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Description: A United States Information Service film about UCLA in Los Angeles.
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Clip #: TFA-346A
Length: 37:03
Year: 1952
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: California
City: Los Angeles
Subject: Education
Original: 16mm
1950s, California, Los Angeles, University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA, Westwood, street scenes, traffic, pedestrian crossing, cars driving on road approaching UCLA campus, campus buildings, male and female students lined up to enroll at beginning of school year, male and female students enrolling, cooperative dormitory, male roommates meeting each other for first time and unpacking, young man hanging magazine pictures of girls on wall, young women sitting down at communal table at social club meeting where outgoing young woman has become member, Young Women’s Christian Association dormitory, shy young woman being offered roasted marshmallow and invited to socialize with other but she prefers to sit alone and watch, female roommates getting in their beds to go to sleep, young woman lying awake in bed looking sad, young man exploring horticulture grounds and looking at citrus tree, social club members giving woman tour of campus and auditorium, Student Union Building, young woman browsing Student Union-run bookstore, looking at sport trophies, walking past offices of student president / vice-president and student committees, walking into office of student newspaper “California Bruin,” student reports, writers and editors working in newspaper office, young women paying for food in student union cafeteria and carrying food on trays to table, cars and bicyclists riding on street near campus, cars pulling into parking lot, students disembarking bus, students climbing stairs, walking around campus and into buildings, young man sitting at desk in classroom with other students raising hand and asking question to professor explaining model of flower, professor pointing to raised relief map on easel, professor giving chemistry demonstration in front of classmates seated at desks in classroom, dramatic arts, models of historical stages, line of seated female and male students reading and writing, students applying for jobs at University Employment Office, male student cleaning car windshield while working night job at service station, male student putting plates on table settings while working as waiter in club, philosophy student working as assistant chef getting into animated philosophical discussion and burning food, female student working as clerical worker in student union, physical education, outdoor boxing class, female archery class, female fencing class held outdoors, men cross country running through hills and dales of campus grounds, male students receiving military instruction and naval training, male students performing chemistry and plant experiments, female and male students folk dancing outside by holding hands and dancing in circle, meteorology, weather experiments, students seated at desks in classroom working on mathematics problems, male student raising hand and asking question to instructor walking around classroom, male student performing chemistry experiment in laboratory with other male and female students and asking instructor for advice, female dramatic arts student dreamily looking at placard advertising violinist Yehudi Menuhin performing at Royce Hall, placards of celebrated singers, musicians and ballet companies who have performed at Royce Hall, drama teacher removing female acting student from her role in play after she argues with him and refuses to take constructive criticism during rehearsal, female student angrily leaving and deciding to leave university after unable to gain support from her fellow acting students, social club members appealing to drama teacher to reason with female student, drama teacher speaking with female student about the importance of cooperation and convincing her to stay in a more minor role, university library, male student library worker assisting female student in locating study materials, students returning books through book drop, male library worker putting request slip into dumbwaiter and sending down to lower level vault where female library worker retrieves slip and searches for book in stacks, Bruins football and baseball games, male gymnast swinging on horizontal bar, track and field events, men and women diving into outdoor swimming pool, male student working as waiter checking his reflection in mirror and serving food to female social club members seated at table, male student working as waiter drying dishes with friends who let him leave work early for social club dance and changing from waiter’s uniform into suit, male student ringing doorbell and being shown into dance, students waiting to vote for student body officers, male student working in service station at night and staying late to study, male student struggling to wake up early and getting out of lower bunk bed while roommate continues to sleep in top bunk, male student pointing to plant as part of oral examination in front of instructor and class, male and female students taking written exams, male student excitedly hurrying to tell friend news that he has passed exams but passing out from exhaustion along the way, male students carrying unconscious student to university physician who tells him to rest more, male student taking new job at desk at help center, new school year beginning, registration, lines of students walking into building, male student removing old textbooks from bookcase and purchasing new textbooks, male agriculture student conducting soil tests, female sociology student standing amidst group of students gathered around instructor pointing to skull, drama students taking Shakespeare class led by professor of psychology, man reading rare books and manuscripts on microfilm, female fine art student painting landscape from cactus garden on canvas mounted on easel, classes in fashion design, industrial art, poster art, ceramics, classical music, female pianist accompanying female cellist and instructor playing violin, female drama student wearing period costume walking on stage and performing role then being complimented by teacher, male student studying atomic energy looking through Geiger counter, doctor checking up on male student and taking him to Bruins men’s championship basketball game so that he can relax from studying, male student meeting star player of basketball game on cafeteria line and congratulating him on win, male student happily sitting down to eat with basketball player, male student working at reception desk at health center pointing out waiting area to ill female student accompanied by her friend, ill student running out of health center after doctor diagnosis her with nerve illness that requires expensive treatment and will delay her piano studies, male and female students organizing dance to raise money for their friend’s treatment, male student soon to graduate walking sadly through campus, male student sitting with friends and reading about graduate division, graduate courses with emphasis on research and experimentation including studying how fast sound traveling underwater, genetics study observing tropical fish, dietary and psychology studies using rats, cancer study studying malignant tumors with man and woman looking through microscope at samples, man testing use of prosthetics to drink from glass, movie picture camera being used to film movements of hands and arms which are later studied, theories tested on mechanical model of human limb, research into disease bacteria with heart tissues from chick embryo being used to test germicides, male student excitedly getting up from reading about graduate division having to decided to enter graduate studies, commencement day, graduation ceremony, graduates wearing robes and caps, UCLA President Dr. Robert Gordon Sproul and Provost Dr. Clarence Addison Dykstra giving speeches to students, diplomas being handed out as graduates move tassels from left to right to caps, graduate division commencement ceremony, male and female students shaking hands and saying goodbye after graduation ceremony

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