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    Out takes (cuts, rushes) for story featured in CP 662 - quintessential "Swinging '60s" material.

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    Unedited material (cuts, rushes, out takes) from CP 662 - SWINGING BRITAIN. The original story is also on Pathe Master tape *PM0421*.

    Facade of "Lady Jane's Birdcage" - a groovy 1960s clothes shop. A woman looks at the window display. C/U of items in the window, hats etc. Carnaby Street, people walk along the pavements. C/U on two men with long hair and big collared shirts. Pan down to show their clothes. C/U of Carnaby Street sign. C/U of Union Jack flag flying above a shop called "Donis". C/U of front page of Daily Mirror. Headline is: "Swinging! A charter for the Teenagers". Facade of Biba. Shoppers enter and leave the shop. C/U of the sign above the door: "Biba". Red double decker buses drive past the shop. People stand at a bus stop. Interior of Biba. Women look at clothes including bright orange hats with holes cut out of them. One of the woman tries on a hat. Facade of shop "Bus Stop".

    People crowd around the front of a shop which sells military uniforms (in Portobello Road). A woman puts a record on an old wind-up gramophone outside the shop. A young boy in a Union Jack tee shirt stands behind a stall selling hats. Customers try on various hats. A woman sits outside a shop in a large hat reading a newspaper. An antiques stall. Two girls walk towards the camera. Trafalgar Square - the National Gallery. C/U of one of the lions, covered with cloth. A group of people stand in front of the lion looking at newspapers. One of the group could be Yoko Ono. Three people sit on the edge of one of the fountains while a friend takes their photograph. Two of the group are barefoot. C/U of the guy taking the photograph - he is wearing a colourful embroidered jacket. The three by the fountain have scarves and flowers in their hair. One of the women and the man look at each other lovingly. C/U of a notebook, looks like algebra written on the page - difficult to see. Pages are turned. C/U of woman in sunglasses (Yoko Ono?). Woman in a park in a Bob Dylan dress. Men sunbathing on towels look at the woman. Continued.

    Woman rolls up her towel and puts it in a basket. She then runs off. Woman putting on the Bob Dylan dress. Woman unfolding the dress - it is made of paper. She cuts a strip off the bottom to make it shorter. She puts on the dress. Woman sunbathes. She takes off another paper dress which has an eye on the front. She throws it away. Several shots of her lying in the sun in her bikini. C/U of very peaky looking man drinking from a plastic cup with a straw. Unfolding the dress (she keeps dropping it accidentally). C/U of young man lying down on a towel to sunbathe. Woman walks through the park in her dress. Looks like this is shot beside the Serpentine in Hyde Park. More taking off the dress shots.

    Groovy, hippy band play instruments and dance around wildly in front of an open air sound system. It is the 117 Group - led by Keith Albarn. Girls dance around madly. People in strange costumes run around. Orange smoke billows out around the dancers. Arms are waved wildly in abandonment! Strange costumed people walk through a weird constructed environment. More dancing as they are beckoned from the undergrowth. A couple enter a nightclub. A band plays on stage - it's the Intro Group (Barney J. Barnes and the Intro), a sign above them reads: "Speakeasy". Guests give their names to a man who sits behind a coffin. The walls are painted with psychedelic colours and patterns. A mural on an outside wall has the words: "Love is all you need" incorporated in the design. C/U of painted bee. C/U of a sign which reads: "Chapel of Rest"- presumably at the club seen before. In London's Scotch Club a waiter in a spotty shirt serves drinks to a group of hip dudes. The group chat. One of the group is a Disc Jockey (DJ) - David Symonds. The others are staff from Intro Magazine, including editor Marge Ferguson (in cream suit and blue dangle earrings).

    Note: excellent "Swinging Sixties" or "Swinging London" material. Documentation file exists for edited film CP 662.

    Note: The esteemed film researcher Jack Amos says that the woman in sunglasses IS Yoko Ono. Howard agrees. I'll take their word for it!

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    Colour pictorials cuts out takes
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:02:00 / 01:31:57:00
    CP 662 Cuts

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