The Video History of Our Times: 1938.
Place Published: Norwalk Conn:
Publisher: Easton Press Video,
Date Published: 1988.
Description: VIDEO VHS FINE condition with plastic case. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines and treasures related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor...and other curious people. In your Video History of 1938. you will see the following events that shaped that historic' year: ROSE BOWL GAME OPENS YEAR The University of California scores a 13-0 win over Alabama in the annual football classic. FDR GIVES MESSAGE TO CONGRESS In his "State of the Nation" speech, the President voices concern over aggressive actions of nations abroad, and reiterates his administration's dedication to solving the unemployment problem at home. U.S. ARMY TESTS KNEE-HIGH TANK A new two-man machine gun carrier that enables the men to traverse a battlefield while firing is designed to replace an entire machine gun squad. CRISIS IN EUROPE; AUSTRIA FALLS TO NAZIS German troops move.into Austria in a military and political coup that startles the world. In the United States, Wyoming's Senator O'Mahoney urges America to stay out of European affairs. MEN'S FASHIONS PREVIEWED Clothes for the well-dressed male are shown in New York. SPORTS IN THE NEWS In Florida, spectators bet on a fast-moving Jai-Alai game, and training starts at the baseball camps of the Washington Senators and Boston Red Sox. . . In New York, Glenn Cunningham sets a new mark for the mile. In Toronto, the Ice Carnival offers spectacular skating. CHINA STRIKES BACK China surprises the Japanese by bombing Formosa. Madame Chiang Kai-shek states that the attack is in retaliation for continued Japanese aggression against China. CADETS SEEK GOLD WINGS At the Navy Air School in Pensacola, young college graduates go through a rigid aviation training course. EASTER BUNNIES ON THE WAY Thousands of chocolate rabbits and eggs are running along conveyor-belts in candy factories preparing for Easter. WRIGHT BROTHERS WORKSHOP PRESERVED Orville Wright, surviving brother of the famous team that made and flew the first airplane at Kitty Hawk, is present at the ceremony in which the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop becomes part of Henry Ford's historical "Greenfield Village." DANCERS HIT THE HIGH SPOTS Betty and Benny Fox~ill spectators by performing on a tiny plank suspended twenty stories above the street. WORLD FAIR BUILDINGS UNDERWAY Huge statues and massive exhibits are under construction for the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition in San Francisco. NEW HANG-GLIDER GETS A TRIAL A big sailplane meet brings out an odd new type of glider in which the pilot navigates with legs dangling below the craft. MEXICANS DONATE TO PAY OIL BILL People from all walks of life in Mexico give up their jewelry, cash and even livestock to the government in a mass fund-raising campaign to reimburse foreign oil companies expropriated by the nation. BASEBALL SEASON OPENS President Roosevelt throws out the first ball and the Washington Senators outhit the Philadelphia Athletics to register a 12-8 win. SHOCKING 17-STORY DEATH LEAP While thousands of horrified spectators jam Fifth Avenue, John W. Ward, 25, defies rescue attempts and ends eleven hours of agonizing suspense by leaping to his death from a 17th floor window ledge of the Gotham Hotel. "PROFESSOR I. M. NUTTS" ON GRAPEFRUIT The "Professor's" latest zany invention is a grapefruit mask. "IRON LUNG" YOUTH SEES RACE Fred Snite, Jr., a plucky youth who has lived in a respirator since being stricken with infantile paralysis, watches the horses go by at Arlington Park from his new "periscope" trailer. MOST KISSABLE LIPS JUDGED Helen Jane Widmer wins the novel contest. HARTNETT NAMED CHICAGO MANAGER Gabby Hartnett, popular catcher of the Chicago Cubs, who has been one of the team's most colorful figures for 22 years, sets out to lead his team mates into pennant contention. HUGHES SETS NEW AIR RECORD Howard Hughes, millionaire sportsman pilot who recently completed a record-breaking world hop, sets a new coast-to-coast mark of 101/2 hours non-stop. "WRONG WAY" CORRIGAN HONORED "East Is West" Doug, the young flyer who started for California and ended up in Ireland, pilots his famous $900, 9-ye'ar-old plane to Chicago and is hailed by thousands in a parade through the city. MARINES WAGE SHAM WARFARE Uncle Sam's Leathernecks rollout tanks, machine guns and planes in a dramatic battleshow simulating real action that will benefit the Navy Relief Fund drive. MOVIE STAR INSPIRES HAIR STYLE The U.S. screen debut of French actress Danielle Darrieux prompts American fashionables to copy her coiffure. EUROPE STRIVES TO AVERT WAR Focal point of the present crisis is the Sudeten-German area of Czechoslovakia, where Hitler's Nazi propaganda has fomented conflict leading to declaration of martial law. When Britain's Lord Runciman is unsuccessful in mediating the situation, Prime Minister Chamberlain flies to Berchtesgarden for an epochal meeting with Hitler which merely produces an adamant demand from the Nazi leader for ceding of the Sudetenland to Germany. In Prague, the American Embassy builds a bombproof shelter, fearing German air attacks. The Czech President's brother, former U.S. Senator Vojta Benes, states that Czechoslovakia will fight to the last man to resist Hitler. MOTORBIKE RACE A THRILLER Sixty-two riders compete for England's Isle of Man Cup, with the winner setting a new record for the challenging course. U.S. PLAYERS WIN TENNIS FINALS At the National Championships in Forest Hills, Alice Marble regains her crown from Australia's Nancy Wynne, and Don Budge's victory earns him his fourth national title of the year. MISS BERG WINS GOLF TITLE Patty Berg, diminutive redhead from Minneapolis, captures the women's national championship. MUNICH PACT ASSURES PEACE British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, Premier Edouard Daladier of France, Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler arrive in Munich for the historic 4-power conference. After nine hours of discussion they sign the agreement that grants Germany the Sudetenland and guarantees peace in Europe. RESEARCH AIDS AIR SAFETY A giant new wind tunnel enables scientists to diagnose design flaws in planes that could previously only be determined through dangerous test flights. YANKEES SWEEP WORLD SERIES The "Bronx Bombers" out-slug the Chicago Cubs 8-3 in the fourth and deciding game of the Fall classic, and become the first team ever to win 3 Series in a row. FDR INSPECTS U.S. AIR POWER The President looks over new equipment at Army and Navy bases to determine if his demand for increased air defense capability is being met. WINTER CRUISE-WEAR PREVIEW Models take to the boats to show the styles. RADIO DRAMA TERRIFIES U.S. Young actor-director Orson Welles discusses his presentation of the H. G. Welles classic "The War of the Worlds" that convinced thousands of radio listeners they were actually being invaded from Mars. FORD EXPANDS AUTO PLANTS New car production promises returning prosperity. VOLUNTEERS RETURN FROM SPAIN Italian troops back from fighting with General Franco's Nationalist Army in the Spanish Civil War are welcomed by King Victor Emmanuel. FOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK U.C.L.A. downs Washington l3~in a West Coast upset. FDR LEADS PROTEST AGAINST NAZI PERSECUTION OF JEWS Voices raised in support of the President's stal)d include former President Herbert Hoover, Fordham University President Robert Gannon, and Methodist Bishop Edwin H. Hughes. BRITISH SET AIR DISTANCE MARK R.A.F. bombers fly 7,200 miles in 47 hours. NUN TO BE FIRST AMERICAN SAINT Beatification, the first step toward sainthood, is accorded Mother Cabrini, a nun who died in 1917. SIDEWALK SUPERINTENDENTS REJOICE "Excavation-watchers" get special privileges as new ground is broken at Rockefeller Center. NEW YORK WINS ICE HOCKEY OPENER The N. Y. Americans defeat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in a rousing rink battle. CHIC EVENING WEAR SHOWN Lavish jewels embellish new gowns. FDR CHAMPIONS DEMOCRACY The President points out that democracy has failed in countries with weak, ineffectual government.Binding: Video
Book Id: 5765