Calvin Coolidge 1925

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    No title - COOLIDGE, CALVIN U.S.A. PRESIDENT Mr Calvin Coolidge takes the oath and is inaugurated President of the U.S.A. before vast assembly.

    Picture fades up to White House lit up at night. A title appears over it which says 'Pathe News presents the inauguration of President Coolidge.'

    A drawing of a map of America is on screen with a voting box at the bottom, animated votes cascade into it, '15,748,356 votes' appears on the screen. This fades to a drawing of Uncle Sam pointing to Calvin Coolidge and to a chair which says 'Presidency of the United States.' Next we see a drawing of a ship in rough seas with a man steering it through the water. On it is written 'Problems of Nation' and underneath it says 'Next four years', then lists 'Reduction of taxes, prosperity, tariff, disarmament, economy.' It fades to a picture of Calvin Coolidge. The words of the inauguration come up over a shot of him being sworn in.

    Intertitle - '"Because of what America is and what America has done, a firmer courage, a higher hope, inspires the heart of all humanity."' M/S of Coolidge making a speech from a lectern. L/S of him surrounded by crowds.

    Intertitle - 'Down historic Pennsylvania Avenue, marches the Inaugural Parade - an imposing testimonial of respect to the Chief Executive.' L/S of the parade from above, M/S as soldiers march along the avenue.

    Intertitle - 'President Coolidge reviews the line of march from the stand in front of the White House.' M/S of Coolidge looking solemn as he watches the march past. L/S of everyone marching along. M/S of them walking through a drawing of a picture frame with American flag and eagle behind it.

    Intertitle - 'Proud of his boy - John C. Coolidge came down from Vermont to witness the Nation's homage to his son.' C/U of his father standing with other men.

    Intertitle - 'The First Lady of the land and Mrs Dawes.' M/S of Mrs Coolidge and Mrs Dawes stood together.
    Intertitle - 'President Coolidge and Vice-President Dawes.' C/U of the two men stood side by side.

    Intertitle - 'God speed, Mr President!' M/S as they emerge and get into a car. M/S of them sat together with another man. L/S as the parade rides down the street, the presidential car drives past and Coolidge waves to the crowds at the side.

    Intertitle - 'An inspiring panorama unfolds before the Capitol as throngs gather to voice a nation's tribute to the next President.' M/S of the dome of the White House, people stand below on the balcony and on the ground in front. The camera pans across the huge crowds of people stood outside. M/S as we get a view of the crowds from the balcony.

    Intertitle - 'Arriving at the Capitol.' M/S as the car draws up outside, mounted guards salute as they get out and greet officials. L/S as they walk up the steps of the Capitol building.

    Intertitle - 'On the steps of the Capitol, where 28 Presidents - all but Washington and Adams - have been inaugurated.' L/S as they walk down the steps and everyone stands up.

    Intertitle - 'Chief Justice Taft administers the oath of office.' L/S of Calvin Coolidge being sworn in, crowds stand and watch.

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    British Pathé
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    01:35:58:00 / 01:42:43:00
    G 1172
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