Charming Swedish custom - Queen of Light.
Rome and Sicily, Italy
SWEDEN'S LUCIA 1951 (QUEEN OF LIGHT) IN ITALY.
Title: 'La "Lucia" di Svezia in Italia': A fairy-tale cortege tells us about a Northern Sweden custom. During the shortest day of the year, the women get-up before dawn and crowned with candles, go to pour out coffee for their husbands.
LS. The Queen of Light-19-year-old Elizabeth Meyrhoffer - walking down staircase with young girl attendants at the Swedish Consulate in Rome ( 2 shots) CU. Elizabeth Meyrhoffer with coronet of real candles burning. SCU. Ingrid Bergman (Mrs Rossellini, American film star) and Roberto Rossellini (Italian film director) watching, the procession (2 shots) & CU. MS. Swedish football players at reception (2 shots). MS Lucia arriving in Sicily CU. Head and shoulders of her pan over to sea. MS. Towards Lucia and the Mayor of Syracuse and others walking round the town of Sicily. Pan to ornate statue of Saint Lucy being carried in procession. SCU. Effigy of St. Lucy. MS. Pan down from cliff to people walking through tunnel in cliff. MS. The party walking round rim of Greek Theatre pan over to theatre. (Open-air Theatre) SCU. Lucia against a background of the Greek Theatre.