The annual award of the President's Committee on Employment of Physically Handicapped is presented to M. J. Blumberg in Beverly Hills, California. Interiors of a room shows U.S. Admiral R. Mcentire presenting a plaque to M. J. Blumberg of Universal-International Pictures for the film 'Bright Victory'.
Kenneth Young kidnapped from his residence in Beverly Hills, California. The house in Beverly Hills. Exterior of the house from where 11 year old Kenneth Young was kidnapped. The ladder which was used by the kidnapper. A burglar alarm at the entrance of the house. His father says that he paid a quarter million dollars ransom to get the boy back safely. Media people run for an interview. Kenneth Young looks out from a window of the house.
Major catastophe events of the year 1952. Views of destruction on the ground in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after American Airlines flight 6780, a Convair 240, crashed into a house at Williamson and South Streets on January 22, 1952. Burned wreckage and devastation seen at the crash site in Elizabeth following the crash and subsequent explosions damaging or destroying multipole houses in the 600 block of Williamson Street. In the first few seconds of the clip, the Battin High School for Girls is seen in the background. The school was adjacent to the crash but not hit. Narrator also describes the crash of an Army transport plane in California which killed 86 soldiers, but no images of that crash are shown. Next scenes shift to England, on September 6, 1952, as a de Havilland DH.110 jet aircraft, piloted by John Derry, explodes in midair after achieving Mach 1 and then beginning a left bank and climb at 450 knots during the 1952 Farnborough Airshow. Spectators at the British air show are seen on the ground in the area below the explosion and where debris rained down on the crowd causing deaths and injuries. Engines from the blown-up DH.110 plane (prototype, ID WG236) are seen hurtling through the sky toward Observation Hill immediately after the mid-air explosion. Scenes show crowd working to tend to the wounded and shocked families and children crying.
Pedestrians on street. Aerial view of houses. Hills above Hollywood, without the sign (presumably being replaced 1949-50). A sign reads 'Paramount Pictures'. People stand in front of its gate. Two women walk along sidewalk in Beverly Hills. Views of some homes in Beverly Hills.
Heublein rare wine auction in the United States. A man opens a wine bottle. Another person swirls and tastes a white wine. Cars on a road. A sign by the side of the road reads 'Beverly Hills'.Courtyard of hotel. Rolls Royce automobile parked. Sign identifies the "Beverly Wilshire." Large sign inside the hall reads: "The Heublein Premier National Auction of Rare Wines (Fifteenth Anniversary)." Tables laden with wine bottles and glasses. Crowd mills about and tastes the various wines. A man sips a glass of wine and speaks about the relationship between markets for California and European wines. A man dressed in 18th century costume holds up a bottles of wine while auctioneer elicits bids. Participants bid by holding up their identification numbers.
Scene of Church of Good Shepherd and people on stairs during funeral rites for actor Gary Cooper in Beverly Hills, California. Funeral is attended by friends and actors like Edward G Robinson, John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Frank Sinatra with Patricia Lawford, sister of President Kennedy, and Walter Pidgeon. Photographers click photos of actors and cameramen record the event. Pallbearers include James Stewart, Jack Benny, William Goetz, Jerry Wald, Henry Hathaway and Charles Feldman. His wife Veronica and daughter Maria join in the funeral rites. Casket is taken away in a car.