Sailor and worker push the plane together out of hangar at Douglas Aircraft Plant in El Segundo, California. Plane taxis. Commander and two Lieutenants on inspection and acceptance of SBD. Lieutenant inspects under the wing of plane. Sailors and workers at work.
SBD (Scout Bomber) Production Line at Douglas Aircraft Plant in El Segundo, California. Worker installs cartridge box in plane. Chinese boy at work on engine.
Lion cubs during the balloon test in El Monte, California. A group of lion cubs in a den in El Monte. A bunch of balloons put into the den by animal psychologists, for the balloon test. The lion cubs watch the balloons in the air. The cubs spring at the balloons, revealing their ferocious nature. A group of cubs watching another cub pawing at a balloon and the balloon bursts.
USS California (BB-44) at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States. A marine sentry moves past in the foreground. Men look at the ship in the foreground from a dock. Crew and dock workers on the deck of the ship. View of aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-3) passing by in the background (having arrived at Pearl Harbor September 21 for repairs). USS California was departing for Puget Sound Navy Yard for major reconstruction following her damage during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the prior December 7. The USS California underwent dry dock repairs at Pearl Harbor Drydock Number Two until June 7, 1942, and then was moved under her own power to a wharf at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard for reinstallation of guns in July before departing on October 10 for the Puget Sound Navy Yard.
Women participate in Ostrich race in El Cerrito, California. After several attempts to jump up and mount their ostriches, two young women manage to hold on and ride successfully. However, by the end, each had fallen from their respective ostriches.
An elevator observatory at The El Cortez hotel in San Diego, California. A woman dressed in a space cadet or astronaut-like uniform stands in the elevator, known as the "Starlight Express." Passengers seen boarding the all-glass elevator that rises on the outside the building to carries guests to a rooftop ballroom. The lift supported on a hydraulic ram 175 feet long, rises up to the roof of the hotel, Clip includes a brief elevated view of the city of San Diego as seen from the elevator.