Young girls gathered with their dolls in Long Beach in California. They parade their dolls in a prize contest. The girls carry their dolls in prams. A child carries the doll in a small dog driven carriage. Several girls carry their dolls in hands.
Waves are seen threatening homes built along a boardwalk, at the water's edge, in Redondo Beach, california. Closeup of sea water rushing under the boardwalk and a sign on one home reading "danger, Keep Out." Waves carrying debris, crashing against the the structures. Glimpse from next to a partly sunken house, of wave rolling towards it. Waves running underneath pilings. A house that has fallen over and water undermining it and the boardwalk nearby. A man and his wife and baby rescuing belongings from their damaged home. He carries a chair and she carries her baby from the home that is already tilted. Their belongings are piled up in a safe place onshore. Other people are seen in the background, along with some parked 1930s era cars, including a Light colored 1936 Dodge 4-door touring car with rear fender aprons. Other people help the couple to rescue their possessions.
Monkeys launched in helium balloons from Venice Beach, California. Four helium balloons at Venice Beach, preparing to take off. Santa Monica pier visible in background. A clothed monkey getting into a balloon basket. Two monkeys beside a balloon on which the U.S. flag is displayed. Two monkeys beside another balloon on which the British flag is displayed. French flag also seen. Two balloons take off with monkeys inside. Another balloon takes off and a monkey climbs on the trailing anchor rope in midair into the basket of the balloon. The helium balloons with monkeys in flight over Venice Beach, California.
Aviator Howard Hughes flies his H-4 Hercules amphibious plane in Long Beach, California. Hughes' H-4 Hercules amphibious plane on display in Long Beach. Hughes walks through the internal sections of the plane. The plane off shore. Hughes at the instrument panel aboard the plane. Hughes sits at the controls in the cockpit of the plane. The plane moves ahead on the surface of water. A cameraman records the event from a boat. The plane takes off and stays low above the water for a mile and then descends back on water.
Aviator Howard Hughes's H-4 Hercules amphibious plane is transported from Culver City to Long Beach. The H-4 plane is taken out from Culver City hangar in parts. A crowd milling around in front of the hangar. Huge wings of the plane moved under wires on a road. A trailer truck hauls the wing of the plane on the road. The parts of the plane are transported to Long Beach.
Factory workers at A-20 (Fighter-Bomber Army plane) engine line in Douglas Aircraft Factory, Long Beach, California during World War 2, supplying aircraft for the war effort. Women factory workers make adjustments to engines in a Pratt-Whitney engine line. Close up of a woman worker at work on an aircraft engine. Negro workmen stack plexiglass parts for bomber aircraft gun or bombing sights. Ex-sailor works on wing of aircraft. Shirtless worker removes an aircraft tire from a rack of tires and rolls it by hand. Propaganda cartoon poster above the rack shows a frightened Hideki Tojo up a tree and reads 'Tokio Kid Say' and shows an attack dog below, keeping him in the tree, and wearing a collar that says, "Conservation," encouraging workers to conserve and use factory resources wisely for the war effort in order to beat the Japanese.