Material relating to the Newsreel story "Nepal - Coronation of King Mahendra" 56/38
Selected Originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Nepal - Coronation of King in Mahendra" 56/38
Almost identical to the original story contains three extra shots at the beginning. There is no commentary or music
Kathmandu, Nepal, India.
GV. Crowded square. GV. Troops marching in procession pan to Elephant. GV. Men in headresses carrying trunks. GV. Tilt down Temple with the mass below. GV. The King and Queen Lakshmi Devi of Nepal accompanied by various dignitaries walking across the Temple courtyard towards the dais. LV. Massed crowd. SV. The bearded old Nepalese generals with plumed hats
SV. The Earl of Scarborough sitting next to the deputy Chinese Premier Ulan Fu & GV. SV. The King and Queen sitting down at the dais, SV. The Idol of Lord Hanuman. GV. The King being crowned. SV. Minister dignitaries watching. GV. The King and Queen sitting on the Cobra throne.
GV. Elephants lined up outside the temple. GV. Massed crowd watching. SV. The Royal Elephant with the King and Queen in the howdah. rising to its feet. SV. a large crowd of women watching. SV. The Royal Elephant passing the camera with the King acknowledging the crowd clasping his hands. GV. The crowd lining the streets in between the idols. CV. of an Idol's face. GV. of the Royal Elephant passing between the massed crowd.
(Lavender) (Uncut Neg "B") (Orig "E")