• Short Summary

    Artist and antique dealer Ron Alderson paints his taxi in an ornate fashion.

  • Description

    Chelsea, London.

    Various shots of artist and antique dealer Ron Alderson in a side street, painting the outside of a taxi with an ornate design. There is a cameo of Horace Walpole on the side and the whole bottom half of the taxi is covered in a quilted pattern reminiscent of a State coach.

    Several C/Us of features on the cab, such as a radiator cap that looks like a baron's coronet. Ron gets into the taxi and drives about in it.

    Note: press cutting and notes on file.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1317.25
    Media URN:
    43588
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:03:00 / 01:41:03:00
    Canister:
    NP 450

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Ron Alderson" in text and tags should read Roy Alderson.

    Here's an original photo of Roy's taxi from 1953.....

    www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-ph
    oto/artist-roy-alderson-and-the-old-lon
    don-taxi-which-he-has-news-photo/3352848

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