• Short Summary

    JUST AS NATIVITY PLAYS FORM AN IMPORTANT PART OF CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS IN SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN HOMES, SO IN INDIVIDUAL HOMES, SYMBOLIC MODELS OF THE SCENE AROUND THE CRIB IN THE STABLE IN BETHLEHEM WHERE CHRIST WAS BORN, PLAYS A CENTRAL PART IN FAMILY WORSHIP AT THIS GREATEST OF ALL CHRISTIAN FESTIVALS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PARIS STREET.
    0.04

    2.
    CU STREET SIGN.
    0.07

    3.
    SV BUILDING.
    0.10

    4.
    GV.INT...WORKSHOP.
    0.15

    5.
    GV WOMAN PAINTS FIGURE.
    0.19

    6.
    CU DITTO.
    0.23

    7.
    SV TILT UP...WOMAN PAINTS FIGURE.
    0.29

    8.
    GV OTHER WOMEN WORK.
    0.32

    9.
    GV MAN SPRAYS FIGURE.
    0.34

    10.
    SCU DITTO.
    0.41

    11.
    CU FIGURE.
    0.43

    12.
    GV OTHER FIGURES.
    0.47

    13.
    SCU BIBLICAL FIGURES
    0.51

    14.
    CU ANGEL.
    0.54

    15.
    CU JOSEPH.
    1.04

    16.
    GV FIGURES OF ANIMALS.
    1.08

    17.
    GV .PAN...FIGURES.
    1.18

    18.
    GV CRIB.
    1.24

    19.
    CU BABY JESUS.
    1.28

    20.
    GV CRIB.
    1.37



    Initials JM/V/MGT/GH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: JUST AS NATIVITY PLAYS FORM AN IMPORTANT PART OF CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS IN SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN HOMES, SO IN INDIVIDUAL HOMES, SYMBOLIC MODELS OF THE SCENE AROUND THE CRIB IN THE STABLE IN BETHLEHEM WHERE CHRIST WAS BORN, PLAYS A CENTRAL PART IN FAMILY WORSHIP AT THIS GREATEST OF ALL CHRISTIAN FESTIVALS.

    MANY MODELS HAVE FIGURES - REPRESENTING THOSE WHO WERE RESENT AT THE BIRTH OF CHRIST - FASHIONED IN TERRA COTTA. THEY ARE FOUND IN HOMES THROUGHOUT FRANCE, AND THE CHANCES ARE THEY WERE MADE IN THE WORKSHOP OF MONSIEUR DUBARD IN PARIS.

    OUR CAMERAMAN VISITED HIS WORKSHOP IN A SUBURBAN STREET. WITH CHRISTMAS FAST APPROACHING, DEMAND FOR HIS TINY FIGURES IS REACHING A PEAK, AND MONSIEUR DUBARD AND HIS CRAFTMEN ARE WORKING AT TOP SPEED. ONCE THE FIGURES HAVE BEEN FASHIONED, THE BASIC COAT OF PAINT IS SPRAYED ON. THEN THE FINAL DETAILS ARE PAINTED IN BY HAND.

    THEY ARE ALL THERE - THE INFANT IN THE CRIB, MARY AND JOSEPH, THE THREE WISE MEN - EVEN THE ANIMALS SHELTERING IN THE STABLE. ALL TOLD ABOUT 8,000 OF THESE FIGURES ARE MADE IN THIS WORKSHOP DURING THE YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA378PJRR2T6MIYA9IEZDXV7R08
    Media URN:
    VLVA378PJRR2T6MIYA9IEZDXV7R08
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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