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    Helicopter stunt over London + missing CP story about Stirling Moss.

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    Title: "Astra Gazette".

    Intertitle reads: "Helicopter Girl".

    Various shots of helicopter stunt over London: Madame Andree Jan sits on a trapeze swing suspended beneath helicopter, helicopter flies over Battersea Festival Gardens and River Thames. This section is same as story in Colour Pictorial issue CP 027, from 04/07/1955. See record for film id 31.11 for further details (CP version has sound!)

    Intertitle reads: "Racing Driver".

    Various shots racing driver Stirling Moss at dining table covered in paperwork, another man (Moss' personal assistant?) passes him papers to sign. Moss gets up and exits, other man continues to work, sorting race passes. MS Moss in dressing gown sitting at dressing table. He puts a boiler suit and helmet into bag, he then places a lucky rabbit foot into the boiler suit pocket. Moss then gets into bed and switches off light.

    Mechanics taking racing car out of truck, watched by crowd at Silverstone Racetrack, Northamptonshire. Moss walking out of large house with his personal assistant, older man waves goodbye (his father?). Moss and companion get into car and drive off. Mechanics checking Moss' racing car, they are watched by a crowd. VS Moss' car arrives at racetrack. Crowds look at Moss' racing car and Moss signs some autographs. Moss walks down path and greets friend holding goggles. VS Moss' support team checking racing car, several shots box of tools. Bonnet is fitted onto racing car. CU another driver in car. Various shots spectators watching race. Drivers run to cars at start of race, Moss's car starts in the lead. Various shots race in progress, spectators watch from stands. This section is same as missing story "The Racing Driver" from CP 023, from 06/06/1955.

    Note: see separate record for Astra Gazette No. 3 part 2.

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    01:44:13:00 / 01:50:03:00
    Astra Gazette Number 3 (DOCS)

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