• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell - investiture at Buckingham Palace, a streamlined train in Chicago, society wedding in London, printing works on fire, and beautiful feet contest at Margate.

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    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - 'Buckingham Palace' (London). L/S of a large crowd of people stood along the Mall. King Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor) is driven up in a car and enters the gates of Buckingham Palace for the investiture ceremony. Various shots of high ranking military men emerging from the gates after the ceremony.

    Intertitle - 'Chicago' (America, USA). M/S of streamlined train as it sets off from Cleveland. M/S of its wheels, M/S as it speeds along the track. M/S of silver service dinner on board. Good M/S of a barman shaking a cocktail. C/U of the train's wheels, C/U low angle as the train passes the camera.

    Intertitle - 'St. George's, Hanover Square' (London). L/S of St. George's church tower, the camera pans down to the canopy stretching out of the door. The occasion is the wedding of the Honourable David Brand to the Honourable Imogen Reece. M/S as crowds gather and a car draws up outside. Guests get out and enter the church. M/S as crowds gather around the bridal car as Imogen gets out and enters. M/S of the couple posing after the ceremony, and getting into the car. Crowds watch as the car drives away. The parents and guests shake hands.

    Intertitle - 'London.' M/S of a printing works on fire in Farringdon street, M/S as the firemen stand at the top of extendable ladders and fight the blaze, the camera pans across them.

    Intertitle - 'Margate' (Kent). M/S of girls walking alongside the swimming pool in a 'beautiful feet' contest. M/S as one girl rubs her feet after she has been in the pool. They walk along with numbers on their swimsuits. M/S as the they stick their feet out front and back for the judges, and walk along. C/U as the camera pans across the feet, M/S as the girls wave them about. M/S of the three winners together, the people watching applaud.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:49:00 / 01:42:54:00

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