Perry O. Stoughton sets on a 1000-mile voyage to San Diego on his sailing raft from Crescent City in California. Canned food and a barrel of drinking water is aboard the raft. Large crowd gathers at the peer to bid him farewell.
Geographical map depicts location of New Orleans between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River. View of Levees that protects the city. Trains are ferried across rivers. View of paddle wheel driven boats moving and anchored at port. Boat named 'Uncle Oliver'. Train laden ferry en route and arriving at another port here a locomotive and its attached trains drive off the ferry.
Knights of Columbus members hold novel parade on opening day of Casey Joy Da, Mobile, Alabama. Men in pajamas. People watch from sidewalks. One humorous marcher plays with a giant yo-yo. Two Boy Scouts in uniform accompany flag bearer. Group of boys with instruments in the parade also. The main band playing is Bill Lagman's Crescent City Orchestra. Members include Bill Lagman on cornet , Avery Loposa on Trombone, Felix Girado on snare drum, and Cliff Holman on clarinet.
The disappearance of American aviatrix Amelia Earhart in 1937. A smiling Amelia Earhart stands with a man, possibly Fred Noonan. Earhart and crew loading up an airplane parked in a hanger. May 20, 1937, Lockheed Model 10-E Electra taking off from Oakland, California bound for Miami, Florida on the first leg of Earhart's second attempt at an around-the-world flight. Earhart and her navigator disappear during the flight and are last heard from on July 2, 1937. A huge air sea search is undertaken to find them. An aircraft carrier underway at sea. Airplane parked on the flight deck. Bi-Planes fly in formation during search.
Large crowd gathers to celebrate the New Year (1937) in Times Square, New York City, United States. Numerous neon signs are seen. Examples include a "Planters Peanuts" sign that shows peanuts pouring from a package, and signs advertising product names such as: "Camels"and"Coca-Cola." A blinking "Vaudeville" sign is seen. The Criterion movie theater advertises a James Cagney film. Loews theater marquee announces Joan Crawford and Clark Gable appearing in the film "Love on the Run."
Large crowd gathers to celebrate the New Year, 1937, in Times Square, New York City, United States. People shouting and blowing horns. Neon signs advertise products such as "Coca-Cola." The Criterion movie theater (cinema) advertises a movie called "Great Guy" starring James Cagney. Loews State movie theater marquee announces the film "Love on the Run" starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable.