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Washington D.C., United States of America (USA).

Title reads ‘Mona Lisa Makes Her Smiling Capital Debut’.

Various shots of the crowded hall inside the National Art Gallery in Washington D.C. People have come to see the painting of Mona Lisa. MS. America’s first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, arrives ahead of the President John Kennedy to see the painting. MS. President and Mrs Kennedy mount dais to speak – natural sound. President in his speech welcomes the painting and says that America is also building their artistic strength. He thanks France not only for the loan of the Mona Lisa but for the Statue of Liberty, which also came from France. MS. The Kennedys admire the painting with France’s Minister of Cultural Affairs, French writer Andre Malraux. CU. Sign ‘Mona Lisa’. Various shots of the people viewing the painting. CU. Tilt from bottom to top of whole painting.

(Comb.F.G.)

Date found in the old record – 10/01/1963.

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