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President, The Pt. 2 of 2

Reel Number: 221705-06

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1955

Country: USA

Location: DC,Washington

TC Begins: 18:53:14

TC Ends: 19:00:19

Duration: 00:07:05

Continued... Pt. 2 of 2 1950s inauguration parade, troops march past platform President not seen - White House seen past fountains in garden - President’s desk in empty Oval Office w/ spectacles & globe - empty Cabinet Room. Presidential aides ? informed of appointment of new Secretary of Interior staged. 18:54:25 Aerials Washington DC w/ Washington Monument, old WWII barracks, Pentagon. Pentagon from ground level. New health, education & welfare department building. Dept. of Agriculture. State Dept. Good Washington street scenes - sidewalks packed w/ pedestrians. 18:55:06 Int. Executive Wing of White House; Presidential aides at work; Cabinet Room; staged scene w/ reporters asking Secretary for statement - “no comment”. CU Executive Order being signed. Staged scenes of aides announcing “the President directs...” & ‘ordinary folks’ giving their opinions on the President’s priorities. 18:56:43 Views of Capitol building at night. INT empty Congress hall; Congressmen cheering. Aide or reporter announcing Presidential Bill. Staged scene w/ Committee member opposing Presidential Bill; Congressional Record documents. Reporter in office on telephone; discussion between Congressional leaders re school building programme. 18:58:22 Young family at home watching television. CU hammer hitting gavel in Congress. Signing Bill. Aide returning Bill to Congressmen w/ President’s objections. 18:59:14 INT Congress meeting. Man writing to President ...VO “I just wanna tell you that out here we’re all behind you”. Cuts back to family watching end of President’s address. Montage of previous staged scenes & shots of Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson, FDR, Truman, Ike / Eisenhower. The End. 1950s; US History; Politics; American Government; Democracy; Montages; Educational Films; NOTE: One continuous minute sold at per reel rate.

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