• Short Summary

    Inauguration of JFK in Washington, USA.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    John F. Kennedy (JFK) is inaugurated as President of United States of America (USA).

    Sound starts at 01:52:26 and is intermittent throughout.

    LS grounds of the White House covered in snow. Panning shot with JFK, Jackie Kennedy, outgoing president Dwight Eisenhower (Ike) and Mrs. Eisenhower (the men wearing top hats) leaving the White House. MS group of photographers. MS Kennedy and Eisenhower talking on steps of White House.

    Pan with cars carrying Kennedy and Eisenhower moving into Pennsylvania Avenue. Angle travelling shot crowd lining route. Travelling shot with lead car of the motorcade coming towards camera. Back view troops marching along the avenue. Travel shot from car of the motorcyclists leading the motorcade, Capitol building in background.

    CU man selling flags to Kennedy supporters. Various shots crowds outside Capitol building. High angle shot ambassadors entering the Capitol building. Angle shot of the dome of the Capitol. High angle shot of the dome with people in foreground.

    Pan with Eisenhower, Kennedy and party making their way to the balcony where the inaugural address will be delivered. GV of crowd. MS US delegate to UN Marian Anderson performing "The Star Spangled Banner" (natural sound). Crowd. MS the Eisenhower and Kennedys seated on balcony. CUs section of crowd. Back view Kennedy standing at microphone while the band in front strikes up a fanfare. JFK is sworn in as president, after which he shakes hands with Lyndon Johnson, Nixon, and Eisenhower (natural sound). MS Kennedy giving his inaugural address with cut-ins of crowd (natural sound - full transcript of speech on file, includes famous line: "Ask not what your country can do for you ..."). MS former president Harry Truman and Mrs. Truman, pan along to former Vice President Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Eisenhower standing while national anthem is played.

    Panning shot Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy passing in an open car. LS motorcade. Travel shot of Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy sitting in car. Panning shot with Kennedy waving from open car and his wife sitting beside him. CU part of crowd. Various shots of tanks, sailors and airmen marching along Pennsylvania Avenue with Capitol building in background. MS marines carrying banners of various nations.

    MS Kennedy on rostrum watching parade. Various shots of naval patrol boat being driven through street on the back of a lorry (same type of boat Kennedy commanded during the WW2). CU Kennedy smiling and clapping. MS float symbolising the four freedoms of Americans democracy. MS Nike Zeus rocket on float. Various shots US troops passing rostrum where Kennedy is standing. CU Kennedy smiling. MS cowboy riding a buffalo passing the rostrum. CU Kennedy, with Vice President Lyndon Johnson. Elevated shot band playing ukuleles, they wear Native American head-dresses. Pan with a float representing the United Nations. CU Kennedy standing with Lyndon Johnson.

    Date on dope sheet is 20/01/1961.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:58:00 / 02:01:51:00
    UN 3448 A

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