Newsreels 1964-1967

1964/03/02 2,000-MPH Jet. Johnson Reveals U.S. Super Plane (1) LBJ press conference, 1st since taking office 100 days ago, speaks about the A-11, tested at 2,000 mph, at 70,000 ft - still pictures of the A-11 - used titanium metal, also shared with SST program (2) New York World's Fair, symbolized by Unisphere, many bldgs yet to be completed, theme "peace through understanding" with 58 nations to participate, on same site as 1939 Fair (3) Grauman's Chinese Theater - Haley Mills leaves handprints (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 37-18, National Archives, College Park MD

1964/10/12 Japan (1) (poor quality) Tokyo Winter Olympics opening ceremonies, Hirohito opens games, ringed flag raised, torch enters stadium, up 154 steps, lights flame, 8000 pigeons released (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 37-82, National Archives, College Park MD

1964/10/15 Khrushchev Resigns (1) Khrushchev resigns, with Mao, Nasser, shakes fist at UN, pounds desk, Brezhnev to take over, "the red in the gray flannel suit", Brezhnev speaks, (2) "The Olympics. U.S. Dominates Tokyo Games" - National Gymnasium swimming pool for Don Schollander races, awarded gold medal; Dawn Fraser of Australia wins 3rd medal; backstroke race won by 3 Americans, 3 flags raised (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 37-83, National Archives, College Park MD

1964/10/19 The Olympics. U.S. Widens Tokyo Lead (1) brief shot of Harold Wilson of Britain (2) Tokyo Olympics as Hirohito watches; Sharon Studer wins 3rd medal in butterfly swim race; platform diving won by Leslie Bush; track events include 100 meter spring won by Hayes - slow motion of finish; women's 100 meter (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 37-84, National Archives, College Park MD

1964/10/26 Olympics End. U.S. Teams Win Medal Honors (1) Tokyo Olympics track 400 meter relay race won by Americans, last by Bob Hayes, get gold medals; start of marathon run of 26 miles through streets of Tokyo, won by former Hailie Selassie palace guard Ethiopian Akila? - closing ceremonies at night (2) Fashions (in color) (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 37-85, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/01/25 Inauguration Highlights (1) (poor quality) "Johnson Pledges End of Tyranny" - Inauguration of LBJ, car cavalcade to Capital, band plays Hail to the Chief, Humphrey takes oath from Speaker John McCormack, Chief Justice Earl Warren gives oath to LBJ as Lady Bird holds Bible of his mother, LBJ inaug speech is short, speaks against isolation, parade (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-7, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/02/08 Showdown in Vietnam (1) Pleiku in Vietnam, 8 died in recent attack, but 49 jets struck back, McNamara briefing with map shows response, speaks about retaliatory action approved by NSC; pictures of aircraft carrier and jets taking off; 2nd raid the next day by planes, Hawk missile battery, George McBundy arrives at Camp Holloway in Vietnam, visited hospital and Pleiku wounded, McBundy next day back at White House, speaks to press about the "sneak attack" due to nature of war in Vietnam and 'the contest against the communist regime" (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-12, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/02/11 (no title) (1) wounded from Pleiku attack arrive back in San Francisco, dependents return (2) Job Corps trainees arrive in Maryland, learn carpentry and welding, learn to drive bulldozer (3) XE-142 vertical takeoff plane tested (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-13, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/04/26 McNamara On Vietnam. New Moves Counter Red Infiltration. (1) McNamara points to Vietnam map, shows machine gun, shows photo of destroyed bridges, speaks that more North Vietnamese regular troops being sent into south, communists have lost 89,000 in last 4 years (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-34, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/04/29 Marines In Action. Dominican Rescue, Vietnam Offensive (1) Rebel movement collapses in Dominican Republic, after U.S. Marines sent in (2) Marines in South Vietnam patrol around strategic air base of Danang (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-35, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/05/03 The Dominican Revolt (1) LBJ speaks, not another communist government in Western Hemisphere by a "small band of conspirators" and will join OAS to appeal to rebels to lay down arms (2) Americans evacuated, 14,000 troops arrived including 82nd Airborne, 5 soldiers dead (3) "Fair From On High. Monorail Offers Bird's-Eye View." - New York World's Fair views from monorail (4) "The Kentucky Derby" 91st running at Louisville KY, won by Lucky Debonnaire ridden by Willie Shoemaker (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-36, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/05/06 Dominican Truce. Cease-Fire Brings Calm To Island (1) Marines in Santo Domingo perimeter, 19,000 troops have arrived, waiting for OAS peace mission that has arranged truce, but fighting still in the streets, now 10 Americans dead, 49 wounded (2) "Captured Red Arms. Smuggled Equipment Taken In Vietnam" - SV attack red enclave, find cache of arms, classified by ICC, some bear Peking markings (3) Sports: Indy 500 race (4) England soccer Liverpool beats Leeds in overtime; Queen gives cup to victors (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-37, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/05/10 Politics and Food. U.S. Feeds Dominicans, Power Struggle On (1) Uneasy truce in effect, struggle between rebels and military junta; Colonel Cabano trained in US; food distributed by troops (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-38, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/05/13 Johnson On Vietnam. Vows To Fight On Until Reds Parley (1) LBJ speaks to cartoonists at White House, wants to prevent "Chinese domination over all Asia" - pictures of peaceful Vietnam - LBJ speaks (2) Moscow parade shows missiles that use solid fuel, small and large (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-39, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/05/27 Space Policeman. Pegasus Measures Action Of Meteoroids (1) Saturn I rocket blasts off at night carrying Pegasus II satellite; animation of second stage, then spreads 96-ft wings (2) De Gaulle was elected president in 1958, on tour in France, wreath on statue of De Gaulle's hero Clemenceau (3) New Vietnam Weapon - Coast Guard cutters sent to Vietnam to patrol coast, the "new policemen" (4) "Copter Sets Record" - XH-51A helicopter 240 mph (5) Chelsea flower show visited by Princess Margaret and Queen Mother, in heart of London (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-43, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/06/21 Bernard Baruch Adviser To Presidents Is Dead At 94 (1) "Bernard Baruch Adviser To Presidents Is Dead At 94" - Baruch sitting on park bench, made plea before Security Council of UN to ban nuclear weapons "choice between the quick and the dead" - with Ike (2) "Twins in Paris" - Paris Air Show. 2 astronauts, the "Gemini twins" Jim McDivitt and Ed White of recent Gemini-4 where White made historic space walk, with Hubert Humphrey, Yuri Gagarin (3) "Missile Passes Test. Titan 3-C is Most Powerful Known" - launched with 2 solid fuel boosters on its sides, "tracking camera follows it with unbelievable clarity," and "a triumph for the Air Force." (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-50, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/06/28 U.N.'s 20th year. World Body Marks Signing of Charter (1) (washed out) San Francisco Opera House where original United Nations charter signed - display of painting of Stettinius and Truman - old film of June 1945 signing of UN charter (2) LBJ on same platform 20 years later, speaks, pauses for applause, "for this generation, simple necessity" (3) U Thant gives medal to LBJ (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-52, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/08/26 Report on Vietnam (1) (no sound - poor quality) SV soldiers, armored personnel carriers, B-52 drop bombs. (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-69, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/08/30 Enterprise in War. Nuclear Carrier Joins 7th Fleet (1) USS Enterprise nuclear aircraft carrier with guided missile frigate Bainbridge, first nuclear ships to enter combat, good pics of antennas and missiles of Bainbridge (2) "LBJ Hears Graham" - Houston Astrodome used for Billy Graham revival attended by LBJ (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-70, National Archives, College Park MD

