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  • Camera Interviews - The Steeplejack (1933)

    🎬British Pathé – Probably unusable item about Salisbury Cathedral steeplejacks - very bad decomposition. "Not everybody would choose to tackle this kind of high life business" L/S of a large cathedral - framed inside an oval mask (bad decomposition on this shot). Camera tilts up to show spire of cathedral. "This is the 400 foot spire of the Salisbury Cathedral - highest in England - and hardly the nicest of spots to perch even a temporary nest - " Low angle shot of the spire - steeplejack just visible. "But, what a view of Salisbury! (and what a slender nervy platform to film from!)" Short shot - badly decomposed. Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 609. Note: very, very badly decomposed - probably unusable
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  • Car Museum AKA Old Motor Car Rally At Beaulieu Abbey And Beully Sic Motor Museum (1956)

    🎬British Pathé – Classic vintage cars gather at Beaulieu motor museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire. Various shots of vintage cars and motorcycles throughout. M/S Green Ford two seater passes camera, approaching Beaulieu Abbey . Shot of entrance as car stops at gates. Driver shows pass to door keeper. Inside Abbey grounds, pan along long row of vintage cars. M/S vintage car, red 1899 Daimler, backed into space. Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club Rally. Row of old motorcycles. C/U lamp being polished. Belt drive being adjusted. Radiator of Ford with club badges on bumper; elderly man inspects them. C/U lamp and hooter. Captain Cecil Burney with hearing aid, bending over engine, looks at 1901 Dart motor cycle engine. M/S coupe car. C/U steering wheel of 1903 De Dion Bouton, pan up to show Lord Montagu, who then drives off. He stops, gets out and opens radiator , C/U engine running . M/S vintage car , Clement Talbot, driven by Charles Meisl, driven through gardens. M/S motor cycle parade starts. M/S parade ground, Abbey buildings in background, vintage car driven left to right. The museum was established in 1952 in memory of Lord Montagu, MP 1882 - 1905. Note: The documentation file includes a Sunbeam Club official programme from the day - Sunday June 17th 1956. For search purposes: Montague
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  • Carne Of The Glosters Home (1953)

    🎬British Pathé – Colonel Carne talks of his experiences behind bars in a North Korean PoW camp. CU Colonel Carne (for title) LV Empire Orwell. SV Glisters on board tug. CU shoulder flash "Glisters". CU Gloucester. SV Colonel Carne. SCU Colonel Carne. CU Colonel Carne. SCU. Carne speaking (natural sound): "A number of statements have been published in the press about the treatment of Prisoners of War (PoW)... ...Chinese methods of punishment are primitive... I am sharing my experience... but happy to be home..." I have gained and added pride in being British, and I have lost a little weight!" SV from tug, Glisters waving to people ashore. SCU PoW waving. SV tug "Calshot" pulling alongside. CU man points to relative, and preens himself. SV Carne walking through crowd supported by M.Ps. CU soldier being greeted by womenfolk. CU another soldier being greeted. CU Sergeant Major Ridlington with children. CU Captain Bill Morris and fiancee Rosemary Board. STV crowds P.O.W.s and relatives. CU Col. Carne
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  • Cattle Round Up (1963)

    🎬British Pathé – A look at how cattle which roam on the New Forest prairies are rounded up and checked once a year. New Forest, Hampshire. L/S of a red van driving up a leafy road, it passes some cows stood at the side. Various shots of cattle grazing at the side of the road as cars drive past. L/S of several people on horseback rounding the cattle up in a prairie. Various shots as they round the cattle up and herd them up the prairie. L/S as the cattle walk through a stream followed by seven herders. Various shots as the herders on horseback follow the cattle. Various shots of the cattle herded together, M/S as they go into a field. C/U of one of the men on a horse. M/S of the cows crowded together, M/S as they are herded under a tree. M/S as a man approaches one with a pair of clippers, M/S as he clips a bit of hair away from the cow's back. C/U as he brushes it away to reveal the letter 'R' branded on its back. M/S as another man clips a cow, C/U of a young man looking on. M/S of a man putting a rope round a heifer's neck. M/S of a man on horseback. M/S as a heifer is pulled along by the rope
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  • CEA Conference Assembles (1958)

    🎬British Pathé – Cinema Exhibitors Association Conference in Bournemouth. Full title reads: "Bournemouth. CEA Conference". Bournemouth, Dorset. Cinema Exhibitors Association Conference. Pan across crowded beach and seaside. End of shot of Bournemouth pier. Shot of CEA Delegates waving from pier. CU Ice cream man serving from van. Ken Allen and Harry Attlee are named among the ice cream eating delegates. Delegates walk along sea front eating ices. MS of Bill Carr (Northern Branch Chairman) with men and women of his Branch standing outside hotel. GV of seafront. MV of young women in swimsuits walking into water. MV of three chaps looking through telescope. MV of women coming out of water. Shots of women sitting on beach. GV of golf course. MV of golfers including Walter Eckhard and MacGregor-Scott playing golf. MV of them missing putts. Mr and Miss Bill Fielder and Mr and Mrs Bert Elton enjoy ice cream sundaes at La Gala cafe in the Conference venue. Mr and Mrs Bill Carr being served by waitress. CU Bill Carr feeds his wife ice cream on a spoon. Pan along row of hotels to end at Royal Bath Hotel. Various shots of delegates enjoying drinks reception. Lots of delegates are named as they enjoy their drinks. Special issue for CEA. Cataloguer's Note: All names taken from voiceover so spellings are guesses - MD
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  • CEA Members Get Together (1951)

    🎬British Pathé – Danny Kaye and other film stars in Bournemouth where CEA conference is taking place. Item title reads - Pathe News Special. CEA Members get together. Bournemouth, Dorset. M/S Bournemouth. L/S Westover Cinema with poster advertising film 'Happy Go Lovely'. M/S Westover Cinema. L/S conference headquarters at the Royal Bath Hotel. M/S flag on Hotel. M/S Town Hall. L/S exterior Town Hall. Various shots of delegates arriving for the Cinematograph Exhibitors Association conference. Exterior L/S Town Hall. M/S conference in session. C/U Mr Bill Speakman. M/S of the group. C/U Mr Fuller. C/U Mr Hinge. L/S conference. M/S Chairman Harry Mears speaking. C/U Mr Lewis looking on. C/U Mears speaking. L/S Parkstone golf course. M/S as Mrs Mears presents golf clubs to American film star Danny Kaye. M/S people looking on. M/S as Kaye jokes about the rubber golf clubs and clowns around. M/S married American film stars Lex Barker and Arlene Dahl at Meyrick Park Bowling Green. C/U Lex. M/S Arlene bowling. M/S Lex bowling, people stand behind and watch. Lex cheers and Arlene points and laughs. Various shots proper bowls match in progress. L/S notice over golf course. Various shots conference delegate driving off on course whilst people watch. C/U film star Ben Lyon with Danny Kaye. M/S as they joke around and conduct an interview
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