• Short Summary

    THE HECTIC SOCIAL WHIRL OF THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION IN WASHINGTON GOT UNDERWAY LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) WITH THE TRADITIONAL GALA FOR THE PRESIDENT.

  • Description

    THE HECTIC SOCIAL WHIRL OF THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION IN WASHINGTON GOT UNDERWAY LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) WITH THE TRADITIONAL GALA FOR THE PRESIDENT. TEN THOUSAND GUESTS OF PRESIDENT JOHNSON CROWDED INTO THE NATIONAL ARMOURY FOR THE CONCERT WHICH STARRED 15 TOP AMERICAN AND FOREIGN PERFORMERS.

    THE THEME OF THE GALA TRACED PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMME, AND WAS TERMED BY PRODUCER, RICHARD ADLER A 'PRESIDENTIAL'.

    HOWEVER, CLIMAX TO THE FESTIVITIES WILL BE THE SWEARING IN OF PRESIDENT JOHNSON AS AMERICA'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. IT WILL TAKE PLACE ON CAPITOL HILL, AND WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE TRADITIONAL PARADE DOWN PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

    AN ESTIMATED 500,000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO LINE THE TREE-LINED AVENUE FOR THE EXTRAVAGANZA WHICH WILL INCLUDE UNITS OF THE ARMED SERVICES AND HUGE FLOATS DEPICTING THE INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND SOCIAL LIFE OF ALL STATES IN THE UNION.

    IT'S EXPECTED THAT THE PARADE WILL TAKE NEARLY TWO-AND-A-HALF HOURS TO PASS THE REVIEWING STAND. ALREADY DRESS REHEARSALS, BUT WITHOUT THE FLOATS, HAVE BEEN STAGED. A CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISIONS SYSTEM HAS BEEN SET-UP TO CONTROL THE PARADE AND, IN FACT, IT HAS BEEN TIMED TO LAST EXACTLY TWO HOURS AND 23 MINUTES.

    IN PREVIOUS YEARS THE PARADE HAS TAKEN MUCH LONGER TO PASS THE REVIEWING STAND, AND OFFICIALS HAVE ASKED FOR THE TIME LIMIT - LONG ENOUGH THEY THINK FOR PEOPLE LINING THE ROUTE TO ENDURE THE COLD ON CAPITOL HILL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4QV79KO2URDH2RYDUJU888D8L
    Media URN:
    VLVA4QV79KO2URDH2RYDUJU888D8L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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