Personalities and sights of Venice during 1948 Film Festival.
Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.
Venice Film Festival, Italy.
Italian newsreel titles read: 'OSPITI ILLUSTRI' (mute section).
M/S of aeroplane bringing the Shah of Iran, Mohamed Reza Pahlevi, to the Festival taxiing in. M/Ss of Shah shaking hands with Giulio Andreotti, Secretary of the Italian Government and walking away from plane. Shots of Shah in motor boat. Shah in trunks walking through the sea after a swim. Shah with towel on arm walking in to change.
Shah in restaurant. C/U pan around men seated at another restaurant table to Anna Magnani, Italian actress and film star. C/U of director Roberto Rossellini. C/Us of Jean Cocteau speaking into microphone. M/S of Hollywood movie mogul / film tycoon / producer Darryl F Zanuck in swimming trunks, sitting on beach with his wife and daughter Darrilyn. Tracking shot view of harbour. M/S of truck containing luggage pushed up to aeroplane - Zanuck's luggage before leaving for the United States of America. M/S of Zanuck's daughter; pan to luggage. Shots of plane taxiing on runway and taking off.
Italian newsreel titles read: 'VITA VENEZIANA' (Italian commentary).
L/S of the Laguna with the Church of Madonna Della Salute in background. Several shots of people on board boat. At Murano we see several shots of people looking at glassware. Canal with gondola. Ducks walking along road. Riverside scene. At Burano two little girls make lace. At Torcello we see two shots of the town. At Venice, loaded motor boat comes in to jetty. People sitting down at reception given by Andreotti. Several shots of personalities at the lunch - American hostess / journalist Elsa Maxwell, Italian film actress Lea Padovani and others. Shots of personalities in street with Andreotti. M/S of actor / director Orson Welles and Elsa Maxwell. M/S of Welles and Lea Padovani. Shots of German film director GW Pabst (he won Best Director prize here for his film 'The Trial'). Various shots of unidentified personalities. C/U of baby chasing ball on beach.