Preparations made for participants and visitors to the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. An aircraft in flight. Automobile traffic on road. Skyscrapers of Los Angeles. A crowded sidewalk. Cars parked in a parking lot. The air hostess announces to people aboard aircraft. Sketches of the famous personalities of Los Angeles. A trailer truck being driven off in the foreground. Traffic on fly overs. Houses in the city. Palm trees on a beach area. Cars parked in front of shops. People at a market place. A boy dances in a toprock breakdancing style. People watch the boy dance. People dance wearing skates. A woman dances. A man plays piano in an open ocean front market. A man performs a stunt and weightlifters workout lifting heavy weights at Venice Beach. Boys play racket sports. People ride bicycles and skate on a beach. An aircraft in flight and the airplane preparing to land at Los Angeles International Airport. People gathered at the 1932 Olympics watching runners leap hurdles in a race. Seats in stadium at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Entrance of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum . A man plays bugle. People in a stadium watch the horse race. Exteriors of the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Traffic jam on Los Angeles highway . Sunbathers at one of many beaches in Los Angeles area. People exercise for physical fitness and body building at Venice Beach ("Muscle Beach"). Several men and women perform acrobatic feats and a man (actor and body-builder Steve Reeves) lifts weights as crowd gathers to watch. Volleyball game at beach. People enjoy boating. Palm trees, roads and view of city.
Monkeys launched in helium balloons from Venice Beach, California. Four helium balloons at Venice Beach, preparing to take off. Santa Monica pier visible in background. A clothed monkey getting into a balloon basket. Two monkeys beside a balloon on which the U.S. flag is displayed. Two monkeys beside another balloon on which the British flag is displayed. French flag also seen. Two balloons take off with monkeys inside. Another balloon takes off and a monkey climbs on the trailing anchor rope in midair into the basket of the balloon. The helium balloons with monkeys in flight over Venice Beach, California.
Home-made deep sea diving suits in Venice Beach, California. Men don hot water boiler diving helmets and get into water. Women stand on beach and pump bicycle syle air pumps to provide air through long black tubes extending to the divers. Divers come out of the ocean water carrying a "treasure" box from bottom of the ocean floor. Woman comes out of the treasure box as they open it.
Four year old lion on swing in Venice, California. Lion named King Tuffy sways on an old fashioned rope swing under the directions of his trainer. The lion in his cage swings on flying trapeze. Instructor stands besides the lion.
An ice covered slide at a beach in Venice, California. Girls wearing swim suits move down an ice covered slide at a beach in Vernice, California. Girls move down the slide and land amidst the surf at the beach.