• Short Summary

    Air balloon is launched, lit by huge searchlights.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown

    Chicago World's Fair, United States of America.

    Men tend a large "stratosphere" air balloon which is being inflated by hydrogen gas. Various shots of the balloon being prepared and C/U of its pilot Lieutenant Commander Settle. Shots of the balloon rising lit by searchlights. A technical problem led to the flight being aborted.

    Paperwork refers to the balloon as "Picard's balloon" - I think that it should be Piccard.

    Note: There are two Piccards - Jean and Auguste. They are identical twins so it is possible to confuse them in some records.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    568.06
    Media URN:
    58626
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:00:00 / 01:18:39:00
    Canister:
    UN 122 F

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