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    Funeral of actress Sarah Bernhardt takes place in Paris, France.

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    France gives famed actress Sarah Bernhardt a magnificent funeral (she died 26-3-23 at age 78).

    Paris, France.

    MS as cortege is prepared for departure: black horses pull floats covered with dark fabric trimmed with white fringe and piled high with mountainous floral displays. LS pallbearers lift coffin into back of a coach. MS pallbearers standing behind coach; one man visibly grief-stricken; covering his face and crying; while another dabs at his eyes with a handkerchief. Shot looking over head of crowd as procession passes.

    The coach is quite grand as well; and its driver dressed in 18th century style. On either side a row of girls carry palm leaves. Shot from high position of coach passing; then mourners; various dignitaries; then masses and masses of people. Shot of crowd outside Theatre Sarah Bernhardt. More shots of procession going through streets of Paris.

    Repeated on ON 491 A.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:13:58:00 / 01:15:57:00
    ON 490 T

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