American newsreel showing personalities arriving in New York.
Unissued / unused material.
American newsreel item.
Title reads: "People in the News".
Personalities arriving in New York, United States of America (USA).
C/U General Claire Chennault, wartime commander of Flying Tigers (his name is superimposed over bottom of screen). M/S Chennault and his Chinese wife alighting from car and enter building. C/U the couple seated at table. C/U wife. C/U Chennault.
C/U of British film executive J. Arthur Rank with name at bottom of screen. Various shots battery of press photographers and newsreel cameramen (including Pathe). C/U Rank. C/U of Rank and wife.
Ex-King Michael of Romania arrives with his mother, Queen Helen. C/U of Michael with name at foot of screen. C/U his mother and Michael walking into the picture. Elevated shot of photographers on deck of ship. C/U Michael and mother standing before microphones. Michael speaks about how pleased he is to be visiting America (natural sound). L/S cut in of photographers. C/U Michael and mother before microphones. Michael speaking (natural sound).
Note: old records suggest a section of this item is missing. The description for this missing section is as follows:
M/S ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth" with words "Olympic Champs" superimposed on the bottom of the screen. L/S battery of cameramen on deck of ship. C/U Olympic ice skating champions Dick Button and Gretchen Fraser posing for photographs.