• Short Summary

    American President Johnson opens New York's World's Fair.

  • Description

    United States of America (USA).

    Title reads 'Peace Through Understanding - Global Theme Dominates Opening of Great World's Fair'.

    GV. The centre piece of the New York World's Fair, the Unisphere, with grey rain soaked skies for background. Various shots of the people arriving at the fair in raincoats and with umbrellas up. Views from the Alpine cable railway soaring over the exhibition. Various shots of the opening parade on the rain moving through fair with floats and representatives of various countries who are taking part in the exhibition. Various shots of the crowds gathering in Singer Bowl for opening ceremony. MS. President of the Fair Mr Robert Moses making short speech on how the fair should bring countries together and promote peace - natural sound. Various shots of the American President Lyndon Johnson arriving for opening of the fair with US Secretary of State Dean Rusk. MS. President Johnson making opening speech - natural sound. He tells how fair brings 80 countries together in industry and achievement and shows what man is capable of constructing and doing. MS. President Johnson mixes in crowd and meets some of the people. Various shots around the fair showing different countries pavilions - quite impressive. Various long shots of the fair at night - pavilions lit up and floodlit fountains are seen. The opening ceremony ends with fireworks.

    (Comb. F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 26/04/1964.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:37:00 / 02:00:36:00
    UN 3887 A

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