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  • Short Summary

    Entertainers and soldiers have fun at garden party attended by Queen Alexandra.

  • Description

    Garden Party.

    Location of events unknown.

    Entertainment at a garden party - a festival held outdoors in a park. Opens CU pan on a silly band; men dressed up in tuxedos; top hats; and playing what looks like some crazy sounding music: man clanging cymbals together non-stop; 2 drummers banging away; a man switching between a bugle or cornet and some long skinny horn.

    A dancing camel - 2 people inside a camel costume; the front person doing high kicks like a chorus line but messier. People standing about in park. Several soldiers and entertainers pose for picture - woman in little ruffled dress; another woman in harlequin pants;etc. . These people start throwing something - soldiers really getting into it.

    CU 2 little girls about age 3 or 4 sitting on back of pony or donkey (animal's head not in frame) - the back one w/ arm round the front kid - very cute. Then shot of some ladies and men on a platform; the women - all in white suits w/ wide brimmed hats - are standing around bass drum and cymbal; banging on them; man is winding some small thing; like pencil sharpener? Back to CU the kids on the pony.

    GV crowd standing around talking / some walking. Shot of crowd walking around; from under awning / tent. Queen Alexandra walks past in BG. Queen Alexandra and Princess Mary (?) meeting people.

    Recreation; comedy; royalty.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1940.03
    Media URN:
    73844
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:09:00 / 01:03:40:00
    Canister:
    ON 172 M

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