Pathe Newsreel Staff At Work 1953

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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.

    Great footage of Pathe Newsreel staff at work in London offices.

    M/S of newspapers with things cut out of them on a desk. Ben Vettrano sits down at the desk and starts looking at paperwork from Italian newsreel company 'Incom', that gives the stories featured in 'La Settimana' (newsreel). He makes marks on the sheets and we zoom into C/U of one of them.

    Low angle shot looking up at roof of Pathe building in Wardour Street, with 'Pathe' written on the side. General exterior shots of Pathe House in Wardour Street, Soho. Men in white coats come out of the building and load film into van reading 'Associated British Pathe Ltd, Laboratory Division'. The van is driven off.

    Several good shots of Norman Roper, Vic (? surname not recalled), Ted Bilsdon and Eric Marr at work in the News Cutting Room - one is using a movieola. Shots of Miss Margaret Caley, film joiner, at work, cementing joins on bits of films. Shot of secretary Olive Shipley (secretary?) at work on a typewriter in News Room; another man walks away from his desk and we pan to Tommy Cummins at a desk, listening on a telephone. C/U of Cummins on the phone.

    According to paperwork, this footage was shot for Italian newsreel company 'Incom' - original neg. was sent to Rome.

    Great to see Pathe staff in action!

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    01:04:36:00 / 01:06:42:00
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    UN 2542 D
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