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  • Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh visit Chicago International Fair, USA.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Queen Elizabeth II in Chicago, United States of America (USA).

    CU sign for "Chicago International Fair". MS rocket / missile on display. CU brass musical instrument. Open topped car containing Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip). LS road, pan skyscrapers.

    MS waterfront with Royal Yacht "Britannia" in background. Cameramen on fire department extendible ladder. "Britannia" on lake. Men sweeping red carpet. Newsreel cameramen on fire engine crane, pan to show crowds in front of skyscrapers. Various shots Buckingham fountains. Crowds. Aeroplanes flying over crowd.

    Queen coming ashore in launch and stepping onto jetty to fanfare. Various shots Queen and Duke meeting dignitaries. "Britannia". Missiles on display. Skyscrapers and lake, pan to "Britannia" at quayside. Crowds. Planes flying over. Queen and Duke going up steps. Royal couple in car.

    Duke and Queen get onto electric car with several rows of seats, they are then driven around International Exhibition. Queen and Duke meeting more dignitaries. Various shots Queen inspecting US Navy guard of honour. Duke chatting with two VIP men. Queen makes speech from dais. More shots Royal couple in car.

    Date on dope sheet is 06/03/1959.

    Dignitaries seen with Queen and Duke include Governor William Stratton, Wiley Buchanan (Protocol Chief of State Department) and Mayor Richard Daley.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:38:00 / 01:31:33:00
    UN 3242 C

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