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PET-655 Beta SP
B W, Color
Outtakes
1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
AERIALS, ACTRESSES, AERIALS, ANDREW CARNEGIE, ANIMALS, ANNOUNCERS, ANTENNAS, ASSEMBLY LINES, ATOMIC BOMBS, AUDIENCES, BASEBALL, BATHING SUITS, BATTLESHIPS, BEACHES, , BEAUTY PAGEANTS, BIOLOGY, BLOOD, BOATS, BOMBS, BOXER DOGS, BOXES, BOYS, BRAKES, BRIDGES, BUFFALO BILL CODY, BUSINESSMEN, CALIFORNIA, CANYONS, CAR POV, CAR TRUNKS, CARS, CARTONS, CHEVROLETS, CHICAGO, CHILDREN, CHURCHES, CITIES, CITY STREETS, CLOCKS, CLOUDS, COASTLINES, COIT TOWER (PAN UP), COLORADO, COMPUTERS, CONTROL PANELS, CONTROL ROOMS, CONVEYOR BELTS, COUNTRY ROADS, COUPLES, CRANES, CROWDS, CZAR NICHOLAS, CZARINA ALEXANDRA, DENTISTS, DIALS, DOCKS, DOGS, DOORS, DRAFTSMEN, EASTER PARADE, EMPEROR FRANZ JOSEPH, ENGINEERS, ENRICO CARUSO, EXPLOSIONS, FACTORIES, FAMILIES, FARMS, FEET, FIELDS, FILE CABINETS, FILES, FIRE STATIONS, FIRE WAGONS, FIREMEN, FOREIGN, GENERATORS, GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE, GERMANY, GRAND CANYON, GROCERIES, HANDS, HANDSHAKES, HATS, HEADSETS, HIGHWAYS, HORSES, IBM, IBM CARDEX MACHINES, ILLINOIS, INDEX CARDS, INDUSTRIALISTS, INDUSTRY, INVENTORS, JOHN BUNNY, KAISER WILHELM, LAUGHING, LETTER OPENERS, LIFEBOATS, LILLIAN RUSSELL, LIVING ROOMS, LOADING, MACHINERY, MAIL, MARCHING, MEDICAL, MEN, MICROPHONES, MICROSCOPIC VIEWS, MILITARY, MISSILE LAUNCHINGS, MISSILES, NEW YORK CITY, NEWSPAPERS, OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE, OCEANS, OFFICE EQUIPMENT, OFFICES, OPERA SINGERS, PARASOLS, PARKING LOTS, PEOPLE, PIERS, POV, POWER HOUSES, POWER PLANTS, POWERHOUSES, PRESIDENTS, PROMONTORIES, PUNCH CARDS, RADIOS, READING, RECORD PLAYERS, RECORDS, RELIGION, ROCKETS, ROUGH RIDERS, ROYALTY, RUSSIA, SAN FRANCISCO, SARAH BERNHARDT, SHIPS, SHIPWRECKS, SHOPPING CARTS, SIGNS, SODA FOUNTAINS, SOLDIERS, SPEECHES, SPEEDOMETERS, SPORTS, STATION WAGONS, STOP SIGNS, STORES, STREETCARS, STREETS, SUPERMARKETS, SWIMSUITS, SWITCHBLADES, SWITCHBOARDS, TAPE RECORDERS, TEENAGERS, TELEPHONE OPERATORS, TELEVISIONS, TENNIS, theaterS, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, THOMAS EDISON, TIGHTROPES, TIME CLOCKS, TOWERS, TRAFFIC, TREES, TROLLEYS, UNITED STATES, US PRESIDENTS, WARS, WHITE COLLAR, WINDSHIELDS, WOMEN, WOMEN WORKERS, WORKERS, WWI, WRECKS
note: Archival 1890s-1910s footage begins at 13:48:44:00 and ends at 13:53:48:05 - essentially a segment from the compilation reel "Gay Nineties Live Again", also found on VTM-71C. Color section - SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA COAST SEGMENT: 13:01:00:13 - 13:05:40:27 Color 1940s California Coast (Central Coast scenic coastline) - Driver's POV on curving 17 Mile Highway by white sandy beaches, coastal shoreline. 1940s cars. Surf crashing on shore. Driver's POV to scenic overlook at Pacific Ocean coastline rocky island outcrop off shore tourists standing at overlook. Driver's POV on 17 Mile Highway through sandy hills. Scenic rocky overlook at water's edge, homes hug coastal highway (Carmel? Monterey?). Great natural beauty. Driver's POV through residential area by water's edge, pick up truck passes. Gate to " - Forest", driver's POV through gate into forest on 17 Mile Highway. Driver's POV by Cypress Grove at rocky water's edge, very scenic. Bleached dead tree on rocks high over rocky Monterey coastline. 