CORONATION OF SHAH OF IRAN After 26 years, the Shah of Iran crowns himself "King of Kings" and his Empress, Furah, the first crowned Queen in his nation's history. Pomp and splendor recalls Old Persia as the new Monarch pledges more progress and prosperity for Iran.
TREE-LIGHTING AT THE WHITE HOUSE President Eisenhower, Vice-President Nixon and their wives meet at the White House for the holiday tree-lighting ceremony. A large crowd watches the stage decorated with banners celebrating peace.
IRANIAN SHAH PREPARES FOR CORONATION The city of Tehran prepares for the long-awaited Coronation of the Shah of Iran and his Empress. Decorations, flags, lights all add to the excitement and anticipation. For 26 years the Shah delayed his coronation until he produced an heir and strengthened his tiny nation's economy.
FORBIDDEN CITY'S DECORATIVE ARTS The beauty within The Forbidden City's walls is highlighted in this clip of the decorative arts in the palace. Shots include a dark, lavishly decorated room with a crane and gold pillars, enormous and beautiful enameled urns, a CU of an elaborate ceiling detail, a beautiful silk covered throne and an elaborately decorated chair for carrying royalty.
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:05:12:00, No Audio
THE FORBIDDEN CITY DETAILS Nice footage inside the Forbidden City, this clip includes CUs of enormous, stylized lion statues and elaborate building decoration. The lion CUs show the animal's hair, paws and face. The roof shots include animal statues with a blue sky behind, decorating an elaborate roof. LSs include a visitor filled square inside the city.
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:04:22:00, No Audio
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