• Short Summary

    Beautiful scenes of Sicily including al fresco restaurants and a grass-hut holiday camp.

  • Description

    Sicily, Italy.

    L/S of Mazzaro Bay; M/Ss of people eating at an open air restaurant of a hotel in Taormina. Interesting C/U of a road mirror that shows a view of the road and town in reverse as three people on a scooter drive past.

    L/S of a tourist bus parked at Cartel Mola, a point on the island which is 4000 ft above sea level; a cafe in the square has a sun-terrace on the roof. Various shots of the ruins of a Roman theatre; Mount Etna can be seen in the background. M/S of Italian (?) tourists as a man takes a photograph.

    M/S of a Roman soldier puppet as commentator talks of the local art of puppetry. M/S of a woman looking at souvenirs outside shops in the Courso Umberto; C/U of carved and painted panels showing battles of Sicily; M/S of a small painted cart which the area is famous for.

    In Taormina, we see another female tourist looking at a large cart with carved and painted panels. Another woman in a ludicrous straw hat looks at the feathered plumes of a horse's head-dress and costume. Several shots show two Italian girls wearing 200-year-old costumes from a museum; they walk about a pretty mountaintop garden and look rather embarrassed.

    Various shots of Club Meditterane, a holiday camp at Cefalu. Instead of chalets they have grass rush huts, and the visitors all eat outside at communal tables with large umbrellas. M/Ss of people eating spaghetti at a table; one couple are in swimming gear. Another couple recline on the scrubby grass by the huts. A girl in a patterned bikini rubs sun lotion into her chest while lying on a wall by the sea. People are gathered around a grass-hut bar under it's sunshade; it looks very hot. L/S of the camp with the sea beyond.
    Note: I am unable to find definitive spellings for some of the locations in this story. Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:47:00 / 01:49:21:00
    CP 352

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