• Short Summary

    Aly Khan - probably the world's most famous race horse owner - died in a Paris hospital May 12 after the car he was driving collided head-on with another car on the City's outskirts.

  • Description

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    CU. Aly Khan.
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    2.
    TGV. Crowds at French Grand Prix - July 1947
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    Rear V. Crowd watching race.
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    4.
    LV. PAN. Aly Khan's "Avenger" winning.
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    SCU. Aly Khan leads his horse in.
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    6.
    SV. Ditto. PAN. to jockey Charley Smirke.
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    TGV. Crowds at Newmarket race course. April 1950
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    8.
    SV. Bookmakers.
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    TV. PAN. Aly Khan's horse "Palestine" wins by short head from "Prince Simon".
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    10.
    CU. PAN. Aly Khan (in bath chair after skiing accident) to photo finish of race.
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    SCU. "Palestine".
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    GV. Crowd at Epsom - 1952.
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    13.
    SV. Punters.
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    14.
    TV. "Tallya" winning Derby for Aly Khan.
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    15.
    LV. Spectators.
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    16.
    SV. Aly Khan leading "Tallya" in.
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    17.
    SV. Spectators at enclosure.
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    18.
    LV. Aly Khan with "Tallya" and jockey.
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    TGV. Crowds at Deauville, France, Grand Prix. August 1955.
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    20.
    SCU. Aly Khan & two friends with silver cup won by Aly Khan's horse "Rosa Bonheur".
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    21.
    LV. Aly Khan leaves church in Paris with his bride, the former Mrs Guiness. 1936.
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    22.
    SV. Couple posing.
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    23.
    CU.PAN. The Begum Aga Khan to wife.
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    24.
    TV. PAN. Aly Khan & wife drive away.
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    25.
    GV. Harbour of Vallauris - June 1949.
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    26.
    CU. PAN. The Mayor, Paul Derigoj, performs wedding ceremony, PAN to SIDE V of Aly Khan and Rita Hayworth.
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    27.
    LV. Wedding ceremony.
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    28.
    SCU. Guests.
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    29.
    ANGLE SHOT Aly Khan puts ring on Rita Hayworth's finger.
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    30.
    SV. Posing with Mayor and guests outside church
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    31.
    SV. Jam Sasib & Prince Aly Khan with box of diamonds - March 1946.
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    32.
    GV Crowds in Bombay cricket ground.
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    33.
    LV. Box of diamonds placed on scale.
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    34.
    CU. PAN Ditto to Aga Khan in chair on scale.
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    35.
    SCU. Aly Khan seated.
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    36.
    SCU. Begum and Karim.
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    37.
    CU. Dial showing Aga Khan's weight.
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    38.
    LV. Aga Khan waves to crowd.
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    SC. Aga Khan on through with Begum and Prince Aly Khan on either side - February 1955.
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    40.
    SCU. Aga Khan.
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    41.
    SV. Aga Khan receives congratulations
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    GV. Crowds at Karachi National Stadium - January 1958.
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    43.
    SV. Aga Khan with President of Pakistan.
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    44.
    GV. Crowds.
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    45.
    GV.ZOOM.Aga Khan addresses crowd after his enthronement.
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    46.
    LV. Family seated.
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    47.
    LV. Aga Khan on throne.
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    48.
    TGV. Crowds at Selimich carry Aly Khan shoulder high.
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    49.
    STV. Ditto.
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    50.
    GV. Crowds outside house.
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    51.
    TGV. Aly Khan ask vast crowd to be loyal to his son.
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    52.
    LV. Crowd.
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    53.
    TGV. Crowd applaud Aly Khan.
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    54.
    CU. Aly Khan.
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    55.
    LV. United Nations building, New York.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Aly Khan - probably the world's most famous race horse owner - died in a Paris hospital May 12 after the car he was driving collided head-on with another car on the City's outskirts. He had spent a day at the races and dining out with Bettina, the Paris model who has been his constant companion in recent years.

    Hospital officials said he had a fractured skull, a possible broken neck and fractured legs. Bettina - Mile Simone Bodin - sustained facial injuries but was allowed to leave the hospital after treatment.

    Born in 1911, the elder son of Mohammed Shah, the Aga Khan, his career made news headlines in both hemispheres. In 1936 he married Mrs. Loel Guiness in Paris. His life with her was spent in the capitals and playgrounds of Western Europe, until just before world-war two when he joined the French Foreign Legion with whom he saw service in Syria and Egypt. The marriage was dissolved in 1949. His wife was given custody of their two sons, Karim, who was to become the Aga Khan, and Sadruddin.

    It was in 1949 that Aly Khan really achieved world-wide prominence because of his romance and marriage to American film star Rita Hayworth at Cannes on the French Riviera. After a series of separations the marriage was dissolved in 1953. They had a daughter, Yasmin, now in custody of the mother.

    On the death of his father in 1957, it was expected that Aly Khan would succeed him as Imam of the Ismailis, head of the large Mohammedan sect. Instead, the title went to Prince Karim. Despite this obvious disappointment, he toured Ismaili countries to rally support for the new Aga Khan. While visiting Syria he was mobbed by crowds of Ismailis.

    Since his boyhood, much of which was spent in Ireland, the racing and breeding of thorough bred horses was an abiding interest and passion of Aly Khan's life. An after his father's death he assumed entire responsibility for the organization and planning of one of the biggest and most successful stables in the history of horse racing. In 1959, together with trainers Alec Head and Noel Murless, he brought the stable to its finest hour with a fantastic run of success in France, England and Ireland which may never be equalled. He became the first owner ever to win ?100, 000 in an English season.

    Since well before the world war two, he has been riding with considerable success as an amateur. He was a popular and widely known figure on racecourses all over the world. The world of racing has lost one of its gayest, ablest and most colourful figures.

    In his latter years he became known and respected for his work as Pakistan's permanent representative at the United Nations. Since his appointment in 1958, he had worked with sincerity and conviction, and was noted for his attendance at the duller and less publicized meetings.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABWTT4CPPLH6V2YQIC97060W7B
    Media URN:
    VLVABWTT4CPPLH6V2YQIC97060W7B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:13:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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