Broncs and bulls rodeo competition in Palm Springs, California. A large crowd of spectators gathered at a rodeo club. Cowboy athletes participate in bronc and bull riding events. An athlete falls on the ground while riding. Rodeo clowns help prevent participants from injuries.
Underwater wrestling at Mirador Hotel in Palm Spring , California. Olympic champions Dutch Smith and Bill Lewin wrestle on a springboard and jump into a pool. They continue to wrestle underwater. The two wrestlers come out of the pool. One of them lying by the poolside as another one keeps his feet on the chest of the first one and poses after winning the tie.
Cowboys sitting on horses pass by during the 13th edition of Palm Springs Rodeo in California. Cowboys fall down as they ride bulls and horses. Spectators watch.
America's amateur divers dive at a pool in Palm Springs, California, United States. Somersaults, flips and twist dives performed by the athletes. Champion Garry Tobia gets injured while performing a dive. Several other amateur divers dive from a high ramp into the pool.
The Chicago Cubs run onto the field during spring training for the 1950 baseball season. Mountains and tall trees visible in background. General manager Wid Matthews and manager Frankie Frisch confer. Cubs players pose for the camera. Several players warm up throwing arms, including #17 Bob Rush and #53 Johnny Schmitz. More players pose for camera; in shot with three players, man on the left is Hank Sauer, who would win the 1952 National League MVP for the Cubs. Cubs players take practice swings, including outfielders Andy Pafko (#48) and Bill Serena (#6).
Opening scene shows U.S. President Ronald Reagan holding a little girl, and then standing with officials and Secret Service agents, as he prepares to enter a car. Closeup of him smiling. Closeup of President Reagan signing his autograph for spectators in a crowd. Next, Reagan and his wife Nancy are seen on November 4, 1980 waving to supporters at the Century Plaza Hotel, celebrating his election victory as the 40th U.S. President. The President elect says a few words of thanks to them. Views of the crowd cheering. Adopted son, Michael Reagan holds his son Cameron as he and his wife, Colleen Reagan, join Ronald and Nancy Reagan on the stage, followed by daughter Patricia Reagan and son Ron Reagan. The crowd cheers the President elect and his family. At this point the film begins showing images about Ronald Regan's life, starting with baby pictures; his parents; Tampico, Illinois, where he was born; Dixon, where he is seen in a school picture and with boyhood friends. A photograph of "Dutch" Reagan President of his High School Class. Reagan in photo with other members of the Eureka College football team, in Eureka, Illinois. The seal of the college. Pictures of Reagan with college classmates and teammates. Reagan posing in bathing suit when he was swimming team coach. Young Reagan, after graduation, as a sports announcer, sitting at a microphone labeled: "WHO" in Davenport, Iowa. The broadcasting tower of that radio station. A Track and field event taking place. Reagan posing with a pipe in his mouth, at the WHO radio station in Des Moines, Iowa. A baseball game in progress before a full stadium of spectators. In 1937, a Chicago baseball team is seen boarding a ship to a Spring training camp in California. (Narrator states Reagan accompanied them.) Aerial view of buildings at the First National Studios (home of Warner Brothers) in Hollywood. Ronald and Nancy Reagan, circa 1952, being applauded at a gathering when he was President of the Screen Actors Guild. Views of Reagan in U.S. Army uniform. A U.S. Army C-47 aircraft taking off from a field under attack, with fires burning and smoke rising (possibly during Japanese December 7, 1941 attack on installations in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii). U.S. Airmen standing on a ramp next to a Douglas C-47B-1-DL transport aircraft (tail number: 43-16145). What appears to be a ViP version of a B-50 aircraft parked on a ramp with an honor guard at the stairway. Ronald Reagan, in uniform, signing up for active duty. Later, Captain Reagan, U.S. Army Air Forces, is seen with other uniformed men at a gathering in Warner Brothers studios. The entrance of Paramount Pictures studios in Hollywood. A large group of studio employees walking between buildings. Reagan speaking, as President, of the Screen Actors Guild, at an outdoor gathering. Actor Robert Young and film industry executives stand nearby. Reagan, as Chairman of the Motion Picture Industry Council, addresses a dinner gathering of that organization. He is also seen testifying before he House Committee on Un-American activities Committee (HUAC) on October 23, 1947.