13:05:40:28 - 13:08:31:06 Color 1940s VS Coit Tower, San Francisco, California. MCU pan up Coit Tower. (Telegraph Hill). Side POV from moving car (atop Telegraph Hill) looking down at city of San Francisco wharves, piers and waterfront especially prominent. Driver's POV on Embarcadero, San Francisco waterfront, headed toward the spire of the Ferry Building (with prominent clock tower) 1940s cars. Another vantage point driver's POV on Market Street, headed directly toward the Ferry Building, San Francisco (trolley tracks on pavement and trolley wires overhead) excellent shot. Front driver's POV on Bay Bridge (from Oakland to San Francisco) 1940s cars (again, very good). Side POV (passenger side) showing railing on Bay Bridge, looking down at San Francisco waterfront partly obscured by fog high vantage point over city (Pepsi-Cola billboard visible). WS static shot San Francisco from Telegraph Hill, with Bay Bridge in background. (All day shots) 13:08:33:02 - 13:11:02:02 Color 1940s HA LS from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, California: pan L to R of San Francisco waterfront (piers and wharves). Boats in San Francisco Bay. Ships docked at piers. Static LS of San Francisco Bay from Telegraph Hill, with Bay Bridge and Alcatraz Island in background. POV winding road climbing up Telegraph Hill 1940s cars. Man in 40s suit and hat sitting on concrete railing looking out over San Francisco Bay. LS Coit Tower from San Francisco street. All day shots. 13:11:02:03 - 13:13:03:24 Color 1940s San Francisco, California: LS pan L to R Telegraph Hill from ground level wharves and factories close to San Francisco Bay. LS apartments and houses dotting the top of Telegraph Hill. "Neon Maintenance Company" building in FG, with 1930s and 1940s cars parked in front idle freight cars in front of building. Coit Tower visible in BG. Next shot - cars parked at Telegraph Hill scenic overlook freighter moving through harbor, VS ships berthed at piers. Shaky driver's POV down Telegraph Hill on steep snaking street. Street straightens out revealing another impossibly steep hilly San Francisco street. LS pan up to Coit Tower (video breakup). LS rocky island off San Francisco coast (Farallon Islands? Big Sur?). MCU sign at rocky coastline: "POINT JOE - The meeting of two ocean currents - USS St. Cecelia wrecked here Aug. 28, 1906". Woman (casually dressed in shirt and slacks) walking on rocky coast at Point Joe, Pacific Ocean waves crashing on rocks. 13:13:03:25 - 13:16:16:10 1940s Color California's Central Coast coastline - San Francisco Monterey Carmel environs: LS golf course, with 1940s cars traveling on scenic coastal highway (17 Mile Drive) hugging the shoreline white sandy area in BG coastal shoreline. Cars parked on scenic overlook by cove. Driver's POV on winding road with windswept trees on side of road (probably Cypress Grove in Pebble Beach), and cars parked to side overlooking water. Driver's POV to scenic overlook, many cars parked. Scenic golf course by Pacific Ocean, clump of trees near drop off (quite possibly the 8th hole of Pebble Beach). Driver's POV through Del Monte forest. LS scenic Monterey rocky overlook, with lone cypress tree growing on steep rock. Great natural beauty of rocky coastline, with Monterey Bay and mountains in bg. More driver's POV on winding road hugging wooded coastline (17 Mile Drive). Restaurant or inn at drive's end, many cars parked. END SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA COAST SEGMENT. 13:16:24:09 - 13:17:25:27 1950s?? Color ECU early microbiology - blood coursing through veins. Actual footage. Good shot. 13:17:30:03 - 13:17:57:26 1950s?? Color ECU primitive animation of blood coursing through veins mediocre, shaky. SFU. 13:18:04:19 - 13:18:22:12 1940s Color MS 1940s telephone operators at work by switchboard, wearing headphones and talking into hands-free headsets. Strawberry blonde woman inserting cables into slots on switchboard. Brief but good. 13:18:26:21 - 13:19:06:02 1940s Color New York City: George Washington Bridge from driver's POV (Henry Hudson Parkway West Side Highway driving north). Great shots of 1940s cars on the Henry Hudson Parkway (north), very different in appearance than it is now, 1930s era light poles in center of highway. Looks more like a boulevard than an express highway. Sign "Gas Station 300 Ft. Ahead". 