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.
A beach in California. Cars moving on highway - 101 Camino Real. Old Mission buildings and monuments in San Diego, California. Monks moving about one of the missions. A monk feeds white pigeons. Adobe home of General Jose Castro before restoration, at San Juan Batista. View in Los Angeles of Avila Adobe - Stockton's American headquarters during the Mexican-American war. People visiting the museum. La Casa de Estudillo in San Diego, also known as Ramona's Marriage Place after the reference in the popular Helen Hunt Jackson novel. A Mexican musician plays guitar outside the house. Agua Caliente resort in Mexico, over the border. Restaurant there with dancers and a band. Olvera Street market in Los Angeles for Mexican arts and crafts. A man and two women make Mexican foods.
Testing of American seaplane fighter aircraft F2Y Sea Dart in San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. The F2Y Sea Dart taxis in San Diego Bay during a test flight. Buildings on the shore in the background. Several vessels sailing on the bay waters. The F2Y Sea Dart takes off from the bay.
Testing of American seaplane fighter aircraft F2Y Sea Dart in San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. The F2Y Sea Dart takes off from San Diego Bay during a test flight. View of the seaplane in flight. Aerial view of buildings. The seaplane lands and taxis on the bay waters.
Homecoming of the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) in San Diego, California. Wives of the sailors wave as USS prepares to tie up at quay wall. Mayor of San Diego Joshua H. Bean speaks. Consul of Sweden, Waldo Homburg speaks. Consul of Norway speaks. Flags of both those nations and State flag of California are seen. Vice Admiral Sprague speaks. Miss California stand with flowers and waves. Spectators in the background. A band plays. (Presence of the Scandinavian representatives may be related to the cooperation of USS Valley Forge and other U.S. Naval vessels, during production of the motion picture "Windjammer" about the voyage of the Norwegian training vessel, Christian Radich.) Note: Korean war demands required the USS Valley Forge to resupply and sail again on December 6, 1950.
The film 'Meet The Fleet' shows young recruits at the Naval Training Center in San Diego, California. Opening scenes show the U.S. battleship USS Pennsylvania (BB-38). A Marine bugler, in dress blues,blows a call. He is followed by a Navy bosun's Mate who pipes the call, for all hands on deck. Sailors run to assemble on deck and stand inspection by ship's officers. Scene then shifts to the flag pole at the Naval Training Station for recruits, at San Diego, California, where the American flag is being raised. Recruits in white uniform stand saluting in the background. New young recruits arrive in a military truck. They get down from the vehicle with their baggage. A dramatization shows recruits looking around. They follow an officer. Potter from Kansas, wealthy Benson and poor Dan introduce each other.