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  • Short Summary

    Good atmospheric scenes outside the Pope Pius XII's summer residence following the announcement of his death; newsmen filing stories, cameras on balconies, nuns and schoolgirls praying.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Castelgandolfo, Italy

    MS People reading newspapers with headlines "The Pope Is Dead" (refers to Pope Pius XII). MS Reporter at table typing. Various shots of crowds outside the Pope's summer residence, a man reads a statement. Schoolgirls praying. Various shots, official cars arriving, senior clergymen ushered into the residence, people signing the condolence book. CU Man reading newspaper. Clock pendulum swinging, pan up to clock face at 6.22. CU Bust of Christ. (?) LS Crowds outside residence. MS Two nuns. MS Swiss guards at the gateway. Various shots of reporters and cameramen setting up equipment. MS Group of nuns, CU their hands holding rosaries.

    Various shots of crowds milling around in the evening. Various shots of reporters making telephone calls, typing out reports, etc. LS Swiss Guard outside residence. Various shots of crowds outside entrance of residence. The doors of the residence closing. LS Flag being hung at half mast on balcony of residence. MS Priest being interviewed. Various shots of bells being tolled by hand.

    Note: Date on original record: 10/10/1958.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:58:00 / 01:49:29:00
    UN 3141 F

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