Ford Wedding AKA A Ford Wedding 1947

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Akron, Ohio, United States of America / USA

    MS The bride and groom, Martha Firestone and William Clay Ford, walking down the aisle at their wedding thus uniting two American millionaire families. MS: The best man, Henry Ford II (grandson of American industrialist, Henry Ford) and Elizabeth Firestone, maid of honour, follow. MS Cars arriving at the wedding reception, held at the Firestone's Harvel Manor home in Akron. MS Guests amidst marquees at the garden reception. MS An older couple at the wedding (possibly the bride or groom's parents?). LS A posed wedding group including eight bridesmaids on the lawn, (very much a society wedding). (3 shots). CU A film cameraman shooting movie film. CU Half length of the bride and bridegroom.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads, 30/06/1947.

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    Media URN:
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    Film ID:
    2401.07
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    Black & White
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    00:00:47:00
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    01:08:19:00 / 01:09:06:00
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    UN 1748 E
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  • "An older couple at the wedding (possibly the bride or groom's parents?)" - they are Harvey Firestone and his wife Elizabeth, the bride's parents.

    Other guests seen include Benson Ford, and Walter Buhl Ford II.

    The wedding took place on 21 June 1947.

    jamied 20th Feb 2013

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