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Queen Elizabeth of England greets film stars at Royal Command Performance of "Beau Brummell" in London, England

Crowd gathered outside Empire theater in Leicester Square, London. The occasion is a Royal Command Performance of the film "Beau Brummell." Actresses Jane Russell and Shelley Winters, arriving. Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret enter the foyer of the theater. The Queen is greeted by Reginald Bromhead, President of the Cinematography Trade Benevolent Fund, who escorts her along a line of film moguls and stars. The Queen speaks with Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons. Jane Russell conversing with Princess Margaret. Queen Elizabeth chatting with Shelley Winters. A young boy presents flowers to the Queen, and bows.

Date: 1954
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
King Gustav VI Adolf and Queen Louise, of Sweden, arrive at Guildhall, London, where they are greeted by the Lord Mayor of London.

Gustav VI Adolf, King of Sweden, with Queen Louise of Sweden arriving in a royal carriage at Guildhall,London. They are received by the Lord Mayor of London. Gustav VI is presented a memento. He reads remarks thanking the people of London. People around clap. Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by her sister, Princess Margaret and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and other royalty. They greet King Gustav VI and Queen Louise and join them in the Royal box at the Opera House, in Covent Garden. (Note: There is sound for King Gustav's remarks in Guildhall, but not for most other sequences.)

Date: 1954
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Clement Attlee stands at a podium to offer good wishes to Winston Churchill on his 80th birthday in London, England.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill on his 80th birthday in London, England. Officials and dignitaries seated in Westminster Hall. A group on a stage plays music. Officials and dignitaries along with Churchill arrive in the hall and sit on the stage. People seated in the hall applaud. Clement Attlee stands at a podium and speaks into a microphone. He congratulates Churchill and wishes him many many happy returns for the day. A portrait of Winston Churchill by the artist Graham Sutherland is revealed, a gift from both Houses to the Prime Minister. The dignitaries hands over a book to the Prime Minister. Winston Churchill stands at the podium opens the book. Officials and dignitaries seated on the stage listen and react as he speaks.

Date: 1954, November 30
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill during a ceremony to honor Sir Winston Churchill in London,England.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill being honored in England. Queen Elizabeth II gets out from her palace in a horse buggy. A clock tower. Large crowd of civilians and guards lined up on either side as the royal parade pass by. The guard salutes the Queen. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill,Prime Minister of the United Kingdom seated beside the Queen. Churchill's portrait in the background. Sir Winston Churchill delivers a speech. Dignitaries and members gathered during the ceremony. Dignitaries greet Queen and Churchill as they leave.

Date: 1954, December 2
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Two U.S. Airmen sightseeing in London

Two U.S. Airmen stroll in Piccadilly Circus, London, England. British people crowd the streets during commuter rush hour. A British overseas Airways Company (BOAC) office displaying a sign about flying to the Commonwealth and all 6 Continents.

Date: 1954
Duration: 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Typical workman's day in Britain. U.S. Airmen in pub.

British steelworker walks to work on Bashley Road, North Acton, London. Views of steel mills in Midlands. A ship under construction in Glasgow, Scotland. Steelworker visits a Pub after the day's work. Men in the Mother Shipton Pub (possibly 1 Malden Road, Kentish Town, London NW5). Patrons drink beer and play darts. U.S. Air Force Non-Commissioned Officers seated at a table in the pub. One of them asks dart players if he can try. They assent and he throws several darts fairly skillfully, meeting with their approval. These scenes are followed by an Instructive narrative about the British political system accompanied by illustrated diagrams. Scenes include the floor of the House of Commons during session.

Date: 1954
Duration: 3 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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