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The World Mourns John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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429098_1_1
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Washington DC
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Video:
Timecode:
1963  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:01:23 - 00:09:11
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1717
036-097-02
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The final act in the tragedy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of The United States is one of the most memorable in history. Kings, Queens, Presidents, Premiers, Princes and Princesses, Emperors and Dictators - they come from the far corners of the earth to pay tribute to the man who had served the world while he served the nation. From the moment his casket is borne from the White House to lie in state at the Capitol it is a drama filled with high emotion. All through the night people file past the bier. Some standing in a 10-mile long line for as long as 12 hours. To pray. To mourn. To weep. Then the cortege winds from the Capitol to Saint Matthew's Cathedral for a Pontifical Funeral Mass while Mrs. Kennedy walks for six long blocks behind the caisson drawn by six white horses. After the religious rites the cortege proceeds to the cemetery of Heroes --- Arlington --- where the martyred President will rest. At the end of the solemn, heart-rending graveside honors, Mrs. Kennedy lights a flame that will burn forever in his memory. Rest In Peace. Washington DC

The World Mourns John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Audio:
Location:
429098_1_2
Yes
Washington DC
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Video:
Timecode:
1963  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:01:23 - 00:03:57
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Original Film:
HD:
1717
036-097-02
N/A
Capitol Building - Laying in State: TLS funeral cortege slowly walling down Pennsylvania Avenue, A horse-drawn caisson transports the President's flag draped casket, a rider-less horse being up the rear. MS President's flag draped casket moving on caisson. MS Jackie Kennedy, her children and brother-in-law Robert Kennedy stepping out from limousine, they are met by President Lynden B. Johnson and his wife Lady Bird Johnson. Low angle GV looking up at domed ceiling of the Capitol rotunda. MCU Closed casket of President John F Kennedy draped with an American Flag. MS President Johnson placing a wreath on the casket, he bows his head in prayer. MS mourning dignitaries in attendance. MS Jackie and Caroline Kennedy walking up and kneeling at the casket to offer a prayer. TLS extremely long line of people queued up outside the Capitol, waiting to pay their respects. MS young men climbing Capitol steps. Interior GV/MSs people visiting the President's casket lying in state. Exterior LS pan thousands of people lined up outside the Capitol as dusk falls.

The World Mourns John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Audio:
Location:
429098_1_3
Yes
Washington DC
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1963  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:03:57 - 00:06:19
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Original Film:
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1717
036-097-02
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Capitol to Saint Matthew's Cathedral: MS American flag flying at half mast outside the Capitol building. MS Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, Bobby and Teddy leading procession as they follow the caisson. MS dignitaries walking in funeral procession. Elevated GV horses pulling caisson holding the flag draped casket of President Kennedy. Elevated GV Robert, Jackie and Teddy Kennedy leading the procession to the cathedral. LS Saint Matthew's Cathedral. LS military pallbearers lifting JFK"s casket from caisson. MS pallbearers carrying casket up steps to church. Interior MS Mrs. Kennedy and her children walking down the aisle of St. Mathew's Cathedral, Ave Maria is being sung. MS foreign dignitaries walking to seats. MS pallbearers carrying casket to the front of the cathedral. MCU alter crucifix. MS clergy at the altar. MS pan from alter to Kennedy's flag draped coffin. GV people standing in church. MS Cardinal Richard James Cushing blessing the casket.

The World Mourns John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Audio:
Location:
429098_1_4
Yes
Washington DC
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1963  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:06:19 - 00:09:11
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1717
036-097-02
N/A
Saint Matthew's Cathedral to Arlington National Cemetery: Low angle MS exterior facade of Saint Matthew's Cathedral. LS military pallbearers lifting JFK's coffin onto the caisson. MS infamous image of Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy standing stoic with her children Caroline and John-John, John Jr salutes his father. High angle LS procession at Arlington. LSs funerary cortege moving through Arlington Cemetery. GV military pallbearers lifting JFK's casket from caisson. GV procession to grave site. GV people gathered, military standing at attention. GV taps playing as Kennedy's flag is about to be folded. MS pan from President Lynden B. Johnson to military men holding flag as taps plays, zoom to dignitaries in attendance. GV Irish honor guard. MSs as Kennedy's flag is folded and presented to Jackie. MS Mrs Kennedy lighting the Eternal Flame at grave site, the lighting torch is then passed to Robert than Edward. MS JFK's Casket w/ eternal flame burring in FG. MS Jackie and Robert Kennedy walking away from the grave site holding hands. MS eternal flame.