Street level view near the southeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles, California. View facing north on Vine Street. A car towing a three-wheel motorcycle turns east onto Hollywood Blvd. Late 1940s and early 1950s automobiles driving on the street. Camera pans westward and other buildings are seen looking north on Vine, including the El Capitan Theatre at 1735 North Vine Street (now the Avalon Hollywood nightclub), the Ontra Cafeteria at 1719 North Vine Street (now the Redbury Hotel at 1717 North Vine), the Melody Lane cafe at the northwest corner of Hollywood and Vine, and the Harris & Frank store on Hollywood Boulevard. Brief view of a streetcar or trolley going west on Hollywood Boulevard. Street level camera view then shifts to the southeast corner of Ivar Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, looking west on Hollywood Blvd. Theater marquee of the Admiral Theatre (later the Vine Theatre) is seen across the street at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard. Beyond it, looking west, is the Security Pacific Bank building at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard, and beyond that are the Warners Radio Towers for station KFWB atop the Warner Bros Theatre. Pedestrians walking on sidewalks, and cars and trucks on the street. Scene shifts to various elevated views of Los Angeles with a heavy smog layer settled over the city.
Car with letters of radio station WMCA drives by. Announcer says baseball is one of the station's most popular programs; the station broadcasts home games of the New York Giants. Large crowds enter the Giants' stadium, the Polo Grounds. View of packed stands as announcer is seen talking into microphone. Fans enthusiastically cheer action from a Giants baseball game against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Clip transitions to other WMCA programs. Announcer interviews man on busy sidewalk at dusk during program 'Man on the Street'. Theatre marquee in background advertises movie "Ten Tall Men" starring Burt Lancaster. Dancers in public park do a 'square dance' broadcast by the station. View of many couples participating in the square dance. Madison Square Garden marquee at night.
Portrays the suffering of wounded U.S. soldiers in action during a Pacific campaign in World War II, Pacific Ocean Theater. A naval air transport flying boat in action for transporting severe cases to hospital which is far away. Wounded soldier carried on stretcher. Wounded soldiers loaded aboard army transport aircraft parked on airfield. Wounded soldier lying on stretchers and beds aboard hospital ship USS Bountiful (AH-9) at anchor off the coast. Nurse and doctor examine wounded men. A wounded soldier gets head massage. Operation theatre aboard hospital ship shows soldiers with severe wounds on arms and legs being operated by surgeons. Patient on wheel chair pushed on deck of USS Bountiful. Wounded soldiers on deck of ship relax and smoke. Blood stained faces of soldiers.
United States Army General Dwight David Eisenhower aboard the USS Des Moines (CA-134) in the Pacific Theater. Dwight David Eisenhower talks to United States Navy Admiral Robert Bostwick Carney and Vice Admiral Matthias B. Gardner on the flag bridge of the ship. A signalman sends a message with a blinker light. USS Leyte moves left to right in the sea. The blinker light flashes. A sailor uses the blinker signal. USS Des Monies moves through water.
United States Army General Dwight David Eisenhower aboard USS Des Moines (CA-134) in the Pacific Theater. Dwight David Eisenhower at the ship's rails. Eisenhower with United States Navy Admiral Robert Bostwick Carney at the rails. Both the men chat with Vice Admiral Matthias B. Gardner on the deck. Dwight David Eisenhower talks with Robert Carney.
United States Army General Dwight David Eisenhower aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42) in the Pacific Theater. General Eisenhower stands near a helicopter on the deck. He takes a picture. Sailors fall in formation. Marines in formation. A carrier aircraft lands on the ship. Other aircraft circle above it. Destroyers move in heavy seas. A destroyer at sea.