U.S. Ships at port in National City, California. Reconstruction of vessels going on. People work on a ship.
Nineteen year old, Henry Ellsworth Vines, of Pasadena California and opponent George Lott, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, battle for 1931 National Tennis Championship at Forest Hills, New York on September 12, 1931, in the 51st U.S. Men's Singles Tennis championship match. They are seen entering the stadium before a capacity crowd, and shaking hands before the match. Views of several strokes and exchanges during the match. At the end, both players meet at the net,shake hands, and walk off the court together. Vines beats Lott (79 63 97 75). Vines poses with trophy.
A trip to see giant Sequoia Trees or "Sequoia Washingtonia" Giant Forest trees in California's Sequoia National Park. A motorcade of tourists leaves a city hotel for a trip. Open top convertible cars drive through mountainous countryside on dirt roads in California. In the old Gold Rush town of Mariposa the group stops and enters the Mariposa County Courthouse, a mortise-and-tenon Greek Revival courthouse and California's oldest court of law. Sign over entrance reads 'Erected 1854'. A car or vehicle tunnel through a giant Sequoia Tree.
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.
Easter, with its message of hope for mankind, celebrated throughout the Christian world. Sunrise services held in the natural glory of Yosemite National Park by Christians. A water fall at the Yosemite National Park. Easter celebration at Saint Peter's Square, Vatican city, Rome, where half a million people hear Pope Paul VI plead for peace. Pope Paul VI blesses the pilgrims. A large crowd gathers and get Pope's message in South Vietnam. In the United States: People enter the St Denis Parish Catholic church at 157 Washington Street in Westwood, Massachusetts. View of altar and services held inside the St. Denis Parish church as seen from elevated loft position. In California: A sign reads : 'Hollywood Bowl, Eastern Sunrise Service, April 18'. At Hollywood Bowl, California: A large crowd seated in a stadium, listen music and attend Easter services. U.S. President Lyndon Johnson and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson attend services in a small church in Texas. New York has its famous Easter parade on Fifth Avenue.
Promotional documentary titled 'By The Way of Panama - California The Golden'. Describes views of California to be seen on a cruise from New York, via Panama. The sea shores of California with rocks and sand. A passenger ship sailing in the harbor of San Diego. Views of the San Diego Harbor. The ship, called the "Pennsylvania" reaches harbor of Los Angeles. The buildings and streets of the city of Los Angeles. A Hollywood film studio with shooting underway. Luxury homes of LA. The ship moves on to San Francisco. The harbor of San Francisco including Alcatraz Island in background. Views of the surroundings from a high ridge in San Francisco.