• Short Summary

    One of the big attractions at the British Columbia international trade fair in Vancouver -- an aerial balloon of the type used at the turn of the century--and in this case -- the actual one used in making the film "Around the World In EIGHTY Days".

  • Description


    M.L.S. BALLOON IN MIDDLE OF TRADE FAIR GROUNDS
    2 ft


    M.S. SPECTATORS.
    4 ft


    M.C.U. AT AUDREY DOWNS OF THE VANCOUVER SUN GETS INTO BASKET OF "COQUETTE".
    9 ft


    M.S. TILT DOWN FROM TOP OF BALLOON SHOWING NAME OF THE BALLOON "COUQUETTE" TO BASKET BELOW.
    12 ft


    M.CU. AS BALLOONIST OR AIRIALIST TAKES OUT SAND BAGS OUT OF BALLOON BEFORE LAUNCHING.
    13 1/2 ft


    M.CU. OF CLOWN PLAYING COMICALLY.
    15 ft


    CU. OF BALLOONIST FRANCIS SHIELDS, AND AUDREY DOWNS AS BALLOON SLOWLY RISES.
    18 ft


    CU. OF MAN LOOKING UPWARDS.
    19 ft


    M.S. AS BALLOON QUICKLY LIFTS UP.
    25 ft


    CU. AS CLOWN TAKES OFF HAT AND WAVES UP TOWARDS BALLOON.
    28 ft


    M.S. OF CROWD AND THEN TILT UP TO BALLOON NOW SEEN AS SMALL DOT IN SKY.
    31 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: One of the big attractions at the British Columbia international trade fair in Vancouver -- an aerial balloon of the type used at the turn of the century--and in this case -- the actual one used in making the film "Around the World In EIGHTY Days". The balloon -- which is lifted by hydrogen -- will make a member of ascents during the fair. The first one a ride for a Vancouver newspaper woman who goes along as the guest of the pilot.

    And there they go. It's not the most modern of air travel but the balloonist who travels with the balloon says it's as safe as can be. On this ascent everything went as scheduled except for the landing. A change in wind made it impossible to come down in the scheduled area so balloonist Francis Shields just put it down where the wind took it. that, incidentally, was in a back yard.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZH2HQOKR2408SG8J18QONDCW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZH2HQOKR2408SG8J18QONDCW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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