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.
KING EDWARD VIII - THE NEW KING OF ENGLAND FOR 11 MONTHS England plans for the upcoming coronation of King Edward VIII following the death of his father King George V on 20 January 1936. Enthusiastic subjects greet the new king everywhere and make preparations for his upcoming coronation ceremony in May 1937 by doing such things as letting the children plant coronation trees. However before his coronation Edward abdicated his throne for the woman he loved.
FORMER RESIDENCE OF MRS. BESSIE WALLACE SIMPSON In an amusing before and nearly after the childhood residence where Mrs. Bessie Wallace Simpson lived in Baltimore, Maryland is contrasted with Buckingham Palace where she might have lived had King Edward VIII been able to marry her and keep his throne. Instead he abdicated his throne to be with the woman he loved.
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
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