• Short Summary

    THE WORLD FILM PREMIERE OF 'THE LONGEST DAY' -- TELLING THE STORY OF THE ALLIED INVASION OF NORMANDY DURING WORLD WAR II -- WAS HELD AT A LAVISH GALA IN PARIS LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    THE WORLD FILM PREMIERE OF 'THE LONGEST DAY' -- TELLING THE STORY OF THE ALLIED INVASION OF NORMANDY DURING WORLD WAR II -- WAS HELD AT A LAVISH GALA IN PARIS LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY).

    AMERICAN, BRITISH AND FRENCH MILITARY UNITS FORMED A GUARD OF HONOUR OUTSIDE THE FLOODLIT PALAIS DE CHAILLOT AS FILM STARS AND CELEBRITIES ARRIVED IN A DAZZLING ARRAY OF FURS AND JEWELLERY. THE EIFFEL TOWER WAS ILLUMINATED FOR THE OCCASION.

    AMONG THE GUESTS: U.S. AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE, MR. JAMES GAVIN, AND HIS WIFE, HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER OTTO PREMINGER, GERMAN STAR KURT JURGENS, FRENCH NOVELIST FRANCOISE SAGAN, DARRYL ZANUCK, PRODUCER OF THE FILM, AND PHILLIP KIEFFER, LEADER OF FRANCE'S WARTIME UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT.

    AFTER THE FILM, FRENCH TORCH SINGER EDITH PIAF SERENADED THE GUESTS, AND FROM THE EIFFEL TOWER FIREWORKS BLOSSOMED INTO THE MOVIE'S TITLE IN FRENCH: 'LE JOUR PLUS LONG.' LATER, THE 2,700 GUESTS DINED AND DANCED AT THE PALAIS. PROCEEDS OF THE PREMIERE WILL GO TO FRENCH EX-SERVICEMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2K3NU4BU0TF8G66WR814FGYOB
    Media URN:
    VLVA2K3NU4BU0TF8G66WR814FGYOB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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