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  • Short Summary

    Lady Hoare hosts a party for children suffering the effects of the drug Thalidomide.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused Material -

    Hampstead, London.

    Various shots of Lady Hoare's Thalidomide Children's Party. Lady Hoare is the wife of Sir Frederick Hoare. VS Children during party including shots of Sylvia Sims talks to boy with no arms and Actress Ann Heywood playing with the children including her own baby. The material shows clearly the damage that Thalidomide did to children and how they overcome some of the difficulties. Some of the children have been fitted with artificial limbs. Quite a number of celebrities are there including Larry Adler. A cake is cut to mark the event

    (Neg.) Old record suggests material dates from around 24/07/1963.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2921.22
    Media URN:
    84325
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1963
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:01:00 / 02:01:14:00
    Canister:
    UN 3786 B

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