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  • Short Summary

    Waiters run around Chiswick Stadium, carrying a glass of drink and a bottle on a tray.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.

    Waiter's Race at Chiswick Stadium (polytechnic ground), London.

    M/S of waiters tying on aprons. M/S of Andre Alhamati, French competitor from Paris, combing hair as another waiter holds mirror. C/U of Alhamati. One waiter pins number on another. M/Ss of competitors pouring glasses of champagne and putting them on trays with the bottles, ready for the start of the race. Waiter removes chewing gum from mouth and puts it on tray to keep a glass in place.

    L/S of start of race. Various shots of the race in progress as the waiters, dressed in traditional waiter's dinner jackets, bow ties and white aprons, run around the track, carrying trays with a bottle and glass of champagne on them. C/U of little girl watching while eating a sweet. C/U as a judge at a table calls waiter over. A waiter leaves the track to serve him a drink. C/U of feet of flat-footed waiter running along. M/S of a waiter threading through other competitors. M/S of crowd.

    M/S of Keri Davies of Glamorgan, head waiter at the Grosvenor House Grill Room, running across the finishing line to win the race. C/U of Davies drinking champagne from the glass he carried around the track and winking at the camera.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:30:00 / 01:35:25:00
    UN 2139 F

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