• Short Summary

    Rotterdam, May 5, - and it was the start of a balloon contest, organised by the Hagus Balloon Club.

  • Description

    1.
    TGV Inflated balloons at starting point.
    0.07

    2.
    CU PAN.. Gas cylinders to balloon being inflated.
    0.15

    3.
    CU Actress Joan Fontaine 'christens' balloon of Mr. F. Dolder. (Swiss).
    0.17

    4.
    CU Fontaine.
    0.19

    5.
    SV Fontaine receives plaque.
    0.23

    6.
    SV Dolder and balloon take off.
    0.33

    7.
    CU Fontaine in balloon of Mrs. Woolf. (USA)
    0.36

    8.
    AV Balloon takes off.
    0.44

    9.
    LV Balloon in flight.
    0.46

    10.
    AV Another balloon takes off.
    0.50

    11.
    CU Mr. Stoenman. (Holland.)
    0.53

    12.
    LV Balloon cakes.
    1.04

    13.
    LV Mr. Schout. (Belgium) and balloon takes off.
    1.10

    14.
    CU Spectators.
    1.12

    15.
    LV Balloon in flight.
    1.15



    Initials BA/S/MR/AS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Rotterdam, May 5, - and it was the start of a balloon contest, organised by the Hagus Balloon Club.

    The balloons - two Dutch, two American, four Belgian, one French and one Swiss - took off one by one in a north-westerly breeze.

    Winner of the contest was American competitor Mrs. Constance Woolf, who was accompanied by film star Joan Fontaine - one of the aeronautical de Havilland family of Britain. Before the race Miss Fontaine said "The winner is the balloon which goes farthest east in eight hours".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACBO70KG22EUNTP0SZPAVGDM20
    Media URN:
    VLVACBO70KG22EUNTP0SZPAVGDM20
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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