Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - introduction.
Both, the negative and combined print of this film were transferred - the films are identical and the other can be found on Pathe Master tape *PM1511*. COLOUR.
Associated British Pathe presents - ELIZABETH IS QUEEN - The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth June 2nd 1953 - Music arranged and conducted by Sir Adrian Boult assisted by Doreen Carwithen with the London Philharmonic Orchestra - Narration written by John Pudney and spoken by Leo Genn - Film by Pathe Cameramen in Warnercolour and processed at Denham Laboratories - Edited by Lionel Hoare, A. Milner-Gardner & Terry Trench - Sound Recording by W. S. Bland & George Newberry - Director of Photography Terry Ashwood - Produced by Howard Thomas
Long shot of Westminster Abbey, bells ringing. An elderly man looking through the window - Marcus Adams, Royal photographer. He sits at his desk and opens a photo album. First photograph is of young Queen Mother with baby Elizabeth in her lap. Close up shot of the photograph. Mr Adams turns pages of the album to show various photographs of Princess Elizabeth as a child. Several close up shots of gadgets he used to amuse young Princess while taking photos - some of those are also seen on photographs.
Various shots o of the countryside around Windsor. Two horse riders are seen riding slowly through the wood. Several shots of grove of oaks planted by George VI for his coronation. Close up shot of plaque commemorating event. Various shots of the Windsor Castle and its towers.
Cut back to Mr Adams and his photographs - Queen is seen on photographs with King, Queen, Princess Margaret, alone - and as a young woman with Prince Charles and Princess Anne. Various shots of oil paintings of the members of Royal family - from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II.
Towers of Westminster Abbey with bells ringing. Various shots of flags, flowers and other decorations on streets of London. Pearly King and Queen leave their heavily decorated house and climb up into decorated carriage - they look impressive.