STK-ID 25498

AERIAL SHOT of American Pavilion at Expo '67, Russian pavilion in background across channel. Interior shot of American pavilion showing escalator seen through star-spangled plastic sheet. Cut to Governor Romney of Michigan getting picture taken as he shakes hands with clown. TILT UP pavilion, crowd of visitors. Shot of minirail train entering pavilion. Cut to closer shot of minirail train moving through pavilion, Indigenous feather headdresses in foreground. Shot from minirail train entering pavilion of floor below, of visitors. LAS of minirail train crossing pavilion, TILT DOWN to large American eagle design. HAS of escalator full of visitors, TILT UP to large American eagle design. PAN over invention display. Two shots of display. HAS of crowd around space suit display. TILT DOWN large parachutes to space capsule, crowd in foreground. Shot of space satellite against geodesic design of bubble. Shot of lunar module, crowd, geodesic design. PAN across simulated moon surface to space module, crowd in background. Shot of visitors filing past display of bed of the unsinkable Molly Brown. Shots of guitars, cut to CUs of Elvis Presley's guitar, of Ben Hur's chariot, used in early version of the film. Shots of Postmaster General O'Brien of United States, of Postmaster General JP Côté of Canada, of Pierre Dupuy, Buckminster Fuller, arriving at American pavilion, Marine sentry saluting in foreground. Four shots of principals. Sequence on presentation of stamp albums, Postmasters General speaking. Ambassador Butterworth, Postmaster General JP Côté of Canada, Pierre Dupuy, Postmaster General O'Brien of US also speaking (sound). Shot of American postman handing out stamps to visitors. Cut to US postal service emblem. Cut to people getting stamps postmarked. CUs of people getting stamps postmarked, ZOOM OUT. Shot of President Lyndon Johnson in US pavilion, Marine beside him, PAN to Paul Martin at podium, speaking. Cut to longer view of President Johnson and party, PAN to Martin speaking. President Johnson making presentation speech about crystal gift form US to Canada, of Paul Martin's acceptance speech (sound). Brief shot of President Johnson in crowd. Cut to US Navy band. Cut to President Johnson getting off escalator. TILT DOWN crystal gift. Cut to closer shot of provincial emblems. Various shots of American warship USS Wilkinson at pier.


Excerpt from
United States of America National Day Celebrations at Expo '67
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, 1/4" Magnetic Sound, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
4/3, NA
Available resolutions
720 x 486