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  • Short Summary

    Mrs. Leyel, organiser of the Golden Ballot, presents the prizes to the lucky winners.

  • Description

    Intertitle: "THE LUCKY ONES. Mrs. C. F. Leyel - organiser - acts 'the Fairy Godmother' to the fortunate winners of the big prizes in the Golden Ballot."

    C/U of Mrs. Leyel, dressed in a luxurious fur coat, presenting a cheque to a man in a flat cap standing on his doorstep - they shake hands and he returns inside.

    C/U of Mrs. L. presenting a cheque to another man standing at the bottom of the steps to his house, two men in bowler hats watch the ceremony. C/U of the young man, he wears glasses and is leaning on crutches. He holds up his cheque to the camera.

    C/U of Mrs. L. presenting a small box wrapped in tissue paper to a young woman standing by the porch to her house. The woman unwraps the box and opens it. Mrs. L. takes a pearl necklace out of the box and fastens it around the woman's neck.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    208.31
    Media URN:
    21459
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:33:00 / 01:37:29:00
    Canister:
    G 657

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Mrs C F Leyel" is Hilda Leyel, (AKA Mrs Carl Leyel).

    The Golden Ballot described here raised monies for ex-servicemen and for hospitals.

    Newspapers of the era report that the first prize was £2500, a pretty good sum at a time when the average annual wage was around £350.

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