Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Canada and the United States, The

Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Canada and the United States, The


Identifier:
291.0014
Collection:
Adelaide Pearson Collection
Date:
1939
Original Format:
16mm
Color:
b&w
Sound:
silent
Duration:
375'
Can Description:
Castle Films production documenting the visit to Canada and the United States by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939. The royal couple were in the United States from June 7-12.
Viewing Notes:
Title card: 'CASTLE FILM presents'. Intertitle: 'The NEWS PARADE EDITED BY Eugene W. Castle.' Intertitle: 'The Visit of KING GEORGE VI and QUEEN ELIZABETH to Canada and the United States' Intertitle: 'LONDON Historic Royal Tour Begins'. An open carriage leaving Buckingham Palace with King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. The King greeting dignitaries. A train arriving at a station. The royal family boarding a ship, the RMS Empress of Australia. Shots of sailors and the warships escorting the steam ship. Intertitle: '- Never before have Britain’s Monarchs visited North America'. Shot of the steam ship. People on a stone tower. The royal family disembarking the ship. People bowing to the royal couple. Intertitle: 'MONTREAL An unprecedented greeting.' A crowd waving British flags. The King and Queen in a car and shots of the crowd. The King and Queen on a balcony of the Windsor Hotel, with a banner with the royal cypher ‘GR’) The man behind the King on the balcony may be the Mayor of Montreal, Camillien Houde. Intertitle: 'Canada officially welcomes its Sovereigns at Ottawa.' Shot of the Canadian Parliament building. The King and Queen leaving Parliament in a car. A line of guards in dress uniform marching. Intertitle: 'Their Majesties witness traditional trooping of the Colors.' Guards in formation and the King and Queen watching from a window. Intertitle: 'Queen Elizabeth lays cornerstone of new Supreme Court Building.' The Queen ‘lays’ the cornerstone and the crowd watching stands and claps. Intertitle: 'The King dedicates massive War Memorial.' A crowd in front of the Nation War Memorial in Ottawa. A close up of the statue at the base, representing the branches of the Canadian armed forces in World War I. The King and Queen among the crowd. Intertitle: 'Toronto Royalty at the Races'. The King and Queen going around the race track in a carriage. The King and Queen on a balcony in the stands. The horse race. Intertitle: '“Archworth” wins “King’s Plate” by ten lengths.' The winning horse and jockey galloping. Shot of the crowd in the stands. The King presenting the trophy. (The King’s/Queen’s Plate is held every year at Woodbine Race Track) Intertitle: 'Westward to Canada’s scenic glories – Banff and Lake Louise.' The royal family in a car arriving at the Banff Springs Hotel. Shot of the King and Queen with mountains in the background. Shot of Lake Louise. Men in First Nations dress and headdresses. A crowd of people with teepees in the background. Intertitle: 'At Vancouver the King and Queen receive a great ovation.' A large building in Vancouver. Intertitle: 're-spanned the continent, a King and Queen of England visit the United States for the first time.' The King and Queen exiting a train. The King and Queen shaking hands with people. Faces are obscured, but they are presumable President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Other people in attendance may be Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King and US Secretary of State Cordell Hull. A crowd gathered on the steps of a building. The King with FDR. Intertitle: 'highest official and Military honors are paid the visiting sovereigns.' A parade of men on horseback. The King and FDR in the back of an open car. A shot of the parade from above. The Queen and Eleanor Roosevelt in a car. Intertitle: '- Embassy gardens the Monarchs are hosts to 1,400 subjects and friends.' The King and Queen with their guests. A crowd on the steps of the US Capitol Building. The King and Queen greeting people. Intertitle: 'Their Majesties at George Washington’s home and last resting place.' Mount Vernon mansion. The King laying a wreath on Washington’s tomb. A close up of Washington’s tomb: ‘Within this Enclosure Rest the remains of George Washington’. Intertitle: 'Royalty honors United States and Canadian War Heroes.' At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington, the King lays a wreath. Close up of the wreath of flowers. The King bows and steps away. Close up of the King. Intertitle: 'New York’s millions await the arrival of the Royal Party.' A steam ship sailing past Liberty Island. The steam ship in front of the New York City skyline. Intertitle: 'Officially greeted by the Governor and Mayor.' The royal couple walking with dignitaries, including Governor Herbert H. Lehman and Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia . Intertitle: 'Their Majesties are accorded a thrilling city-wide welcome.' Shot of the motorcade. Intertitle: 'The United States Royal Visit ends at Hyde Park.' The King, Queen, FDR, Eleanor and one other woman (possibly the president’s mother, Sara Roosevelt) seated in a line. Intertitle: '- Ambassadors from the Old World to the New.' Close up of the King and Queen. Intertitle: 'CASTLE FILMS.' 'The End' [End of Reel]
Subject(s):
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Place(s):
London, England,Montreal, Canada,Ottawa, Canada,Toronto, Canada,Banff National Park, Canada,Vancouver, Canada,Washington, DC, USA,New York City, New York, USA,Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie, New York,
Rights:
This item may be available for reuse, please contact Northeast Historic Film for more information
Source:
https://oldfilm.org/collection/Detail/occurrences/23583

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