Full title reads: "They do start early in America. Yes Sir, meet 5-year-old Eric N. Compton of New York."
New York, United States of America (USA).
A man introduces us to a young boy - Eric Compton - who can reads and pronounce long words at the age of five. This somewhat precocious...
Young girls parade with their toys in a competition in Chicago.
Christmas tree goes up in New York + Father Christmas parade in Hollywood.
News in a Nutshell includes Muslims at a Mosque in Woking, proclamation of new King George VI and Lord Baden-Powell in France.
News in brief from around the World.
Pathe News celebrates fifty years with review of last year in colour.
Wall of Death stunts, Tynwald Day in Isle of Man, Childrens' Day in Leeds.
Toddlers and babies are paraded in a contest at Astbury Park.
The Hutchinson family have flown all around the USA - they now want to see Europe.
American newsreel about opening of tallest hotel - the Americana in New York.
Children fashion show in progress in America.
Exhibition dancing at Madison Square Gardens in New York.
Review of the year 1948.
13-year-old composer Joey Alfidi plays the piano for Queen Mother of Belgium at his home.
Collins Quads in USA, refugees leave Shanghai, British Troops prepare, Dewey arrive in UK.
Pathe correspondents from all over the world send Christmas greetings to Britain.
Stories in this item include a 12 year old radio operator in Australia, and a roof garden on top of a skyscraper in New York, United States of America.
British children model new fashions in New York, America.
A nursery at a Moscow railway terminus, railway tracks being laid in the Soviet Republic, orange picking in Italy and an 8-year-old ice-skater in New York.
A gas works in Italy, insects are gassed, skiing on straw, billiards on a train and 12-year-old American author Dave Statler.
A cotton picking machine in the United States of America, new plaid fashion accessories and a tiny Australian aeroplane called 'The Flying Flea'.
Seven year old girl Jean Balukas is a billiards ace.
Film tracing the history of cigarettes and their production for Rothmans. C. 1964
Children fashion show in New York.
Bohemian types of Greenwich Village are featured - artists, a band, night club antics.