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.
A U.S. Army Air Forces C-47 airplane carrying movies among its cargo bound from New Caledonia to troops stationed at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, during World War 2. Views inside the airplane cabin, where troops sit alongside the cargo. Glimpse from cockpit of aircraft on final approach to land on the airfield. Troops unloading canisters of movie films from the C-47. (Handing the movie reels out of the C-47 is Russ Laming of the 13th Troop Carrier Squadron, a.k.a the Thirsty 13th.) Army truck carrying mail bags and movie films driving away from the airfield. U.S. soldiers walk to their makeshift movie tent from foxholes and fortified positions. Sign on the tent reads: "Bougainville Roxy, Tonights feature." Movie projector seen inside the tent, as soldiers enter. Views of movie theaters made out of logs and other available materials at various locations in the Pacific theater of operations. They range from simple and rugged to more elaborate, at rear locations, away from the front lines. U.S. servicemen racing to get the best seats in a theater, as the doors open for a movie. Servicemen walking into an open air theater. They are called to attention as the unit commander arrives and takes his seat. View of wounded soldiers recuperating in a hospital,where a movie camera is being set up in the ward. They are tended by a French nurse wearing a "flying nun" hat (possibly North Africa). Servicemen and women being seated in an outdoor theater, and other places, waiting to watch movies. Allied troops join Americans to watch U.S. movies. A theater sign announcing the week's movie program at a Royal New Zealand Air Force post in the jungles. Courier carrying film canister from a jeep into a jungle theater. Soldier mounting the film on projector. U.S. troops watching a movie outdoors, during rain storm.
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.
A U.S. Navy training film about controlling and curing malaria among United States soldiers in the Pacific Theater during World War II. U.S. Navy officers confer about fighting malaria in the Pacific Theater. Officers at a map as they discuss the areas most affected by malaria. Officer points at such areas on the map. Water ponds and dense jungle in Pacific Theater. A malaria casualty being carried on litters. U.S. soldiers advance and walk through the jungle. Soldiers roll down their shirt sleeves. One of them applies repellent on his neck to keep of mosquitoes. A mosquito net and insect spray being used to prevent malaria. A soldier sleeps in bed in an open area without taking any precautions against the malaria causing mosquitoes. Soldiers in a mess line as they take Atabrin pills to save themselves from from malaria. A poster about Atabrin pills. Military vehicles on a beach. A sign on a building reads 'Headquarters of Malaria control' U.S. military personnel conduct census of mosquito population. Men take samples of water to detect the presence of malaria causing anopheles. Seabees detonate dynamite to blast off pools of water to kill mosquitoes. Oil being sprayed on water surface to kill mosquitoes. Scientific combat team works to control malaria. Men work on a dam to flush out mosquito breeding streams.
U.S. Army Nurses at their tent area in, Pacific combat zone, read notice of movie being shown at 7 PM on the airfield. They groom themselves in readiness to attend. Group of servicemen and women gathered at airfield outdoor movie, as C-47 airplane lands on runway beside them. U.S. Army aviators riding in a jeep to a U.S. Army Air Corps Theater, in Naples, Italy. View of servicemen gathering inside the theater. Sign outside the theater announcing the various films being presented that day. Part of the sign reads: "Movie, 3:30 and 7:30, 'Girl Crazy,'Sorry Joe, But No civilians may attend these shows (that includes girls!)" View of servicemen and women leaving the theater after the show. Army truck carrying movies to an outpost on the Italian front. Soldiers open the rear of truck and place announcement reading: "Now showing, 'Battle of Russia,' and Erol Flynn in 'Northern Pursuit.'" They set screen on side of truck and place projector on ground. U.S. troops gather to see the movie. U.S. Army 155mm guns firing on front lines in Italian campaign. Troops seated on a Sherman tank as others gather to watch a movie. In another location, troops gather to watch a movie on a screen set up on the front of a C-47 airplane. Building used for movie theater in a cold climate, with snow-covered mountains behind. Ambulatory wounded soldiers enter a cabin set up for showing movies, on a hospital ship. Audience of wounded servicemen and nurses tending them sit and watch a hollywood production. The audience laughs at comic scenes.
A U.S. Navy training film titled 'Medicine in action : Pacific enemy number 2 Malaria' about controlling and curing malaria among United States soldiers in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Ships underway in the Pacific Ocean with U.S. troops aboard it. Coast of a Pacific island as waves wash the shore. Natives in a village. A man cleans a rifle outside a hut. Anopheles mosquito, malaria vector. A U.S. Army doctor takes a blood sample of a native. Sample being observed under a microscope. Children with swollen stomach as they suffer from malaria. Children in the village. A man with enlarged liver. A U.S. doctor examines soldiers suffering from malaria as they lie in beds.