Fashion wears being displayed in Italy. Models display fashion wears designed by top Italian designers at different landmarks in Rome.
Delegates of China, Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom and United States walk on the ramp during the 1961 Miss World Competition. Large audience cheers the participants. Miss United Kingdom, Rose Marie Franklin wins the competition and is crowned by Hollywood star Bob Hope. Winner and runners-up pose for photographs.
Newsreel clip on Minnesota welcoming major league baseball to the state in April 1961. Exterior views of Metropolitan Stadium, the home of the new Minnesota Twins. Banner reads "The Minnesota Twins Welcome You." Announcer notes team is playing in Bloomington, seven miles from each of the state's two major cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul. View of 25,000 spectators, most bundled up for a chilly day, inside stadium for the home opener against the Washington Senators. Those on hand include baseball commissioner Ford Frick, American League president Joe Cronin, and Minnesota Governor Elmer Andersen. Announcer notes the previous Washington team moved to Minnesota and was replaced with a new Senators team in Washington. Dignitaries walk on field trailed by Minnesota manager Cookie Lavagetto and Washington manager Mickey Vernon. Dignitaries raise the American flag. Governor Andersen kisses a baseball and throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Announcer notes Twins lost this game, but says "Who cares?" because Minnesota is in the big leagues.
Christmas time advertisement for U.S. Savings Bonds. Interior of a house decorated for Christmas, with Christmas tree and toy train running on a table. Actress Donna Reed walks to the table, stops the train and holds up a December 1958 U.S. Savings Bond. She speaks about the Savings Bond, places it on a toy train car, and starts the train. As the train moves along the track, it passes signs reflecting successive passing time increments: Dec 1961 (three years), Dec 1964 (3 more years), and Aug 1968 (3 more years and 8 months). By staying on track to maturity, the bond is worth much more. Donna Reed notes this and suggests Savings Bonds as a Christmas gift. She closes by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. (Note: The original maturity period for a Series E Bond was 10 years. But the U.S. Government reduced it to 9 years and 8 months, in 1952. That revised maturity period is reflected in this advertisement.) (Additional note: The trains are by Lionel, and include "The General" locomotive, a New York Central boxcar, a Lionel flatcar, and Lionel Lines caboose.)
During Berlin Crisis in 1961. Scene of a street in East Berlin, Germany. A man stands on the West side of Berlin, clicks photo of East Berlin. A policeman disturbs and blocks him with a mirror. People of East Berlin go with their few possessions escaping to West Berlin. Military trucks parked on East Berlin side. People wave handkerchiefs. A young man loads his luggage in a truck. People on the East Berlin side with their possessions. An east German policeman reflects with a mirror to prevent cameras from recording the escape attempts. People on the West Berlin side watch a water hose sprayed at them to deter onlookers. A man sits on a truck and clicks photos as water is sprayed on him and the truck is forced to move on. Smoke or tear gas bomb comes from East Berlin side and men throw them back. Smoke seen everywhere. The escape of Frieda Schulz is seen from her apartment building at the border, on Bernauer Strasse. She is seen hanging from a window, still held on her arm from above by an east German official, until the receiving west German crowd from below pulls on her leg hard enough to free her, and she falls into a waiting net. Another woman is seen preparing to leap from a fifth floor window. She leaps (not seen) and is caught by firemen with a waiting net. Next, her husband is seen pushing some baggage through the window with valuables, and then he is seen leaping from the window into a waiting net held by firemen on the West Berlin side. Work goes on for building the Berlin Wall. Giant bulldozer drops dirt on ground as it razes home along the border of the Berlin Wall, and as a wide ditch is built to prevent escape by vehicle. People cut hole in barbed wire and are seen escaping to the West German side. Policemen and others help them as they get through. East Berlin police arrive and stop more people from escaping. A man and two young women are seen after they successfully escape through the barbed wire to West Berlin side.
Views of London Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in London, England. Closeup of Big Ben. Views of St. Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column. Scene shifts to Royal Navy band, playing at London airport, as the U.S.President's airplane, Air Force One, arrives. The President and Mrs. Kennedy step from their aircraft and are greeted by The Lord Chamberlain, Roger Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough,representing Queen Elizabeth and by Prime Minister,Harold Macmillan. The party walks a red carpet and pauses for a salute from the Navy band. Lady Dorothy Macmillan and Mrs.Jacqueline Kennedy, stand together next to the President's airplane, during these ceremonies. View of Admiralty House (temporary residence of the Prime Minister, due to renovation at 10 Downing Street). President Kennedy and Prime Minister Macmillan walk together to the President's car following their consultations. Mrs. Kennedy follows and Kennedys and Macmillans are seen saying goodbyes. Britons cheer as the car drives away. New sequence shows Guards parading during Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Police strain to hold back crowds of spectators during arrival of President and Mrs. Kennedy, on June 5, 1961. But some manage to break through and approach closer as their car arrives bringing the Kennedys for a private dinner with the Queen and Prince Philip. The next scenes show President Kennedy still in formal attire, from the Royal dinner, escorted to his airplane by Prime Minister Macmillan. U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James, David Bruce, is the last to shake hands with the President as he ascends the steps to Air Force One, which then taxis out for takeoff, at midnight. Scene shifts to the White House in Washington, DC, and President Kennedy's broadcast report on June 6th to the Nation about his trip.