• Short Summary

    Ethiopians were in a festive mood today, (Sunday July 23) as they celebrated the 80th birthday of their Emperor, Haile Selassie--said to be a descendant of King Solomon.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Addis Ababa street scene ZOOM TO Grand Palace in distance
    0.11

    2.
    SV Sign showing figure "80"
    0.14

    3.
    CU Decorations in streets (2 shots)
    0.23

    4.
    GV Workers put up decoration outside palace
    0.25

    5.
    SV Workers painting lamps
    0.30

    6.
    CU Guards outside gates (2 shots)
    0.38

    7.
    GV Africa Hall
    0.44

    8.
    CU Decorations on Palace PULL BACK TO GV
    0.50

    9.
    CU Workers prepare flags and decorations
    0.58

    10.
    GV Palace grounds TILT TO Combined Services guard on grounds
    1.04

    11.
    TV PAN Guard
    1.09

    12.
    CU Officer directing
    1.14

    13.
    TRACKING SHOT Combined Services guard (2 shots)
    1.25

    14.
    GV Church ZOOM IN TO flag ar???ted
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    15.
    CU Cross and decorations
    1.34

    16.
    GV Church
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    17.
    CU Lions
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    18.
    SV Lion and Lioness
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    19.
    SV Lioness
    1.54

    20.
    CU Lion roaring
    1.57



    Initials BB/1830 SH/PW/BB/1800


    NOTE TO EDITORS: YOUR ATTENTION IS DRAWN TO VISLIB PRODUCTION NO. 2968/72 ISSUED ON JULY 17, 1972 -- A COLOUR PROFILE OF SELASSIE)

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Ethiopians were in a festive mood today, (Sunday July 23) as they celebrated the 80th birthday of their Emperor, Haile Selassie--said to be a descendant of King Solomon. The Emperor, who was crowned on November 2, 1930 and gave his country its first written constitution for 3,000 years, also bear the titles Elect of God, King of Kings and Conquering Lion of Judah.

    Throughout the country, special decorations have been put up for the event, which has been proclaimed national holiday.

    New postage stamps and souvenir gold coins have been issued to commemorate the occasion, which begins with an 80-gun salute in all major cities and towns and continues with a day of music, traditional dancing, church services and a huge fireworks display in the capital.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAQ5F89ZCMUIO5YKNBSOXG3FS3
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQ5F89ZCMUIO5YKNBSOXG3FS3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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