13:19:06:12 - 13:19:43:25 1940s Color New York State - very brief shot of Bear Mountain Bridge spanning the Hudson River (near Bear Mountain State Park). Passenger side POV south from right window on east side of river. New York City: quick cut to driver's POV (north) on Henry Hudson Parkway with George Washington Bridge in bg (1940s cars driving south on opposite side of highway). Very good shots. Black & white section: 13:19:44:20 - 13:20:00:24 1940s or 1950s B W CU 1940s era office equipment - woman's hands putting envelopes through sorting machine, then puts envelopes into a box. 13:20:02:23 - 13:20:36:03 1940s B W LS people leaving church, walking down front steps. Mostly women and families. Could be WWII era. 13:20:38:00 - 13:21:09:23 1940s B W LS draftsmen engineers working at long tables in large airy room, light pouring in through windows, blueprints and papers covering tables. Could be defense plant. Slow pan to R. Men hard at work. 13:21:11:17 - 13:22:15:09 1940s B W LS side view airplane POV of clouds, 360 pan behind and to opposite side. Clouds as far as the eye can see. 13:22:37:08 - 13:23:52:24 1940s B W MS factory worker in power plant operating control panel in control room, carefully looking at dials and equipment as he operates levers. LS huge dynamos generators in operation in power plant, man (overseer) walking among and inspecting dynamos. AV dynamos generators in power plant, man (overseer) standing atop dynamo by small control panel, cam pan to L showing at least five other dynamos inside large power plant. 13:23:54:17 - 13:24:15:26 1940s B W MS factory time clock with cards in slots next to it. Middle aged men (blue collar workers) standing beside wartime-era poster "If the Pile Is Not Safe You Are Not Safe On Or Near It!" Four men punch time clock with time card, then walk away. Three men wearing hats, all wearing casual work jackets. 13:24:17:20 - 13:24:30:25 1940s B W LS factory assembly line (all women workers) - it's a good shot, but it is not clear what the women are assembling. It resembles an iron, but also resembles a headset. Most likely WWII wartime-era, for the war effort. (Note that the assembly line is not MOVING - the camera, and activity, is static). 13:24:32:21 - 13:24:50:11 1940s B W MS AV assembly line (moving), all women workers: Nabisco Shredded Wheat cereal factory, women putting shredded wheat biscuits into boxes on moving assembly line. Women wearing hospital-type white uniforms and gloves, with white nurse-like hats. Excellent. 13:24:52:07 - 13:25:11:11 1940s B W MS CU office filing system - hand leafing through alphabetical files (A through Z) of office filing cabinet. Hand takes out card in "M" section. 13:25:13:01 - 13:25:35:11 1940s B W MS blue collar factory workers (all men) punching time clocks as they arrive or leave work. Some wearing caps and overalls, most in short sleeves or even tee shirts many carrying lunch pails. A number of men smoking cigarettes. 13:25:37:11 - 13:25:56:10 1940s B W LS huge factory or power plant dynamo in operation (looks like giant automobile engine). Overseer man holding clipboard and writing something down as he inspects dynamo, then walks away. 13:25:58:04 - 13:26:22:17 1940s B W LS male workman (overseer) in power plant control room, operating and inspecting huge semi-circular control panel. Man closely monitoring dials. Another man holding clipboard enters control room and looks at dials. Another man steps up from desk and fiddles with dials at control panel. (Diligence responsibility caution). 