• Short Summary

    Gracie Fields opens a sale of handicrafts made by disabled men at Smethwick.

  • Description

    Titles read: "OUR GRACIE OPENS SALE OF DISABLED MEN'S HANDICRAFT AT SMETHWICK".

    Smethwick, West Midlands.

    Various shots of singer Gracie Fields at the opening of a sale of handicrafts made by disabled men (servicemen?). Crowds of people stand around the building where the sale is to be held. Gracie is holding what looks like a tea cosy in the shape of a cottage and poses with a woman in a mayoral chain - Lady Mayoress of Smethwick? The crowds press around Gracie as she walks back to her car; she stands on the running board so they can all catch a glimpse of her before getting inside.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    953.59
    Media URN:
    16287
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:04:00 / 01:52:25:00
    Canister:
    38/12

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