Pathe celebrates 50th anniversary of film.
Unissued / Unused material.
M/S early silent films of ladies gathered together talking. Various shots Gordon Bennett Road Race 1911, including early shot of chain driven motor car. M/S horse drawn carriage and crowds gathered to watch. C/U Queen Alexandra and King Edward VII getting into coach. M/S American flag. M/S boxing match, crowd run in and fight with referee and boxers. L/S big parade of guards. Brief shot American soldiers and Africans watching film show. Various shots of the parade to unveil Queen Victoria's statue.
Title - 'Fashions and foibles of the Gay Nineties'. Various shots of an Easter Parade from the 1890s. M/S women clocking in to work. M/S as they leave factory at end of day. M/S Thomas Edison and Henry Ford filming re-enactment of film with man sneezing. Various shots of Teddy Roosevelt and rough riders. C/U Teddy Roosevelt.
Title - 'Today! Fifty years later!' L/S soldiers gathered to watch film, M/S man working camera. Brief shot of parade. C/U film being processed. Various shots of new subway opening in Manhattan with shots of early policeman. Various shots of cars and trams driving in San Francisco. C/U Arthur White, the first leading man in movies, talking.