• Short Summary

    Refugees Inara and Mara Jenkevics go to the teenage ball at the Waldorf Hotel in London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Refugee Cinderellas. Two young Latvian refugees arrive with their mother in London.

    Various shots of the two Latvian girls, Inara and Mara Jenkevics disembarking from a German airliner at London Airport (Heathrow). L/S and M/S of the refugee tenements at Memmingen, Bavaria. Interior shot of Mara and Inara preparing and packing their belongings in readiness for their trip to England. C/U Inara cleaning her shoes. C/U Mara folding clothes to put in her case. C/U Mrs Jenkevics. Various shots of Mrs Jenkevics and her two daughters looking at the copy of the 'Daily Mirror' telling of their new life which will begin at the teenage ball in London. Various shots of the Jenkevics family dining in restaurant at London Airport with Daily Mirror representative Noel Whitcomb. Various shots of the girls laughing with Noel.

    Various shots as the girls and their mother enter Norman Hartnell's salon in London. L/S as Noel Whitcomb and Marjorie Proops look on whilst the girls are measured for new clothes and shoes. Pan along the line of shoes and clothes which have been bought for the two girls and their mother. M/S pan from dresses hanging up to the two girls and their mother sitting on the bed in the Waldorf Hotel, surrounded by the clothes bought for them. C/U man announcing the Jenkevics family as they are about to enter the Waldorf ballroom. M/S's pan as the two girls and their mother enter and other guests applaud.

    Various shots of teenagers dancing. M/S's Inara and Mara dancing with their escorts. C/U Mrs Jenkevics looking on happily. Various shots of the girls dancing. M/S Michael Holliday with his wife seated at table. C/U singer Shirley Bassey drinking a toast. M/S Billy Wright with his wife Joy Beverley seated at table. M/S whirling skirts as the jiving begins. M/S a young gentleman from Pathe jiving with Vera Day. C/U pan down Vera Day as she jives. M/S teenagers jiving, M/S's Inara and Mara jiving with their escorts. M/S teenagers jiving. M/S comedian Harry Secombe smiling with his arms around the two girls, he kisses Inara and then Mara after which he gives them a big hug.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:28:00 / 01:25:51:00

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