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    Two versions exist on digibeta. 205.11 is version transferred after the neg was cleaned.


    C/U of a flat cap. Hands come into shot holding a clothes brush. The hat is picked up and brushed. C/U of Norman Wisdom who is revealed to be the one cleaning the cap. L/S of man sitting at a desk - it is Leo Aarons the famous American photographer who is going to take some pictures of Wisdom. C/U of Leo's desk. He is measuring part of the cover of a magazine with a ruler. The magazine is "Illustrated" magazine. 2 year old Nicholas Wisdom is going to be featured as a cover boy in a series dealing with children of famous parents.

    L/S of Norman Wisdom's wife Freda (?) with their son. The little boy is having his hair combed. He wears a short sleeved shirt with a bow tie. C/U of Norman's wife as she gets him ready. Norman puts his cap in his pocket then they lead the little boy into the photography studio where Leo is preparing his camera.

    Various shots of lights being set up and the "flash apparatus" being set. M/S of Norman talking to his little boy who is sitting on a platform. Nicholas looks a little bemused but Wisdom gets a smile out of him eventually. C/U of Leo Aarons beside his camera. Wisdom puts his cap on and pulls a face at Nicholas. He then puts the cap on his son and they try and get a good shot of them together. Another C/U of Leo Aarons shows him smiling at his subjects. L/S shows girl assistant loading the camera.

    Ends with C/Us of Norman and his son and Aarons. Norman kisses his son on the cheek then persuades the boy to give him a kiss back. Ends with a big smile from Nicholas.

    The camera assistants seen in the film are Roy Smith and Pamela Russell or Tussell.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Time in/Out:
    01:13:58:00 / 01:16:10:00
    CP 017
    Sort Number:
    CP 017
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    norman wisdom - unforgettable We Are the Generation Norman Wisdom
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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