• Short Summary

    Opening scenes from the start of the famous Wimbledon tennis championship.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Wimbledon. Curtain Up On 'The Fortnight'."

    Wimbledon, London.

    SV Crowd entering gates. GV Crowds entering and assembling near pavilions. SV Fashionable woman arriving. CU Pan, two women arriving. SV Mrs Neville Layton. CU Woman wearing fashionable hat. SV Girl showing off fish handbag. CU handbag. CU Pan, Miss Shirley Bloomer arriving. SV Pan, Miss Karol Fageros. CU Karol Fageros smiling as she walks away from camera. CU Sir Ralph Richardson arriving. CU Miss Althea Gibson.

    GV Tennis Courts. SV Miss Christine Truman arriving. CU Girl with camera. SV Christine Truman. SV Fred Perry with junior champion of America E Bucholtz. CU D Candy arriving. GV Baby Pancho Wimbledon Contreras in walking chair surrounded by people watching. SV Baby Pancho in walking chair holding miniature tennis racket.

    SV Crowds watching on court No. 3. SV Christine Truman posing with Mrs Deloford on Court No. 3. SV Christine in action on court No. 3.

    GV Crowds and centre court at Wimbledon.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1533.13
    Media URN:
    49452
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:16:00 / 01:33:30:00
    Canister:
    58/51

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