• Short Summary

    Interviews and examples of exhibits, brass, umbrellas, fabric, mattresses, sofas.

  • Description

    Olympia, London.

    SCU. Man interviewing woman in the Overseas Buyers Club. Man: Well, what did you think of the British Industries Fair show? Woman: I thought it was particularly interesting. I think it covers everything. There are so many things covered and the brass I thought was very very good. Most interesting and very, very attractive. Man: (mumbles something about textiles) Woman: Yes I'd like to see those very much. There's a lot to be seen in the English textile exhibition.' CU. Nigerian buyer speaking. 'I hope to place orders for general merchandise, which are in great demand in my country'. SCU. Burmese buyer speaking. '... wonderful progress has been made in all these things and I am looking forward to looking at other sections. (Interviewer asks, 'will you tell us what you think of the exhibition?') 'It's wonderful, this is the first exhibition I have ever been to and I am much interested in several of the exhibits, especially printing and photographic sections'. LS. Elevated people looking at exhibits. MS. Stand of pottery model ornaments. CU. Attendant selling catalogues to buyer. NCU. Painted umbrella. MCU. Another painted umbrella. MS. Woman looking at hand painted umbrellas. CU. Pan up from catalogue to Arab reading it. MS. Kettles etc. on the brassware stand. Hand put lid on kettle. CU. Burglar proof lock on door. (2 shots). SCU. Pan over brassware exhibits. SCU. Brassware SCU. Pan along painted umbrellas. LS. G.V. elevated exhibition hall. CU. Burglar proof lock on door. SCU. Woman reclining on divan. MS. Women looking at handbags. CU. Assistant showing woman handbag. MS. Leather goods on stand. MS. Suitcases and travelling cases. SCU. Travelling cases. SCU. Hat box and weekend cases. MS. fabric draped over ornate mirrors in textile hall. MS. Fabrics (2 shots) MS. Handkerchiefs (2 shots) MS. People looking at lingerie display. (2 shots) SCU. Man showing woman travelling case. MS. Beds and mattresses. CU. Mattress on bed with makers name on it. CU. Hand pressing mattress to show resilience. MS. Men looking at beds. MS. 3-piece suites. (2 shots) MS. Man and girl sit down on settee. SCU. An easy chair with 'Be chairborne by Airborne' - on it. MS. Men looking at strawberry mats. CU. Girl lifting strawberry mat to show how it works. CU. Arab buyer. CU. Notice - 'Overseas Buyers' Club'. CU. Nigerian buyer. Interviewer asks: Have you been round the exhibition Mr. Shonekan? Reply: Yes I have. I have placed a large order for bicycles, which are in great demand in my country.' (A repeat of this take plus: ' and I shall place orders for other goods which are greatly needed in my country'). SCU. The Queen and Queen Mary at the exhibition. Princess Elizabeth and Harold Wilson seen in background. MS. Princess Elizabeth and Harold Wilson. MS. Duke of Edinburgh walking round, chatting to woman. MS. The Queen and Queen Mary looking at textiles. MS. Queen Mary and Queen having points explained to them pan up to display of draped fabrics. SCU. Royal car arriving at Olympia. MS. The Queen, followed by Princess Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh walking to entrance and being greeted by Harold Wilson. MS. They are greeted by another man and then enter. SCU. Elizabeth, Philip, Wilson entering building. SCU. Elizabeth looking at exhibits (Not much light). MS. The Queen looking at fabrics. (2 shots) MS. The Queen and Queen Mary looking at fabrics. MS. The Queen being shown round furniture department. MS. The Royal party looking at fabrics. (3 shots). MS. Royalty walking round exhibition. (3 shots)

    (Comb Mute. Neg.) (Selected scenes 49/37)

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:02:00 / 01:53:43:00
    UN 2118 C

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