National Broadcasting Company, Inc., Collection. 1953 - 1962. Motion Picture Films. 1953 - 1962. INAUGURATION DAY, JANUARY 20, 1953

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National Broadcasting Company, Inc., Collection. 1953 - 1962. Motion Picture Films. 1953 - 1962. INAUGURATION DAY, JANUARY 20, 1953

National Broadcasting Company, Inc., Collection. 1953 - 1962. Motion Picture Films. 1953 - 1962. INAUGURATION DAY, JANUARY 20, 1953

1953

On inaugural activities as seen by the television audience. Reel 1, commentator Morgan Beatty outlines inaugural traditions. Shows crowds; views of Washington; and TV equipment. H.V. Kaltenborn comments on the arrangements at the Capitol. The Eisenhowers, Sen. Bridges, and Joseph Martin arrive at the White House and greet the Truman family. Reel 2, the inaugural party travels to the Capitol. Dignitaries assemble and enter the inauguration stand: Sens. Kerr, Hoey, Humphrey, Hennings, Wheeler, Symington, Kennedy, Douglas, Moody, Monroney, Brewster, Nye, Hendrickson, Duff, Carlson, Griswold, Byrd. Williams, McCarthy, and Lucas; Governors Dewey, Lodge, and Warren; Gens. Bradley, Marshall, Vandenberg, and J. Lawton Collins; new cabinet members Dulles, Humphrey, Wilson, Summerfield, Hobby, and Stassen; Supreme Court Justices Vinson, Reed, Black, Frankfurter, Douglas, Jackson, Burton, and Clark. Reel 3,. Truman, Hoover, Nixon, and Eisenhower come onto the stand. Nixon is sworn in. Reel 4, Eisenhower is sworn in by Vinson and gives his address. Shows closeups of Truman, Hoover, Joseph Martin, and the Eisenhowers. Reel 5 shows crowds on the Plaza and along the parade route and pictures of early inaugurations. Kaltenborn characterizes the new President. Reels 6-7, Eisenhower waves to the crowds on the parade route. Reel 8, Eisenhower, Nixon, Vinson, Hoover, Stassen, and Douglas McKay wave from moving autos. The Eisenhowers, Hoover, the Nixons, and Joseph Martin file into the reviewing stand as Gov. Warren's car passes. Reel 9, Govs. Boggs and Driscoll pass the reviewing stand with parade units. Reel 10, Govs. Dewey, Battle, and Hodges pass the stand. Reels 11-12, infantry units and tanks pass the President. Gov. Williams appears on reel 12. Reels 13-15 shows the Eisenhowers and the Nixons at victory balls at the National Guard Armory and McDonough Gymnasium. Other Personages: Lily Pons singing (reel 13); AdolpheMenjou as master of ceremonies (reel 14); Sen. Bricker speaking (reel 15).

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