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    Christmas lights switched on in Carnaby St. - good item for showing Swinging London.

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    No title. Carnaby Street lights switched on for Christmas, London.

    Crowds gathered in Carnaby Street. Panning C/U 2 men in 1920's style clothes (influenced by film "Bonny and Clyde"). C/U Carnaby Street sign. Panning shot mannequins in shop window. C/U panning shot man standing next to mannequins dressed as 20s gangster and holding Tommy gun. C/U man winking. C/U poster on shop wall of Harold Wilson. C/U tins decorated with Union Jacks. C/U street lamps. C/U dustbins marked with words: "British Rubbish".

    L/S groovy Xmas decorations in Carnaby Street, the lights come on. Angle shot balloons being thrown from windows. M/S two youths fighting with balloons. Angle shot balloons and streamers. Panning C/U streamers hanging from shop front. L/S balloons thrown from window. L/S large crowd in street. C/U crowd of young people dancing. Policeman looking through crowd at the dancers. C/U girl with very big hat on. C/U couple dancing. C/U boy with afro and Afghan coat dancing. Panning C/U crowd dancing.

    C/U fake Tommy guns being picked up from van by youths dressed as gangsters. Two policemen watching. C/U the gangsters walk down Carnaby Street waving guns. Camera tracks into shop. C/U ugly mask. C/U more masks. C/U dummy in window. C/U candles burning. M/S crowds in the "Bunch of Grapes" public house. C/U girl drinking. C/U pan couple eating grapes. M/S pop singer Long John Baldry. C/U Reg Presley of pop group the Troggs. C/U American film star Faye Dunaway. C/U guests. Panning C/U girls with very short skirts. C/U girl drinking. C/U group in fashionable clothes. Crowds. Tracking shot along Carnaby Street of the decorations.

    Good item for showing swinging sixties London.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:18:00 / 01:29:27:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Bonny and Clyde" should read Bonnie and Clyde.

    The switching on of the lights seen here took place on 17 November 1967.

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  2. Unknown user says

    At 02:24 and 02:25, just to Faye Dunaway's side, there's a quick glimpse of Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees, (as the attached press photo can confirm).....


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