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  • Short Summary

    African-American heavyweight boxing champ Jack Johnson in an open car in London streets.

  • Description

    Jack Johnson in London.

    Travelling shots taken from rear of moving vehicle of open car driving through streets of London. The African-American man in the rear passenger seat is heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. The car seems to be in the Charing Cross / Leicester Square area. Young boys run alongside the car and people on the streets wave.

    The car pulls up near the 'Grand Cafe Del Europe' and people crowd around, including some bellhop boys. Traffic passes slowly by. Good street scenes in spite of the spectacle. Johnson gives a few waves from the back seat.

    Traffic - buses, cars, horse-drawn carriages and so on - on the streets as people walk in the road to get a glimpse of Johnson.

    Good for illustrating celebrity visiting London and being spotted by people on the streets.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2360.16
    Media URN:
    69204
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:15:00 / 01:42:45:00
    Canister:
    ON 250 H

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