• Short Summary

    High Society migrates to Ascot where fashion outshines the races.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "MAYFAIR MIGRATES - Dressed in wonderful creations Society invades Royal Ascot."

    Ascot, Berkshire.

    Several panoramic shots of Ascot racecourse showing tracks and stands filled with people. Royal carriage arrives carrying King George V, Queen Mary, Prince Edward, Prince of Wales and Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. They ride along the course to Royal enclosure. Several shots of the Royal box and bookies.

    Start of the race. Various shots of the horses racing and crowds watching. Hands Off wins the race, Penny-a-liner is second and Meldrum third.

    Various shots of men and women wearing fashionable clothes - latest designs. Lots of large hats and lace, some feathers and fur.

    Various shots of the crowds arriving at Ascot racecourse on the second day - Hunt Cup Day. Even more outrages hats and colourful dresses. This is probably Ladies' Day - camera emphasises on them. Crowds around the bookies.

    Horses at start ready for race. Various shots of the race.

    Item abruptly ends at (01:06:18). Finish of the race is missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    791.03
    Media URN:
    8860
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:10:00 / 01:06:20:00
    Canister:
    34/50

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