A wine festival at San Joaquin Valley in Lodi, California. Men wave U.S. flag. Floats on road. Chinese float passes. Women in Chinese native dress seated on the float. Women in Kimono stand with Japanese umbrella on a Japanese float. People watch the parade. Woman seated on a throne. Women in fancy dresses on the float.
The disappearance of American aviatrix Amelia Earhart in 1937. A smiling Amelia Earhart stands with a man, possibly Fred Noonan. Earhart and crew loading up an airplane parked in a hanger. May 20, 1937, Lockheed Model 10-E Electra taking off from Oakland, California bound for Miami, Florida on the first leg of Earhart's second attempt at an around-the-world flight. Earhart and her navigator disappear during the flight and are last heard from on July 2, 1937. A huge air sea search is undertaken to find them. An aircraft carrier underway at sea. Airplane parked on the flight deck. Bi-Planes fly in formation during search.
Events that took place in 1937. Del Mar race track opens with a handicap in Del Mar, California. Many Hollywood stars also witness the opening race at the race track. Stars seen include: Bob Burns, Pat O'Brien, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, and Barbara Stanwyck. The race gets underway. Big Grey wins the inaugural handicap at Del Mar track.
A fashion show at Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. Models display latest 1937 designs for the fall by Hollywood stylists. The models display off shoulder gowns and dresses. A model displays a fur overcoat. Another model shows the latest design in long boots.
Russian airmen Gromov, Yumashev, and Danilin set a nonstop flight endurance record in 1937 of 62 hours 17 minutes. The airmen fly a Tupolev ANT-25 over the North pole from Moscow to a dairy pasture outside San Jacinto, California (near Los Angeles). High altitude aerial view of the dairy pasture area and the safely landed Tupolev ANT-25. Cars and other vehicles parked at the field and people gathered at the airplane including local farming families. Views of the the three Soviet airmen ( Gromov, Yumashev, and Danilin) after setting the record, while greeting officials and posing for cameras. From an August 1962 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
A 1970 television program hosted by Lee Marvin regarding construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco beginning in 1933 and completing in 1937. View of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York, and the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado. View of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco built by Joseph Strauss. Newspaper headlines during debate about whether to construct the bridge, such as 'Jobs Loom' and 'Span for Vote', and "The Golden Gate is One of Nature's Perfect Pictures -- Let's Not Disfigure It". View of the north and south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. Boat passes under the bridge during its construction. Stages of Golden Gate Bridge under construction and discussion on the difficulties of setting the towers in the bed of the bay. A blimp passes over the bridge. Engineers work under bad weather conditions. Two men walk on cables connecting the bridge towers. Walter Cathey, construction supervisor, talks about the difficulties during construction and an incident where two bridge builders died during construction. Seagulls on shore. Painting of the bridge using the color known as International Orange. Boat in San Francisco Bay passes under the bridge. Opening ceremonies for the Golden Gate Bridge in May 1937 and traffic crossing the bridge for the first time.