• Short Summary

    High jinks and frivolity at Cambridge University's quirky Granta Ball.

  • Description

    Cambridge University, Cambridgeshire.

    Various shots of Cambridge University college buildings. Various night shots of students in evening dress arriving at Granta Ball, they arrive by horse drawn carriage driven by a big head. As they enter they hand over iron ticket which is cut by blow torch.

    Some of the students are in fancy dress, one is dressed as Harpo Marx. The students walk up some steps, a man dressed as a Regency page sprays with them insecticide.

    Various good shots of Granta ballroom. Various quirky things are happening on the dance floor: the organising committee eat dinner in middle of the dancers, a man in a gorilla suit causes havoc, a girl has a bubble bath and a piano is smashed up.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1371.10
    Media URN:
    44902
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:06:00 / 01:15:24:00
    Canister:
    NP 249

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