Roundup of the news at holiday season.
THE DONKEY DERBY
GV. Children attending donkeys before the racing at Wivelsfield. SV. Two people dressed up, one of them on donkey the other leading it. CU. Placard hanging on one of the donkeys reading the Bells of St. Trinians. SCU. Two characters - girls, all dressed up quite funny. SCU. Bookmaker on the course. GV. Flag drops and donkeys get away at start of race. SV. Small boy on donkey coaxing it with carrot, but it will not go. CU. Another small boy trying to get his donkey to go. CU. Man looking through binoculars. GV. Donkeys racing round course. SCU. Two men watching racing, one in top hat. SV. Donkeys racing towards finish, camera pans with one of them, the rider falls off and the donkey canters on. TV. Camera pans as two donkeys come in at the finishing post. CU. Small boy pulling on donkey's reins still trying to get him to start. SV. Same boy pulling and another pushing, with one sitting on donkey, but he won't budge.
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HOPALONG CASSIDY AT FESTIVAL GARDENS
Battersea Park, London.
GV. & BV. Hopalong Cassidy (Bill Boyd) standing in jeep driving through the funfair amidst crowds of children and throwing lucky coins to them. SV. Hopalong in the jeep. SV. Commissionaires holding back children as they follow jeep. GV. Hopalong throws coins at the camera. SV. Children dive in front of his jeep to try to get coins.
NEW BABIES AT DUDLEY ZOO
GV. Camera pans with two moths old axis deer as they run through zoo grounds. SV. Barbary sheep on rocky terrain. GV. The sheep running down hill alongside them is a baby goat which is three weeks old. CU. Camera pans with the goat-kid as it runs and stops and stands still. GV. People looking on. SV. Small boy and girl riding on a two and a half year old elephant. CU. Two llamas. CU. The elephant waves his trunk at the camera. TV. Gilimots and penguins being fed in pool. CU. Camera pans as two eight week old penguins make their way towards feeding pool, the first baby falls over bowl and then the second does the same. SV. Woman throwing fish to the penguins in the pool. SCU. Another penguin standing behind a woman is taking fish from the bowl without her knowing. CU. Camera pans as Melody, the chimp, pushes pram with small girl in it. SCU. The little girl pushing the pram in which the chimp is now seated. He comes right into CU.
ROUND ROBIN GOLF
Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America (USA).
SCU. Sam Snead holding the Palm Beach Round Robin Cup. GV. Crowds on the golf course. SV. Sam Snead prepares to strike and does so. GV. Crowds following him across the course. Zoom shot, Australian Peter Thompson makes long putt, camera zooms onto ball as it drops into putt. GV. Crowd applauding.
Zoom shot, Ed Furgol takes his putt, camera zooms in on ball and it rolls into putt, but is prevented from dropping by the flag post. He comes into picture with his arm raised acknowledging the crowd. GV. Crowd watching. SV. Sam Snead preparing to putt. He does so, the ball rolls short distance to hole but just avoids dropping in. Snead shows sign of disgust and taps it in with his club, he takes the ball out of hole and throws it to crowd.
PRINCE PHILIP AT HIS NIECE'S WEDDING
Wedding of Prince Tomislav Karadjordjevic of Yugoslavia to Princess Margarita of Baden, niece of Prince Philip. GV. Monastery in Salem, Lake Constance. AS. Monastery and clock tower. SV. Towards and pan, 29 year old Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia with his bride Princess Margarita of Baden. SV. Family following behind leaving monastery, including the Duke of Edinburgh with his mother Princess Andrea of Greece, pan with the Duke and his mother. In front of him is Ex-King Peter Karadjordjevic of Yugoslavia. LV. Bridal procession headed by bride and groom walking past crowds. SCU. Bride and groom. SV. Duke of Edinburgh with his mother walking in procession. BV. Bridal procession nearing home. CU. Pan, bride and groom. SV. Bridal procession with Prince Umberto - Ex-King of Italy. TV. Men in national costumes followed by women in national costume. SV. Women in national costume.
SV. Line of men in national costume, drawing swords for Guard of Honour. AS. Bride and groom watching from window. TV. Men in national costume dancing in circle below.
GV. Air officers having Sterling Gun match. SCU. Sir Dermot Boyle holding gun up and taking aim, pan to the rest of the officers lined up. CU. Bomber Command Chief, Sir Harry Broadhurst, with gun up to chin. CU. Two officers firing. Air Vice Marshals Bearne (left) and Faville (right). CU. Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Jordan who was second, firing. SCU. Target as bullets go in near the bull. CU. RAF (Royal Air Force) man looking on. SCU. Boyle and Broadhurst going out to inspect targets. SCU. Officers looking at target riddled with holes, pan to target. CU. Air Vice Marshal Hogan, the winner.
OUTWARD BOUND FOR "DOWN UNDER"
St. Pancras, London.
GV. Emigrants on platform on St. Pancras station. CU. Sign "Bring out a Briton". SV. Australia's High Commissioner Sir Eric J. Harrison, chatting to emigrants (believe Reardon family). CU. High Commissioner. SV. Family chatting on platform. CU. Young couple holding hands, pan down to show hands.
CU. Man talking to two nuns near the train. SV. Showing people waiting by the train with same couple holding hands. CU. Small boy being cuddled by man, pan to man's face. CU. Man hugs woman. CU. Young man kisses young girl who is standing in train doorway. SV. Train starts to move out of platform and young kiddie is waving out of window, camera pans. SV. Relatives standing on platform waving. SV. Towards, woman coming away crying. CU. Another woman coming away crying. CU. Ship's name "Oronsay", pan to emigrants standing on the boat. Angle shot, relatives waving goodbye at quayside. GV. As "Oronsay" puts to sea.
WHITE CITY INTERNATIONAL ATHLETICS
White City Stadium, London.
GV. Crowd at the White City stadium. LV. Start of the international 880 yards race, runners start to run and they race towards camera with Brian Hewson taking up the running. GV. Pan, Hewson leads the field with Michael Rawson just on the outside and Veals just behind them. GV. Crowd. GV. Pan, Leslie Lock taking up the running followed by Hewson, and Veals, behind him is Paterson. GV. Crowd standing up on their feet. GV. Pan, Hewson has hit the front as Hans Reinnagel of East Germany goes after him. GV. Towards, Hewson coming through and touches the tape. GV. Crowd. CU. Hewson, the winner. Start of the international one mile race. GV. Towards, as contestants have started running, they come towards camera and pass. GV. Pan, Richtzenhain of East Germany in front, just behind him is Lewis.
Behind them, not far, are running together Ibbotson and Van Hoff. GV. Crowd gets to its feet. GV. Pan as Derek Ibbotson starts to challenge the German and the pressure is on. He draws level with the German, starts to go past him, begins to leave a gap and go into the last bend. LV. Towards, Ibbotson coming towards the tape with quite a gap between him and the German. Ibbotson breaks the tape. CU. Ibbotson with Jack Crump, Secretary of AAA (Amateur Athletics Association).
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