Major events of 1956. Contestants at Miss America pageant walk the ramp in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Marian Ann McKnight of South Carolina crowned Miss America. Carol Morris of Iowa wins the Miss Universe contest in Long Beach, California.
Ongoing parade for the Miss Universe contest in Long Beach, California. People march on street with flags of various Nations. Women from Germany, France, Canada, Italy, England, Japan, Holland, Venezuela, Chile participate in the Miss Universe Contest.
Miss Universe Contest in Long Beach, California. 17 Contestants pose in the stage. They walk on the stage waiving at the crowd. America's Carol Morris chosen as Miss Universe comes up on stage to receive the crown. Crowd cheers as she walks on the ramp with the crown.
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.