Material relating to the Newsreel story "Nepal - Coronation of King in Mahendra" 56/38
Selected Originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Nepal -Coronation of King in Mahendra" 56/38
Kathmandu, Nepal, India.
GV. King Mahendra and Queen Lakshmi Devi of Nepal taking their seat on the Cobra throne. MS. Closer shot of King Mahendra and Queen Lakshmi. MS. King and Queen with an official placing coins on the floor in front of them. GV. Crowd. MS. Crowd of women with children.
GV. Troops marching pan from troops to see Elephant with procession following behind. SV. Dignitaries passing in a Howdah GV. Pan from elephant with Howdah to see other elephants behind. SV. Dignitaries passing in Howdah. GV. Rear view of elephant moving through crowds. GV. Pan from troops to see Elephant GV. Elephant carrying the elaborately decorated Royal Howdah sinks down onto it's knees.
SV. King Mahendra SV. King Mahendra climbing into the Howdah. SV. Tilt from the Elephants tusks to see the King and Queen seated in the Royal Howdah. GV. Pan from Elephant to see the King and Queen travelling behind surrounded by crowds. GV. Tilt up from crowd to Royal couple. GV. Rear View of the Royal Elephant as huge crowds follow.
GV. Officials in uniform. SV. The bearded old Nepalese generals with plumed hats. GV. Dignitaries in uniform seated and being served with cigarettes. GV. King Mahendra seated and chatting to the Queen. MS. Pan from the King to the Cobra throne. MS. Officers in plumed hats. MS. King Mahendra.
GV. Officials including the Earl of Scarborough under a canopy. SV. The Earl of Scarborough standing next to the deputy Chinese Premier, Ulan Fu. Ms. Officials. CU. The Earl of Scarborough. MS. The Earl of Scarborough chatting with a dignitary in plumed hat. MS. Man in elaborate uniform.
GV. Tilt down Temple to the mass below. GV. Pan from square to the temple. Tilt down Temple with the mass below. SV. Crowd. CU. Man in crowd. CU. Crowd. GV. Crowd. MS. Men elaborate headresses carrying caskets. MS. A Group of musicians. CU. Dignitary in plumed hat. MS. Group of Indian musicians with drummer in foreground. SV. Horse and carriage. SV. Climbing out of the carriage.
(Lavender) (Uncut Neg "B") (Orig "E")
Amendment August 2011:
A user wrote in asking that it is clarified here that Nepal is quite different India and so the note section"Nepal, India." is misleading.