• Short Summary

    Mass weddings cope with rush of Leap Year marriages. Famous radio commentator interviews happy couples.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Cupid Perks Up, Its Leap Year!

    USA: Chicago, Illinois:
    Gen. view group around deck.
    CU group with hands raised.
    CU group signing.
    CU Marriage License.
    CU Registrar Michael Flynn talking.
    Semi view couple holding marriage license.
    Gen. view of couple being interviewed.
    CU couple... husband talks.
    Gen. view another couple... interviewed & talk.
    CU couple talking.

    Sound Effects. Flynn says "I believe we have sent many a bride and groom on the road to happiness--I hope".

    1st Couple:

    Interviewer: "Did he have anything to do with your getting engaged?"

    Girl: 'Well, I kind of help him along in a way.'.

    Interviewer: 'What do you mean, kind of helped him? How?'.

    Man: 'I made the suggestion and she was all for it and I wouldn't say it was any more than a half and half proposal.'

    2nd Couple:

    Interviewer: 'What is your name?'

    Man: 'Robert Browning'

    Interviewer: 'How long have you known each other now, Robert?'

    Man: 'Three years'

    Interviewer: 'And I understand you are the one that did the proposing in this case, is that right'.

    Girl: 'Why shouldn't I after three years'.

    Interviewer: 'Did you wait three years for the chance?'

    Girl: 'I had to, Leap Year just came along'.

    Interviewer: 'Have you any pet names for Robert'.

    Girl: 'Oh, several, but I couldn't say them'.

    Interviewer: 'Why?'

    Girl: 'I call him Slobby'.

    Interviewer: 'Oh, that's a nice name for Leap Year, You didn't include that in the proposal'.

    Girl: 'Oh, I shouldn't, he wouldn't have accepted me.'

    Interviewer: 'What do you call her, Slobby, I mean Robert?'

    Man: 'She is about as noisy as an Indian, so I call her Squaw, I guess'.

    Interviewer: 'Squaw and Slobby, very Nice'.

    United States of America; Rites of Passage; Personalities - Journalists ?, Personalities - Performers ?, Vox Populi; Celebrations - Marriage
    Background: Mass weddings cope with rush of Leap Year marriages. Famous radio commentator interviews happy couples.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3EHYAMM22B5B4DGBE8LQ9FNHR
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EHYAMM22B5B4DGBE8LQ9FNHR
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1940
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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