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Ronald Reagan and Walt Disney at 1955 Disneyland opening ceremonies; and scenes from 35th Anniversary of Disneyland in 1990.

Circa-1990 aerial flyover of Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, followed by brief vintage footage of Walt Disney in an office in 1955, introducing Disneyland and showing a giant map of the theme park on his wall. Shots of July 1955 opening ceremony are presented along with shots of the Disneyland 35th anniversary celebration. Ronald Reagan is seen at both events. President Ronald Reagan in 1990 seen congratulating the park on it anniversary. Then a flashback shot to 1955, with actor Ronald Reagan leaning over a balcony of Main Street in Disneyland and talking about the opening celebration. Cutting back to 1990, Roy E. Disney is seen unveiling a plaque at the anniversary celebration. Scene shifts back to 1955, with Walt Disney welcoming visitors to Disneyland during its opening celebration, and a view of a plaque unveiled at the park's opening. In 1990 footage, Roy Disney notes that no one except Walt could have predicted the success of Disneyland. Views of visitors at contemporary Disneyland enjoying a teacup ride and on the Splash Mountain log flume ride, followed by scenes with colored confetti falling at the 35th anniversary celebration.

Date: 1990
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States HUP 2 helicopter land and take off from United States ship Saipan off the coast of Mexico.

Hurricane Janet hits Mexico. An officer loads gear aboard a United States Navy HUP 2 helicopter. The cockpit of the helicopter as it is in flight. On the flight deck of United States ship Saipan, several people stand near the HUP 2 helicopter. The helicopter takes off. A sunset in the background with men on the flight deck of Saipan. Saipan underway at sea as a HUP 2 helicopter goes in for landing on its deck. A jetty extends from the mainland. Sunken ship next to the jetty.

Date: 1955, November 1
Duration: 1 min 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A United States HUP 2 helicopter parked in Tampico, Mexico with people around it.

Hurricane Janet hits Mexico. An officer loads relief material on a United States Navy HUP 2 helicopter. People on top of a Mexican hut submerged in water. A portion of the city of Tampico. The helicopter parked in a street as many Mexicans gather around it.

Date: 1955, November 1
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Mexicans unload C ration boxes from a helicopter and flooded area in Tampico as a result of hurricane Janet.

Hurricane Janet hits Tampico, Mexico. Mexican men unload C rations boxes from a helicopter. People grouped around United States Navy HUP 2 helicopters. People stand against a truck as they wave. People loaded on a truck in the background. A flooded village with submerged houses. A partly flooded roadway. Cows and horses stranded on a patch of high ground. Stacks of inundated small factories protrude from the water.

Date: 1955, November 1
Duration: 2 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The 1955 Chrysler Falcon is unveiled at an exhibition in New York.

The 1955 Chrysler Falcon, designed by Virgil Exner with bodywork by Ghia, is unveiled at an auto exhibition in New York. View of the exposed exhaust system attached to the car. A woman at the steering wheel operates the controls of the car. A man drives a 1955 Chrysler Falcon. The man operates the buttons in the car.

Date: 1955, September 5
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Preparations for the "Apple Two" atomic test shot and associated U.S. Army's "Desert Rock VI" exercise, at the Nevada Test site

The U.S. Army prepares for its "Desert Rock 6" atomic maneuvers and tests , as part of Operation Teapot atomic tests in 1955. U.S. Army troops in trucks, pass through entry gates, headed for ground zero of atomic test shot "Apple 2" , the 13th in this series, scheduled for May 5, 1955, at the Nevada test site. A soldier with clipboard notes their passing. Next, the Control Center Building is shown. It displays several types of antennas. View from inside the building. Vehicles moving in area near the control center. Low-level aerial view of the "ground zero" area. Men walking into a bunkered shelter housing instruments for measuring atomic explosion data. View upward from ground, of instrumentation being setup on a steel tower outdoors. Glimpse of a soldier who will be participating in the exercise. A technician adjusting instruments atop the steel tower. Soldiers walking into ground zero and inspecting an artillery piece there to determine the planned explosion's effects on it. Other things placed in the area to determine effects atomic explosive effects on them include: sand-bagged emplacement; a jeep (labeled, Test Equip. off limits); a 155mm howitzer; A Browning heavy machine gun; portable field radio; trench mortar; simulated soldiers, including steel helmet and rifle; trees; an unsheltered North American B-45 tornado aircraft; and Republic P-47 aircraft in both sheltered and dug-in positions. Workmen are seen erecting buildings in a model village (including mannequins representing occupants and food to be tested). M-48 Patton tanks and their crews, part of "Task Force Razor" are seen raising dust as they travel across deserts to the Nevada test site. Army soldiers performing maintenance on their tanks and equipment prior to entering the test site. More trucks and equipment approaching the test site.

Date: 1955
Duration: 3 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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