• Short Summary

    Actor Leslie Banks helps in jewellery auction at Christie's to raise money for the Red Cross.

  • Description

    Jewels auction.

    Christie's auction house, London.

    Various shots of the interior of the auction house. Jewels are sold for the Red Cross, various shots of the bidding. Various shots of the jewels people have sent in, some in jewellery boxes, some good C/U's including pearls and diamonds. C/U of a letter from a girl who has sent in her engagement ring after her engagement was broken off. Various shots of different characters looking at the jewellery before the auction. Experts weigh and examine them. The auctioneer introduces actor Leslie Banks to sell one lot. He says how nervous he is before starting the bidding, Red Cross nurses show the diamond to the bidders. M/S as he sells the diamond.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1576.22
    Media URN:
    50553
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:16:00 / 01:44:27:00
    Canister:
    NSP 426

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