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).
Paintings of African American artist Charles White in Los Angeles, California. Paintings and certificates in a room. Children play. Charles White wearing goggles. Children climb a sloppy hill. Charles works on a painting. He drinks tea. He goes to a garden, holding a bag in hand. He walks to the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County and teaches students there in a classroom. Students listen to him. A student talks about art.
From "Mr Edler's class - Drug education in one elementary school", clip shows elementary school science teacher Mr. William Edler interacting with school children and other teachers regarding the matter of drug abuse and drug abuse prevention. Notebooks and books on a table. Elementary school aged students in the courtyard of the Wilbur Avenue Elementary School in Tarzana California, near Van Nuys, and part of the Los Angeles School District. Boys and girls in the rough age range of 10 to 12 enter a classroom. Mr Edler enters the class. Close up views of Mr Edler and his students discussing drug abuse and illegal drugs, as he asks the children what they know about the subject. Many students stand up and boys and girls speak one by one. A recording machine. Mr Edler addresses a group of fellow teachers who listen to him attentively as he shares his curriculum for drug abuse prevention, so that other teachers can learn to deliver the curriculum. Mr Edler in a class. He explains and asks questions. Many students raise hands to answer. Mr Edler collects articles related to drug abuse and posts them on a bulletin board. Mr Elder sits with another teacher in front of a group of Los Angeles school teachers. View of a book titled 'Drug Abuse: Escape to Nowhere'. Mr Edler interacts with the group of teachers.
Science teacher William Edler in a classroom of the Wilbur Avenue Elementary School in Tarzana California, part of the Los Angeles school district. A chart reads 'Happiness is....'. Mr. Edler interacts with the children and talks about happiness and feelings. Some boy and girl students raise their hands to answer. Some children exit the classroom to conduct one on one interviews with other students in a school courtyard. The boys and girls sit in pairs and discuss. Mr Edler and the students sit in a circle on the grass. The children get up. Mr Edler and a woman stand in front of a group of teachers and educators in Los Angeles and describe the exercise, how it deals with promoting self worth and friendship, and how it ties in drug abuse education curriculum. Clip closes with scenes of students in the classroom and one student painting a picture.
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 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.
Teachers and students of an elementary school in Los Angeles California learn about the consequences of illegal drug abuse and drug addiction. Two women in front of the children in a class. One of the women talks about drug addiction. Science teacher William Edler from Wilbur Avenue Elementary School in Tarzana, California sits at the back of the class. Students raise hands and boys and girls ask questions about drug abuse. A boy stands up and asks a question about drug abuse. Mr Edler with a woman in front of a group of teachers reviewing curriculum for teaching drug abuse prevention and drug abuse education. The title on a paper reads 'A history of Drug Abuse'. Mr Edler with a stack of papers.