• Short Summary

    It was Royal Cup day at Royal Ascot on Thursday (19 June) and the day provided excitement on and off the racetrack.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN: Coaches (horse drawn) arriving at Ascot. (2 shots)
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    2.
    SV: Well dressed people arriving at Ascot
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    3.
    CU: Mrs Gertrude Shilling, famous for her attendance at Ascot wearing outrageous fashions
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    4.
    SV: Mrs Shilling entering Ascot gate
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    5.
    CU: Girl with beaded hair
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    6.
    CU: Girl in white-slit dress posing for cameramen
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    7.
    CU AND SV: Groups arriving at Ascot (5 shots)
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    8.
    SV PAN: Girls arriving
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    Background: It was Royal Cup day at Royal Ascot on Thursday (19 June) and the day provided excitement on and off the racetrack. The originality of fashion creations at Ascot never fails to attract attention, and this year was no exception.

    SYNOPSIS: Not only the fashions at Ascot are different...even the mode of transport was novel this year. As some of the crowd arrived int he conventional way - by car, others chose to imitate the past, with its elegance and leisurely pace, but they had to start out early to arrive in time.

    For over a hundred years, Ascot has been the place for British society to be seen and admired. Mrs Shilling is as much a part of Ascot as the horses themselves. Her hat are the most controversial in Britain...But this year she had competition.

    Ascot marks the beginning of the summer fashion season in Britain, and those who come must be prepared to be admired and photographed. The fashion photographers are kept constantly busy capturing the creations.

    While the fashions were important, the highlight of the day was the running of the Royal Cup. Le Moss, 3 to 1 favourite won the 33-thousand pound (77 thousand dollars) price, for the second year running. It was a day of fun for everybody...the punters, the photographers...and the models.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4ANL50E56F9X914C08YZ3SB35
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ANL50E56F9X914C08YZ3SB35
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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