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  • Short Summary

    Inauguration of glacier orientation table at Mont Blanc, France.

  • Description

    Mont Blanc (1), France.

    Flash title frame in French (too fast to catch in total) - mentions inauguration of glacier orientation table.

    Tracking shot from cable car crossing a gap; approaching mountain. CU conductor; w/ cable at 45 degree angle; moving past mountain in BG. Tracking shot from the cable car looking down at rocks; snow in patches. Then shot from above of car approaching; mountains in BG. Another DS from the moving car; this time showing shadow of the cable car moving. Tracking shot looking out side of car - moving downward past rocky crags. Side view cable car; pan right as it approaches building on mountain at end of its line

    Group of people sitting on mountain - w/ valley thousands of feet below in BG. 2 French flags mounted. The people don't look like mountaineers - many men wearing suits; women in dresses; they are gathered for inauguration ceremony of glacier orientation table.

    DS octagonal table w/ people standing round it.; bottle of champagne on table. Woman picks up bottle; steps back; & flings it against table. Bottle of course breaks; she retrieves piece & sets it on table. GV looking toward the group on the plateau; standing behind fence; w/ sign 'Table d'Orientation'; mountain peak in BG. Scenic view panning out over mountains (Alps).

    Ceremonies; transportation.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:27:00 / 01:25:49:00
    ON 231 B

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