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Ronald Reagan and Walt Disney at 1955 Disneyland opening ceremonies; and scenes from 35th Anniversary of Disneyland in 1990.

Circa-1990 aerial flyover of Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, followed by brief vintage footage of Walt Disney in an office in 1955, introducing Disneyland and showing a giant map of the theme park on his wall. Shots of July 1955 opening ceremony are presented along with shots of the Disneyland 35th anniversary celebration. Ronald Reagan is seen at both events. President Ronald Reagan in 1990 seen congratulating the park on it anniversary. Then a flashback shot to 1955, with actor Ronald Reagan leaning over a balcony of Main Street in Disneyland and talking about the opening celebration. Cutting back to 1990, Roy E. Disney is seen unveiling a plaque at the anniversary celebration. Scene shifts back to 1955, with Walt Disney welcoming visitors to Disneyland during its opening celebration, and a view of a plaque unveiled at the park's opening. In 1990 footage, Roy Disney notes that no one except Walt could have predicted the success of Disneyland. Views of visitors at contemporary Disneyland enjoying a teacup ride and on the Splash Mountain log flume ride, followed by scenes with colored confetti falling at the 35th anniversary celebration.

Date: 1990
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States Bell X-1 releases from B-29 Superfortress and X-2 releases from B-50 aircraft during test flights in California.

Speed and altitude tests being conducted by Bell X-1 at Edwards Air Force Base, California. U.S. Air Force B-29 Superfortess in flight with U.S. Air Force Bell X-1 under its wing. Speed and Mach attainment painted on fuselage of the aircraft. Bell X-1 aircraft releases from B-29 mid flight and begins a solo flight circa 1947. Next scene shows the X-2 released from a B-50 circa 1955. Animation shows radar tracking flight course details for the future X-15. It also depicts its course of flight and the landing of X-15.

Date: 1959
Duration: 1 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United Nations Security Council, 1955. Israeli envoy Abba Eban, Turkish envoy Salim Sarper, and UK envoy Sir Pierson Dixon

Turkey's ambassador to the UN, Salim Sarper, strikes a gavel, while seated at the delegate's table of the UN Security Council in New York, United States. Israeli delegate, Abba Eban is seen chatting with others. Abba Eban with British UN delegate, Sir Pierson Dixon, to his left. Scene of council room.

Date: 1955
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States experimental North American X-10 aircraft operating from Edwards Air Force Base, California, United States

North American experimental unmanned X-10 aircraft sitting on runway at Edwards Air Force Base, California, United States. It displays conventional tricycle landing gear, canard at nose, and twin tail. It is powered by two Westinghouse J-40 turbojet engines, whose intakes are visible on both sides of the fuselage. Aircraft seen during computer-controlled takeoff roll with fairly steep nose attitude. View of it breaking ground, in about 20 degree nose up attitude, with landing gear still extended. Cloud of dust left on ground behind the aircraft. The X-10 in flight, cleaned up, with gear retracted. A chase plane seen below and behind, briefly. The X-10 coming in for landing with landing gear extended. It touches down in nose high attitude, creating dust trail and slowly lowers to have nose gear contact ground, and a drag chute deployed.

Date: 1955
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Soldiers assess damage from atomic explosive test shot,"Apple Two," during U.S. Army exercise Desert Rock 6.

Views of various structures and objects after being exposed to atomic explosive test shot "Apple 2" during U.S. Army Exercise Desert Rock VI. A wooden frame house splintered by the blast. A low concrete structure, relatively intact. An overturned Army vehicle. An unsheltered low-wing monoplane, number NG 489851, with skin stripped from its horizontal stabilizer and wing tips. A P-47 aircraft appearing relatively intact. A badly damaged two-wheel trailer. A relatively unscathed auxiliary power unit on a stabilized trailer. Vehicles reduced to rubble. Radar unit and accompanying truck and power unit, seemingly OK, but dish antenna may be damaged. Three soldiers stand around an M2HB heavy machine gun knocked from its stand. A B-29 bomber sits on a ramp with a sign in front of it warning of radiation. A ground crewman sprays the bomber down with a pressure hose to decontaminate it by washing off radioactive particles. A soldier rides a jeep out to check radiation readings on a vehicle that had been exposed. Troops walk back from ground zero and undergo personal cleaning with brooms and checks by geiger counters. A soldier being checked, including his boots. Soldiers sweeping dust from M48 tanks used in the exercise. A soldier being "interviewed" by another, about means of coping with atomic weapons on the battlefield. A formation of soldiers marching, led by one carrying a Corps of Engineers Guidon with the number 14 on it. [Note: According to the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian, from February 18 to May 15, 1955, the United States conducted Operation Teapot, a nuclear test series at Yucca Flat and Frenchman Flat on the Nevada Test Site in the continental United States. During the test period 14 nuclear shots and 1 non-nuclear shot were detonated. Several thousand scientific, military (army, air force, navy, marines), and civilian contract personnel participated in the organization, planning, and execution of the test series. Military exercises undertaken during and following the shots took place under the name Desert Rock 6.]

Date: 1955
Duration: 3 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Preparations for the "Apple Two" atomic test shot and associated U.S. Army's "Desert Rock VI" exercise, at the Nevada Test site

The U.S. Army prepares for its "Desert Rock 6" atomic maneuvers and tests , as part of Operation Teapot atomic tests in 1955. U.S. Army troops in trucks, pass through entry gates, headed for ground zero of atomic test shot "Apple 2" , the 13th in this series, scheduled for May 5, 1955, at the Nevada test site. A soldier with clipboard notes their passing. Next, the Control Center Building is shown. It displays several types of antennas. View from inside the building. Vehicles moving in area near the control center. Low-level aerial view of the "ground zero" area. Men walking into a bunkered shelter housing instruments for measuring atomic explosion data. View upward from ground, of instrumentation being setup on a steel tower outdoors. Glimpse of a soldier who will be participating in the exercise. A technician adjusting instruments atop the steel tower. Soldiers walking into ground zero and inspecting an artillery piece there to determine the planned explosion's effects on it. Other things placed in the area to determine effects atomic explosive effects on them include: sand-bagged emplacement; a jeep (labeled, Test Equip. off limits); a 155mm howitzer; A Browning heavy machine gun; portable field radio; trench mortar; simulated soldiers, including steel helmet and rifle; trees; an unsheltered North American B-45 tornado aircraft; and Republic P-47 aircraft in both sheltered and dug-in positions. Workmen are seen erecting buildings in a model village (including mannequins representing occupants and food to be tested). M-48 Patton tanks and their crews, part of "Task Force Razor" are seen raising dust as they travel across deserts to the Nevada test site. Army soldiers performing maintenance on their tanks and equipment prior to entering the test site. More trucks and equipment approaching the test site.

Date: 1955
Duration: 3 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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