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.
U.S. Navy Lt. Charles F. Klusmann arrives in San Diego, California after his escape from The Pathet Lao forces during the Vietnam War. Charles F. Klusmann and his wife climb down a ladder. Men on an airport take pictures. He is greeted by people at the airport. Lt. Klusmann and his wife get in a car. They leave the airport. Swearing in Ceremony aboard destroyer USS John Willis. U.S. Navy commander Bob Robert and his wife with other officer aboard USS John Willis. A Navy officer speaks into a microphone. U.S. Navy commander Bob Robert and his wife taking an oath. They sign on a document. Navy officers stand in the background.
Republican Presidential and Democratic Senator Primaries in California in 1964. U.S. Senator Barry Morris Goldwater emerges from a car and receives congratulations for being nominated for President in United States Republican Presidential Primary. Governor of New York, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, exits from a bus and meets delegates. Nelson Rockefeller addressees a large crowd as he loses the U.S. Republican Presidential Primary. Barry Goldwater speaks to a large crowd during the presidential campaign. People applaud and cheer for the nominees. Exterior views of the Cow Palace arena near San Francisco, California, which will be site of the Republican National Convention of 1964. Next scene shows Alan Cranston, California Senate Controller, casting vote in a ballot box for Democratic Senatorial Primary. Pierre Emil George Salinger, former Press Secretary, wins the Senatorial nomination in the Democratic party. He is greeted by his wife. He is congratulated by his supporters and party.
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.