Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment marks the end of Prohibition in the United States.
United States USA Date:1933, December 6 Duration:2 min 5 sec Sound:Yes
Secretary of State William Phillips signs the seal of the Department of State on the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment, marking the end of the dry law, and the end of Prohibition in the United States. Trucks move cargo of liquor to hotels and restaurants. Boxes of liquor arriving at ship docks and being unloaded. Scenes of celebration in Chicago and New York. Elevated view of Times Square at night with street traffic and neon signs. People drink liquor and celebrate in night clubs, bars and restaurants. A group dressed in black tie tuxedo sings "Hail Hail the Gang's All Here" and drinks as an orchestra plays. Close up view of a bartender as he shakes a shaker drink and pours liquor drinks for patrons. A chef in chef's hat and apron is seen in a wine cellar where he selects wine bottles and wipes the dust from each bottle, and then hands them to a restaurant employee to bring upstairs. Men and women gathered at a bar enjoy drinks as bartenders move quickly filling orders. Men stand three or four deep waving money bills and trying to get the attention of bartenders to order a drink. Close up of a woman drinking. Waiter pouring from a bottle labeled Vat 69. A waiter shaking a cocktail shaker and pouring drinks. Guests drinking alcohol. A woman brushes her forehead showing she feels tipsy. Busy scenes of pedestrians, cars and trucks on the streets of New York City at Times Square.
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