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    Waters from Trevi Fountain in Rome are poured into Fountain of Happiness in Johannesburg.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Fountain waters of Trevi poured into Fountain of Happiness, Johannesburg, South Africa.

    General scene showing crowds gathered round the Fountain of Happiness outside Johannesburg's City Hall. (The building in the background is the Rissik Street Post Office.) Various shots taken during speech by the Mayor of Johannesburg Max Goodman.

    The urn containing the lucky waters of the Trevi Fountain in Rome is lifted high for the crowds to see. General scenes of the assembly. The Mayor pours the water from the urn into the waters of the Fountain of Happiness. The Mayoress does likewise. Hands of spectators are seen throwing the coins into the waters of the fountain. CU section of crowd standing around fountain, many of them are Italian.

    MS as coins are thrown into the pool. Various shots as camera pans down to pool revealing splashing in water, numerous coins are seen covering the bottom of the pool. CU elephant fountain, part of the Fountain of Happiness. LS's fountain and front of City Hall. CU Mayoress pouring water from Rome out of the urn into the Fountain of Happiness. Pan to CU of water falling into pool.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:57:00 / 01:36:14:00
    UN 2934 F

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