Events that took place in 1937. Del Mar race track opens with a handicap in Del Mar, California. Many Hollywood stars also witness the opening race at the race track. Stars seen include: Bob Burns, Pat O'Brien, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, and Barbara Stanwyck. The race gets underway. Big Grey wins the inaugural handicap at Del Mar track.
'Grey Count' wins the Inaugural Handicap Race at New Coast Track in Del Mar, California. Movie stars watch the race from a grandstand. Horses leave gates to run on a dirt track. A man looks through binoculars. Grey Count wins the race by a good lead.
Seabiscuit wins match race in Del Mar, California. Horses getting ready for the race. Horses on track. The race starts. Spectators in the stand watch the race. Seabiscuit owned by Charles S. Howard and Ligaroti owned by the Hollywood entertainer Bing Crosby fight for first position. Seabiscuit wins the race despite persistent fouling from Ligaroti's jockey
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.
People visiting the large telescope at the University of California Lick Observatory, near San Jose, California. View of the tube of the telescope and the 36 inch diameter lens of telescope. Animated views of telescopic views featuring Jupiter with nine moons around it, Saturn with its ring and Mars with two moons. A bearded astronomer looks through the telescope. Pictures of comets.
A heartsick Airedale in Del Monte, California. The dog arrives by a plane from Kansas City. The dog in a basket outside the plane. Private Everett Scott and troops from Scott's company watch the dog. An officer pets the dog.