New York World's Fair, Harvard-Army Game, 1939--Samuel B. Horovitz--home movies. Reel 22

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1939 – 1940
New York World's Fair, Harvard-Army Game, 1939--Samuel B. Horovitz--home movies. Reel 22Credit:

Credit: Samuel Horovitz Collection, Northeast Historic Film.

Credit: Samuel B. Horovitz home movies. "New York World's Fair, Harvard-Army Game, 1939." 16 mm. film. From the Samuel Horovitz Collection at Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, ME. MP4 video, 14:56.
Compiled home movie reel including footage of the 1939 New York World's Fair and a 1940 Harvard-Army football game.
Written on can: "Dec 1939 Party at Park Central--Evelyn arrives, 1940 Harvard Army game/Adler-Bottome party, Diamond Horseshoe, Fair--NY boats--Maury, Sonje Henie--poor, 1939 Xmas in NY"
Title: "Natural Color Photography by Samuel B. Horovitz" Reel opens with a series of brief close-up shots of men and women in attendance at a party, some in formal attire. A shot of the book cover for Danger Signal by Phyllis Bottome, followed by a shot of the author. Cut to night shot of neon sign for Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel in New York, then to interior stage view of various burlesque performances. Cut to day at the New York World's Fair, opening with a view of the south side of the Communication Building. Various Fair scenes and attractions viewed from a passing vehicle, including a large crowd gathered in front of the United States Federal Building, the Court of Nations, and the Polish Pavilion. Brief shot of the Works Progress Administration mural. Night scenes of the Sealtest and Kraft signs and the General Electric building. Cut to day scenes of ocean liners at dock near Pier 86 in New York, including the Queen Mary and the Normandie. Street sign for 12th Ave. and West 46th Street. Cut to dark sequence of shots of an ice skating review, including Sonje Henie and other performers, many in animal costumes. Cut to day, crowds gather for Harvard Army game at Dillon Field House in Cambridge, MA. This sequence includes crowd shots, the Harvard marching band, some game play, a shot of the Harvard AA News Army Game program dated October 19, 1940. The reel ends with another party sequence, beginning with a woman and a young girl with a rag doll, and including many shots of guests in close-up, and shots of tables covered with noisemakers and empty bottles, glasses, and cookie tins. End Title: “The End”

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