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  • Short Summary

    The First Lady, Mrs Hoover, christens a huge flying boat.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Anacostia, USA. 'Clipper of the Skies'. Mrs. Hoover names biggest amphibian ever built in the USA."

    Anacostia, Near Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    The First Lady Mrs Lou Hoover breaks a bottle of champagne against the side of a large flying boat.

    Shots of the crowds watching.

    Pan over engines of plane.

    Photographers take pictures of Mrs Hoover standing in the entrance to the flying boat.

    Shots of the large plane taking off from the water.

    Air to air shots as the flying boat flies over the Capitol Building in Washington DC.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    871.27
    Media URN:
    12778
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:13:00 / 01:48:05:00
    Canister:
    31/86

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