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San Francisco California USA 1937 stock footage and images

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The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco under construction.

A 1970 television program hosted by Lee Marvin regarding construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco beginning in 1933 and completing in 1937. View of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York, and the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado. View of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco built by Joseph Strauss. Newspaper headlines during debate about whether to construct the bridge, such as 'Jobs Loom' and 'Span for Vote', and "The Golden Gate is One of Nature's Perfect Pictures -- Let's Not Disfigure It". View of the north and south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. Boat passes under the bridge during its construction. Stages of Golden Gate Bridge under construction and discussion on the difficulties of setting the towers in the bed of the bay. A blimp passes over the bridge. Engineers work under bad weather conditions. Two men walk on cables connecting the bridge towers. Walter Cathey, construction supervisor, talks about the difficulties during construction and an incident where two bridge builders died during construction. Seagulls on shore. Painting of the bridge using the color known as International Orange. Boat in San Francisco Bay passes under the bridge. Opening ceremonies for the Golden Gate Bridge in May 1937 and traffic crossing the bridge for the first time.

Date: 1937
Duration: 7 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Guests make their own bed and wash clothes as hotel staff goes on a strike in San Francisco, California.

Hotel staff goes on a strike in San Francisco, California. Hotel staff pickets in streets of San Francisco, California. An abandoned restaurant and bar in a hotel. Manager pushes a heavy trunk around the hotel. A guest makes his own bed as another one does the laundry himself.

Date: 1937, May 10
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of California's San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco from a cruise ship promotion

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.

Date: 1931
Duration: 3 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army motor transport convoy in Oakland and San Francisco after Transcontinental Motor Convoy trip across America in 1919

U.S. Army trucks of the 1919 motor transport convoy drive past a moving trolley car on a street in Oakland, California. Spectators gather along side of street at ferry slip to watch as convoy trucks board a ferry boat for trip to San Francisco. Several men watch from upper deck of the ferry. A boy with a bicycle watches from beside a fence. View from upper deck of the ferry boat, of trucks driving aboard. A line of civilian cars sits to the side as the army vehicles drive aboard. View from the ferry boat underway in San Francisco harbor. Next, the convoy is seen driving along street in San Francisco, on September 7, 1919. The Mayor of San Francisco, James Rolph Jr., conversing with officers of the convoy, as they stand on a flag wrapped stand during a formal greeting ceremony. More views of convoy trucks in the city and lined up on hill overlooking San Francisco Bay.

Date: 1919
Duration: 2 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Landmarks and tourist sites in United States, especially Nevada and California.

Brief shots of Grand Canyon, speed boats, Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center, Sea World killer whale, rodeo cowboy, woman skiing, snow capped mountains, and Disney castle. Map of North America highlights California and Nevada. Postcard pictures of people and places in California and Nevada. Los Angeles skyline. Neon sign "Coors California." Car hop drive in diner with classic muscle cars and motorcycles. Shot looking upward from moving vehicle of palm trees lining street. The famous Hollywood sign. Several stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Universal Studios park shows tourists with Jaws mechanical shark and moving shooting demonstrations. Rolls Royce on Rodeo Drive and shopping with storefronts of Cartier, Elizabeth Arden, Gucci. Aerial view of Santa Monica pier. At the beach, a man surfing in waves and women in bikini bathing suits playing volleyball. Controls of boom box radio and young man break dance performer shows a breakdance routine. Roller skaters performing stunts and dancing on roller skates. Hotdog vendor. Tall swings with two performers. Golden Gate Bridge, Painted Ladies homes, TransAmerica Building in San Francisco. Street Car or Cable car operating shows conductor and controls at work. San Francisco street scenes with pedestrians and automobiles. San Francisco pier. Slicing sour dough bread and steaming dungeness crabs. Yosemite National Park with people boarding shuttle bus and watching waterfall. Hoover Dam and Lake Meade. Boats on Lake Meade. Las Vegas sites including Flamingo, Stardust, and Dunes casinos. People gambling at the Las Vegas Club. Neon lights of casinos. Slot machines and table games like craps and blackjack. A Las Vegas nightclub show with dancers. Woman relaxing on a raft in a pool at a hotel.

Date: 1986
Duration: 5 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese American travelers being stopped on a highway, and having their belongings searched during World War II.

Several trucks and automobiles carrying Japanese Americans are stopped and directed to the side of a highway, where policemen search their personal baggage. Police officers being directed by officials in civilian clothes, search open suitcases and other containers of clothing and personal items, laid out on the pavement. The Japanese American owners repack their suitcases after they are searched. One truck open stake truck is carrying many items of luggage and clothing rolled up and tied. These are all off-loaded and spread out on the pavement for search. A Japanese American woman stands near a 1937 Chevrolet 4-door sedan, in which children are seen looking out from the back seat. The woman helps a man roll up a bundle of clothes, as a uniformed policeman, nearby, searches another one. The woman and and two men repackage and tie the bundle with cord, as a policemen looks in the car trunk. More views of Japanese Americans with their luggage laid out on the pavement being searched. One woman has belongings tied up in a cardboard box labeled: "Sunland Biscuit Company, Los Angeles & San Francisco." Under direction of a civilian official holding a walkie talkie telephone, a policeman helps people load their belongings into an open truck after they have been searched.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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