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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
 
 
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
 
 
Women pilots perform various stunts while in flight during an air show in Long Beach, California.

Women pilots during an air show in Long Beach, California. A large number of people gather to watch the air show. Women pilots walk . The pilots pose and smile. Aircraft take off from a field. The aircraft in flight. Various stunts being performed as the aircraft roll, drop vertically and then climb up. The aircraft emit contrails.

Date: 1935, November 13
Duration: 2 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
War production manufacturing workers busy at the Douglas Aircraft Factory in Long Beach, California during World War 2

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.

Date: 1942, November
Duration: 2 min 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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