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Trip to New York (Home Movie)

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
373193_1_1
No
New York, NY
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:00:00 - 01:16:11
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1167
WPA 133 A
N/A
Altman home movies of homestead in Chicago, then planes landing in airfield, 1929. Followed by home movies of visit to New York City, early 1930s: Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, Statue of Liberty, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, Chinatown, Manhattan Bridge, etc.

Trip to New York (Home Movie)

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
373193_1_2
No
New York, NY
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:00:00 - 01:05:28
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1167
WPA 133 A
N/A
MS white teenage girl & her younger sister exiting revolving door of building, stopping to talk on sidewalk; both wear tight-fitting hats, winter coats. MCU sisters talking. MS/TLSs statue of young Abraham Lincoln in park. Dim, out of focus MS group of white girls apparently in costume. MS middle-aged woman picking objects near running board of car, trees in BG. TLS teenage girl walking from behind outhouse marked "Ladies." TLS teenage girl & younger sister walking from behind outhouse. MS girls posing with doting mother, happy father; laughing, chatting, mugging. Interesting sidelit MS/CUs teenage daughter playing piano in parlor. CU croquil pen writing in white ink on black BG: "Flora Louise Altman Dec 22, 1929." MS Walter the father-- wearing fedora, tweed overcoat-- standing on sidewalk with child daughter, tilting wicker pram (baby carriage, bassinet) to cam, baby swaddled inside. MS two oldest daughters playing game of keep-away from youngest sibling on sidewalk. MS family getting into car with chauffeur.

Trip to New York (Home Movie)

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
373193_1_3
No
New York, NY
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:05:28 - 01:07:07
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1167
WPA 133 A
N/A
Paper in film can reads, "Chicago Municipal Airport." Panning LS crowd gathered on grassy airfield, monoplane landing in distance. Panning TLS tri-motor Fokker monoplane landing. Panning LS biplane landing. Good MS Fokker fuselage & engine, propeller spinning. TLS Fokker on airfield, crowd in FG. Panning LS plane taking off. Low angle shot plane flying directly overhead. Dim MCU pet mouse being fed.

Trip to New York (Home Movie)

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
373193_1_4
No
New York, NY
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:07:07 - 01:10:24
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1167
WPA 133 A
N/A
Traveling shots of hazy Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, cruise ships & freighter boats passing in FG; one passenger liner is apparently the George Washington. Good though somewhat shaky TLSs Statue of Liberty. LS downtown Manhattan skyline & harbor from Staten Island ferry. Interesting tilting TLS/LSs downtown skyline, skyscrapers. Professional title sequence for "Amateur Cinema League"-- newsreel style opening for insertion at head of home movies. "The world wide organization of movie makers."

Trip to New York (Home Movie)

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
373193_1_5
No
New York, NY
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:10:24 - 01:11:15
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1167
WPA 133 A
N/A
Nice LS baroque archway at Manhattan entrance to Manhattan Bridge in New York City, bridge visible through archway; cars travel along street. TLS Chinatown street scene. Nice MS man wearing leather jacket, apron, newsboy cap, standing outside fruit market. Panning MS open air market, people with goods for sale. MS storefront of cheese shop. TLS/MS meats hanging outside meat market; eastside immigrant flavor.

Trip to New York (Home Movie)

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
373193_1_6
No
New York, NY
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:11:15 - 01:14:01
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1167
WPA 133 A
N/A
LS Paramount Theater movie marquee, theater in New York City, night. LS/TLSs neon signs in Times Square (advertisements for Camel cigarettes, Chevrolet, Wrigley's Gum), night. TLS scrolling ticker with news of "Sir Thomas Hoare who resigned last week." TLSs flashing signeage in Times Square (Camels, Capitol Theater, Canadian Club, Coca-Cola, Chevy, Mayfair, Sunkist oranges). LS/TLSs vertical marquee for Radio City Music Hall; TLSs movie theater entrance advertising Shirley Temple in "The Littlest Rebel." TLS decorated Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

Trip to New York (Home Movie)

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
373193_1_7
No
New York, NY
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:14:01 - 01:16:11
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1167
WPA 133 A
N/A
Panning high angle LS (tinted red) Central Park, Manhattan skyline Hudson River. Brief shot of ocean liner Bremen or Europa sailing along Hudson River. Interesting views of backlit, hazy Empire State Building from observation deck of Chrysler Building. Panning high angle LSs Manhattan skyscrapers, buildings, Queensboro bridge. Tilting high angle shot of Chrysler Building. MS two white men wearing overcoats, fedoras, posing on observation deck of Empire State Building. Tilt down LS art deco Rockefeller Center. TLS bas relief of Adam & Eve.