• Short Summary

    PARIS MARRIAGE OF THE AUTUMN ... EXCITED CROWDS OF WELL-WISHERS, JOURNALISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS STRUGGLED OUTSIDE?

  • Description

    PARIS MARRIAGE OF THE AUTUMN ... EXCITED CROWDS OF WELL-WISHERS, JOURNALISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS STRUGGLED OUTSIDE THE TOWN HALL OF THE EIGHTH REGION OF PARIS OCTOBER 23 FOR A GLIMPSE OF LORD BLANDFORD AND HIS LOVELY BRIDE, 31-YEAR-OLD MADAME TINA LIVANOS, AS THEY ARRIVED FOR THEIR CIVIL WEDDING.

    DURING THE TOWN HALL CEREMONY, MAYOR JEAN LE FEZ TOLD THE BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM THAT THEIR MARRIAGE WAS "A WEDDING OF LOVE, BEAUTY AND ELEGANCE". HE SAID "A DIVINE PROVIDENCE BROUGHT YOU TO MEET EACH OTHER AND LOVE EACH OTHER".

    AFTER FIGHTING PAST HUNDREDS OF SIGHT-SEERS, THE 35-YEAR-OLD MARQUESS OF BLANDFORD AND HIS NEW MARCHIONESS - WHO WAS FORMERLY MARRIED TO MILLIONAIRE SHIP-OWNER, MR. ARISTOTLE ONASSIS - DROVE TO THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH AT ST. ETIENNE FOR THE RELIGIOUS CEREMONY. THERE, BATON-SWINGING POLICE SAVED THE WEDDING FROM NEAR-DISORDER AS MORE THAN 100 FRENCH AND ITALIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS BROKE INTO THE CHURCH FROM EVERY SIDE.

    THE ORTHODOX CHURCH RITES INCLUDED A RITUAL WALK THREE TIMES ROUND A TABLE IN THE CENTRE OF THE CHURCH. AT ONE POINT THE MARQUESS AND MARCHIONESS WORE FLOWER-ADORNED CORONETS WHICH THEY EXCHANGED IN TRADITIONAL FASHION. THEY TURNED TO SMILE AT EACH OTHER AS THE CEREMONY CAME TO AN END AND WALKED OUT TO RECEIVE CONGRATULATIONS FROM A CHEERING CROWD.

    THAT NIGHT THE MARQUESS AND HIS WIFE FLEW TO ATHENS TO SPEND THE FIRST PART OF THEIR HONEYMOON IN GREECE.

    IT WAS REPORTED LATE OCT 23 THAT THE DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH WAS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE SHORTLY THAT ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF PART OF THE RICH BLENHEIM ESTATE TO HIS SON AND HEIR, LORD BLANDFORD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABJ46PD97AY32DZZ0HJ7NSHGWT
    Media URN:
    VLVABJ46PD97AY32DZZ0HJ7NSHGWT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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