NAVY TESTS FLYING PLATFORM - 1955 The Navy takes a flying platform for a test run. The experimental craft was designed and built by Hiller Helicopters of Palo Alto, California - one for the science fiction books.
Date: April 10, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:03:00, No Audio
AQUA SHOW OPENS IN NEW YORK - 1955 A New York aqua show in New York City features the Corps de Water Ballet synchronized swimmers, high divers and even the Aqua-zanies whose clown antics on the high board are incredible.
Date: June 21, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:09:00, No Audio
CALIFORNIA & PACIFIC NORTHWEST FLOODS - 1955 The worst disaster since the San Francisco earthquake hits California and the Pacific Northwest as storms roar in on a 1,000 mile front and bring record floods in their wake. A wall of water inundates California towns leaving over 50,000 homeless and 47 dead.
VINTAGE SIGNS MONTAGE A montage of vintage signs from the 1950s and 1960s in Southern California include the Driftwood Dairy, the famed Donut Hole building, Bahooka Parking, Tail of the Pup hotdog stand, El Monte Drive-in Theatre and the original style building and sign of a McDonald's hamburger stand complete with golden arches. The McDonald's sign announces that the burgers only cost 15 cents each.
Date: 1960s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:23:00, No Audio
VINTAGE SIGNS MONTAGE - 1 Vintage signs from businesses that have been around Southern California since the 1950s and 1960s include a neon Circus Liquor lit up at night, neon Safari Inn, a neon Sahara Motor Hotel, the neon sign and building of the Hollywood Bowling Lanes and the Johnie's Broiler family restaurant.
Date: 2000s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:10:00, No Audio
SWING DANCE COMPETITION Excellent footage of teenagers Swing dancing at a 1950s, outdoor, nighttime dance. An older man, presumably a judge, points out one couple. Includes a close angle shot taken amongst the dancers.
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