• Short Summary

    Footage of playwright George Bernard Shaw at his Hertfordshire home on his 94th birthday.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'AYOT ST LAWRENCE - A PEEP AT 'GBS' ON HIS BIRTHDAY'.

    Playwright George Bernard Shaw at home in Hertfordshire on his 94th birthday.

    M/S Wrought iron gateway of Shaw's house (house seen in background) with words 'Shaw's Corner'. L/S house of GBS. Shots of Shaw in the grounds of his house and talking to his housekeeper. M/S Through window of GBS's hat rack.

    General village scene. C/U Ayots St Lawrence Post Office sign. Inside we see postmistress Mrs Lyth arranging flowers. M/S Pictures on wall of GBS in various stages of his life.

    L/S of Shaw's house. Shot of Shaw walking in the grounds, wearing fingerless gloves and a white hat.

    Lady Nancy Astor waiting for GBS outside his home. M/S of GBS waving walking stick in garden. GBS greeting Lady Astor. C/U of Lady Astor. M/S back view of Shaw, entering house.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3421.24
    Media URN:
    52537
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:17:00 / 01:50:24:00
    Canister:
    50/59

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