Burlesque dancer Sally Rand (Hattie Helen Gould Beck) and her dance troupe perform the Bubble Dance at the San Diego Expo (the California Pacific International Exposition) in Balboa Park in 1935. Ms. Rand and her dancers perform at a fountain of the Plaza del Pacifico, with the California State Building in the background (which became the San Diego Automotive Museum in 1988)
The California Pacific International Exposition in San Diego, California. Aerial view of Balboa Park , the venue of the exposition. A band plays at the opening ceremony as U.S. Marines march. People lined up to enter a studio. A flag with a sign that reads ' Californian Republic'. A movie being shot at the studio. Actors play out their characters. An actor kisses a woman's hand. Different rides at the exposition. Men dressed in colorful costumes march. Men of Shriners and Catholic organization seated at a podium during a ceremony. Men march with American flags. Priests perform prayers as people gather for the ceremony. Girls in fancy costumes march. Marines seated as priests conduct prayers.
California Pacific International Exposition in San Diego, California. A high tower rigged with two parachutes. Parachutists jump from the tower., descend and land. A female parachutist lands.
Native American Indians at the California Pacific International Exposition in San Diego, California. Native Americans from 30 different tribes perform dances at the international exposition. A large pueblo is in the background. A man beats a drum.
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.
Huge crowd gathered at a stadium in San Diego, California. Welcome note made by the audiences. United States President Franklin D Roosevelt speaks to the crowd. Officials and dignitaries seated behind the President on stage.