13:26:24:09 - 13:26:44:01 1940s B W LS factory workman placing sealed cardboard boxes on conveyor belt in factory shipping room (or mail facility). Good. 13:26:45:28 - 13:27:04:18 1940s B W LS large room filled with filing cabinets (office), men searching for files in open cabinet drawers. Although the room is large, the aisle space is cramped. 13:27:06:11 - 13:28:18:08 1940s B W LS TU clouds - puffy, wispy clouds slowly moving. Static shot. Not too bad. 13:28:20:03 - 13:28:36:15 1940s (1920s recreation) B W MCU recreation of early 1920s radio - boy (about 13 years old) wearing headphones, eagerly listening to early 1920s crystal radio, talking to himself, looks to the side. Holds headset with both hands. (Could be a sports broadcast). MOS. 13:28:53:20 - 13:28:57:11 1930s B W MS draftsman using slide rule and protractor books stacked vertically on desk by window many 1930s cars parked outside. Fair. Brief shot. Another COLOR section: 13:29:09:05 - 13:29:28:23 1950s Color MS INT 1950s malt shop soda shop, three teenagers seated at a booth. Posters of ice cream treats on wall behind them. Young man standing and talking to teens in booth. A teen girl in light blue blouse and dark blue skirt walks over, two teen boys courteously get up from their seats boy in plaid shirt offers girl corner seat. Iconic shot of four teens seated at malt shop corner booth drinking ice cream sodas with straws. 13:29:30:21 - 13:29:48:28 1956 Color MS driver's POV (passenger side) of dashboard and window of car, while driving on country road. Approaching yellow and white STOP sign, vehicle stops. Two takes. (Seems to be dashboard of 1956 Chevrolet). 13:30:24:18 - 13:30:55:24 1955 Color LS shopping mall parking lot - camera follows blue 1955 Chevrolet as it drives through parking lot car makes left turn, goes around corner, and pulls into parking space just vacated by a car leaving the lot. Parking lot filled with beautiful, colorful 1950s cars. Suburbia. 13:38:12:28 - 13:31:19:26 1950s Color MS newspapers bound with twine on street corner, man about to cut twine with scissor. (Newspapers about to be sold or delivered). Fair shot. 13:32:02:13 - 13:32:19:17 Late 1950s Color MCU 12-inch 33 1 3 LP record set to play on automatic phonograph, record plops onto turntable, stereo tonearm guides itself onto record, record playing. (Record itself is an RCA Victor LP). Outtake from RCA Victor promotional film. Very good. 13:32:30:28 - 13:32:47:08 Late 1950s Color CU RCA Victor reel-to-reel tape recorder in use - RCA Victor tape reels playing through tape recorder. Outtake from RCA Victor promotional film. 13:32:59:09 - 13:33:17:15 1950s Color MS boxes moving on automated assembly line boxes pause then slide off assembly line to side. 13:33:34:09 - 13:33:50:17 1950s Color MS white collar office worker (man) operating 1950s IBM Cardex machine in 1950s office. Man inserts pile of index cards into side of machine, cards automatically sort through machine. 1950s office equipment computer related. 13:33:52:25 - 13:34:21:19 1950s Color MCU record player turntable. Woman's hand places 12" LP record on spindle of turntable, lever holding record in place over turntable. She pushes button starting the turntable, record plops down onto turntable and tone arm guides itself onto record. Record begins playing. Good shot. (Both record and record player are RCA Victor). Outtakes from RCA Victor promotional film. 13:34:23:27 - 13:34:52:13 1950s Color MCU early stereo tape recorder reel-to-reel. Woman's hand turns on tape recorder, tape reels begin spinning. Several takes of this. Good. 13:34:54:18 - 13:35:14:27 1950s Color MCU RCA Victor 45 rpm records on record turntable changer, stack of about a dozen 45 rpm records on changer with one record playing. (Classic iconic late 1950s 45 rpm records shot). It's an RCA Victor turntable record player, and all the records are RCA Victor's. (Obviously b-roll footage of an industrial film for RCA Victor). 