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Queen Visits Chicago

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-0745
Run Time
0h 3m 53s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
1959
Abstract
Newsreel outtakes from Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Chicago on July 6, 1959.
Description
A large crowd greets Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Queen's Landing as military jets fly overhead and a marching band plays "Rule, Britannia!". Upon her arrival on shore, Queen Elizabeth is greeted by Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley and wife Eleanor Daley, Illinois governor William Stratton and wife Shirley Stratton, and 12 ambassadors representing the British Commonwealth nations. The Queen gives brief remarks. Cops push back the crowd. The Queen waves to spectators from the backseat of a convertible, seated next to Mayor Daley and Governor Stratton, as their motorcade drives down Michigan Avenue.
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain (is participant)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (is participant)
William Stratton (is participant)
Richard J. Daley (is participant)
Related Place
Chicago (depicts)