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Published on Sep 28, 2006
Airplane takes off with film of FDR Inauguration, lands in New York City, views of the inaugural parade. "The First Sound Pictures Ever Shown of a Presidential Inauguration. The Brilliant Ceremonies marking The Induction of Franklin D. Roosevelt as the 32nd President of the United States. Striking close-up views of President-elect Roosevelt's arrival at the White House to take President Hoover to the Capitol for the Inaugural ceremony, and the historic ride of the celebrated pair down Pennsylvania Avenue, with a Congressional escort, as cheering thousands, massed on the sidewalks, hail the event.... Also, interesting scenes are shown of the record-breaking method by which these Universal Newspaper Newsreel sound pictures of the Inauguration were rushed from Washington to the screen via the country's fastest air transport, to establish an all-time record for newsreel service."