Some good shots of the Emperor Haile Selassie at a State Dinner given in his honour by President Coty at the Elysee Palace.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
LS Exterior, steps into the Elysee Palace at night where a state dinner is being held in honour of the Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia / Abyssinia during his four-day state visit to France. Various shots of the guests meeting each other (see Cataloguer's Note below). MS Ethiopian Protocol Master looking at a brand new Legion of Honour won by one of his countrymen. Various shots of Emperor Haile Selassie sitting next to President Coty, posing for photographs, also in the group are Mme Coty and Mrs Edgar Faure.
The Emperor is introduced to an unidentified Bishop / Archbishop (?). Various shots of the Emperor Selassie being introduced to the guests in the vast Elysee Palace Halls, including Mr Mitterand, Interior Minister, (later President Mitterand) and General Guillaume.
Cataloguer's Note: Date on original paperwork is 29/10/1954.
The following shots are identified as being in this material: LS President René Coty chatting with Mr le Trocquer, President of the National Assembly, Haile Selassie speaking with Mr Edgar Faure, Finance Minister.