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

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    Reel 2. Unedited material (cuts, rushes, out takes) from CP 662 - SWINGING BRITAIN. The original story is also on Pathe Master tape *PM0421*.

    C/U of a door number - 49 - painted on in a groovy typeface. Pan down to show hippy guy sitting on the doorstep with a paint pot. L/S of the front of the house. He walks towards a car and puts his paint pot on the roof. He begins to paint. C/U of him concentrating on his painting, tilt down to show his collection of necklaces.

    M/S of group of young people in Manchester nightclub "The Phonograph". One is a reporter for Intro Magazine. She is interviewing a young couple.

    L/S of man painting designs on a car. C/U of ginger haired boy watching the painting. A group of children watch too - smiling. Low angle shot of a mural painted on the house wall. It incorporates the words "Love is all you need" and a bee.

    M/S of the "happening" - the 117 Group and friends dance around and play instruments. C/U of member of the band who has a painted design on his forehead. Various shots of the hippies dancing. Intro reporter sits on a car bonnet taking notes. Good shots of the crazy abandoned dancing. C/U of man in very strange psychedelic costume. Various shots of hippy girls having their faces painted. Intro photographer takes pictures. C/U of large blue paper flower attached to car windscreen. Men put on psychedelic costumes. Intro reporter takes notes, photographer takes snaps.

    Short shot of archaeological dig. More shots of the car being customised with a painted design. The word "Forty-nine", patterns and a face are painted on the car whilst children watch.

    Interior of London's "Scotch Club".

    C/U of boy wearing "Oxford Circus" T-shirt painting his car. Various shots of car being customised.

    Intro Magazine reporter takes notes. Girl picks up a bucket which contains "Psychedelic Stones". She passes two girls wearing identical spotted dresses unpacking frocks from the back of a car. Another Intro reporter talks to people and takes notes.

    At the Phonograph club a girl DJ spins some discs. Intro reporter 'phones in her report. M/S of man on end of 'phone in Intro office. Various shots in Intro office. C/U of pad with telephone numbers in Newcastle and Manchester. Artwork is examined.

    L/S of "Lord John" shop with painted psychedelic mural on the side. Low angle shot of shop sign: "Domino Male". Pan down to couple looking in shot window. Young couple walk along, the man carries a baby wearing large floppy hat. M/S of woman in groovy striped suit looking into shop window. She goes into shop.

    Various shots of people dancing in Manchester's Phonograph club. Good shots of girl in crochet mini dress and other dancers. C/U of 45 record on a turntable. M/Ss of girl DJ changing record. More dancing.

    Various shots of dancing in a nightclub including C/Us of feet and legs. C/U of band members from the "Intro Group". Various shots of them playing their instruments - drums, guitar, saxophone, etc.

    Great mirror shots of people dancing - shown in a convex mirror.

    Back at the "happening" a man lies under a wooden construction - Intro photographer takes pictures. Various shots of wooden screens being erected in the park, they are painted with psychedelic designs. Intro reporter chats to people and takes notes. Man puts on weird psychedelic mask. Photographer takes shots of the strangely dressed hippies. Girls dance around jumping on blue domes. Keith Albarn (?) is dragged from a pod. Various shots of the weirdo "happening" participants. All very odd and funny in retrospect!

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

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    Film ID:
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    Colour pictorials cuts out takes
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:00:00 / 01:45:57:00
    CP 662 Cuts

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