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Universal Newsreels 1929: Part 1
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Summary: Tennis, Flying, Radio
Story No: X02000
Source: The Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 31/12/1929 05:00 AM
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USA Wins Wightman Cup

Tennis great Helen Wills recapture the coveted trophy from Britain

(Sport)

Navy Flying Ace Tries Out Mystery Plane

Lieutenant Al Williams launches the tiny aircraft in which he expects to win Schneider trophy

(Aviation, Invention, Innovation)

Lullaby of Radio

Mothers have found a way to keep tots soothed during bridge games: tune in a story on the radio

(Tailender, Children)

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Subjects: Sports radio, Radio programs, Entertainment, Arts and entertainment, Sports radio, Sports media, Sports
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Universal Newsreels 1929: Part 2
Title:
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Summary: Lipton Cup, Germany, Fashion
Story No: X02001
Source: The Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 31/12/1929 00:00 AM
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America Wins Lipton Cup

Boat Racer C.M. Scull thrills a crowd of 30,000 as he navigates his outboard around the curves on the Schuylkill to capture the $6,000 Lipton Cup

(Boat Racing, Sport,)

Germany Celebrates 10th Year As A Republic

President Von Hindenburg inspects a massive display of troops in front of the Reichstag

(Military, Parade, Army, Celebration)

Fashions of 1929

French and American designers show their creations

(France, USA)

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Locations: Germany, Western Europe, Europe
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Universal Newsreels 1929: Part 3
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Summary: Bridge, Football, Army
Story No: X02002
Source: The Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 31/12/1929 00:00 AM
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Bridge Links North And South US

The Cooper River Bridge, 5th highest span in the world, is opened in a ceremony attended by 50,000

(USA)

Navy Kicks Off

Coach Bill Ingram gets his Navy midshipman on the field early for American football training

(Sport)

British Troops Leave The Rhine

British occupation forces finally leave Germany and head home for a "cuppa" real tea

(Military, Army, UK, Britain)

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Subjects: Football, Sports, Government and politics
Organisations: British armed forces, United Kingdom government
Locations: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Europe
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Universal Newsreels 1929: Part 4
Title:
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Summary: Aircraft, Military, Football, Autogiro
Story No: X02003
Source: The Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 31/12/1929 00:00 AM
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First All Metal Airship

The ZMC-2, a dirigible built for the US navy, takes its test flight

(Aircraft, Military, Invention, Innovation)

Pilots Get New Training Device

The US army adopts a "mechanical teacher", a plane that does everything but fly, to train pilots

(Aircraft, Military, Invention, Innovation)

Aeroplane in Football Practice

Soldiers of the 9th Corps Area pep up their muscles with a novel tug-of-war on the Presidio grounds

(Military, Tailender, Sport, Aircraft, Strength)

Spanish Autogiro Demonstrated

Inventor Juan de la Dierva offers a demonstration of the slow-speed landing that distinguishes his craft

(Invention, Innovation, Spain, Aircraft)

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Subjects: Football, Sports
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Universal Newsreels 1929: Part 5
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Summary: Zeppelin, President Hoover, Pageant, Roosevelt, Sport
Story No: X02004
Source: The Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 31/12/1929 00:00 AM
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Giant Graf Zeppelin Ends World Flight

The first dirigible to circle the globe returns to the USA after a record-breaking trip covering 20,000 mile in 21 days

(Airship)

President Hoover Honours Zeppelin Commander

Captain Hugo Eckener, commander of the Graf Zeppelin receives the President's greetings in Washington

(Airship, Record, Decoration)

Baby Pageant

Infant "kings and queens" are crowned

(Children, Contest)

Governor Roosevelt Visits State Fair

New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt is hailed by crowds as he takes part in annual festivities

(Politics)

New York Athletic Club Meet

Shot putter Pat McDonald shows he's still a champion, and runners find the steeplechase course challenging

(Sport, Athletics, USA)

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Subjects: Record setting events, General news
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Universal Newsreels 1929: Part 6
Title:
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Summary: Fashion, Record, Seadrome, Navy
Story No: X02005
Source: The Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 31/12/1929 00:00 AM
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Male Style Show

Men's attire - yesterday, today and perhaps tomorrow, is shown in a unique exhibition

(Fashion)

World's Biggest Pie

The baker's convention creates a colossal pastry.

