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Atomic Tests in Nevada

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Audio:
Location:
316271_1_1
Yes
Utah and Nevada
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
14:00:10 - 14:25:08
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
232
MPI5133
N/A
A United States Atomic Energy Commission (and DOD) film about "the story of the AEC's continental proving ground". Produced by the United States Air Force.

Atomic Tests in Nevada

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
316271_1_2
Yes
Utah and Nevada
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
14:00:10 - 14:03:30
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
232
MPI5133
N/A
Opening credits. TLSs car driving down road at night, driving past neon Twin Oaks Motel sign. MS road sign: St. George, Utah, Altitude 2767, Population 4562. EST shot sleepy pre-dawn St. George; TLS clock on church steeple clock saying it's 5:00 AM. MSs working nightowls on graveyard shift: milkman on delivery route; MSs police officer patroling downtown stores; MS Utoco ethyl gasoline gas station attendant filling 'er up; they see a flash (simulated) and the narrator says, "Just another atomic test...nothing to get excited about anymore." EST shots of St. George, day. MS white children crossing street on way to school; MS Caucasian woman putting clothes on the line; MSs two white women & two white children gather around a radio in family room; MSs men listening to radios in stores, at work, in cars; MS giddy white woman bottle-feeding baby while listening to radio; MSs housewives listening to radio while working in homes; radio broadcast advises people to stay indoors, that wind has changed, bringing fallout towards this sleepy little town; MSs people closing windows.

Atomic Tests in Nevada

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
316271_1_3
Yes
Utah and Nevada
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
14:03:30 - 14:06:33
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
232
MPI5133
N/A
MS men talking at barber shop. Good MCU Cold War propaganda poster on wall: Enemy Target No. 1-- Civilians. MS newspaper printer with threatening Cold War headlines sup'ed over it: Russ Explode H-Bomb / Atomic Stockpile Grows / AEC Announces New Test / Bigger A-Bombs Needed. MS road sign: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Nevada Test Site, Mercury NV. TLS of main gate. Map of area near UT and NV border. Panning LS of desert. MSs of scientists at work, military brass at meeting, technicians assembling test site. TLSs of atomic test tower. More EST shots of small town St. George. Aerials of atomic testing sites. Map of United States, 5000 miles to Marshall Islands "proving grounds". Shots of crates being loaded onto merchant cargo ship. TLSs of bulldozers clearing site for atomic testing site in Marshal Islands. Shots of testing site in Nevada.

Atomic Tests in Nevada

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
316271_1_4
Yes
Utah and Nevada
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
14:06:33 - 14:09:06
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
232
MPI5133
N/A
MSs scientists in meeting.TLSs of ground zero: tower, high speed cameras and other instruments for measurement of energy etc. MS soldiers placing sandbags at site. MSs of military scientists waiting for atomic test. MSs of military hardware, family-type dwellings, automobiles, trees, and animals set up for nuclear fallout testing.

Atomic Tests in Nevada

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Audio:
Location:
316271_1_5
Yes
Utah and Nevada
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
14:09:06 - 14:12:29
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
232
MPI5133
N/A
CU rotary telephone being dialed. MSs men talking on phone. TLS of USAF jet bomber taking off. MSs technicians making final adjustments in lab; Soldiers, crouched in foxholes, dig in; military scientists don thick protective goggles. TLSs USAF F-86 Sabre fighter jets in flight; TLSs B-52 bombers in flight. Countdown and nuclear explosion; LS explosion, soldiers in lower FG. TLSs aftermath, scientists looking over sites of destroyed cars, tanks, homes, jeeps, fighter and bomber planes, etc. MS radiological safety team monitoring radiation level. MSs scientists consulting site's test equipment. TLS B-47 A Stratojet in flight; TLS unidentified bomber in flight; TLS five F-86 Sabre jet fighters in flight. TLS of a large military artillery cannon firing nuclear bomb, which explodes in BG.

Atomic Tests in Nevada

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
316271_1_6
Yes
Utah and Nevada
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
14:12:29 - 14:17:52
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
232
MPI5133
N/A
MS/CUs scientist using geiger counter in field. Map of test site. TLS traffic stalled on desert highway. LSs small explosions in desert. Nice "Radiation" title superimposed over flecks of white on screen. MSs military scientists in meeting, working on test specs. Tilting TLS radioactive cloud. TLS of U.S. Army helicopter flying through desert valley. TLSs of cattle grazing in field.

Atomic Tests in Nevada

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
316271_1_7
Yes
Utah and Nevada
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
14:17:52 - 14:22:05
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
232
MPI5133
N/A
Animation of outer space, cosmic rays penetrating the Earth (background radiation). LS mushroom cloud after atomic (nuclear) explosion. MS scientist walking through backyard with geiger counter; MSs scientists testing radiation levels outside a general store. MS mobile monitoring teams aboard USAF bomber. MSs man standing in front of colored map of the United States of America, talking to severals adults. MCUs scientific test results being measured, worked with.

Atomic Tests in Nevada

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
316271_1_8
Yes
Utah and Nevada
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
14:22:05 - 14:25:08
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
232
MPI5133
N/A
TLS atomic test tower at dawn. Map of prospective radioactive fallout. MS weather vane showing change in wind direction. MS two white police officers walking from squad car and into police station house. Nice MS sweaty white male radio announcers speaking into microphone, reading from script. Great TLS of intersection in small town, colorful bulbous cars driving along yawn of blacktop. MS man wearing glasses and bow tie talking into mic, reading from script. MS man using geiger counter on wheels of car. MSs of white male scientists, many smoking cigarettes or pipes, working in labs or in meetings. LS of atomic / nuclear explosion. MSs of President DWIGHT EISENHOWER giving speech.