Street level view near the southeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles, California. View facing north on Vine Street. A car towing a three-wheel motorcycle turns east onto Hollywood Blvd. Late 1940s and early 1950s automobiles driving on the street. Camera pans westward and other buildings are seen looking north on Vine, including the El Capitan Theatre at 1735 North Vine Street (now the Avalon Hollywood nightclub), the Ontra Cafeteria at 1719 North Vine Street (now the Redbury Hotel at 1717 North Vine), the Melody Lane cafe at the northwest corner of Hollywood and Vine, and the Harris & Frank store on Hollywood Boulevard. Brief view of a streetcar or trolley going west on Hollywood Boulevard. Street level camera view then shifts to the southeast corner of Ivar Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, looking west on Hollywood Blvd. Theater marquee of the Admiral Theatre (later the Vine Theatre) is seen across the street at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard. Beyond it, looking west, is the Security Pacific Bank building at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard, and beyond that are the Warners Radio Towers for station KFWB atop the Warner Bros Theatre. Pedestrians walking on sidewalks, and cars and trucks on the street. Scene shifts to various elevated views of Los Angeles with a heavy smog layer settled over the city.
Promotional documentary titled 'By The Way of Panama - California The Golden'. Describes views of California to be seen on a cruise from New York, via Panama. The sea shores of California with rocks and sand. A passenger ship sailing in the harbor of San Diego. Views of the San Diego Harbor. The ship, called the "Pennsylvania" reaches harbor of Los Angeles. The buildings and streets of the city of Los Angeles. A Hollywood film studio with shooting underway. Luxury homes of LA. The ship moves on to San Francisco. The harbor of San Francisco including Alcatraz Island in background. Views of the surroundings from a high ridge in San Francisco.
Hollywood stars walk on a ramp at the Hollywood Museum in Universal City, California. Hollywood personalities sitting at a table to watch the fashion parade. Hollywood star models walk on the ramp wearing gowns and jackets of the world's outstanding designers. Hollywood star models include Angie Dickinson, Gina Lollobrigida and Judy Garland. The fashion show honors Universals new movie "The Chalk Garden". The new Hollywood Museum is the beneficiary.
Hollywood museum in Hollywood, California. Wax statutes and pictures of Hollywood actors in the Hollywood Museum. Exteriors of the Hollywood Museum. People watch the collection in the museum. A television screen shows a man surfing. A woman being interviewed. The Oscar statuette featured in a display case. People watch the pictures in the museum. A man being interviewed. People move around in the museum. A man clicks picture of two women inside the museum.
Two dogs Dumpise and Waffles rehearse for a revue in Hollywood, California. The dogs work in costume and are put to hectic rehearsal schedules performing tricks including playing piano and dancing. They sleep in a bed.
Madame Schumann-Heink in Hollywood, California. Thirteen young actresses in different dresses stand on the stage. Madame Schumann-Heink talks to the girls.