Ceremony at restored Washington Old Hall, ancestral home of the first US President.
Washington Old Hall, County Durham.
LV. Washington Old Hall - ancestral home of George Washington's family. SV. Towards and pan, and American Ambassador Winthrop Aldrich arriving and walking past the Guard of the Washington Greys Regiment. CU. American officers saluting. GV. Washington Old Hall, pan down to crowds and ceremony in progress. SV. People watching. SV. The American Ambassador speaking into mike. GV. Washington Parish Church. AS. Washington Parish Church board. GV. Interior, pan down from American flag to the font where George Washington's ancestors were christened. CU. Font, pan up to picture of George Washington. CU. Stars & Stripes Coat of Arms. GV. Washington Old Hall from the churchyard. LV. Ceremony in progress with Washington Grays in background. SV. Viscount Gort handing over the key of the Washington Old Hall to the American Ambassador. SV. Crowds and pressmen. SV. US. Ambassador unlocking door of Old Hall - newly restored. LV. Interior, corner of the banqueting room showing flag - Stars and Stripes - and fan. SV. Stars and Stripes flag and fan are those presented to Martha Washington by General Lafayette at Mount Vernon in 1788. CU. Close up, fan. LV. Kitchen with large fireplace. SV. Tracking shot through the kitchen doorway into banqueting hall. CU. Bust of George Washington.
(Neg.) (Title Scene "B")