• Short Summary

    President Roosevelt's mother launches catamaran on lake in New York.

  • Description

    Title reads: "New York".

    United States of America (USA).

    Elderly mother of President Franklin D Roosevelt launches novel boat. M/S of crowd gathered at edge of lake. Mrs Roosevelt Senior makes short speech: "I name thee Good Will which is something we need all over the World". She then (after 3 attempts) smashes bottle of champagne on hull of small boat. Crowd around her smile - looks like relaxed, informal affair. Various shots of novel boat - catamaran - being launched onto the lake.

    Note: same story also transferred as MRS ROOSEVELT LAUNCHES RAFT 1937 in UN 62 D. See separate record for details. AH 2001.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    943.23
    Media URN:
    16060
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:54:00 / 01:20:40:00
    Canister:
    37/94

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