Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (Charlie Chaplin) and his wife Oona O'Neill at the Societe des Auteurs Compositeurs Dramatiques at Paris in France. Officials greet and welcome them. Press photographers capture the moment. Charles Chaplin emerges from his car and walks towards the hall amidst a crowd of cheerful supporters. Chaplin waves and greets the crowd. A number of cars parked alongside the road can be seen. Security detail is present to manage the big crowd at the venue. 1951
Views of Arc-de-Triomphe and Champs Elysées in Paris. Exterior of Supreme Headquarters of Allied Powers in Paris, France. General Dwight D.Eisenhower speaks at his desk in SHAPE's (Supreme Headquarters Allied Power in Europe), temporary headquarters. He signs his first order in his new rank as the Commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Forces. Views of construction activity at site, for the permanent buildings of SHAPE headquarters, twenty miles from Paris.
Views of Paris prior to World War II. The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile (Arch of Triumph). The Tuileries gardens (Jardins des Tuileries) with bed of tulips in full bloom in foreground. The Eiffel Tower (la tour Eiffel). The fountain of River Commerce and Navigation at the Place de la Concord, Paris, with the Madeleine church (L'église de la Madeleine) directly behind, the Hotel de Crillon,barely seen at left, and its twin building, the French Naval Ministry, opposite, on the Rue Royale. People strolling and shopping on the Boulevard Haussmann. Awning of Les Deux Magots café and patrons seated at tables outside, in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris. People relaxing in the Tuileries gardens, with Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and Musée du Louvre in background. An artist at work, seated at a bench in the foreground. The west facade of Notre Dame Cathedral. Parisians looking at posters, reading in parks, visiting bookstores. Sign directing visitors to the Congres des Ecrivains (Congress of Writers) held at Maison de la Mutualité conference center at 24 Rue Saint-Victor, 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.in June, 1935. Several writers seated at a table with others standing around. Closeup of three. Closeup of British writer, Aldous Huxley, wearing eyeglasses. Two writers conversing. Scene shifts to Paris at night. Traffic on streets. Illuminated sign at Moulin Rouge cinema, topped with illuminated arms of a windmill. Sign of nightclub, Le Rat Mort, in Place Pigalle. Interior of a Paris nightclub with sophisticated clientele. French entertainer playing a guitar. An official posting an announcement called "Counseil de Revision," calling for conscription of citizens for military service. Parisians preparing defenses in the city, in front of the Eiffel Tower. Man deep in a trench preparing a shelter. Men carrying sandbags up a ladder to protect a national monument. Copy of the New York Times newspaper annnouncing the German attack on Poland. Copy of New York Daily News announcing fall of Holland. The New York World-Telegram paper announcing capitulation of France. German Panzer II tanks and motorcycle troops entering Paris. German infantry marching through the Arch of Triumph, on the Champs-Élysées. A Frenchman wiping his eyes as he watches the occupying troops. Hermann Goering with other officers riding in an open car along a Paris street. Closeup of Arch of Triumph. Adolf Hitler, accopanied by staff, looking at the Eiffel Tower. Nazi flag flying from the tower. Closeup of Hitler looking around. The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in Academic garb, at the University of Virginia commencement ceremony, in Memorial Gymnasium, on June 10, 1940. (FDR's son Franklin Jr. was among the graduates assembled, from the UVA Law School). Roosevelt expresses American sympathy and support for nations invaded by the Nazis. American street scene. Women preparing gifts intended for France. A poster showing a French soldier, entitled: "Le Paquet Au Front." American draftees in training at an army post in the U.S. Smoke billowing from American industrial facilities. Workers at an American shipyard. View of warships under construction at the yard. A Huge gun barrel being moved on special rail dollies, in a U.S. arms factory. U.S. Navy F4U Corsair Production Line during World War II. M3 Lee medium tanks being manufactured in U.S. factory. Closeup of finished one being transported via transverse crane. M4 Sherman tanks moving on flat rail cars. A speeding steam locomotive pulling freight cars. Martin PBM-5 Mariner in flight over an Atlantic convoy carrying war materiel to the United Kingdom. Sailor wearing headset, standing near depth charges at stern of a ship. British Naval Ensign flying from mast of a ship.
U.S. Air Force Chief General Hoyt S. Vandenberg in Paris, France. USAF Chief General Hoyt S. Vandenberg comes out of a building at Orly airfield near Paris after attending a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Air conference. The General walks to the U.S. Air Force C-121 aircraft and boards the aircraft. The aircraft taxis along the airfield.
The Rose Gold Trio (Rose, her husband and a partner) perform atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. They perform dangerous aerial stunt maneuvers during the celebrations of the two thousandth anniversary of Paris. Cameramen record the event from a height to get a closer view of the acrobats. High altitude view of the city. People watch them performing. (Note that the heel-hang is done barefooted, i.e. without any possibilities for concealed hooks or similar, which are so fashionable today.)
An exhibition of Electricite de France in Paris, France. A large crowd gathers. A woman demonstrates an electro-magnetic field. A tray is suspended in mid air. Eggs are fried on the tray. People watch.