Universal International Newsreel 1955
The city's first skyscraper in two decades is dedicated, the 41-story Prudential Building. Various shots exterior and interior of Prudential. At the time this footage was taken. The Prudential Building, 41 stories, was the tallest building in downtown Chicago, 1955. View from upper window looking west over the Loop. (Building, dedication) Chicago streets and skyscrapers, showcasing the Prudential. MCUS - The Prudential building panning shot. MCUS - Inside the lobby of the A Change in Chicago Skyline: Prudential Building. CUS - Dedication is taking place and a time capsule is sealed into the wall of the building. CUS - The Illinois State Seal. CUS - Pannels showing off the 27 high speed elevators. MS - The conference room, oval table many men sitting around it. MCUS - Observation tower, people looking at the other buildings and streets below, hazy day. the loop shot from the observation tower. Housing Blast: Bomb Plot Hinted As 25 Die In Germany. A mysterious blast destroys a new apartment house, with block-buster impact. Cause of the explosion, which killed 25, in unknown, but as rescue workers sift the crumbled wreckage for 1 person still believed to have perished, police speculate that an act of political assassination may have been attempted, at shocking cost. OH shot, the building is reduced to rubble, police and rescuers searching the heap of bricks for a sign a life. CUS - Police and rescue worker sifting through the bricks, plaster and wood looking for survivors. CUS - Towns people crowded together watching and looking at this big disaster that lays in front of them. CUS - Policeman holds a scarf for a second and then he discards it. MS - An army crane to assist in searching. MCUS - Police and rescue workers removing a dead body. CUS - Older man wearing glasses and a cap. OHS - Removal of another dead body, hordes of police and rescue workers. Pope Pius X11 And President Signor Gronchi - Italy. His Holiness Pope Pius XII gives a formal audience to Italy's President Gronchi, at which the treaty between the Vatican and Italy is renewed, in Accordance with Papal tradition. President Gronchi, of Italy was staunchly anti-communist and was known as a stimulating person. Guards of the Vatican Basilica. MCUS - Holy procession of Italy's President - Signor Gronchi on way to his formal audience with His Holiness Pope Pius XII. MS - Vatican Basilica fountain off to the left. MS - Pope Pius Xii and President Signor Gronchi, kneeling getting blessed. CUS - Pope Pius XII and President Signor Gronchi of Italy, wearing a huge smile. Rioting at the US. Pavilion marks the Ethiopian Trade Fair. No politics involved - crowds get excited over free color pictures of Emperor Haile Sclassie, and the police move in to keep order. Establishing shot - Record crowds at the United States pavilion at the Ethiopian Trade Fair. MOHS - A small riot erupts over free pictures of Emperor Haile Sclassie. MCUS - Pushing and shoving men trying to make their way to get a free picture. CUS - Crowd and some of the men holding up their newly acquired picture of the emperor. MCUS - Police move in and start whacking some of the men with their Billie sticks. CUS - In spite of the blows from the policemen some members of the crowd is smiling. Vice President Nixon presents the Harmon Trophy to the Nation's Outstanding Aviator of the Year, Marine Colonel James Coleman, who test-piloted the 'Pogo-Stick' plane. Establishing shot - Vice President Nixon and Marine Colonel, James Coleman. CUS - Marine Colonel, James Coleman holding up his trophy. CUS - His medal. Floor shot up - Colonel James Coleman. MCUS - Vice President Nixon and Colonel James Coleman. Oil riches brings Caracas, Capital City of Venezuela up to modern times. President Jirnenez dedicates a modern school for the children and a housing project for 13,000 people. Rent per month would be $25.00. (Back in 1955 that is not a real cheap rent). Establishing shot - Aerial shot of the capital city, Caracas. Aerial shot - Highways with cars. MCUS - President Jirnenez and other officers. CUS - School children applauding the President as he passes by. CUS - President Jirnenez cutting a ribbon at the dedication. Camera panning - City shot, housing and school. CUS - People getting water from the community well. Camera panning - From poor housing to the new apartment buildings. MCUS/OH - President Jirnenez and his entourage. MLS - Apartment buildings. Heisman Award Goes to Cassady: Presented with the annual Heisman Award for Football's Outstanding Player of the Year, Ohio State's Howard Hopalong Cassady. Newsreel clips bring back highlights of his '55 grid performance which climaxed 4 sensational years on the collegiate gridiron. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions. Establishing shot - Raymond Tierney presenting the Heisman Award to Howard Hopalong Cassidy, his wife is standing by his side. CUS - Raymond Tierney, Howard Cassady (alt spelling Cassidy), his wife and ?. MLS - Football clips from Ohio State University. CUS - Head shot of Howard. CUS - Howard and his wife, giving each other a quick kiss. Sweet. Snowy slopes make winter official for ski-birds, and the camera captures an early glimpse of fashionable ski-togs for the coming season. The trend is toward gay colors, with a special bow for the look-alike set - match mate sweaters for the trail. Establishing shot - Snow covered trees Mt. Hood, Oregon. MCUS - Snow covered lodge, two skiers. CUS - St. Bernard dog laying on the floor of the lodge, under a coffee table. MCUS - Three models, introducing sports apparel introduced by Jenson. Male model has a plaid vest on and the female model has a plaid skirt, solid colored sweater trimmed by a plaid collar. CUS - More models sitting by the fireplace, wearing solid color sweaters and plaid pants. MLS - Skiers outside with their skis, male and female models have matching sweaters on, in the Northman's pattern. CUS - Two models, male and female have matching solid sweaters with hoods. CUS - Female model wearing the Jester, cap and scarf with knitted in design. MLS - Crowd of skiers headed for the lift. Tow rope, chair lift or the ski cap purrs your way to the top. MLS - Skiers skiing down hill.