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.
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.
Cathedral of York. Crowd waits for the royal dignitaries during wedding of Duke of Kent in City of York. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Noel Coward arrive to attend the royal wedding. Duke of York comes with the bride. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and young Prince Charles arrive at the cathedral. Queen mother talks with Queen of Spain. Princess Margaret and her husband sit in the cathedral. Wedding ceremony performed by Archbishop of York. Wedding rites proceed.
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.)
Crowd cheers and waves during New York Yankees and New York Giants game in the 1936 World Series at Polo Grounds IV in Manhattan, New york. Yankee manager, Joe McCarthy and Giants manager, Bill Terry on the field and they shake hands. Governor of New York State Herbert H. Lehman throws out first pitch, with Mayor La Guardia beside him. Babe Ruth, guest of honor, watches the match. Crowd cheer as the game proceeds. In next segment: Grover Whalen, President of New York World's Fair Corporation points out highlights of 1939 New York World's Fair on a preliminary model with the help of a stick, for visiting dignitaries. Footage from a September 1961 newsreel hightlighting stories from 25 years earlier.
Opening scene shows a wheat field in the United States. White hot molten metal collected in ladles as a furnace is tapped. Sandstone buttes the Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park. Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, looking North from the Art Institute. A white church in a suburban setting. The Japanese cherry trees in bloom along the Tidal Basin in Washington,DC. A major river and an old fashioned stern wheeler River Boat cruising on it. A street scene in New Orleans, Louisiana. A roadway in Florida. A fishing village scene in New England. A formation of oil well pumps operating out West. Cowboys herding cattle. View of the Statue of Liberty with dramatic sunset behind it. Two U.S. Marines conversing as they look at the Manhattan skyline in New York City. Aerial view of the skyscrapers on Manhattan Island. View of Times Square in Manhattan, with the Astor Hotel visible (It was razed in 1967). Police officer directing traffic at an intersection. Two Marines walking past the United Nations Building in Manhattan, New York City. View of the General Assembly Building and construction site of the The Dag Hammarskjöld Library Building being added in front of it. Camera pans upward showing Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Camera pans the U.S. Capitol building, followed by the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Washington Monument (viewed from steps of the Lincoln Memorial across the reflecting pool, in Washington, DC. A Marine color guard marches across the lawn in front of the United States Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) in Arlington Ridge Park Virginia, as the Marine Band marches and plays. Closeup of the Memorial with American flag flying above it.