1965/12/09 Vietnam Action. Enterprise Planes Support Troops (1) USS Enterprise aircraft carrier enters combat, launches planes, on ground "small search and kill missions have been increased" but pinned down by enemy fire, medical corpsmen carry wounded (2) "Act of Faith" - woman walks to Holy Land with donkey on pilgrimmage (3) "Pop Fashions" - models dance to the pop beat in Manchester, one model in bikini dancing, fashionable sunglasses (4) football: NY Jets and Joe Namath at San Diego Chargers 38-7 (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 38-99, National Archives, College Park MD

1967/02/28 Viet Sweep. Troops Take Cong Stronghold (1) Operation Pershing by 1st Cavalry in South Vietnam, village burned, residents relocated, field hospital treats civilians (2) "Home From The Sea" - carrier USS Coral Sea returns from duty in Vietnam (3) News In Brief - LBJ signs 25th amendment; mercy ship Phoenix manned by Quaker pacifists sails from Japan; paper airplane contest; Christian Dior in Paris shows hats with African styles (4) Sports - first Canadian Winter Games at Quebec City feature skaters; Winter Motocross race in Czechoslovakia feature motorcycles in mud and snow (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 40-18, National Archives, College Park MD

1967/03/03 Airbase Shelled. Soviet Rockets Used In Attack (1) Da Nang air base attacked in Vietnam by 40mm rockets 7 miles away, 47 killed many from local village (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 40-19, National Archives, College Park MD

1967/04/04 Vietnam. Big Enemy force Repulsed by G.I.'s (1) Marine truck convoy ambushed in Vietnam war; troops attack huge Viet Cong base, foot soldiers advance, roundup prisoners including women; helicopters pick up prisoners (2) News In Brief - Seattle "be-in" of students and hippies (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 40-28, National Archives, College Park MD

