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 perform his break 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).
Night club Whisky a go-go in West Hollywood, Los Angeles California, on Sunset Boulevard. Nighttime scene in city. Elevated view of 1960's cars as they drive down Sunset Boulevard, then view from point of view of a moving vehicle looking toward another car moving on Sunset Boulevard. View of the entrance for the "Red Velvet Club" at 6507 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Scene changes to show people inside what is presumably the Red Velvet Club (or possibly nearby Whisky A Go-Go night club). Young men and women dance as a band plays at the club. Views of vintage 1960's fashions, clothing, hair styles, and dance moves of the time. Close up views of the dancers and of band members on guitar, keyboards, and drums. Some patrons simply sit at tables and watch the dancers. Some people are dressed conservatively, and others are on the edge of 1960's fashions. The band plays as men and women dance and enjoy the music.
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.
Loss and damage in the city after race riots in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California, during the Civil Rights movement. Night time views of the streets in the largely African American section in Los Angeles. Smoke and flames rise from buildings. Buildings on fire, set by arson during the riots. Interiors and exteriors of the buildings on fire, spanning many city blocks. Policemen arrest two men and lead them away. The devastated areas in the city, and a few buildings which are left intact. Armed National Guard troops in the streets on patrol to prevent further looting and damage. Damaged buildings on either side of the road. The Watts area of the city where a curfew was put into effect. A soldier with a rifle patrols the area. The remains of buildings in the area. Views from a moving vehicle of block after block of gutted and destroyed buildings. A special task force on alert. Policemen come out of a truck and National Guardsmen exit a bus. A helicopter in flight over the area. The police vehicles on the streets, and police in the streets behind makeshift covers for protection.
Damage from riots in the Negro section of Los Angeles in California. Destroyed buildings along the sides of a street in the Negro section of Los Angeles. Buildings set on fire. Heavy smoke columns arising out of the fire. Soldiers walking with arrested men. Troops walking with rifles. Rubbled buildings and houses. A car passing on the street. More troops coming out of a bus in the area. A helicopter hovers over the area. Cars parked on the street. Troops patrol the area.
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.