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Newsreels 1950 May 18
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keywords: siam royalty, royal wedding, president harry s. truman, carmen polo de franco, mary pickford, lillian gish, irish setter lassie, denver post building, u.s. savings bond
Synopsis: King Rama IX And Queen Sirikit Crowned Siam Royalty, President Harry S. Truman Winds Up His Cross-Country Tour, Denmark Celebrates WWII Liberation From Nazi Tyranny, Pope Pius XII Hold Audience With Spain's Carmen Polo De Franco, Film Pioneer D.W. Griffith Honored Graveside, Irish Setter Lassie Receives Medal For Saving Missing Boy, Hollywood Starlet Maureen O'Hara Helps Aids Children's Hospital, Denver Post Newspaper Opens It New Building, New England Motion Picture Industry In Savings Bond Drive, Famed Liberty Bell Rung To Herald New Savings Bond Drive, Waterloo Canada Declares Community Clean-Up Day...(read more)
- Date: 1950
- Duration: 00:11:15
- Sound: No
- Color: Monochrome
- Type: Public Domain
- Language: English
- Location: United States, Canada, Vatican City, Denmark, Indonesia
King Rama IX And Queen Sirikit Crowned Siam Royalty
Siam's Rulers are crowed in colorful ceremony in Bangkok. Scenes of Oriental pomp and pageantry unfold in far-off Siam, where King Rama IX and his lovely young bride of a week, Queen Sirikit, are crowned. Sacred elephants and palace guards are shown in this colorful spectacle of the East.
President Harry S. Truman Winds Up His Cross-Country Tour
President Truman lays the cornerstone of the Filene Building in Madison, Wisconsin at the dedication of the Credit Union National Association's Filene House May 14, 1950. CU image of President Truman. President Truman riding while standing in an open automobile in Chicago. President Truman with his daughter Margaret appears at a giant rally of Democrat Party faithful. CU images of President Truman with daughter Margaret by his side.
Denmark Celebrates WWII Liberation From Nazi Tyranny
On the fifth anniversary of the liberation from the Nazi German occupation the people of Denmark stage a spectacular day-and-night celebration. Heroic Danish saboteurs slain by the Nazis are honored in a ceremony culminating with a giant, night-time torchlight parade followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
Pope Pius XII Holds Audience With Spain's Carmen Polo De Franco
His holiness, Pope Pius XII has a Holy Year audience with Spain's First Lady, her daughter and son-in-law in the pontiff's private library. Blessings for the people of Spain.
Film Pioneer D.W. Griffith Honored Graveside
Shows Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmess at the graveside services for film pioneer David Wark Griffith in Crestwood, Kentucky. They were there to honor the memory of the film director David Wark Griffith who gave the world Birth of A Nation.
Irish Setter Lassie Receives Medal For Saving Missing Boy
Lassie, an Irish setter receives a medal for saving the life of little Tommy Jenkins lost in the woods near Fort Lewis, Washington for 46 hours. Ceremony was attended by U.S. Army personnel.
Hollywood Starlet Maureen O'Hara Helps Children's Hospital
Maureen O'Hara, star of "Comanche Territory," arrives to assist in the building campaign for the Cardinal Glennon Memorial Hospital for children in St. Louis, Missouri. Shows Maureen O'Hara departing a passenger plane and being greeted by a large crowd at the hospital.
Denver Post Newspaper Opens It New Building
In dedication ceremony attended by state and national celebrities, the Denver Post's great new building is opened in Denver, Colorado. Scenes of a newspaper printing press in operation.
New England Motion Picture Industry In Savings Bond Drive
The New England Motion Picture Industry stages a parade and monster rally on Boston Common opening the 1950 savings bond drive. CU, image of boy ringing a replica of the Liberty Bell.
Famed Liberty Bell Rung To Herald New Savings Bond Drive
Image of Independence Hall bell tower and building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Treasury Secretary Snyder rings the famed Liberty Bell to herald the start of the new bond drive. Americans everywhere will want to "save for your independence."
Waterloo Canada Declares Community Clean-Up Day
Sign on building reads "City of Waterloo". Shows workers cleaning yard and workers painting a house on Community Clean-up Day.