NEWS ON PARARDE 1937 – 1939
Castle Films was a home-movie distributor founded in California by former newsreel cameraman Eugene W. Castle (1897–1960) in 1924. The company originally produced business and advertising films. By 1931 it had moved its principal office to New York City. In 1937, Castle branched out into 8 mm and 16 mm home movies, buying newsreel footage and old theatrical films for home use. Castle's first home movie was a newsreel of the Hindenburg explosion. That same year, Castle launched his "News Parade" series, a year-in-review newsreel; travelogues followed in 1938. Special 1936 Newsreel from the “SUN Newspaper” chain. The Spanish Rebellion of Franco starts off the year, worst rain storms in British history, the same peace time disasters are floods in America’s heartland. George the 6th Reviews the British fleet, US Labor Strikes, female pilot Amelia Earheart Lost, 77 Million Dollar Bridge opens as the largest span links Golden Gate City and the East Bat area. Mussolini visits Hitler in Germany. Japan Invades China, among other news events
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