• Short Summary

    Nice item about the bowler hat

  • Description

    Note: Location of events unknown. Bowlers Go Ahead.

    L/S City gent walking along street wearing bowler, camera pans to show him enter a hatters, pan to show bowler hats in the window. C/U Hats in the window as a hand removes one. C/U Man in shop trying on bowler hat, he puts it on the back of his head. C/U Salesman shaking his head. C/U Man with bowler altering the angle so that it is on the right side of his head. C/U Salesman nodding his approval. L/S Dustman walking towards cart to empty dustbins wearing bowler. C/U Dustman emptying dustbin in the back of the cart, he picks up a bowler hat out of the back of the cart, removes his own hat and puts the bowler on. L/S Man stepping down from the back of the cart, he starts dancing around wearing the bowler hat. M/S Old Rolls Royce dancing up in front of building. L/S Men wearing bowler hats and carrying rolled umbrellas stepping out of the car.

    L/S Men entering building at an American Airforce base in England. C/U Man inside building talking. L/S Men who have just entered sitting down in chairs and removing their bowler hats. L/S Men seated. M/S Man explaining diagrams on blackboard using umbrellas as pointer with the other men in background. C/U Man explaining diagrams. M/S Men walking out of the building. L/S Pan, the men walking across tarmac, pan round to show aircraft which is first visible, camera keeps panning to reveal the whole of he aircraft and show the men walking towards it. L/S American pilots removing their bowler hats and being handed flying helmets by ground staff, pilots put on their helmets. C/U One of the ground staff.

    L/S Members of ground staff helping pilot on with parachute, pilot walks forward and starts to climb ladder to the cockpit of the plane, he gets into the cockpit, the ladder is removed and the cockpit covering starts to descend. C/U Pilot in aircraft as the cockpit covering comes down around him. L/S Two Voodoo fighters taking off and coming towards camera. C/U Man wearing bowler hat looking up at the aircraft, his hat blows away. L/S Pan, two aircraft now airborne going away from camera at level.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:21:00 / 01:06:27:00

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