Mighty Mouse 1961

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    East Molesey, Surrey.

    Various shots of artist Terence Cuneo working on a painting of The Queen opening the Royal College of Gynaecology; he is working from a ceremonial robe on a dummy in his studio. He then sets up a model of a tiny mouse and paints it in the corner of the painting; this is his trademark, appearing in all his paintings.

    Various shots of Cuneo's painting of The Royal Leicestershire Regiment in action in the Burma Campaign; we see the mouse hiding behind a bamboo cane. C/U tilting down of a self-portrait of Cuneo as a Deputy Marshall; commentator says the artist really is a Deputy Marshall of Tombstone, Arizona; pan right at the bottom of the painting to show a tiny mouse. Various shots of a painting of the launching of Britain's first atomic submarine; the little mouse is seen watching the proceedings.

    M/S of a painting of a family of mice in clothes; Cuneo's beautiful Russian Blue cat, Thomas, sits looking at it. Terence Cuneo comes into shot and turfs the cat off his stool, then carries on working on this painting. We then see various 'mouse' paintings by Cuneo; he created a series of portraits of an aristocratic mouse family because his trademark mice proved so popular with the public. The mice are all fully dressed and are posing in their finery looking very animated.

    Note: On file is correspondence between Terence Cuneo and Roy Lewis of Pathe about this story.

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    Cataloguer:
    Sarah
    Stock:
    Colour
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1729
    Sort Number:
    CP 326
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:12:00 / 01:33:37:00
    Canister:
    CP 326
    Film ID:
    135.10
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1961
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