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Long Beach California USA 1941 stock footage and images

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Launch of the cargo vessel "Alcoa Pennant" at Long Beach, California.

Pre launch preparation of a big cargo vessel 'Alcoa Pennant' at Long Beach, California. Launch of the cargo vessel in sea is witnessed by a huge crowd. Views of Alcoa Pennant in sea.

Date: 1941, July 2
Duration: 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Coast Guard saves rescues passengers of SS Manhattan as the ship gets stuck on a reef off Florida in the United States.

The ocean liner SS Manhattan (later USS Wakefield) runs aground off West Palm Beach in Florida, United States. Scenes from January 12,1941: People at a beach. USS Wakefield (Manhattan) in the background. During her third voyage to California the ship runs aground off West Palm Beach, Florida. A sign on the ship: 'Manhattan United States Lines'. Coast Guard personnel save the passengers of the ship.

Date: 1941, January 12
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People gather to watch the summer Olympic games held in Los Angeles, California.

The Games of the X Olympiad held in Los Angeles, California. Women participate in the springboard diving contest during the summer olympics of 1932. A large crowd gathers to watch the games and cheer. Georgia Coleman does a layout back somersault dive into the water, then three other dives. Closeup view of a smiling Georgia Coleman, springboard diver. Next diver shown is Dorothy Poynton on the high dive, followed by closeup shots of Dorothy after her dives. Swimmers participate in the swimming championships, including American Eleanor Holm in competition with Bonnie Mealing from Australia in the Women's 100 meter backstroke. Closeup shot of Eleanor Holm outside the pool. Americans take the lead in the games. Men participate in the 2000 meter 8 oar she crew shell boat race. American team is made up of team from the University of California. The crew shell race underway on Alamitos Bay in Long Beach California. The University of California team surges at the end to beat the team from Italy. Oil rigs and oil derricks seen in the background on shore behind the cheering crowd watching the race. The men's crew team from the University of California Bears pose for cameras on shore after their victory.

Date: 1932, August 15
Duration: 3 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
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
 
 
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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