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  • Short Summary

    Skiers in fancy dress lark about on the Swiss slopes.

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    Arosa, Switzerland.

    Title: "Carnival on Skis marks the height of Winter Season in Switzerland's famous resort".

    M/S of a group of people in fancy dress on skis, a man dressed as Father Christmas skis past the camera. M/S of three men skiing down a slope hand in hand, two appear to be in drag! Various shots of people in fancy dress skiing past the camera, some women wear men's clothe, others are dressed as clowns, Red Indians etc.

    M/S of a man dressed as an old woman doing a comedy fall on skis. C/U of a skier with a large papier mache head on (looks a bit like Frank Sidebottom - the comedy Channel Four character!). C/U of a man with a gigantic false nose and silly moustache, he blows a kiss at the camera. C/U of a man dressed up as a huntsman; he has a long white beard and smokes a pipe, he has a dead deer slung over his back.

    C/U of a man with a long wig and round dark glasses - looks bizarrely like a hippy. M/S of a the back if a skier with a large champagne bottle strapped to his back and a sign reading - 'Flying Bar'.

    Cuts begin after a second of white spacing. Mostly same or similar to cut story - more shots of skiers in fancy dress messing about for the cameras.

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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:
    01:12:17:00 / 01:14:27:00
    G 1261

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