Preparations made for participants and visitors to the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. An aircraft in flight. Automobile traffic on road. Skyscrapers of Los Angeles. A crowded sidewalk. Cars parked in a parking lot. The air hostess announces to people aboard aircraft. Sketches of the famous personalities of Los Angeles. A trailer truck being driven off in the foreground. Traffic on fly overs. Houses in the city. Palm trees on a beach area. Cars parked in front of shops. People at a market place. A boy dances in a toprock breakdancing style. People watch the boy dance. People dance wearing skates. A woman dances. A man plays piano in an open ocean front market. A man performs a stunt and weightlifters workout lifting heavy weights at Venice Beach. Boys play racket sports. People ride bicycles and skate on a beach. An aircraft in flight and the airplane preparing to land at Los Angeles International Airport. People gathered at the 1932 Olympics watching runners leap hurdles in a race. Seats in stadium at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Entrance of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum . A man plays bugle. People in a stadium watch the horse race. Exteriors of the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Howard Hughes takes lunch at a restaurant in Chicago on May 14, 1936. Other people sitting and standing behind him. View of propeller on his Northrop Gamma 2G airplane being started. Hughes has his goggles on his head and takes off toward California. View of Union Air Terminal in Burbank, California. Hughes steps out of plane in Los Angeles after 8 hours flight. In next scene, aviator Amy Johnson, CBE, wife of Jim Mollison, emerges from her Percival Gull Sixplane. G-ADZO, in Capetown, South Africa on May 7, 1936 after a record-setting four day and sixteen hours flight from London. A large crowd waits to see her. People greet her with flowers. Johnson is seen among the large crowd and smiling and waving to the crowd. Scenes in clip are from a 1961 newsreel recounting events roughly 25 years prior.
Doris Day and Cary Grant with Baseball players Mickey Mantle of Yankees and Dodgers player to promote their film "That touch of Mink" in Los Angeles, California. They talk. Doris talks to man. Players of Los Angeles Angels team members talk with Doris and Cary. Doris and Cary see Baseball match. Both with New York Yankees players Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Yogi Berra. Yankees. Cary and Doris cheers.
Landmarks and street scenes in Hollywood and Los Angeles California circa 1950. People stand on streets of Los Angeles. A traffic light on the street with a sign reading 'Stop'. Cars and buses on the roads. Pedestrians cross streets. Red Cross flags fly from many buildings on the street. A street car or trolley passes. View of Grauman's Chinese Theater. Heavy traffic on freeway and streets of Los Angeles, as seen from street corners and point of view shots from a moving vehicle. Cars on South Grand Avenue at the Biltmore Hotel (510 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles). Smog visible in some of the scenes. View from inside descending rail car on the Los Angeles Incline Railway (Angel's Flight narrow gauge funicular railway) at 3rd and Hill Streets. Passengers on the other car pass as they ascend.
Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles, California to Honolulu, Hawaii. Yachts of all shapes and sizes take off from Los Angeles on a 3-week sail to Hawaii as the Transpacific Yacht Race starts. Yachts underway at sea for 2000 mile run, mountains in the background. Sailors on the yachts. The yachts at sea.
Football matches in California and Wisconsin. The USC (University of Southern California) Trojans play against the California Golden Bears in Los Angeles, California. The game in progress. The crowd cheers from the stands. The USC Trojans beat the California Golden Bears with a score of 10-0. In another game played between the Wisconsin's Badgers and the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), the UCLA wins with a score of 20-7 in Wisconsin.