Film: 7954

Newsreels + Film Magazines | 1960 | Silent + Sound | B/W

Synopsis:

6.7.61: Ketchum, Idaho, U.S.A.. Ernest Hemingway's funeral. Pan down mountains to long shot of cemetery. Medium shot of procession with coffin at rear being carried by six men. The coffin on the ground with priest, family and friends (long shot). Medium shot of Mary Hemingway, Ernest's widow, in black. Priests speak to Mary, the crowd disperses.
18.9.61: Washington D.C., U.S.A.. Republican Senator Dirksen comments on the death of Dag Hammerskjold, leader of the United Nations; Dirksen, at his desk, states that Hammerskjold was a great leader, who will be missed and will be difficult to replace.
7.5.68: Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.A.. Body of Governor Lurleen Wallace is placed into hearse and driven away to the State Capitol building; police salute. The coffin, with flag draped over it, being carried up the steps of the State Capitol. American flag flying at half-mast, Confederate flag at half-mast over the building.
7.5.68: Lurleen Wallace's obituary. Wallace speaking, his wife with crowds, lifting child to say 'hello' into microphone. Wallace being applauded at rostrum, talking to Press about being 'defiant', at M.O. University Hospital (?), an empty seat, shaking hands over table with some men.
17.9.68: Washington D.C., U.S.A.. President Linden B. Johnson attends funeral service for General Keith Wade, killed in Vietnam. Horse-drawn hearse entering Arlington Cemetery. Soldiers carrying coffin draped with American flag. General's wife and children. High-ranking army officer with President Johnson; President Johnson talking to Mrs. Wade, pan down to Mrs. Wade's gloved hand on President Johnson's back; he holds her hand and attempts to console her.


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