GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM OPENS The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright finally opens to the public in the fall of 1959. Mayor Robert Wagner cuts the ribbon at the opening ceremony and the interior of the building as well as some of its collection is first viewed.
Date: October 21, 1959 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:40:00, With Audio
MUSIC HALL HONORS CARY GRANT In New York, Cary Grant receives an illuminated scroll from the world's largest theatre, the Radio City Music Hall, on the occasion of the premiere of his newest film, U-I's "Operation Petticoat" as the Christmas film of the famed showplace. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
GETTING READY FOR SANTA In Hollywood, New York and London, pre-Yule processions and preparations. The film capital hails Santa's imminence with a gala glittering parade featuring truly remarkable entertainment. In New York, Rockefeller Center's annual Christmas tree is raised, a noble fir from Podunk, Mass. And London lights up high-toned Regent Street with the most brilliant festive display the British capital has ever seen. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
YELLOWSTONE QUAKE An earthquake brinqs devastation and terror to one of America's favorite vacation lands. One of the worst earthquakes of this century in America centers on southwest Montana, near Yellowstone Park. The top of an 8,000-foot mountain--so a million tons of earth and rock thunder down in a titanic landslide--directly across a forest campqround, takinq a heavy toll and trapping hundreds between the heaped rock and a weakened dam upstream. Air Force helicopters evacuate survivors and carry on a grim hunt for victims.
SHAH'S WEDDING In the fabled Marble Palace in Tehran, Shah Mohammad Riza Pahlevi weds lovely 21-year old Farah Diba in a setting of splendor worthy of an oriental potentate. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
QUADS BAPTIZED In New York, ancient and colorful rites of the Greek Orthodox Church accompany the christening of 6-month-old Kajouras quadruplets. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
FIRST LEG OF IKE'S PEACE MISSION President Dwight D. Eisenhower begins his epic three continent peace tour in Rome. Pelting rains for most of his stay keep crowds to a minimum but the President's visit has considerable impact. In extended consultations with Premier Segni and other leaders, paying homage at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and in audience with the Pope, the President's intensive agenda of consultation and ceremony sets a pattern for the remainder of his historic trip. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
SHAH'S BIRTHDAY Resplendent birthday ceremonies for the Shah of Iran, who disappoints rumor by not announcing his wedding. After receiving felicitations in the Palace, the Shah is hailed in a spectacular mass torchlight display complete with fireworks. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
SHAH MOHAMMAD PAHLEVI AND HIS FIANCEE Shah Mohammad Pahlevi and his lovely young bride-to-be Farah Dibah pose in official films with the Queen Mother and Princess Shanez, daughter of the Shah by his first wife. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
INTERNATONAL LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION The 50th annual International Livestock Show at the Chicago Stockyards features farmers and their steers competing for best in show. The top three and judged scrupulously before the black aberdeen steer is chosen as the winner before a crowd of thousands. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
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