• Short Summary

    Two beatnik couples marry, brides swap big skirts for trousers and they drive off on scooters.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Beatnik wedding.

    Two beatnik couples marry in London.

    L/S "Freight Train" Coffee bar in Berwick Street, Soho. C/U beatniks. C/U girl with beehive hairdo talking to boy. C/U Beatniks. L/S dummy in Louis Young's Dress Hire window in top hat and tails. C/U dummy. C/U wedding dress in window, pan down with dress and zoom in. L/S photographer arranging wedding group outside church, they are wearing traditional wedding dresses and suits. L/S photographer taking pictures. M/S as the two grooms shake hands with their best men, and the best men kiss the brides.

    C/U as one bride takes off head-dress and hands it to bridesmaid. L/S as the grooms undo the zips on brides' skirts, the first bride takes her skirt off to reveal figure hugging scooter pants underneath. C/U as the other bride steps out of the skirt, zoom back to M/S of the pants. L/S couples walking from the church towards their bikes. C/U bride putting on helmet. M/S group of people watching. C/U bride putting on helmet and climbing onto scooter. C/U of the other bride getting onto the scooter, followed by the groom. C/U as groom kick-starts the scooter. C/U 'Just Married' notice on back of scooter. M/S of the best men and bridesmaid waving goodbye. M/S as couples drive off up the road on their bikes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1720.37
    Media URN:
    53435
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1960
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:28:00 / 01:57:55:00
    Canister:
    60/85

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Louis Young's Dress Hire" - that should read Lew Young's Dress Hire, (they were on Wardour Street).

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