A parade held on the streets of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The parade held for the crew of the B-17 "Memphis Belle." Men on horses. A man riding a horse holds a U.S. flag. The crew rides in a jeep in the parade. Landmark buildings in Las Vegas before the "glitter gulch" days are seen, including Bank of Nevada; the Jack Pot Casino with a small amount of neon lighting; the Boulder Club with somewhat more neon lighting; the Apache Lounge, Cafe, and Hotel with its art deco signage at the Corner of Fremont and Second, and the El Portal Theatre at 310 Fremont Street which was the city's first movie theater; a directional arrow sign for the Hotel Sal Sagev (Las Vegas spelled backwards). After the parade on Fremont Street, the crew moves on to Las Vegas Army Airfield (today it is Nellis Air Force Base). They gather on a raised speaker's stand near the nose of the B-17 Memphis Belle. Troops assembled on the airfield, B-17, and crew of the Memphis Belle. The crew is introduced and the Memphis Belle crew members address the gathered soldiers. A United States Army Air Force band plays. A crowd around the Memphis Belle after the ceremonies.
Brief shots of Grand Canyon, speed boats, Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center, Sea World killer whale, rodeo cowboy, woman skiing, snow capped mountains, and Disney castle. Map of North America highlights California and Nevada. Postcard pictures of people and places in California and Nevada. Los Angeles skyline. Neon sign "Coors California." Car hop drive in diner with classic muscle cars and motorcycles. Shot looking upward from moving vehicle of palm trees lining street. The famous Hollywood sign. Several stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Universal Studios park shows tourists with Jaws mechanical shark and moving shooting demonstrations. Rolls Royce on Rodeo Drive and shopping with storefronts of Cartier, Elizabeth Arden, Gucci. Aerial view of Santa Monica pier. Man surfing in waves and woman in bikini playing volleyball. Controls of boom box radio and young man performs a break dance routine. Roller skaters performing stunts and dancing on roller skates. Hotdog vendor. Tall swings with two performers. Golden Gate Bridge, Painted Ladies homes, TransAmerica Building in San Francisco. Street Car or Cable car operating shows conductor and controls at work. San Francisco street scenes with pedestrians and automobiles. San Francisco pier. Slicing sour dough bread and steaming dungeness crabs. Yosemite National Park with people boarding shuttle bus and watching waterfall. Hoover Dam and Lake Meade. Boats on Lake Meade. Las Vegas sites including Flamingo, Stardust, and Dunes casinos. People gambling at the Las Vegas Club. Neon lights of casinos. Slot machines and table games like craps and blackjack. A Las Vegas nightclub show with dancers. Woman relaxing on a raft in a pool at a hotel.
Neon lights and signs along Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada. Neon sign for 'The Mint' outside the casino and and restaurant "Biff's Famous Foods - Specialties Miners Chuck and French Dip". Neon lights shown. Neon lights and signs outside a club. Giant neon cowboy "Vegas Vic" in front of the Pioneer Club Casino.
Various types of neon lights and signs in Las Vegas. Neon signs read as 'Slater Motel, Drive in Here', 'Fox Market', 'Sav-on Self Service Drug Store' and '3 Min'. Neon lights and signs on entrance of building. Neon lights and signs for Overland Hotel and the Las Vegas Club Casino. Also the Luck Strike Club neon sign.
Nuclear device test on Nevada test range near Las Vegas, Nevada. Newsmen and U.S. Military officers at the test site. The newsmen gathered around an officer as they question him after the conduct of test. The officer briefs the press. An aircraft in flight.
Desert Rock Exercises (Desert Rock IV) underway for testing of nuclear weapon at Yucca Flats area of Nevada Proving Ground outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Test shot Dog. Squad tents pitched to form a bivouac area at Camp Desert Rock, south of Camp Mercury. Mountains in the background. Giant white cloud of smoke rises from behind the mountains due to detonation of nuclear weapon during Operation Tumbler-Snapper. This was shot "Dog," a 19 kiloton TX-7 device airdrop in Area 7. A mushroom cloud forms. Soldiers watch the smoke rising after the testing of the nuclear bomb device known as Dog.