• Short Summary

    Christmas in New York, London and among servicemen in Germany.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "MERRY CHRISTMAS".

    XMAS PARADE IN NEW YORK
    New York, United States of America (USA). Giant Humpty Dumpty in a parade in New York. Giant American Indian in a parade in New York. Trick cyclist dressed as an old lady does tricks in parade. Giant ice cream cone in parade. Illuminated streets at night with crowded sidewalks. Elephant with Sabu on its back in the parade. Film star Jack Benny with Rochester on a car in the parade. Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy in parade. Bud Abbott & Lou Costello with Connie Haines in parade. Film star and comedian Red Skelton dressed as Santa Claus.

    NAAFI XMAS GIFT SHOP FOR FORCES OVERSEAS
    Germany. Sign saying 'Entrance to Gift Shop'. British soldiers at NAAFI shop counter. German children facing camera. British soldiers choosing toys. Soldier writing a message. ATS and soldiers handling toys.

    AMERICAN GIFTS FOR BRITISH CHILDREN
    New York, United States of America (USA). Lady Halifax speaks and thanks America for gift of toys (natural sound). She thanks America for the gifts etc.

    CLIPPIES BEAUTY CONTEST
    London. Women conductors on stage in the Clippies Beauty Competition. Evelyn Dall and Peggy Ashcroft seated at judges table. Mrs Churchill of Hanwell bus garage declared as the winner. Bus drivers shaking hands with Mrs Churchill, Queen of Clippies. Mrs Churchill boarding her bus and pressing bell.

    CINDERELLA PANTOMIME AT ADELPHI
    London. Backstage scenes at Adelphi Theatre London. Rehearsing the pantomime 'Cinderella'. Actors and actresses reading their lines from the script. Comedian Bud Flanagan joking with child. More shots of the rehearsal. Bud Flanagan drinks from a bottle of whisky and wishes audience Merry Xmas.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1173.17
    Media URN:
    40475
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:44:00 / 01:35:48:00
    Canister:
    45/103

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