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SS Normandie in New York
Description: 1930s travelogue of French Line cruise ships, in particular the SS Normandie as it arrives in New York from Le Havre (possibly on its record-breaking maiden voyage on May 29, 1935). Extensive footage of the Normandie arriving into the New York Harbor accompanied by an entourage of boats and airplanes, passengers disembarking and boarding the ocean liner after arriving at Pier 57, luggage being carried by porters, and crowds waving from the pier to those departing. Good footage of ocean liner passengers sunbathing and dining on the sun deck, gazing out at ocean vistas, and ship’s captains / officers overseeing operations in the bridge.
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Clip #: AD-37
Length: 19:56
Year: 1930
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: Getty Images
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: New York
City: New York
Original: 35mm
1930's, travelogues, steamships, steamboats, steamers, passenger ships, ocean liners, cruise ships, boats, transatlantic crossing, cities, cityscapes, skylines, buildings, cruises, Bon Voyage, voyages, WS LS SS Normandie steaming on ocean. Airplanes circling above SS Normandie. VS boat POV boats accompanying SS Normandie as it arrives in New York Harbor. Boat POV tugboats steaming on New York Harbor. LA formation of airplanes flying above. New York Harbor, New York City Boat POV from behind curled up American flag on bow approaching SS Normandie, flanked by tugboats. MS steaming SS Normandie. LA docked SS Normandie. MS French Line gangplank being attached to side of boat. VS formally dressed passengers disembarking cruise ship across gangplank. VS passengers walking up gangplank & boarding ship followed by porters carrying luggage. VS HA crashing white waves & rapids in water. View from behind boat window of ocean. WS passenger walking on bow of ship. Passengers sitting in deck chairs on stern of ship conversing. HA crashing white waves. HA crowds waving from pier as ocean liner departs (pulls back revealing French Liner Pier) (excellent shot, bon voyage, cruises) New York Harbor, New York City VS ocean liner POV on New York Harbor going past Manhattan shores, New York City cityscapes. WS crowds on pier waving to SS Normandie as it steams away. New York City VS crates being lifted onto ocean liner deck. People entering Pier 57 building. PAN outside Pier 57 French Line terminal building w/ taxi stand & sign for SS Ile de France outside entrance. VS taxis pulling up & away from Pier entrance. New York City VS passengers walking across French Line gangplank, boarding & disembarking ocean liner. LA passengers looking out of cruise ship window. VS crowds at pier watching passengers standing on cruise ship deck. VS passengers socializing. HA young porter walking up ladder ringing bell (good shot). New York City Passengers waiting on line & walking up (to deck) Passengers leaning against railing on deck, man waves. Taxis pulling up to entrance of Pier 57 terminal, people getting out & drivers / porters unloading luggage. Taxis pulling up to entrance for MS Lafayette terminal. People getting tickets by sign “All visitors will be charged 10 cents - The total collections will be divided equally for the destitute sailors...” VS people crossing gangplank & boarding ocean liner, being greeted by captain / officers & having tickets checked. New York City Man leaning against railing watching ocean liner depart (good shot). HA passengers socializing on ocean liner deck, watching as another ocean liner slowly passes by. Worker unloading luggage from conveyor belt. VS passengers crossing French Line gangplank to board ocean liner. WS traffic on 15th Street (?) leading to Pier 57. VS ocean liner smokestacks, passengers playing tennis nearby. VS sunset / dusk over ocean seen from ocean liner. VS people sunbathing on ocean liner deck (good shots). People on boat approaching docked ocean liner. VS captain / officers in bridge. Sailors turning ship’s wheel. Captain / officers looking through binoculars on deck outside bridge. Twilight VS view from inside darkened ocean liner looking out window at glistening waters. Passenger leaning against window looking out at ocean vista & glistening waters. (good shots, beauty shots) VS sunbathers lying on stern deck. Swimmers in deck pool. INT ocean liner dining room Cooks & waiters / servers preparing food at buffet table. Cook slicing meat. Women dining at small table inside ocean liner. People dining near swimming pool. waving, swimming, relaxing, leisure, sun tanning, eating, food, harbours, harbors, piers, docks, arriving, departing, traveling, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, sun decks, sundecks, passenger liners

Transferred from an original 35mm nitrate negative which is no longer available

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