• Short Summary

    Item provides a brief history of astrology and other star constellations.

  • Description

    Note: Probably filmed in the Pathe studio.

    Full titles read: "STAR TURN"

    Diagrammatical shots of the a picture of the Earth revolving around the Sun. Numerous diagrams of the signs of the Zodiac in the night sky. The commentator says that these signs '.. form the basis for what we know today as astrology."

    L/S' and M/S's of a fortune teller sitting in front of a glass ball placing cards out in front of her. More diagrammatical shots of various star charts and drawing of the 'Plough'. Various shots of actors performing the story about Queen Berenices of Egypt who had her long locks of hair cut off in the hope that her husband would return from battle safely. Drawing of the Coma Berenices, the name of the star constellation named after her.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1264.13
    Media URN:
    42472
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:26:00 / 01:23:55:00
    Canister:
    NSP 137

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