• Short Summary

    A documentary about Winston Churchill as a painter.

  • Description

    Documentary based on Winston Churchill's book "Painting as a Pastime."

    Reel 2 - Passages are read from Churchill's book. He extols the virtues of having a hobby. Various shots of people at work and enjoying their leisure time. A large number of Churchill's paintings are seen on display in his home. Men are seen leaving a factory. Commuters walk across a bridge. Athletics, sunbathing, time at the beach, angling, sailing, eating snails, travel, holidays, etc. are all seen as ways of relaxing the mind.

    We are told how lucky people are who love their work. Churchill believes that it is those who take pleasure in their work who may well be most in need of having hobbies. More shots illustrating hobbies such as stamp collecting, fishing, golf, making crazy sculptures (this looks like the work of Roland / Rowland Emett), skiing, curling, etc.

    Artist Mr Paul Maze speaks of his friendship with Churchill and of his respect for his work.

    C/U of an early Churchill painting and various shots of other paintings by Churchill. Shots of various artists and children being given art lessons. A beatnik type artist threads a paintbrush into his beard. Small child has fun with paints.

    Actress Merle Oberon speaks of how Churchill introduced her to painting in Monaco.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2839.05
    Media URN:
    82695
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:08:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:30:00 / 01:40:00:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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