• Short Summary

    Excessive Summer heat sends London residents out into the open - it sends some a little mad.

  • Description

    Hyde Park, London.

    LV. Elevated, people sunbathing and swimming in Lido, Hyde Park. SV. Back view, mother with naked child sitting on edge of Lido. Other children playing in water. GV. People massed on side of Lido. SV. Top shot, pan people laying on backs in circle. CU. man wearing dark glasses and nose-shield. SV. Spray of water, pan down to three young women under same. CU. Small girl with sun glasses drinking orangeade from carton.

    GV. London rooftops, pan down to girls from the Windmill Theatre seated on roof in bathing costumes / bikinis. SV. Girl on roof by side of radio combing hair.

    SV. man laying on ice in wagon. Man pulling ice from wagon. SV. Mr. William McConville, (Pathe cameraman) stripped to waist, wearing tie, with knob of ice on head and drinking lemonade and waiting for bus. LV. Woman talking to salesman outside fur shop. She inspects coats. SV. Woman looking at fur coats. SV. Horse wearing Panama hat, traffic goes by on both sides.

    GV. Night shot, crowded Lido, pan to people on boats. SV. Night shot, people laying on grass in Hyde Park. SV. man sleeping in bed on roof. SV. man without shirt sitting in deck chair. SV. Feet out of window. CU. man in shirt, tie, bowler hat and sunglasses leaves home. SV. as he walks away from camera he see that it is Frank Binney (Pathe recordist) with no trousers on. He walks to garden gate waving with his newspaper.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene 'J')

    Selected Originals exist for this film - see other records.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:22:00 / 01:01:50:00

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