• Short Summary

    Albert Lebrun and Leon Blum attend opening of Paris' International Exhibition.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Paris exhibition opened".

    Paris, France

    French president Albert Lebrun, Prime Minister Leon Blum and all members of French Cabinet visit Great Paris International Exhibition. The exhibition includes Palace of Modern Art and pavilions from around the world.

    L/S of an airship taking off behind Palace of Modern Art. Various aerial shots of exhibition. It is near the Eiffel Tower, we also see the River Seine. The exhibition is very opulent - lots of fountains, statues and extravagant architecture. We see pavilions representing Russia, Belgium and Germany. There is a swastika flag flying from the German exhibit (possibly the first of many Paris would see?).

    Interior. Various shots of enormous hall, crowded with people. President Lebrun gives speech in French declaring the exhibition open.

    Note: may have once been part of LNER issue.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    941.16
    Media URN:
    14047
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:43:00 / 01:34:49:00
    Canister:
    37/44

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