Soap Box Derby 1941 - Sonora, California - DVD
We have uncovered several reels of 8 and 16 millimeter film, which have wonderful historic value. One canister contains a 1,200-foot reel, shot by Ed Pfeiffer, of the Soap Box Derby held in Sonora on July 13, 1941. This was the last year of that era. The entry of the U.S. into WWII diverted American energy and resources towards the war effort. TCHS is planning to edit this silent film, adding music and narrative description. This is the unedited version for sale at this time. For more information about these historic ‘39, ‘40, ‘41 Soap Box Derby races, please refer to Patricia Rhodes’s article “Three Years of the Soap Box Derby,” Chispa 38, no. 4 (1999). Member Price $18.00 Non-Member Price $20.00, Shipping included in price.
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