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The Longest Gangplank Pt 2
Description: Entertaining travelogue from 1926 promoting The French Line, a trans-Atlantic cruise line. This is interspersed with narrative that focuses on a young middle-class couple who takes a trip on the ocean liner and disembarks at Paris. Footage of a biplane being catapulted off the deck of an ocean liner, passengers on deck, disembarking from ocean liner, going through customs, and couples in 1920s formal attire dancing in dining room. Excellent footage of romantic couples sightseeing around Paris and POVs of car driving past prominent Paris landmarks, restaurants, and streets
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Clip #: AD-18
Length: 11:42
Year: 1926
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: Getty Images
Decade: 1920s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Europe
Country: France
Original: 35mm
1920s, travelogues, 1920s fashion, 1920s style, antique cars, convertibles, airplanes, cafes, couples, love, restaurants, steamship, steamboat, steamers, passenger ships, ocean liners, cruise ships, boats, formal attire, tuxedos, evening dresses, cocktail dresses, sophisticated, sophisticates, socializing, transatlantic crossing, cities, city traffic, crowds, docks, doormen, handshakes, hotels, trains, 02:00:11:19 PART THREE WS couples in evening attire dancing in ballroom (good shot). WS crowds of passengers on quarter-deck of ocean liner watch as small biplane airplane is catapulted off deck of ocean liner (takes off), circles in air around ship a couple times & flies off. 02:02:28:13 MS couple standing by railing of ocean liner talking & pointing to shore in distance. HA crowds of passengers on quarter-deck. LA ship's Captain talking to passenger. HA sailors unloading sacks of mail. MD passengers looking over railing. HA passengers wave to other passengers departing from ocean liner on steamboat. 02:03:59:19 Le Havre, France Sunrise over shipyard port. French Line ocean liner docked at port. MS couple disembarks ocean liner & stands at top of plank pointing to sights. Crane lowers 1920s car from ship to land. MS couple walks down plank of ship to land. 02:05:05:19 Le Havre, France WS people walking through busy French customs checkpoint. MS customs official checking passports & luggage. Street outside customs checkpoint, people in 1920s cars driving past & waving at CAM. WS people (including jazz musician Ted Lewis, who gestures enthusiastically) walking through busy French checkpoint. 02:06:18:04 Le Havre, France MS couple boarding train & waving goodbye. Tracking shot past port w/ 1920s cars driving on street. MS man sitting in train cabin looks out window & talks. MS woman wearing fur-trimmed coat & 1920s hat sitting in train cabin looks out window & talks (1920s fashion / style). Train POV of scenic Normandy countryside rushing past. 02:07:23:28 Paris, France WS busy street w/ traffic (1920s cars). Traffic passing in front of Arch De Triomphe. (see Getty clip 560-7) VS Paris street scenes. Taxi pulls up in front of Astoria Opera Hotel, couple gets out & enter hotel w/ porter following them w/ luggage, doorman greets them. LA couple looking up at Notre Dame Cathedral. TU towers of Notre Dame Cathedral. Couple drives off in 1920s car. 02:08:44:07 Paris, France Car POV tracking shot driving on Rue de Rivoli, on Rue de la Paix to Place Vendome, (see Getty clip 560-7) on Avenue de l'Opera approaching Palais Garnier (Paris Opera), along Boulevard des Capucines past Cafe de la Paix (Paris street scenes). (see Getty clip 560-8 and 560-9) 02:10:04:10 Paris, France Car POV tracking shot behind taxi driving along Rue Royale. (see Getty clip 560-10) MS couple sitting in back seat of taxi convertible looking at sights. Car POV tracking shot driving on busy Place de la Concorde, along Champs Elysees w/ Arch De Triomphe in distance, over end of Pont Alexandre III towards Esplanade des Invalides (Paris street scenes). 02:11:20:18 Paris, France EXT fa�ade of Maxims Restaurant w/ traffic rushing past. People sitting at table in outdoor caf� greet friend who gestures for the waiter to come over. END OF PART 3 02:12:00:00 OUT

Transferred from 35mm. Original 35mm nitrate elements no longer available.

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