• Short Summary

    Shah Mohamed Reza Pahlavi of Persia marries Soraya Esfandiari in Teheran.

  • Description

    Teheran, Iran (Persia).

    LV. Building in main street of Teheran, pan to long shot of Royal Palace on day of wedding of Shah of Persia. LV. Police Prefect, General Daffray, and other dignitaries outside bride's house awaiting arrival of Shah's eldest sister, Princess Chams. SCU. General Daffray. LV. Gold plated imperial car arriving with Princess Chams at bride's home. CU. Pan, Princess Chams in car drives past. LV. Mounted Guard of Honour moving towards camera. SV. Pan Princess Chams walking into bride's house, & CU. SV. Dignitaries waiting outside house. LV. Guests leaving bride's house and walking towards imperial car. LV. Crowds in street cheering. LV. Bride Soraya Esfandiari accompanied by Princess Chams, leaving house, & SV. SV. Crowds in street. SV. Police escort driving in jeeps. SV Travel shot past crowd on snow covered pavement. CU. Pan, planes flying overhead. LV. Bride ascending steps of Marmar Palace. Top view, bride ascending staircase. Angle shot, pan, large chandeliers in hall of mirrors. SV. Shah of Persia, Mohamed Reza Pahlavi, and bride Queen Soraya, listening to congratulations from Stalin's envoy, Mr Sadtchikov. SCU. Shah and bride listening surrounded by guests, & LV. SV. Back view, bride and Shah, & SV. SV. Shah, bride and guests in Hall of Mirrors. Angle shot, pan, Chandeliers. LV. Wedding group including Shah's sister, Princess Fatima (Mrs Vincent Lee Hillyer) and Shah's twin sister, Princess Asraf. Bride and groom in foreground. CU. Bride, pan to Shah. LV. Group. SV. Dignitaries talking to the Aga Khan, & SCU. LV. Bride and groom passing through large room with fireplace to go to private rooms. GV. Pan, exterior, illuminated buildings and Golestan Palace at night. SV. Interior, showing the famous 'Peacock Throne' studded with precious stones. SV. Dignitaries awaiting arrival of bride and groom in dining room. SV. Pan, Shah's mother entering room. LV. Bride and groom taking places at table. SV. Bride and groom seated at table. Gold plate on table in foreground. SCU. Bride and groom at table. LV. Bride at table. LV. Guests seated at table including the Begum Aga Khan, wife of Aga Khan. CU. Begum Aga Khan smiling. SV. Women guests chatting after reception. SV. Guests talking. GV. Shah and bride making their way through guests, & SV. SV. Guests smiling. SCU. Pan, Shah and bride walking.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1439.27
    Media URN:
    46952
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1951
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:33:00 / 01:38:22:00
    Canister:
    51/16 Special

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