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Long Beach California USA 1939 stock footage and images

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Two young men riding small motorboats narrowly escape drowning when their boats capsize during a boat race in Long Beach, California.

Boat race for small one-person motorboats underway in Long Beach, California. Large crowd on shore. Two boys riding speedboats narrowly escape drowning when their boats capsize.

Date: 1939, August 2
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Clyde Schlieper and Wes Carroll depart and return to Marine Stadium in Long Beach, California after making a new world record.

Fliers land at Marine Stadium in Long Beach, California after setting a new world record of 30 days and 6 hours in flight. Their Piper Cub dubbed "Spirit of Kay" takes off. Spectators look towards the sky. A sea plane taxis on water for departing. Clyde Schlieper and Wes Carroll return to Marine Stadium after setting the world record for the longest sustained flight -thirty days in the air. Men assist them in getting off from the sea plane. W.E.S. Carroll, Clyde Schlieper and other personnel pose for a camera.

Date: 1939, October 30
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aviator Howard Hughes flies his H-4 Hercules amphibious plane low above the water in Long 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.

Date: 1947, November 3
Duration: 1 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aviator Howard Hughes's H-4 Hercules amphibious plane is transported in parts from Culver City to Long Beach in California.

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.

Date: 1946
Duration: 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ted Allen, a record holder in horseshoe pitching, demonstrates fancy and dangerous shots, in Long Beach, California.

Ted Allen, a record-holder in horseshoe pitching, demonstrates amazing skill in Long Beach, California, United States. Ted Allen, wearing a bowtie, holds horseshoes. Spectators gathered around the enclosure watch. He demonstrates several fancy and dangerous stunt shots in horseshoe pitching. Among them: He places horseshoes perfectly while his assistant's face is right next to the target stake. He knocks the end of a pipe from his attendant's mouth with a horseshoe, while the pipe stem stays intact. He lights a pack of matches resting against the stake by throwing a horseshoe precisely to scrape the matches against the metal stake.

Date: 1934, January 15
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
School children imitate the regular 'Big Time' circus in Mammoth 3-ring in Long Beach, California.

School children imitate the regular 'Big Time' circus in Mammoth 3-ring in Long Beach, California. They play the part of clowns and perform acrobats. School girl imitates a ring-woman with children posing as lions. Dog performs stunts. Child puts dog into a box which has 'Dyeing Machine' written on it and then pull pretend link sausages from the box. Children watch the show.

Date: 1933, August 24
Duration: 1 min 22 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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