This Week in Universal News: The 1964 Winter Olympics

Are you ready to stay in for two weeks to watch the skiing, figure skating, and curling that comprise the 2014 Olympics? To prepare, here's a story about the games held fifty years ago. The 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria opened January 29, 1964 and closed February 9th. http://youtu.be/tMtkJEnN1tE From the release sheet: WINTER … Continue reading This Week in Universal News: The 1964 Winter Olympics

This Week in Universal News: Beaux-Arts Ball, 1931

On January 23, 1931, architects dressed up as the buildings they designed for the Beaux-Arts Ball in New York.  In this week's featured story, they are pictured  from left to right, A. Stewart Walker as the Fuller Building, Leonard Schultze as the Waldorf-Astoria, Ely Jacques Kahn as the Squibb Building, William Van Alen as the Chrysler Building, … Continue reading This Week in Universal News: Beaux-Arts Ball, 1931

This Week in Universal News: A Model Kitchen, 1934

This week’s Universal News features a story from 1934 about a model kitchen run by the Detroit Free Press  It is a local story and was only shown in movie theaters in Detroit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0dBIpfT28M From the release sheet: WIVES TAUGHT TO COOK IN NEW MODEL KITCHEN SET UP BY NEWSPAPER.  Detroit Free Press runs a test … Continue reading This Week in Universal News: A Model Kitchen, 1934

A Moving Image “Newspaper”: Universal Newsreels at the National Archives

Before the advent of televised network news programs and the 24 hour news cycle on cable and the internet, newsreels were one of the main sources people had for news.  One of five major newsreel companies, Universal Studios produced and released newsreels which were shown in movie theaters, twice a week, from 1929 until 1967. Each release usually … Continue reading A Moving Image “Newspaper”: Universal Newsreels at the National Archives