• Short Summary

    First Boeing 707 lands at London airport, and Rolls-Royce cars pick up American guests.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Airport news.


    M/S as the first B.O.A.C. (British Overseas Airways Corporation) Boeing 707 flies into London airport. The 707s will be used for transatlantic journeys. C/U of its Rolls-Royce engine. Various shots of the aircraft, the camera pans across it. C/U Basil Smallpiece, Managing Director of the airline, waiting to greet the crew. M/S as they walk down the steps led by Captain Stoney, and salute. M/S as they shake hands.

    M/S as a DC-7C taxis in. The camera pans with a vintage Rolls-Royce being driven into the airport. Various shots of Americans disembarking from the DC-7C. Elevated shot of the Americans admiring the convoy of Rolls-Royces that have been sent to take them to their hotels. The guests all own Rolls-Royces themselves and are in Europe to tour some of the factories. M/S one of the old cars. C/U of the front of one of the cars. M/S of them all lined up. C/U emblem on the front. M/S American guests photographing the cars. One of the owner takes the bonnet off to reveal the engine running. M/S as they admire the cars. C/U of an engine running. Various shots of the cars lined up, the Stars and Stripes flag blows on one of the cars. M/S three American women. M/S of several Americans getting into one of the cars. Various shots as they drive away and down the road.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:52:00 / 01:22:29:00

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