Several cars arrive at residence of President of French National Assembly (Hotel de Lassay). French political leaders enter the residence. Cameramen take photographs. Members of press interview the men. At a different entrance, a spokesman mentions French President Rene Coty, dissolution of the National Assembly and a new Constitution. A man walks out smoking a cigarette and carrying a newspaper. Reporters and photographers accost French President Rene Coty,as he leaves, dressed in coat and hat, wearing glasses, and carrying a cigarette in his right hand .
Restrospective of the 1954 search for a suitable site for U.S. Air Force testing of ballistic missiles. Coastal area with ocean in the background. Officials look over charts, maps, photographs as they select the site for Vandenberg Air Force Base. In January, 1958, view of building with a sign that reads ' Headquarters, First Missile Division, Strategic Air Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base' Entrance of the headquarters as Major General David Wade walks out. U.S. Air Force officers and airmen attend missile training classes. Airmen work on assembly of Thor missiles . U.S. Air Force officers and airmen operate missile launch consoles in a launch control center. November, 1958, Thor intermediate range missile on a trailer being delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base. Trailer backs up to the launch pad. December, 16, 1958, the Thor missile on launch pad venting gases. U.S. Air Forces officers at a launch console. The Thor missile is launched. RAF airmen watch missile in flight.
A huge gathering present for the 1958 Orange Bowl parade associated with the January 1, 1958 Orange Bowl game between the University of Oklahoma "Sooners" and the Duke University "Blue Devils" college football teams. Dancers and band of the Oklahoma Sooners perform at the parade. Girls dancing, instrumentalists pass by, a clown on a canoe with wheels and another clown on snow skis with wheels. Police motorcyclists perform a drill. Girls in dresses (Orange Bowl queen and court) ride by on a parade float.
Newsreel clip on baseball's 1958 World Series, a rematch of the '57 Series -- the Milwaukee Braves against the New York Yankees. Views of County Stadium, the site for games one and two, and the capacity crowd of 46,000 inside. Yankee manager Casey Stengel and Braves manager Fred Haney shake hands before the game, as do game one starting pitchers Warren Spahn of the Braves and Whitey Ford of the Yanks. In top of the fourth inning, the Yankees' Bill Skowron hits a home run to left field. In the bottom of the fourth, hits by Del Crandall, Andy Pafko and Spahn put Braves on top 2-1. Hank Bauer (seen in closeup) hits two-run homer for Yankees. Braves tie the game and send into extra innings, where hits by Crandall and Billy Bruton win it 4-3 in the tenth. Braves celebrate on field. Announcer notes that the Braves also won game two and moved "toward another world's championship." But Yankees would come from behind to win the series in seven games.
Aerial view of 1950's automobiles parked outside Burdine Stadium (later the Miami Orange Bowl) in Miami, Florida. Fans of both Duke University (Blue Devils) and University of Oklahoma (Sooners) football teams entering the stadium at entrance gates. View at gates as tickets are checked. A fan tries on a festive hat. View of the field with marching bands on it during their show, displaying a large American flag formation. View of fans in the stadium. Some Oklahoma Sooners fans wearing cowboy hats. 1958 college football Orange Bowl game gets underway. Scenes from the game, crowd cheering, band and cheerleaders performing at half time and from sidelines.
An overview of baseball teams preparing for the 1958 season in Florida. Views of New York Yankees' camp with manager Casey Stengel running onto field, pitchers Sal Maglie and Whitey Ford warming up. A smiling Mickey Mantle (#7) hits a ball far in batting practice. Yogi Berra (#8) and Hank Bauer (#9) take their swings. Scene shifts to the Dodgers' camp; this is the first spring after the team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. Views of pitchers Don Newcombe (#36) and Johnny Podres throwing, and players Duke Snider (#4), Gino Cimoli and Gil Hodges (#14) swinging in batting cage. Announcer notes Dodgers have big problem at catcher after Roy Campanella was put "out of service." (He was permanently paralyzed in a car accident.) Al Walker, Joe Pignatano and John Roseboro are named as his possible successors. Scene shifts to St. Louis Cardinals training camp. Announcer predicts Cardinals will be pennant contender. Views of brothers Von and Lindy McDaniel, shortstop Alvin Dark and all-time great Stan Musial. Scene then shifts to Chicago White Sox camp. Outfielder Al Smith (#9) fields a ball; Jim Rivera (#7), Nellie Fox and Smith take swings in batting cage. Action moves to Detroit Tigers camp, where pitchers Jim Bunning (#14) and Frank Lary (#17) are seen warming up. Al Kaline (#6) hits a ball in batting practice.