1967/04/18 Peace March. Thousands Oppose Vietnam War (1) Antiwar demonstrators protest in Central Park, march to UN building, included students and hippies and priests and nuns, burn draft cards, shouted confrontations with anti-antiwar marchers, prowar signs, Martin Luther King leads procession; another march in downtown San Francisco down Market Street to stadium, sponsored by loose coalition of left-wing anti-war groups, "President Johnson meanwhile let it be known that the FBI is closely watching all anti-war activity."- violence in Rome in night demonstration near US embassy, water jets used (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 40-32, National Archives, College Park MD

1967/05/02 Expo 67 'Monument To Man' Opens In Canada (1) Expo 67 the largest world's fair ever opens in Canada, on two man-made islands in St. Lawrence River, on 100th anniversary of Canada, jets fly overhead, waterfalls (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 40-36, National Archives, College Park MD

1967/05/02 Loyalty Day Parade (1) Loyalty Day parade on Fifth Ave in New York, originally started as counter to communist May Day parades (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 40-36, National Archives, College Park MD

1967/05/05 Protests Galore! (1) Vietnam protest demonstration in Britain; also at Madrid University in Spain, burned American flag; also 4000 in Detroit at "love-in" and "be-in" with hippies and wild constumes (2) News In Brief - U.S. jet bombers hit North Vietnam targets (3) May Day parade in Moscow, Premier Kosygin (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 40-37, National Archives, College Park MD

1967/06/06 Mid-East. Israeli-Egyptian Battle Erupts (1) Mideast war develops from Gulf of Aqaba blockade; Arab socialists support Nasser in Cairo, Nasser signs pact with Hussein; Jordan tanks roll; chief-of-staff Rabin and officers (2) news in brief - 2 US helicopters make 1st nonstop transatlantic flight to Paris; world's largest jetliner DC-8 at Paris Air Show (3) Boston Roxbury riots, stores burn at night; 40 arrested (4) Vietnam - entire village evacuated from DMZ (5) Quemoy underground facilities manned by free Chinese, balloons sent to mainland China 2 miles away (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 40-46, National Archives, College Park MD

1967/06/09 Egypt Accepts United Nations Cease-Fire (1) Mideast war - Israeli tanks drive across Sinai, capture West Bank and old Jerusalem; Moshe Dayan led battle plan; Arthur Goldberg introduces peace plan in Un in New York City, Abba Eban blamed Nasser, cease-fire resolution adopted, short by decisive mideast war to be followed by diplomatic struggle (2) Nigeria vs Biafra in Africa, even women volunteer for military service (3) New York bank sells state lottery tickets (4) Navy Skyhawk jet attacks North Vietnam from carrier Kitty Hawk (5) protest against Shah of Iran at West Berlin Opera House, class with Berlin police (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 40-47, National Archives, College Park MD

1967/06/13 Cease-Fire. Uneasy Truce In Mid-East (1) Six-Day Middle East war debated in UN in New York, Syrian delegate blames Israel, Soviet delegate Federenko, Israel delegate; "swift smashing and total" victory in mideast, prisoners taken, Old Jerusalem captured, drive into Syria, wounded, damaged tanks, "efficient well-trained Israeli army"; UAR commander surrenders in Gaza strip; "Welcome to Bethlehem" sign, tanks enter Old Jerusalem, emotional moment, Dayan, soldiers marching (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 40-48, National Archives, College Park MD

1967/10/24 Anti-War Demonstrators Storm Pentagon (1) Mass protest against Vietnam war in Washington DC, on mall, across Potomac river to Pentagon, MPs with bayonets emerge from Pentagon, tear gas used, next day camp fires burn on the 2nd day of sitting-in (2) new turbo-jet transport plane by Germany (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 40-86, National Archives, College Park MD

1967/11/03 Inauguration. Thieu Sworn In, Stresses Peace (1) South Vietnam inauguration of Thieu as 1st president of the 2nd Republic (2) Westfield, Mass. - support our men in Vietnam rally draws 25,000, organized by teenager in town (3) SS Queen Mary passenger liner on final journey from Britain to Long Beach (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 40-89, National Archives, College Park MD

1967/12/12 Lynda And Charles Marriage Takes Place In The White House (1) LBJ escorts Lynda on wedding day, 1st wedding in White House in 53 years, marries Marine Capt Charles Robb, as Lucy is matron of honor, in brief Episcopalian ceremony, emerge from East Room under arch of swords (2) luxury liner Queen Mary steams up East Coast after 40 day voyage, "the end of an era and a long and gracious career of the Queen Mary" (3) Capetown, South Africa - Dr. Christian Bernard did 1st heart transplant at this hospital on Louis Warshansky (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 40-100, National Archives, College Park MD

This DVD66 includes 2 hours of Universal Newsreels reproduced from reference cassettes at the National Archives, College Park MD, and is available from the University of San Diego Bookstore.
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