Views of Lexington Main Street and University of Kentucky on 'By Request' program for American GIs.
Lexington Kentucky USA Date:1945 Duration:2 min 5 sec Sound:Yes
Women's Army Corps (WAC) Sergeant in broadcasting studio for the Army Navy Screen Magazine feature called: "By Request." She holds a letter received from 43 American soldiers ("foxhole buddies") in New Guinea. They ask "By Request" to show them scenes from the University of kentucky, where they trained, and some shots of Lexington, Kentucky. The program continues with motion pictures of the requested scenes, beginning with the Phoenix Hotel and a theater on the Lexington Main Street. Pedestrians on the side walk and cars parked by the roadside. Keith's Bar and Chop House. Bartenders and waitresses serve beer. A roller coaster, known as the Wildcat (after UK's mascot) at the Joyland amusement park, located on Paris Pike north of town. The University of Kentucky campus. GIs and women soldiers on campus. A sign for the University. Soldiers take pictures by the statue of James Patterson on campus. (Given the lack of foliage on the trees, this film was obviously taken sometime between November and March. )
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