Legendary and iconic figures of the twentieth century, the famous and the infamous, come to life on film in this fascinating collection of short subjects. A few of the many highlights include animal idol of America, Rin Tin Tin, entertaining ailing tots in 1918. Gloria Swanson returns to America in 1925 after marrying a Count. A visit to the first-ever fan dancers convention in 1934 proves quite revealing. Newspaper columnist Ed Sullivan crowns Tyrone Power and Jeanette MacDonald, King and Queen of Hollywood in 1939. John L. Lewis rises to national prominence in 1926 after mitigating a settlement to a bitter coal mine strike. Famed composer of "Finlandia" Jean Sibelius is seen on a transatlantic cruise. George Bernard Shaw visits the League of Nations in Geneva in the early 1920s. Rita Hayworth marries Prince Aly Khan in 1949.