Various shots of Emperor Haile Selassie and Empress opening an international exhibition and shots of the stands.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Abyssinia
The Silver Jubilee Exhibition opened by the Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia on 5th November 1955. CU Sign - "Kramer Tractors", pan to tractors. LS The Krupp stand at the exhibition. LS An African roundhouse with low thatched roof. MS Group of three children. Shots inside "village store", young woman examining goods from the village of Ija. MS Group of roundhouses, with flag flying, palms in foreground. CU Handicrafts made at Government Handicraft Centre, cotton items on display. LS Board of Trades pavilion. Board of Trades small exhibit which consists of B.O.A.C. (British Overseas Airways Corporation), Rootes and Austin. Pan across exhibition stands. Czechoslovakian Exhibition Hall. Interior hall, stand with Skoda car. (Poor quality shot). USA / United States of America exhibition area with flags flying. Ethiopian round house, with double thatched roof. German stand (Krupp).
Arrival of the Emperor Haile Selassie and Empress at the gate of the Silver Jubilee Exhibition. High shot, the Emperor receives silver key and opens gate of exhibition. Their Majesties walk through crowd to exhibition hall. CU Painting of the Emperor's Coronation. Their Majesties stop and look at painting of Coronation. CU Their Majesties pointing at paintings. Walking in crowd. CU Painting of warriors.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 05/11/1955.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork is 05/11/1955.