' opens at the Pantages theater. The movie 'Back Street' premieres. John Gavin, Anna May Wong, Miyoshi Umeki, James Shigeta, and Nancy Kwan are at the opening of 'Flower Drum Song.' Movie premieres of 'The Pajama Game' and 'Love, Come Back' featuring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall. John Saxton and Janet Lake attend premier of 'Midnight Lace' Other celebrities include producer Ross Hunter with Julia Meade and Lana Turner. Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin attend premiere of 'Come September' Rock Hudson accepts German film award. Premiere of 'Anaguas a Bordo' with Tony Curtis. Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, and Janet Leigh at premiere of Spartacus. Kirk Douglas attends royal showing of Spartacus in London. Princess Margaret congratulates him as well as Universal President Milton Rackmil and VP Americo Aboaf. Milton Rackmil and Cary Grant Universal's 50th anniversary cake.

Date: 1962
Duration: 4 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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