• Short Summary

    Japanese Crown Prince Akihito announces engagement then plays tennis with fiancee.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Tokyo. Royal Romance Thrills Japs".

    Tokyo, Japan.

    LV Japanese Crown Prince Akihito leaving the royal palace after announcement of engagement. CU Japanese children waving flags. CU Fiancee Michiko Shoda. CU Pan, two Japanese women walking along street reading newspaper headlines. SV People in street looking at large picture of the couple.

    CU Large picture of the couple in tennis outfit. CU Pan: Crown Prince Akihito walking onto tennis court carrying racquet. SV Towards Crown Prince and Michiko walking onto the tennis court together. LV The couple standing at net talking to other players. CU Cake presented to them with the wording "Congratulations to Prince Akihito and Miss M. Shoda". SV Pan: the couple walking onto the court to start game. SV Pan: Michiko taking her place on the court. LV Crown Prince serving. LV Crown Prince in play pan to Michiko playing. CU Pan: as Michiko changes end. SV Michiko serving. LV Michiko in play. CU Pan: Crown Prince in play. CU Pan: Michiko walks past camera followed by the Crown Prince.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1563.13
    Media URN:
    50186
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:48:00 / 01:30:27:00
    Canister:
    58/100

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