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Hilton Hotels Corporation. Hilton Hotels, 1952 Annual Report - Image 22. 1952. Hospitality Industry Archives, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 17, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hiltonar/item/736/show/729.

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Hilton Hotels Corporation. (1952). Hilton Hotels, 1952 Annual Report - Image 22. Annual Reports from the Hospitality Industry Archives. Hospitality Industry Archives, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hiltonar/item/736/show/729

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Title Hilton Hotels, 1952 Annual Report
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
Publisher Hilton Hotels Corporation
Date 1952
Description Hilton Hotels Annual Report for calendar year 1952.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Hospitality industry
  • Hotel management
  • Corporation reports
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  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
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  • annual reports
  • business records
Language English
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Original Item Location Conrad N. Hilton Papers
Digital Collection Annual Reports from the Hospitality Industry Archives
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hiltonar
Repository Hospitality Industry Archives, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston
Repository URL http://www.uh.edu/hilton-college/About/hospitality-industry-archives
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Transcript ^<^=^> J UNXUlt NATIONAL CONVENTIONS 1952 When both major political parties met in Chicago last July to choose Presidential candidates, the event was of great importance to the nation in general and to your Company in particular. Our Chicago Hotels were host to thousands of visitors to these greatest of all conventions. The Conrad Hilton Hotel, largest in the world, had the pleasure, as well as the problems, of serving as official headquarters for both conventions, and for the more than 5,000 members of television, radio, newsreel and press crews assigned to cover them. The sheer magnitude of this undertaking was something unique in hotel experience. More than 300 rooms of the hotel had to be completely stripped of their usual furnishings and equipped with desks and other appurtenances for reception rooms, office space and radio and television studios. Apart from the difficulty in effecting the transition, there was created one of the largest storage problems the hotel had ever faced. Some idea of the physical effort required to accommodate the working press is evidenced by the fact that some 2,500,000 feet of extra wiring for telephone, teletype, radio and television service was added prior to the conventions. The Conrad Hilton Hotel became the center for 80 radio channels, 15 audio TV channels and 18 visual channels connecting the hotel with the various networks. Three microwave relay stations were erected on the roof of the hotel to carry television signals to and from the International Amphitheatre, where the conventions took place, and downtown video stations. The Exhibition Hall, on the ground floor of the Hotel, was set up as press headquarters. The room's 32,000 square feet were divided into some 30 separate units of various sizes to accommodate all those needing space. Temporary rooms were built with wooden partitions and draperies. Desks and typewriters were moved in, along with teleprinters and telephoto machines. Special platforms were constructed in a section of the hall set aside as a press conference room, one as a stage for visiting dignitaries and others for television and newsreel cameramen. For the first time in convention history, provision was made for the interviewed to seek the interviewers, rather than the other way around. This helped make convention coverage complete and up-to-the-minute. Many difficult problems arose during the frenzied confusion which marked the conventions. The most serious of these was the advent of the National Jewelry Fair, for which space 20 The task of dismantling press headquarters in the Exhibition Hall and moving them to the Oak Grill Room was managed swiftly by hotel employees.