• Short Summary

    US Forest fire, Seretse Khama wants to go home, Budapest zoo babies & Babe Zaharias dies.

  • Description


    San Bernadino, California, United States of America (USA).

    Crashed jet plane starts huge forest fire in San Bernadino, California. LV. Road with vehicles, trucks and cars parked on either side of the road as smoke pours across from the forest fire. LV. Pan showing burning bushes and a hillside alight in the distance. CU. & Past, trucks with fire fighters arrive. SV. Pan, fire fighters running into the forest. SV. One of the luxurious homes at Lake Arrowhead. SV. Fire fighters hosing water on burning bushes etc., at side of road. GV. Forest land with little fires all over it. SV. Man running along with spouting water. LV. People on rock watching fire from a great height with a signpost in the foreground 'Crest Summit Elevation 5,756 ft.' LV. Fire races up hillside. GV. Fire going on, two men in foreground watching.

    (F.G.) (Orig 'E')

    Croydon, Surrey.

    Former heir to the Bamangwato chieftaincy Seretse Khama is preparing to return to his tribe - with his family. SV. Seretse Khama's home in Croydon. SV. Seretse Khama sitting on settee with wife Ruth and son Ian playing backwards and forwards on a rocking horse in front of them. SCU. over small boy's shoulder, Seretse Khama sitting on settee. TV. Ian rocking backwards and forwards on rocking horse. CU. Ruth watching them. CU. Seretse Khama. SV. The three as in first scene.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "C")


    Budapest Zoo, Hungary.

    SV. Towards, mother and baby hippo. SV. Crowds watching. SV. Mother and baby hippo stand at water's edge and baby hippo goes in. SCU. Children watching. CU. Mother and baby slumbering in the water. LV. Baby elephant walks along in front of spectators at the Zoo, closely watched by mother. CU. Small boys in crowd watching. LV. Mother and baby, the baby walks from one side of her round the front to the other side. CU. Baby elephant just going underneath mother's tummy and out the other side.

    (F.G.) (Orig 'F')


    One of the greatest American sporting personalities, golf legend Babe Zaharias has died at the age of 42. SV. Back view, Babe Zaharias putting on a green. CU. People clapping. SV. Babe on her hands and knees salaaming over a hole, she takes the ball out of the hole and kisses it. GV. Golf course and people walking along. SV. Babe trying a putt, but she misses and walks up and scoops it into the hole. SV. People watching and clapping. SV. Babe shakes hands with two opponents and turns away and putts - through her legs backwards, she strikes the ball towards hole but it doesn't go in.

    (Dupe Neg.) (All Library Shots.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:46:00 / 01:33:00:00

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