• Short Summary

    One of the big attractions at the British Columbia international trade fair in Vancouver -- an aerial balloon of the type used at the turn of the century--and in this case -- the actual one used in making the film "Around the World In EIGHTY Days".

  • Description

    One of the big attractions at the British Columbia international trade fair in Vancouver -- an aerial balloon of the type used at the turn of the century--and in this case -- the actual one used in making the film "Around the World In EIGHTY Days". The balloon -- which is lifted by hydrogen -- will make a member of ascents during the fair. The first one a ride for a Vancouver newspaper woman who goes along as the guest of the pilot.

    And there they go. It's not the most modern of air travel but the balloonist who travels with the balloon says it's as safe as can be. On this ascent everything went as scheduled except for the landing. A change in wind made it impossible to come down in the scheduled area so balloonist Francis Shields just put it down where the wind took it. that, incidentally, was in a back yard.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZH2HQOKR2408SG8J18QONDCW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZH2HQOKR2408SG8J18QONDCW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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