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.
Baltimore hosts the Major League Baseball All-Star Game for the first time in 1958. 48,000 fans, most in white shirts, crowd Memorial Stadium for the game. Managers Fred Haney of the National League and Casey Stengel of the American League pose for cameras. With game tied 3-3 in the sixth inning, American League gets two men on base after National League mishandles infield roller by Ted Williams. Yankee Gil McDougald (seen in closeup) hits a bloop single to score Frank Malzone and put American League ahead 4-3, which would be the final score. Baltimore fans cheer Oriole pitcher Billy O'Dell, who pitched a scoreless final three innings to earn a save. Del Crandall of Milwaukee Braves pops up for the final out.
The start and finish of the 1958 Belmont Stakes. A crowd at the stands. Horses at the start line. People stand on stairs to watch the race. The horses start running. Horses TimTam and Cavan run very close, at first, but Cavan establishes a clear lead in the final stretch and wins the race.
Review of the 1958 baseball season. Clip opens with Ebbets Field in Brooklyn and Polo Grounds in New York sitting empty after the Dodgers and Giants left for the West Coast. The teams are welcomed by parades and thousands of cheering fans in Los Angeles and San Francisco respectively. The season ends with the Milwaukee Braves and New York Yankees in the World Series for the second straight year. In game 7 at County Stadium in Milwaukee, Bill Skowron hits a home run to give the Yankees a 6-2 lead. Mickey Mantle catches the final out in center field as the Yankees clinch the game and series and celebrate as they run to the dugout.