[HOME MOVIES — BROOKS, RICHARD. 01 / GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN; BASEBALL GAME WITH SATCHEL PAIGE PITCHING; TENNIS AND MORE / CA. 1936 – 1948]
Compiled black-and-white and color home movies including scenes of ice skating, baseball, an aerial show, and a 1940 appearance in Bangor of World War I flying ace Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.
Hockey. Intertitle: “THIS TEAM, ‘THE BOYS’ PLAYED HARD.” followed by shot of boys’ team. Intertitle: “BUT THIS TEAM, ‘THE FACULTY’ WON.” followed by shot of faculty team. Footage of game. Suited young men gather in group on steps of a building, walk by camera one at a time, and then puts a shovel of dirt
NHF cataloguer’s notes, 1/96 (donor’s notes in quotes; reel numbers are NHF-assigned): Reel 1: ‘My father [Charlie Bird] playing minor league baseball in the 40s. Fore River Baseball.’ Minor league baseball. 1940s. Fore River Baseball. (01-00000). Bat boy. Game. Bench. Player having drink. Spectators.
Views of a Central Maine Power company baseball game on a summer day. Players wear uniforms with “CMPCo.” sewn on the back. The game is played on a dirt lot with residential houses in the background, and automobiles parked along the edge of the field, with spectators sitting on car bumpers to watch. This may
Continuation of Central Maine Power company baseball game on a summer day from 0700.0003. Players wear uniforms with “CMPCo” sewn on the back. the game is played on a dirt lot with residential houses in the background and automobiles parked along the edge of the field, with spectators sitting on car bumpers to watch. This
Boys on jungle gym, waving to camera. Campers in shirts with Cs on them. Wrestling. Round Top Farms cows and pasture. Fields with cows. Farm men gathering hay in horse-drawn wagon. One man driving a tractor gathers mown grass for pick-up. Campers dressed with scarves on head play follow the leader (theatrical, arms waving, dancing,