SS United States: Lady in Waiting Documentary Trailer

HellsKitchenCarl
21st March 2008, 01:58
Hello all,

Here's the latest trailer to the SS United States: Lady in Waiting documentary scheduled for its world premier aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, on Saturday, May 3, 2008. PBS stations across the U.S. will begin airing not long after. This will also be available on DVD with an additional 30 minutes of "extras."

In this trailer is stunning color film footage of the SS United States on her sea trials. Some very powerful footage of her punching through heavy seas as well.

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/ss-united-states-lady-in-waiting-trailer/3831365110

You may have to cut and paste this url into your browser.

All the best to everyone,

Carl R. Weber
Group Master
The SS United States Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSSUnitedStatesGroup/

sydney heads
21st March 2008, 08:37
Hi Carl!
Thanks so much for your post and link.
I viewed it a few minutes ago- absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to see the complete program. I am currently building a Glencoe model of her!
I would love to save the trailer, but being near computer illiterate, I'm not sure how to. Do I press Tag, and what else do I need to press. Please pardon my ignorance.
Cheers John.

R58484956
21st March 2008, 16:09
The video states "the most beautiful liner ever built" That I presume is in the eyes of the beholder. Funnels too big to start with ( my opinion) and the Italians built some superb looking ships ( my opinion) even better looking.
I can remember passing her in really rough weather WNA when the even better looking QE (1) was battling the elements and she had slowed down
because of the weather.

Now getting off my high horse.

HellsKitchenCarl
22nd March 2008, 02:08
Plenty of very good looking ships before, during and after the United States came into service, Italian, French and yes, even a couple of the British ships but I wouldn't place the Lizzie (1) into that category but that's just my opinion. The Lizzie wasn't the favored one of the famous Cunard Queens Mary and Elizabeth, but they did make quite a team, no denying that.

United States just happens to be my favorite, just as apparently, the Lizzie is one of your favorites.

Carl-

LizzieNo1
22nd March 2008, 02:17
Hi Carl!
Thanks so much for your post and link.
I viewed it a few minutes ago- absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to see the complete program. I am currently building a Glencoe model of her!
I would love to save the trailer, but being near computer illiterate, I'm not sure how to. Do I press Tag, and what else do I need to press. Please pardon my ignorance.
Cheers John.

Hi John,
Just found this thread here, I noticed you would like to save the clip we've all seen of United States.
Well I'll give you the way to do this.

Firstly have Firefox installed.... if not, it's here:

http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/products/firefox/

2. Install this little thing called DownloadHelper here:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006

Scroll down a little, you'll see the (install now)

3. Go to Firefox Options
Then choose Downloads tab.... last one on the right.

4. Choose "Ask me where to save files"

That's it... you can get the film trailer.

paddy mcdonnell
12th May 2008, 06:38
Hellskitchencarl,thanks for bringing this to my attention,however,once I went to the URL Youtube also came up,and there was lots of stuff on there about the SS United States,so everyone,check youtube,Paddy.

paddy mcdonnell
12th May 2008, 06:45
I was going to sea when the SS United States was built and I remember it taking the Blue Ribbon from the QM,but from what I remember,it had to go into drydock right afterwards to get a lot of things repaired,it shook everything loose to get the Blue Ribbon,anyone else remember that?Paddy