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  • Short Summary

    An elegant Lady Bailey christens a Tiger Moth aircraft destined for South Africa.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "To The "Cape" in a "Moth". Lady Bailey christens the "Johannesburg Star" in which Capt. Bentley is to attempt a lone flight from London to Cape Town."

    Stag Lane Aerodrome

    M/S Lady Bailey breaks a wine bottle against the aeroplane's propeller watched by a small group of people. She steps back quickly to avoid being splashed. She accepts a bouquet from Captain Bailey. They pose smiling with other guests in front of the plane. Action shot of the Tiger Moth taxiing and taking off from a bumpy field. It turns and flies in front of the camera several times.

    Note: Lady Bailey is a picture of fashionable elegance.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    694.25
    Media URN:
    33297
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:02:00 / 01:45:33:00
    Canister:
    G 1425

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