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  • Short Summary

    Former Mayor of New York, Fiorello La Guardia, lies in state before funeral.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations unknown or unclear.

    New York (?), United States of America - September 1947.

    Former Mayor of New York, Fiorello La Guardia lies in state.

    C/U of La Guardia sitting in an armchair. M/S as he joins his family, wife and two children, seated around a fire in their living room, and throws his hat onto a chair. Shot of La Guardia at work at his typewriter.

    Shot of the Cathedral where La Guardia's funeral service is held. Shot of cars parked outside. Governor of New York Thomas Dewey walks up the steps and into the cathedral, followed by Herbert Lehman.

    M/S of huge queue of people waiting outside to file past La Guardia's bier. M/S of the open bier inside the cathedral as people file past to pay their respects.

    M/S of wreaths covering the grave.

    Note: old record says John Dewey instead of Thomas. I think the latter is correct.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:20:00 / 01:39:19:00
    UN 1811 E

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