• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell includes - a mud brawl, snow ploughs at work, schoolgirls presenting ensign on the "Queen Mary" and Kate Kennedy Day at St. Andrew's University.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - 'St. Andrews' (Scotland) - M/S of a male student dressed as Kate Kennedy who founded the University, he has a big pointed hat and plaits, and is accompanied by someone playing her uncle, Bishop Kennedy. A student dressed as St. Andrew carries the Scottish cross followed by others dressed as important figures from Scottish history. All women's roles are played by men. The student playing Kate gets in carriage with bishop after greeting various people. Note: there is a longer version of this item with similar footage called 'Kate Kennedy Day at St. Andrews' in 36/19.

    Intertitle - 'North West Durham' - M/S of a snow plough cutting through the deep snow. M/S of it from the back leaving a wide path. M/S of men using shovels to dig a path through the snowbound roads.

    Intertitle - 'Clydebank' (Scotland) - M/S of the girls from St. Mary's School at Lytham St. Annes walking along the deck of the "Queen Mary", they present an ensign they have made to the ship's captain Sir Edgar Britten, he is not dressed in uniform. C/U profile of his face, M/S of the girls. M/S high angled shot as he unfurls it, M/S of the girls watching, two of them hoist the flag, M/S of it blowing in the wind. M/S of the girls touring the ship.

    Intertitle - 'Goldsboro' (America, USA) - L/S of cars skidding all over one of Pennsylvania's frozen rivers. M/S as one spins continuously. M/S from inside one of the cars as it spins. M/S as two crash into each other.

    Intertitle - 'Los Angeles' (America, USA) - L/S of boys from Los Angeles College involved in a mud brawl, they are all covered in it. Various shots as they wrestle each other. The girls are carried in and dumped in the mud. M/S as a boy and girl kiss.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:33:00 / 01:23:37:00

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