(Record, Tailender, Cooking, Baking, Food)

Model Seadrome Is Tested

A new invention is demonstrated in miniature: floating platforms to be anchored at 100-mile intervals in the Atlantic Ocean to provide refuelling for planes.

(Innovation, Aircraft)

Navy Day Manoeuvres

A spectacular demonstration involving 100 planes and 20 destroyers simulates battle conditions. A massive smoke screen is used to protect the huge aircraft carrier Saratoga from enemy attack, obscuring take-off planes from her deck. Returning planes use a new braking device to bring them to a quick stop.

(Military, Exercises, Invention)

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Universal Newsreels 1929: Part 7
Title:
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Summary: Health, Thailand, Farm
Story No: X02006
Source: The Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 31/12/1929 00:00 AM
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Madame Curie Receives $50,000

President Hoover presents a gift from scientist friends to enable her to continue work on cancer research.

(Medical, Health, Funding)

King Opens Royal Opera Season In Bangkok

For the first time, a cameraman is allowed inside the palace to film the traditional Siamese dancing play being presented by elaborately costumed performers.

(Thailand, Dance, Arts, Entertainment, South-East Asia)

America's Biggest Goose Farm

Thousands of geese are being fattened for Christmas.

(Food, Farming, Agriculture)

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Subjects: Dance, Performing arts, Entertainment, Arts and entertainment
Locations: Thailand, Southeast Asia, Asia
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Universal Newsreels 1929: Part 8
Title:
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Summary: Baseball, Army, Car, Baby
Story No: X02007
Source: The Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 31/12/1929 00:00 AM
People: Connie Mack
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Athletics And Cubs Clash In World Series

Philadelphia manager Connie Mack's team takes the opening game from Joe McCarthy's Chicago Cubs.

(Sport, Baseball, USA)

Army Artillery Show

Big guns and big bombs are demonstrated in mock battle action at the annual exhibition.

(Military)

Parlor Auto

A German inventor comes up with a car that folds up like an umbrella to store in the house.

(Invention, Innovation, Tailender)

Bouncing Baby

Fifteen-month-old Ramona Carpenter enjoys loop-the-loop tosses into her father's arms.

(Children)

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Subjects: MLB baseball, Professional baseball, Baseball, Men's sports, Sports, Baseball
People: Connie Mack
Organisations: Chicago Cubs, NL Central, National League
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Universal Newsreels 1929: Part 9
Title:
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Summary: Stunt, Mussolini, Dance
Story No: X02008
Source: The Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 31/12/1929 00:00 AM
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Millionaire Daredevil

Fritz von Opel flies a plane fired by rockets.

(Stunts, Aircraft)

Mussolini Reviews Metropolitan Police

Il Duce's pride, his highly efficient police force, puts on the biggest display in history for the citizenry of Rome.

(Italy, Parade, Fascism)

Dynamic Dance Duo Arrives From Paris

The girls will appear in the film, King of Jazz.

(Cinema, Music, Arts)

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Universal Newsreels 1929: Part 10
Title:
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Summary: Contest, Dogs, Running, Football, Navy
Story No: X02009
Source: The Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 31/12/1929 00:00 AM
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"Cinderellas" Compete In Foot Contest

The Chiropodists' Convention picks a dainty winner.

(Tailender)

Dogs By The Dozen

A litter of twelve hungry pups is just too many for a mother to handle without some help.

(Animals)

Galloping Garcons

Paris waiters hold their own version of a marathon.

(Tailender, France, Sport, Running)

Booth Is Hero As Yale Crushes Army 21-13

A crowd of 80,000 sees the slender youth plunge through West Point giants and score 3 touchdowns.

(American Football, Sport)

Navy Demonstrates Plane Catapult

Admiral Lanning directs manoeuvres in which a new explosive devise "shoots" planes from the decks of warships at high speed.

(Innovation, Military)

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Subjects: Football, Sports
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