• Short Summary

    Footage of Donald Campbell and Sir Malcolm Campbell launching new boat at Lake Coniston, Lancashire.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "LANCASHIRE"

    M/S Donald Campbell launching the new boat Bluebird II on Lake Coniston. He is watched by his father Sir Malcolm Campbell. Various shots of the boat being manoeuvred into the water. M/S of Sir Malcolm Campbell sitting in cockpit.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1021.11
    Media URN:
    20399
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:46:00 / 01:12:54:00
    Canister:
    39/66

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Note that from 00:33 there's a second, as yet undocumented, story. I'll detail it here......

    The location is the Cliftonville Lido in Kent. It's a beauty contest, for the title of "Suntan Venus".

    After a left-to-right pan of the ladies, we then see them walking in line beside the pool. Then we get a close-up of a "lady" in a bathing suit turning around, who is then revealed to be a man! Next comes a rear view of the competitors in their bathing suits. Next we see them walking beside the pool all wearing Hawaiian-type grass skirts.

    Finally there's a foot-to-head shot showing the top three contestants, who we are told are all from London.

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