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  • Short Summary

    Cuts from newsreel 49/48 - fashions and crowds at Royal Ascot, Berkshire.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown or unclear.

    Cuts from newsreel 49/48 - Royal Ascot, Berkshire.

    Various shots of fashionably-dressed people wandering about at the races. A miserable man selling carnation buttonholes manages a grin for the camera. M/S of normally-dressed women spectators. C/U of girl in fashionable feathered hat and fur-trimmed coat. An Indian man in top hat helps an Indian woman with her sari.

    Various more shots of fashionable people and toffs wandering about the stand. Women in picture hats. General views of crowds in the stand. Elevated view of group of male toffs looking through binoculars. Funny shots of 'normal' people jigging along as they enter the grounds, carrying parasols and wearing crepe-paper hats - look like they're having fun.

    L/S of open carriage bringing King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) to the races, followed by Prince Philip with Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret in another royal carriage. More fashions. General views panning across the stand and course showing crowds and marquees.

    Brief section of pixilated picture from 01:56:54 to 01:57:00 (looks like ghost in telecine machine). More footage of royal coaches. L/S of horses in race. C/U of young woman in straw hat trimmed with grapes pretending to watch horses through binoculars. C/U of the same girl.

    Good for showing high fashion of 1949.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:32:00 / 01:59:42:00
    UN 2137 H

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