• Short Summary

    American newsreel about opening of tallest hotel - the Americana in New York.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    American newsreel item.

    World's tallest hotel - the Americana, New York, United States of America (USA).

    VS of the skyscraper hotel. Various shots of opening ceremony showing Cardinal Spellman blessing the hotel. CU dignitaries cutting ribbon (in fact a garland of flowers). MS kids in national dress of various countries standing on steps of hotel. Various shots interior of hotel showing banquet for UNICEF. Exterior of hotel which is located near Time Square.

    Date on dope sheet is 24/09/1962.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3068.13
    Media URN:
    87092
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:59:00 / 01:29:47:00
    Canister:
    UN 3671 E

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The Americana Hotel is what is now, (in 2012), called the Sheraton New York Hotel.

    "Dignitaries cutting ribbon" - they are brothers Laurence and Bob Tisch.

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