The baseball New York Giants at spring training in Phoenix, March 1954. This team would win the National League pennant and sweep the World Series in four straight games. Fans watch from the stands as two players warm up. Manager Leo Durocher (L) talks to his coaches: Herman Franks, Frank Shellenback, and Freddie Fitzsimmons. Close up of a smiling Durocher. Unknown player and future Hall of Famer Willie Mays do a mock army drill with baseball bats. Announcer notes Mays is returning from army service and is expected to be a big help to the Giants. Pitchers warm up, including new acquisition Johnny Antonelli, second from left.
Scenes of the town Tucson in Arizona, United States. Old houses and buildings in the town. Late 1930s cars driving on a road in Tucson and parked outside a building. The Mission San Xavier de Bac is shown. The Pima County Courthouse with old cars parked in front. Views of campus buildings at the University of Arizona. Students on the campus of the university. Construction workers building new brick buildings in Tucson. This is constrasted with view of a Mexican worker mixing clay and straw to make Adobe bricks. The man presses the mixture into forms to make large bricks or blocks. Mexican American children sit by the side and watch him work. 1930s era cars drive on the streets of Douglas Arizona. Mexican mariachi street musicians wearing sombreros play guitars and sing. A city parade (possibly in Phoenix) heads down a street with a marching band and men on horses. Women and children watch the parade. A rodeo event in Phoenix is shown with men on bucking broncos and bucking horses.
A cowboy rides a horse at a Ranch in Arizona, United States. Mountains in the background. Cowboys ride horses and herd cattle. A man and woman visiting at a dude ranch observe as a cowboy saddles a horse. The cowboy helps the woman mount the horse. Health resorts and spas in Arizona are shown. Patrons relax by a pool and spa, and others play golf. Color footage of late 1930s cars and automobiles driving on city roads in Phoenix. View of the city Phoenix. The Arizona State Capitol Building and other buildings and houses in the city. Women on a canoe in a park river or creek. Children emerge from a school building.
State highway Globe Arizona Apache Trail in central Arizona. A car moves along a street. Apache Trail highway. A shot of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona is shown. A close up shot of the 'camel's head' follows. Men are shown using forms to make adobe bricks. The bricks are stacked, after drying, in the sun.
Cowboys riding on bucking broncos and horses in a rodeo in Phoenix Arizona. A joking man pretends to ride a stationary saddle mounted on a fence. Men and women on horseback riding on a desert trail among Sonora cactus and Saguaro Cactus plants. Close up view of the Saguaro cactus plants and flowers in bloom. Various flowers in bloom on different kinds of cactus in the spring in Arizona. A century plant in bloom. Entrance sign at the Coconino National Forest, and views of tall pine trees in the forest. Deer roaming in forest and a wild turkey in a field. Sheep graze on lands in Arizona. A wildfire in a forest in Arizona, with smoke filling the sky. Flames of the wildfire consume forest trees.
Cryonic Society in Phoenix, Arizona explores possibility of life after death through cryogenic freezing of the body after death. Truck parked in front of buildings. Lettering on truck reads, "Cryo-Care, Manufacturers of Suspended Animation Equipment, Phoenix Arizona." View of cold storage chamber. Body prepartion described by narrator and partially demonstrated on a live model as she is wrapped with aluminum foil and readied for placement in a cold storage tube.