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    Item title reads - A few of the brighter moments of 1938.

    M/S of groom Billy Curtis (3' 7") kissing his bride Lois de Fre (6' 4") after they have married in Miami. M/S as other male midgets throw rice at them and they run off. M/S as Lois picks Billy up and carries him up the steps.

    M/S as Mrs White gets out of a car with a baby in her arms, her husband helps her. C/U as Mr White helps his other 16 children out, making it look like they are all getting out of the same car. L/S of them stood in a long line.

    Various shots of people skiing on grass at Dunstable Downs. M/S as three people share two skis and fall over. M/S as one man skis towards the camera and takes a tumble.

    Melbourne, Australia. M/S of a little girl, Joan French, stood with a little boy and a rooster. Various shots as Joan puts a dress and a hat on the rooster. C/U of its face. M/S as she wraps it up in a blanket and holds it like a baby.

    Various shots of Bellack (?) and Vana playing table tennis with a difference, first they hit the ball to each other on the edge of their racquets, then from behind their backs. Next they blow the ball across the table then kick it to each other. M/S as they play with three balls.

    Chicago, America (USA). M/S of people sliding along in snow and ice, then a gale gets up and people are blown along the streets on the ice. M/S as a man falls over.

    L/S of a baseball stadium in Hollywood. C/U of Dick Powell getting ready to bat. C/U of Joe E. Brown commentating. M/S as Mary Pickford throws out the first ball. L/S of crowd watching. M/S of the Ritz brothers messing about with the ball. C/U of Vince Barnet bowling, Jimmy Ritz hits it, M/S of ball in air. C/U of Billy Gilbert looking worried, he misses the ball.

    Various shots of Greta Garbo on a boat surrounded by supporters, she laughs. M/S of her sat down, she looks around. C/U as she smiles.

    M/S of Australian John Gilding in his new crash proof helmet, another man bounces an axe off it but it doesn't make a dent.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:28:00 / 01:06:26:00
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    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities Science & Technology Entertainment & Humour
    Performers 30s Australia Tennis Australia Tennis
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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