• Short Summary

    New York without electricity for twelve hours.

  • Description

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    GV. Manhattan skyline at night with all the skyscrapers lights glittering. Various shots of New York street scenes at night with people walking along. GV. Times Square at night. Various shots of New Yorkers getting on tube train and standing in crowded tube. GV. Tall building at night, with some windows lit. GV. Times Square at night. CU. Clock with hand coming up to 5:27 and then blackout - this is the start of twelve hour blackout. GV. Darkness with only a few lights on. MS. New York policemen directing traffic at night. GV. Heavy traffic coming towards camera at night with just headlights visible. Various shots of the people queuing in dark for the telephone and taxis Various shots of the people sitting about, around candles, in offices with emergency lights, just waiting, playing cards or sleeping. GV. Large dam in North America pumping water through its giant walls. Various shots of the power lines and grid systems that take the electricity to New York. GV. Manhattan from Hudson River. GV. Two shots of Manhattan from top of Empire State Building. Various shots of New Yorkers queuing the following day for buses and taxis, the after effect of the blackout. Various shots of the traffic jam outside the city. Various shots of the people walking in streets of New York.


    Date found in the old record - 14/11/1965. Occasional patchy distant sound heard.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:38:00 / 01:33:27:00
    UN 4078 A

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