This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features seven segments of historic highlights. King Edward VIII Abdicates 1936 (:42-4:13). Shown are newspaper headlines, King Edward VIII reviewing his troops, and a photo of Wallis Simpson. He is shown in one of his early appearances in full military regalia and parts of a speech are heard. The crowds hold anti-abdication posters. His successor is his younger brother George VI, shown with Princess Elizabeth and sister Margaret. Live footage is shown of his abdication announcement, interspersed with people listening by radio. Lincoln Ellsworth Rescued in South Pole January 1934 (4:15-5:09) Ellsworth and his expedition crew have their equipment and skis on the ice. He is shown on the rescue ship Discovery after he and his pilot were stranded after the plane ran out of fuel. The crowds greet him at the dock. Personalities 1929 (5:11-6:10) Florence Trumbull weds John Coolidge, son of President Calvin Coolidge (5:11). Boxer Gene Tunney and his wife return from their honeymoon and announce his retirement (5:49). Aviation 1926 (6:11-7:44) The Army Air Service sends three pontoon-equipped biplanes 20,000 miles around South America. The New York, San Antonio, and Detroit are christened and take off (6:11). Inventor Fritz Von Opel tries out his rocket plane in Frankfurt, Germany. The first try is a failure and the second he gets off the ground (6:55). Bremen Crosses Atlantic in Record Time November 1934 (7:45-8:40) The SS Bremen ocean liner is shown both outside and with passengers inside. German Ambassador Friedrich von Prittwitz is shown. Fashions of the Day 1930 (8:42-10:07). Models at the Paris Fashion Show reveal the latest 1930s styles. The afternoon gown reaches almost to the ankles and the evening ensemble trails in back. Other dresses have belted waistlines and a deep v in the back. A velvet coat has a large fox fur collar and worn over a rose and black tulle dress with silver lame. Sports (10:09-12:15) The owners and jockeys are shown of the favorites. The bugle sounds for the 1923 Belmont Stakes. The race is shown, with Zev the winner (10:09). The Harmsworth Trophy is given to the nation winning the motorboat race. Miss America’s winning race is shown 1931(11:29).
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