• Short Summary

    Item commemorating life of millionaire John D Rockefeller.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Tribute to Rockefeller".

    In memory of millionaire John Davison Rockefeller.

    United States of America (USA).

    M/S of modest gravestones in cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. M/S of column monument with word 'Rockefeller' engraved on it. C/U of very elderly John D Rockefeller Senior. C/U of American flag flying at half mast.

    M/S of office block - according to narrator JDR's first place of business. Various shots of gushing oil pipes and enormous oil refineries - all part of Rockefeller legacy.

    Various shots of JDR walking out of building and past a crowd. He gives an coin to a toddler - narrator explains JDR gave dimes to encourage thrift. Various shots JDR indulging in his favourite hobby - golf.

    M/S of JDR in a deck chair, in a garden. He gives his last newsreel speech. He asks people to have faith in humanity and in God and that we all must play our part in building a better world.

    Various shots of buildings built by JDR - the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research and the Riverside Church, built in memory of his wife. We also see the Rockefeller Centre skyscraper towering over Central Park in New York City.

    Final shot of John D Rockefeller, he looks very old.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:34:00 / 01:32:43:00

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