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  • Short Summary

    Surrounded by bodyguards, President Calvin Coolidge visits Havana, Cuba for the Pan-American Congress.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "President Coolidge - well protected... has cordial reception on arrival at Havana to attend great Pan-American Congress."

    Havana, Cuba.

    M/S of President Calvin Coolidge waving from the back seat of an open-top car as he is driven through Havana; he is accompanied by dignitaries and bodyguards walk beside the car. Another car goes past with two men and two women - not recognised by this cataloguer - one of the women could be Coolidge's wife? Military men on horseback line up along a street as a crowd of Cubans look on.

    M/S of President Coolidge getting out of his car and walking along a line of saluting military men towards a building; cutaway to nice M/S of a group of beautiful Cuban girls.

    M/S of Coolidge coming out of a building, through a crowd of people and getting into the open-top car; he takes his hat off and appears to pose briefly for the camera. Another man gets in beside him - an aide / bodyguard?

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    714.22
    Media URN:
    33666
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:50:00 / 01:30:02:00
    Canister:
    G 1472

Comments (1)

  1. sidney says

    That is Cuban President Gerardo Machado getting into the car with Coolidge in the last clip.

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