13:35:17:02 - 13:35:58:02 1950s Color LS AV factory by water, airplane or helicopter POV headed toward and passing over factory. Probably a depot by one of the Great Lakes: freighter or cargo boat docked in water by huge crane outside factory, with what looks like huge piles of coal piled outside factory. Another factory with nine smokestacks in bg. 13:36:00:02 - 13:36:32:03 1950s Color Majestic LS AV Grand Canyon, airplane or helicopter POV over Grand Canyon ravine, and Colorado River. 13:36:34:08 - 13:37:17:04 1950s Color LS AV lush green farmland, airplane or helicopter POV. Looks like the opening credits to "Green Acres". Could be Midwest. Three takes in quick succession. Farmhouse visible below. Some trees. 13:37:23:15 - 13:37:36:07 1955 Color MS supermarket bag boy putting groceries (paper bags) into trunk of car (a 1955 Chevrolet), as woman (dressed in grey suit and red hat and gloves) watches. 13:37:38:06 - 13:37:46:10 1955 Color MS casually elegant woman (dressed in grey suit, red hat and gloves) exits supermarket via electric exit door, followed by bag boy pushing shopping cart filled with groceries. Door automatically swings shut. 13:37:48:10 - 13:38:07:20 1955 Color MS side view of 1955 Chevrolet 4-door sedan driving on highway, passing trees and roadside shrubbery. (See also 13:42:38:08 - 13:42:57:18 for either another take or the same segment) 13:38:09:23 - 13:38:32:14 1955 Color MCU side view of well-dressed couple (aged mid to late 30s) in front seat of car, man in grey suit, fedora hat and tie driving car, and woman in passenger seat also in grey suit with yellow scarf. They talk to each other. 13:38:34:25 - 13:39:07:10 1955 Color LS AV HA several not terribly interesting shots of a car driving on a curved road, filmed from HA vantage point atop small wooded hill, lush grass and trees in surrounding landscape. 13:39:09:19 - 13:39:37:05 1955 Color LS MS 1955 Chevrolet 4-door sedan car on curved hilly road approaching camera and passing to side as CAM follows car. Scenic landscape in bg of trees, river, a Tudor house and rolling meadows. 13:39:39:08 - 13:40:04:02 1950s or 1960s Color ECU automobile speedometer (analog, horizontal) rising from 40mph to 110mph, then back down to 40mph. Accelerating and decelerating speed. 13:40:06:01 - 13:40:39:29 1950s Color MCU woman's shoe (foot) on automobile gas pedal she then touches the brake pedal with her shoe. Immediately followed by MCU man's shoe (foot) on automobile gas pedal, then pumps brake pedal several times, followed by stepping on gas pedal again. 13:40:41:29 - 13:41:15:27 1955 Color MS 1955 Chevrolet blue 3-door station wagon, with large family (3 children and 2 parents) inside station wagon, driving on highway. Passing homes in semi-rural landscape. 13:41:18:04 - 13:42:00:22 1950s Color LS MS early footage of Mission Control operators at headsets monitoring a missile launch mid to late 1950s. MCU hand pushes button on Mission Control panel. LS rocket launched blasts off. CAM follows rocket as it rises in air. So-so color. (Segment - a bit longer as it follows the rocket as it rises - is repeated 13:43:11:06 to 13:43:53:23, in somewhat better color also) B W SECTION: 13:42:02:23 - 13:42:26:10 Early 1950s Color MCU hand turning big knob on television set, turns on set. MCU blank television screen, static shot. MS man in easy chair, smoking pipe, watching very early 1950s television set (blank screen) small screen, maybe 10" or 12" five knobs on bottom of set, filmed from behind man's head toward the TV screen. Very good "watching television" shot. COLOR SECTION: 13:42:38:08 - 13:42:57:18 1955 Color MS repeat or another take of segment from 13:37:48:10 to 13:38:07:20 - MS side view of 1955 Chevrolet 4-door sedan driving on highway, passing trees and roadside shrubbery. 