• Short Summary

    Rainbow, the world's first fully-articulated doll, made his debut in London, Nov. 5. With 'Uncle?

  • Description

    1.
    SV. Uncle Holly leaves store with doll.
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    2.
    CU. Doll walks down Oxford St. PAN to feet.
    0.16

    3.
    CU. Miss Plesch controls dell.
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    4.
    CU. Doll Walks on.
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    5.
    CU. Children watch.
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    6.
    CU. Miss Plesch at controls.
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    7.
    CU. Doll walks in road.
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    8.
    CU. Doll walks in road.
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    9.
    CU. Traffic lights at "stop".
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    10.
    LV. Doll crosses road.
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    11.
    CU. Ditto.
    0.59

    12.
    GV. Doll among pigeons in Trafalgar Square.
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    13.
    SV. Ditto.
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    14.
    SCU. Ditto.
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    15.
    SV. Ditto.
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    16.
    CU. Pigeon on doll.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Rainbow, the world's first fully-articulated doll, made his debut in London, Nov. 5. With 'Uncle Holly', the Father Christmas of a departmental store, the doll walked through the City's West End - much to the delight of young passersby.

    Made at a cost of GBP300, the doll is the work of Miss Honoris Plesch, stage designer and producer. Eight motors work the doll's movements controlled by a radio transmitter at distances up to 1 1/2 miles away.

    Recently, the radio-controlled doll, has been in Switzerland, where he starred in a series of children's travel and adventure films. The scripts were written by Diana Marr-Johnson, niece of author Somerset Neughem, who depicts Rainbow as a mischievous, unpredictable but lovable youngster. Dressed in a red and white check shirt, blue spotted trousers, Eton collar and shiny red shoes, Rainbow is the schoolboy's hero, appearing at just the right time to deal with awkward situations.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1OE79AMTUORL1JMDX1PRB43D4
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OE79AMTUORL1JMDX1PRB43D4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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