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Newsreels of 1956 / Alpha Home Entertainment.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD 973.92 NEWSREELS 1956 (Text) 39206021186034 Audiovisual - DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 70 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Narbeth, PA] : Alpha Home Entertainment, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Before the TV was commonplace, people saw the news at their local movie theaters. Newsreels were shown before feature films and at dedicated newsreel movie theaters in larger cities. These vintage Universal Newsreel collections are a way to glimpse special events of the past.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrators: Ed Herlihy.
Summary, etc.:
American newsreels from the Universal Newsreels series, covering worldwide events in politics, entertainment, fashion, sports, and technology. Highlights from this collection include: Atomic submarine "Nautilus" circles globe underwater ; Grace Kelly weds Prince Rainer of Monaco ; Luxury liner "Andrea Doria" sinks after collision ; Dwight D. Eisenhower re-elected by a landslide ; Hungarian revolt crushed by Soviet tanks ; First demonstration of guided missiles in Britain ; California commuter train wreck kills 29, injures 142 ; Italians get an eyeful of American swimsuit fashions ; House of the future unveiled to public in San Francisco ; Santa Claus uses flying saucer in Holiday parade ; College basketball wonder Will Chamberlain leads Jayhawks to victory ; and much more.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD-R ; NTSC ; full screen presentation.
Subject: History, Modern > 20th century.
United States > History > 20th century.
Genre: Newsreels.
Documentary films.
Short films.

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