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    Item title reads - Crossing the Line, U.S. style. President elect Hoover with Father Neptune and his court, join in fun of turning pollywogs into shellbacks. The Equator.

    M/S as procession of sea people, including a band, walk along. Various shots of Neptune and attendants walking on deck, lots of them have skull and crossbones on their clothes. M/S of men in grass skirts and no tops. M/S of President elect Herbert Hoover sat watching with his wife. M/S of a pirate reading from scroll. They applaud and Hoover stands up and shakes pirate's hand.

    Intertitle - 'Young Allan Hoover was not allowed to miss the ordeal!'

    M/S as the young man is brought out of the hold. M/S as he is held on a table and sprayed with black liquid. M/S as he is thrown into a pool with the others. A pirate pulls them over and pushes them in with a stick. M/S as they run along the deck and the pirates slap them on the bottom with long sticks.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    35512
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    772.27
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:39:00 / 01:44:36:00
    Canister:
    G 1568
    Sort Number:
    G 1568
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Religion & Politics
    WorkSpaces
    Pirates
  • Stills

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

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