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  • Short Summary

    Miss Zetta Hills rides her strange water bicycle contraption on the River Thames.

  • Description

    Richmond to Temple Pier, London.

    Intertitle: "CYCLING THE THAMES. Using watercycle upon which she just failed to cycle the Channel, Miss Zetta Hills successfully rides the Thames for 15 miles".

    M/S of a young woman - Zetta - on a strange bicycle contraption, under the wheels it has skis. She is surrounded by a crowd of onlookers, including the Mayor who breaks a bottle of champagne over the bike (soaking Zetta in the process). C/U of Zetta, still sitting on the bike, holding a Union Jack, an army officer ties a lucky charm to the handle bars.

    Panning shot, from a boat on the Thames, of Zetta using her cycle on the water. High angled M/S of Zetta, dressed in an old fashioned swim suit, riding her water bike and eating a sandwich. M/S of the back of Zetta as she cycles away from the camera, the back wheel throws up a spray of water.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    220.03
    Media URN:
    21930
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:21:00 / 01:03:13:00
    Canister:
    G 707

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