13:43:11:06 - 13:43:53:23 1950s Color Repeat of segment from 13:41:18:04 - 13:42:00:22, but a bit longer in length (CAM follows the rocket higher up into sky) : LS MS early footage of Mission Control operators at headsets monitoring a missile launch mid to late 1950s. MCU hand pushes button on Mission Control panel. LS rocket launched blasts off. CAM follows rocket as it rises in air. Color a bit better than the earlier segment. B W SECTION: 13:44:03:02 - 13:44:15:21 ca. 1950 B W MS Circa 1950 man in suit and tie adjusting knob of very early television set, while adjusting small rabbit ears antenna atop tv set with other hand. 13:44:17:24 - 13:44:32:13 ca. 1950 B W MS Early 1950s man watching television: well-dressed man in suit and tie sitting on armrest of chair, about a foot away from a television set he changes channel, then sits in chair (the only light in the room seems to emanate from the tv set). Man sits in chair, watches television and smiles (he looks a little like a young Bruce Willis). Note: image on tv set is not visible (the shot is filmed from beside the set, focusing more on the man watching than the set). 13:44:34:18 - 13:45:07:26 1950s B W LS strange shot of man watching television: he's sitting in an easy chair with feet up on hassock, and his jacket is off with his tie loosened (relaxing). However, a projected film image of what he's watching on tv is seen on the WALL behind him (two cars in a chase, driving beside a steam engine). Very odd. Man gets up from chair and turns off television set. Man begins to read magazine (Life Magazine). Very plain room with no ornamentation aside from the chair and hassock, television set, and a lamp table. 13:45:09:29 - 13:45:32:02 1940s B W VS fascinating look at early to mid 1940s television broadcasting: no later than 1946 or so, and could be as early as 1941. Begins with MS couple in kitchen, arguing: woman in apron is yelling and waving a strainer or colander at her husband, who's trying to plead his case fruitlessly. Cut to same image as seen on a very early television screen. LS early to mid 1940s family (man, woman, little girl) watching television (same show, apparently a glimpse at one of the earliest sit-coms). Cut to same scene of couple arguing in kitchen (woman is now holding a rolling pin), but we now see television technicians (audio technician and cameraman monitoring television camera) filming or broadcasting the show. Very good. 13:45:34:07 - 13:46:02:07 1940s B W LS audience in movie theater, filmed from the rear of their heads looking at blank movie screen. Static shot, people moving around a bit in their seats. That's it. 13:46:08:16 - 13:46:36:05 1940s B W MS radio announcer (man) reading from script and speaking into old-style microphone. Man in suit and tie. (The fat man eating ice cream in TIB shots 822-96 and 822-97 seem to be the same man, only filmed 15 or so years later). 13:46:37:27 - 13:47:19:28 1940s B W MS two different radio announcers (men) reading from script and speaking into old-style microphones. Men in suit and tie. First man speaks rather soberly into the microphone, the second man is much more animated and seems to be enjoying himself immensely. (Neither of these are the man seen in the previous section). 13:47:21:07 - 13:47:43:01 1940s B W CU woman patient in dentist's office woman opens mouth and dentist uses electric drill on tooth. 13:47:44:11 - 13:47:55:04 1940s B W LA CU Staffordshire bull terrier dog, panting and looking around. Dog yawns.
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