• Short Summary

    A bust of Graham Hill's head is made by an automated sculpting machine.

  • Description


    C/U racing driver, Graham Hill. Sculptor Macdonald Reid is measuring his head. C/U Reid writing in an exercise book. C/U Hill rotating slowly in dentist type chair. C/U of Reid taking photos. M/S of Reid taking lots of photos of rotating Hill. Reid signals to Hill he can get up from chair.

    M/S developing photos in dark room. C/U negatives on light box. C/U photos in developing chemicals. Reid removes photos from chemicals and lays them out. M/S Reid adjusting military mapmaking equipment. He has adapted machine to turn photos into 3-D sculptures (?!). M/S of Reid turning knobs to dim lights. C/U pointer on machine tracing Hill's profile on photo.

    M/S Reid removing completed bust from machine - the process, suspiciously, is top secret! Various shots Reid touching up bust. M/S Hill joins Reid and takes the scalpel - "a man must trim his own whiskers". Reid paints the bust gold.

    M/S Hill looking at a row of famous people's busts, including Lord Attlee, the Mayor of London and Ralph Perring. Panning shot busts. C/U Hill winking at Stirling Moss bust. Reid presents Hill with his bust.

    Macdonald Ried (or George Macdonald Ried) and his machine are also featured in Colour Pictorial story, ROBOT SCULPTOR in CP 138.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:58:00 / 01:22:15:00
    CP 451

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