• Short Summary

    Travelogue showing the wonders of California.

  • Description

    California - travelogue.

    Neon lights of San Francisco - mostly Chinatown. Trams and cars at dawn. Golden Gate Bridge. Various views of the city. Cable cars. Alcatraz. Toll booths. "Beatniks made their headquarters here" states the narrator. Various shots of Fisherman's Wharf.

    Mexican market in Los Angeles. Stall holders. Man with hurdy-gurdy and monkey. Hotels. Los Angeles airport - Pan American aircraft landing. Freeways.

    Riverside County - aerial tramway with cable cars. View of countryside from cable cars. Narrator states that this has been used as location in many films.

    Palm Springs Spa. Shots of some of the older generation enjoying an outdoor swimming pool. Various shots of Palm Springs including golf course. Golf cart has a nifty stand for golf balls and cigarette packet. C/U of golfer washing his golf balls in a special contraption.

    Orange County - shots of the coastline and pleasure boats in "Hollywood's Playground". Shots of grand houses and people having fun in sailing boats.

    Oil fields - various shots of oil derricks and men at work. Narrator states that everyone looks like an actor.

    Warner Brothers Studio - behind the scenes shots of the television programme "No Time for Sergeants" is being made. Continued - see record b.

    Various shots of of the television programme "No Time for Sergeants" being made at Warner Brothers Studios. Characters are Sergeant King and Will Stockdale. The show is directed by Leslie Martinson. Harry Hickox is one of the actors. Various shots of the scenes being rehearsed and played out. Shots of director and crew at work.

    American Football match complete with cheerleaders is being filmed by television cameramen. Various shots of cameramen, pre match entertainments, audience, match, scoreboard,

    Narrator describes how even if there were no Hollywood, California would still be full of colour and excitement.

    Note: narrator speaks of film stars in the land of "make believe". 3 reels of cuts exist - lots of good stuff - see other records.

    Note: alternative spelling for search purposes Warner Brother's Studios, Warner Brothers' Studios.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:22:00 / 01:24:53:00
    CP 540

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