Astra Gazette No 9 1958

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    Action Artist : 01:23:45
    Exterior National Gallery and the Tate. Interior studio, Royal Collage of Art student William Green mixes paint. He takes the pot of paint and throws onto a canvas laying on the floor. Using an old bike he smears the paint over the canvas. He smears the paint even further with his feet. Sand and gravel is added and rubbed in. Examples of his work, inspired by the American artist Jackson Pollock, are on display.

    Peter Cushing (No title) : 01:26:01
    At his home in Kensington, Peter Cushing sits at his desk, surrounded by miniature soldiers and pots of paint. He looks at illustrations of military uniforms. Holding a mounted soldier up close he paints on a colour. Pan over his collection of reference books. Peter moves from his deck to the floor where models of soldiers, trees and buildings are festooned everywhere. He adds some pieces, lights a cigarette, and studies the model lay out. CU of book "Little Wars" by H.G. Wells.

    School for Racing Drivers : 01:28:15
    A group of people sit around a black board next to a race track at Branshatch in Kent. The instructor Ron Searles is holding a red flag. The group moves to a racing car to look at the 1500 c.c. engine. A young woman puts on a crash helmet, as do two men sitting in a car. CU driver at the wheel and POV driving on the track. The passenger gets out of the two seater and into a single seater formula two car. He tucks his trousers into his socks to avoid fouling the pedals, and drives away.

    W.R.A.F. Kennel Maids : 01:30:22
    At Netheravon, Wiltshire in front of an aircraft hanger a car delivers an Alsatian "Tess". She is taken to a row of kennels. Two kennel maids enter the compound and feed the dogs. They check the mouth of another dog. In another large compound each dog has its own kennel. The maids walk the dogs to an obstacle course and the dogs run round it jumping over gates and boards

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    82102
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2797.04
    Stock:
    Colour
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    00:10:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:33:00 / 01:33:47:00
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