- Title: CF736
09:59:01 - 10:04:50
Depression-era New York – 1930s.
Great shots of the elevated railway track in New York. Past the hippodrome, skyscrapers, street cars, parks, street scenes, Battery Place, Lower Broadway, Washington Arch and 5th Avenue. Ocean liner off shore. Inside a dorm room, and breakfast room at a hotel, men rowing a small boat on a lake. Man uses semaphore on the beach, group rescuing a drowning man on the beach. CU men rowing. Man / Coast guard walks down beach with lamp in hand. Coastguard boat is lowered in the water down a ramp. Boat rocks on the choppy waters.
10:04:50 - 10:08:59
Man looks out of window with binoculars then rings an alarm bell, CU of bell being rung. Group of men open garage doors and drag a boat out. Men on beach set up a small cannon and load it. View through binoculars of a man waving at the top of a ship's mast. Cannon fires and trailed by rope. CU of rope unraveling from box, CU winch on the beach. Coast Guards digging a hole in the beach. Men fixing ropes onto pulley system and send out a life ring / lifesaver to the man in trouble. Man is lifted to the beach on pulley system inside the lifesaver. Black Bear in forest is startled and runs away. Bear in captivity behind bars. Street scene in Portland, American flag flies over the street, horse drawn carriages and street cars / trams ride up the street. Baker Theater and Pantages Theater (possible Alder Street, Portland. 1911 - Theodore Roosevelt lays the Cornerstone of the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland. Ext large house, old fashioned car pulls out of drive way. HA shot of street scene, 4 men stand around a water fountain drinking. Good HA of a busy intersection with trams and cars being directed by a traffic policeman.
10:08:59 - 10:12:56
Ship coming underneath the Union Street Railroad Bridge / Southern Pacific Railway Lift Bridge, over the Willamette River, good example of a Vertical Lift Bridge. Cars and traffic and trains pass over the bridge. Ext fancy colonial style house. Scenes in Washington Park, Portland, man drives a car to the entrance of the park and walks up stairs into the park. CUs statues in the park. Man feeds Bears in the park with peanuts through a fence.Young boys point and smile from behind the barrier. Ext Oregon State Capitol Building at Salem, Oregon - (1876 - 1935) the second State Building in Oregon, destroyed by fire in 1935. Pan down the exterior of a government building in Oregon, grounds / gardens of the state building. Young children standing in front of a fountain in fancy garden. Two men walk up the steps towards the Capitol Building. Pan across the grounds. VS Salem Oregon. Ext The Arlington club, Portland. Busy pavement with stores spilling out onto the pavement. WS Portland Harbour. VS buildings and statues in Portland. 1917 Portland Rose Festival. Marching band down a main street with American flags flying above. Royal Rosarians in white suits march and dance. Jeeps and cars laden with flowers drive down the street.
10:12:56 - 10:17:16
Men wave from an open top car. Bands and carriages with roses continue the pageant. Good HA shot of bridges in Minneapolis and pans across the skyline including the McKnight Building. Smoke billowing out the tops of buildings. Street scenes in Mineapolis, busy intersections, pedestrians on the pavement. Pan across suburban Minneapolis streets, small river boat. Neo Classical fronted building. Ext congregational Church. Minneapolis Boat Club / Naval Training Station. Ext Building with two young naval cadets waving to camera then running up the stairs. LS Pro-Cathedral of St Mary from street with cars driving past it. Good shots from the shore of Lake Calhoun. Ext pan across First Presbyterian Church Minneapolis. Ext Minneapolis Athletic Club. Old Man with huge white beard smokes a pipe next to the statue of a cannon. Ext Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. Great shot of Minnehaha Falls, waterfall, family walks by.
10:17:16 - 10:19:08
VS around the campus of the University of Minnesota. Entrance to university with well manicured lawns. Various buildings. Man sits on a rock beside a stream. Pan across roof tops, American flag flying in the wind and smoke coming out of the chimneys, very atmospheric. Statue of moose in FG. VS official buildings in Minneapolis. View down Canal Street, New Orleans. Crowded with traffic, trams, street cars and pedestrians. Sign for Pearce's Tudor Theatre.
- Keywords:USA, GREAT DEPRESSION, NYC STREET SCENE, ZOO, COAST GUARD, TRAINING DRILLS, LIFE BOAT, LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT, PORTLAND STREET SCENE, STATE BUILDINGS, STATE CAPITAL, PARADE, STREET PARTY, FESTIVITIES, SKYLINES, ART DECO ARCHITECTURE, NEW ORLEANS STREET SCENES
- Master Title:CF736