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    Material relating to newsreel story "Festival Afloat" - 59/59.

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    Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Festival Afloat" 59/59.

    Maidenhead River Festival, Berkshire. Mute version of newsreel story (see record for film id 1589.23). Plus lots of extra shots: various shots canoeists in rapids near weir. Various shots beefcakes and glamour girls in swimwear on pleasure craft. More shots crowds and boats.

    Various shots of people standing outside Skindles Restaurant. M/S of sign on building "Skindles Restaurant". M/S of two men climbing out of car, parked outside Skindles Restaurant. L/S of policeman directing traffic. G/V of River Thames, pan across other side to show building. M/S of sign "Maidenhead River Festival". Various shots of people seated in tea garden having refreshments. M/S of people outside Restaurant.

    Various shots of "Miss Thames 1959" Beauty Contests. Various shots contestants in swimwear and judges. Pan along line of judges, then to a Silver Rose Bowl. C/U of winner Barbara Smith of Walthamstow, she receives crown Rose Bowl. Two shots of judges applauding. Various shots of guests and judges talking at formal dinner. Travelling shot from boat moving up Thames. M/S of Beauty Queen waving from decorated float.

    Note: some old records originally had can references: 59/59 O and 59/59 N. Also note in old records says "from TV commercials".

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    Film ID:
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    Selected originals
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:45:00 / 01:48:19:00
    59/59 C (Selected Originals)

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  1. jamied says

    "canoeists in rapids near weir." - that's Boulter's Weir, on Ray Mill Island.

    "Barbara Smith of Walthamstow, she receives crown Rose Bowl" - she's given the Bowl by Miss World 1958, Penelope Anne Coelen.

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