• Short Summary

    Dr Arthur Fleischmann works on a statue of St Francis of Assisi.

  • Description

    St John's Wood, London.

    In his studio we see sculptor Dr Arthur Fleischmann working on a statue of St Francis of Assisi. The Doctor looks rather eccentric in a blue smock and yellow bobble hat. The statue is seen in clay, then a plaster mould is applied by the Doctor and his assistant. The dried plaster is removed in sections.

    In a foundry at Battersea various shots show further stages of the statue. Bronze is melted in a pit furnace then several men lift the bronze container and pour the molten metal into a hole at the top of the mould.

    Various shots of Dr Fleischmann watching as metal caster Vincent Galizia cleans up the face and head of the statue; an older man wipes the lower part of the figure.

    L/S and M/S of the statue in place, halfway up the wall of the headquarters and library of a Franciscan order of monks in London; the street sign looks like 'Willow Place'. L/S shows some monks strolling past the front of the building.

    Note: there is no print for this issue. Dr Fleischmann appears in several other Colour Pics.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    141.04
    Media URN:
    2929
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:43:00 / 01:15:41:00
    Canister:
    CP 332

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