"FLOWER DRUM SONG" IN GALA PREMIERES The motion picture version of the smash Broadway musical opens in New York City at the famed Music Hall to critical acclaim. There's also a benefit performance in San Francisco where some of the picture was made.
"FREE CHINA" ARRIVES IN SAN FRANCISCO - 1955 A Chinese junk, the "Free China" sails under the Golden Gate bridge and into harbor completing a four-month journey from Japan. A crew of 5 Chinese refugees from the communists and an American diplomat who crewed the vessel are all smiles on the dock.
Date: August 8, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:27:00, With Audio
AL SMITH VISITS GOLDEN GATE WORLD'S FAIR The former Governor of New York, Al Smith, and his wife, celebrate a wedding anniversary by taking in the scenic exhibits and views of the Golden Gate Exposition in a handsome cab.
ALL OVER SAN FRANCISCO 8From a hilltop, shots of the San Francisco Bay with the Golden Gate Bridge. Pan of the bridge and surrounding area with a good view of Alcatraz. Ends with a CU of a man with a camera looking out over SF. Sometimes dark home movie footag
Date: 1961 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:52:00, No Audio
BLACKIE THE HORSE SETS NEW SWIM RECORD On October 1, 1938 Blackie the horse swims the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge stretch of water (little over a mile). The sea horse sets a new record of 23 minutes and 15 seconds beating Olympic swimmer Buster Olds time.
Date: October 1, 1938 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:29:00, No Audio
CALIFORNIA MAP OF LANDMARKS & RESOURCES - 1960S Zoom in on a map of California containing cartoon figures of the state\'s natural resources and key landmarks including sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite National Park and resources such as oil and fruits and vegetables grown in the mild climate.
Date: 1960s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:19:00, No Audio
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