Various shots of the Italian Senate House, the auditorium, library and the Sala Maccari.
MS The Cordo del Risorgimento in Rome, showing the main entrance to the Palazzo Madama, the Italian Senate House. MS Courtyard of the Palace showing palm trees. LS Corridor, showing marble busts of the Presidents of the Senate. CU. Bust of Farini. CU. Bust of Canonico. CU. Bust of Tittoni. MS Section of the hall of the senate. CU. The painted, domed ceiling panning down to the hall. MS Empty hall of the senate showing an senate attendant adjusting chairs on the platform. LS Pan around empty auditorium with cleaners at work. CU. Date on the wall (perpetual calendar) announcing a meeting. MS Sitting room of the senators, attendants laying out newspapers. M.S Tracking shot along the shelves of the library. MS A librarian delivers books to a visitor. LS Wood panelled library with work desks. CU. Senator Bergamini (or Befgamini) writing at desk. CU. Former president of the cabinet, Ivanhoe Bonomi., takes a book down from the shelves. CU. Senator Casati, member of the Italian Liberal Party, working in the library. LS The famous Sala Maccari, showing wall paintings (or murals) executed by the painter Maccari.
CU. Frescoes representing scenes from the early history of Rome. LS Visitors survey the murals in the Sala Maccari. CU Details of the paintings by Maccari. CU. Elaborate ceiling of the hall. (3 shots).
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork, reads: 6/5/48.