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Queen Special 1959

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-0746
Run Time
0h 1m 20s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
1959
Abstract
Newsreel outtakes capturing Queen Elizabeth II's visit to the Chicago International Trade Fair on July 6, 1959.
Description
Ceremonial cannons are blasted at Grant Park as the Queen's yacht HMY Britannia floats on Lake Michigan. Exterior shots of the Chicago International Trade Fair being held at Navy Pier. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, and Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley ride aboard an electric shuttle inside, where various countries have prepared elaborate displays. At Britain's official exhibit is a model of the Fairey Rotodyne, the world's first vertical takeoff airliner. Other displays feature luxury automobiles and a woman showing off a silk robe.

Outdoors, a crowd watches water skiiers fly over ramps in Lake Michigan, and costumed dancers perform.
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)
Richard J. Daley (is participant)
Related Place
Chicago (depicts)