KING EDWARD VIII ABDICATES HIS THRONE FOR MRS. WALLACE SIMPSON - BROADCAST & MONTAGE Montage of scenes and the famous broadcast of King Edward VIII announcing his abdication of the throne for the woman he loves. A radio station is in a flurry of activity, radio towers carry the speech to radios and citizens line up on the streets to hear the news. A picture of a serene Mrs. Wallace Simpson smiles reassuringly and the Duke and Duchess of York play in a park with their children perhaps still unaware they are the new royal family.
DUKE & DUCHESS OF WINDSOR AT CANNES FESTIVAL The Duke and Duchess of Windsor attend a benefit festival in Cannes, France. The royal couple attend an elegant evening banquet and are entertained by dancers doing the new Lambeth Walk. The evening ends with ballerinas silhouetted by fantastic fireworks that lights up the night.
PRINCE EDWARDS - MRS. SIMPSON Vintage shot Britain's Prince Edward and his American lover Wallace Simpson on a paddle boat. Newspaper headlines from the Daily Mirror, reporting the forthcoming marriage of the prince and his lover.
LIDO OPENING Traditional Paris gaiety and brilliance marks the opening on the Champs Elysees of a new and piquant show. Everyone, from Salvador Dali to the Duke of Windsor is there to cheer the Parisian dancers. Maurice Chevalier, Yves Montand and other celebrities attend. An exterior of the Lido and close ups of the showgirls.
DUKE OF WINDSOR HAS EYE SURGERY - 1965 The Duke of Windsor checks out of the Eye Institute at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York after receiving a minor surgery on his eye. The Duke wears dark glasses but briefly takes them off before placing them back on and leaving with the Duchess of York for whom he once abdicated the throne of England.
Date: October 23, 1965 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:57:00, No Audio
BRITISH ROYALTY & IMPERIAL ROBE - 1937 The Duke of Windsor and his wife, Wallis Simpson. George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Embroiderers prepare the Imperial Robe and Coat of Arms for the coronation of George VI.
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