Roundup of short news around Europe.
NEW LIGHTWEIGHT MOTORCYCLES FOR THE POLICE
GV. Group of policemen standing beside motorcycles at Police Driving School in Hendon. SV. Policemen grip the handle bars of bikes and mount them. CU. Police Inspector salutes. LV. Policemen on their bikes move off towards camera. LV. Policemen on motorcycles riding round the obstacle course, driving in and out of posts. SV. Camera pans with one of the riders as he goes round one of the posts. CU. Instructor looking on. GV. Police riding in two lines down and passed either side of the camera.
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VIVIAN LEIGH FIGHTS TO SAVE ST. JAMES THEATRE
GV. Sub super scene, exterior of St. James Theatre, London. SV. Wording outside "St. James Theatre." SV. Two people walking up stairs inside the theatre to the stalls. Angle shot of the entrance to the gallery and the upper circle. SV. Woman walking into stage door, she shakes hands with the stage door keeper. Angle shot of stage door sign. SCU. Vivian Leigh (Lady Olivier) wearing dark glasses steps from her car to go to friend's house. SV. Sir Laurence Olivier leaving by back entrance and getting into taxi. CU. Camera pans as Vivian Leigh walks between the press photographers into the house. LV. Mr Fenston and Vivian Leigh outside the front door. Vivian Leigh turns and smiles at the cameras. CU. Madame Foire de Henriquez, sculptress, outside house. She arranged the meeting between Felix Fenston and Vivian Leigh. Felix Fenston and Vivian Leigh walking down road together. SV. They cross the road and Vivian Leigh gets into Mr Fenston's car. Vivian Leigh is trying to persuade Mr Fenston, new owner of the building to keep the theatre.
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STATION DEMOLITION IN BERLIN
Berlin, Democratic Republic of Germany (East Germany).
Sup-super scene and general view showing the derelict Lehrter Bahnhof station in Berlin. Angle shot of German eagle insignia in the derelict brickwork. GV. Inside the derelict station showing it overgrown with weeds and only the framework of the roof left. GV. Station, showing indicator boards on left of picture. SCU. Indicator board. CU. Man with sticks of dynamite in his hand. CU. He places two sticks into hole in the wall. SV. He pushes the dynamite sticks further into the wall with a stick. SCU. Woman who is in charge of the demolition squad tying the fuses together. LV. Demolition team placing the dynamite round one corner of the station. SV. Man pushes plunger to detonate explosion. GV. Part of the station crumbles at the explosion amidst clouds of dust.
BRITISH TOURISTS IN MOSCOW
Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union (USSR).
GV. Camera pans as AA road service van passes camera and goes into back view travelling towards Moscow. Travel shot of AA van following other cars along the road towards Moscow. Travel shot of same. Travel shot, camera pans from British press correspondence who is driving the car across to monument of the founder of Moscow, Yuri Dolgoruky. Angle shot of the monument. SV. Press correspondent's car drawn up by the side of the monument. Daily Express correspondent Miss Pat Smyllie getting out of car. Pat has a camera and takes photographs of the city. Travel shot, AA van driving through Moscow. Travel shot and close up of shot of Pat Smyllie driving car. GV. AA van backing into the parking place for British cars at the Hotel Metropole, Bolshoi Theatre seen in background. SV. Farmers Mr Michael Eden and Mr William Jackson getting out of their Landrover which is parked outside the hotel. CU. One of the farmers. SV. One of the farmers and a press man having points explained to them by a Russian.