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    Footage of unknown wedding attended by King Oluwa.

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    King Oluwa of Lagos attends wedding. Location of events unknown.

    Wedding of 2 British officials who have diplomatic jobs in Africa; attended by Nigerian royalty. Opens w/ title frame - elaborately drawn: King Oluwa of Lagos attends wedding of Mr. Barbour-James and Miss Rita Goring; who both hold official posts on the Gold Coast. Shot of (presumably) King Oluwa; w/ another man; some white people in BG. After ceremony; bride & groom who are both African but dressed in traditional Western wedding gown & tuxedo; walk between lines of wedding guests toward camera.

    Young black girl carries bride's train; next to her walks the ring bearer - a young black boy dressed in Little Lord Fauntleroy outfit. Following them are rest of wedding party - mostly black; but 1 white woman. Shot of the couple posing on steps surrounded by white wedding guests. CU bride & groom - he is laughing. Shot again of King & other man in Nigerian dress. Same group on steps. Wedding party & guests all walking toward camera; leaving. Shot of 2 priests on left; people across st., army officer crossing st.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:51:00 / 01:56:19:00
    ON 227 N

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  1. RuthB says

    This is still incorrectly titled/catalogued. King Oluwa, not King Olive! The first line of the description also has the error.

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