• Short Summary

    News from America - artificial ski-run, new suspension bridge, and small helicopter.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News from America.

    Various locations in America (USA).

    Artificial snow used for ski-run, Los Angeles. L/S ski jump at the Dodgers baseball stadium. C/U of man feeding large block of ice into a crusher to make snow. C/U blowing snow onto ski jump. C/U of skiers putting on skis. C/U skier's feet walking up the ski jump. M/S from top of ski jump showing the toe of the skis preparing for a run. Various shots as skier jumps. C/U of ski run, skier takes off and camera pans with him. M/S skier half way down the run, the camera pans with him as he makes a perfect landing. Various shots of skiers taking the jump. M/S skier coming down ski run, he leaps into mid air, lands on the run and tumbles then continues sliding.

    World's largest suspension bridge nears completion, New York. L/S of suspension bridge and entrance of New York Harbour. M/S looking up at bridge. The camera pans across the suspension of the bridge. M/S of the centre section on a barge ready to be hoisted into position. Pan from cables hanging from the centre to the suspension across the top. Various shots centre section hanging. C/U cameramen looking upwards. L/S centre section now hoisted up into position. C/U centre section in position. M/S of bridge showing an Atlantic bound liner liner passing underneath.

    "Flying motorcycle" helicopter demonstrated, Washington. M/S of car and a box trailer at the back, this houses small helicopter. C/U of the crowd of people watching. M/S men taking down sides of box trailer to show small helicopter. M/S as men prepare helicopter for flight. C/U of the pilot sitting in his seat. M/S blades of helicopter turning. L/S as helicopter rises from the ground and shoots up. Various shots of helicopter in flight. M/S of it coming in to land. C/U of one of the mechanics with his arms up guiding the helicopter. M/S of helicopter now touching down onto the box trailer.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:35:00 / 01:36:47:00

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