• Short Summary

    Royalty, hat fashions, Royal Charger wins Queen Anne Stakes + mystery glamorous woman.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Ascot".

    Ascot Race Course, Berkshire.

    L/S of Royal Family arriving through Golden Gate in an open landau, drawn by Windsor Greys (horses). Various shots of Royal carriage parading around track, crowds cheer.

    M/S of tic tac man (bookie) standing on box signalling. Various shots of women wearing latest fashions in hats at races. We see Joey the clown chatting with women.

    Various shots of race for Queen Anne Stakes.

    More shots of hats with feathers and nets on.

    Panning L/S of the finish of the race, with horse named Royal Charger winning. L/S of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) and Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) in Royal Box.

    More shots of hats and race. Various shots of glamorous woman in black feathered hat, she signs an autograph and dazzles crowd with her smile.

    Note: Joey the clown turns up at racing events throughout 1930s and 40s. No further information known about him. AH 2001.

    Note: narrator for section about hats is a woman.

    Note: glamorous woman looks very familiar - probably famous actress but don't know who! Any further information gratefully received.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:45:00 / 01:38:03:00

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