Celebrities and parade launch the Third Liberty Loan campaign in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1918, April 6 Duration:2 min 19 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Celebrities Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, and Marie Dressler, ride in horse-drawn carriages, in a military parade to launch the Third Liberty Loan Drive, in Washington DC. U.S Army troops parade behind them. Policemen on bicycles, accompany them. Crowds of spectators line the sidewalks of Pennsylvania Avenue to watch. The U.S.Capitol can be seen in the far background. The parade turns left on 14th Street. Change of scene shows the four celebrities mobbed by fans, on the street. Fairbanks and Chaplin wave their hats. All shake hands with enthusiastic spectators. Next, Douglas Fairbanks is seen standing above the crowd exhorting them to buy Liberty Bonds. Closeup of Mary Pickford in the crowd.Marie Dressler is seen above the crowd adding her encouragement for Loberty Bond sales. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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