• Short Summary

    Californian travelogue showing its main attractions - Hollywood, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Monterey

  • Description

    California, United States of America.

    Succession of selected shots presenting California: mountain peaks, oil rigs, hors drown tram, swimming pools, cheer leaders, 'wild west ' reconstruction. Cut to aerial shots of Los Angeles.

    Pan American plane lands at Los Angeles airport - this is where the adventure starts. Various scenic shots of the town, street scenes, modern buildings, palm trees, wide streets, wide American cars. Chinese Theatre, footprints and signatures of stars (Cary Grant's among them).

    Various scenes from China Town - which is not different from the China Town in San Francisco - claims voiceover. Shots of San Francisco's China Town. Cut to Golden Gate park - exotic trees and plants, creeks, flowers everywhere.

    Nice shot of the most crooked street in the world. Cut to Fisherman's Wharf - great looking crab stall. Very brief shot of famous Haight-Ashbury - heart of the hippy movement. More scenic shots of San Francisco. Few shots of Alcatraz and Golden Gate bridge.

    Beach of Monterey looks fascinating. Seals are seen enjoying a swim and sunbathe - and girls too. Succession of shots of beaches. Cut to long beach and houses of millionaires. Follows a nice long shot of the houses of the stars at Beverly Hills.

    In Hollywood, cruise through Universal studio shows the tourists where and how the films are made. Visitors are even allowed to visit film set and see the scene of church burning being shot.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    477.05
    Media URN:
    4558
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:06:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:10:00 / 01:22:07:00
    Canister:
    CP 735

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