• Short Summary

    The start of the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

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    Wimbledon, London.

    GV. Crowds assembling and watching tennis personalities arrive at Wimbledon. SV. Cameraman, pan to tennis player Vic Seixas of United States of America with his wife. SCU. Vic Seixas and wife. SV. Tennis stars arriving, one in centre carrying cute bag with keys hanging from it. CU. Woman, pan down to 'key bag'. CU. Bag shaped as a hat, pan up to Mrs Fred Perry. SV. Australian player Lew Hoad arriving with wife Jenny, who also plays at Wimbledon. SV. Cameramen. SCU. Lew Hoad and wife. SV. Fashionable woman with large hat and veil. Side view, fashionable woman with flowered earrings. GV. Roger Becker from Britain and Gordon Lawn Forbes of South Africa playing in court 3. SV. Spectator with hat shaped like a racket. SV. Roger Becker in play. SV. Crowd applauding. SV. Former Wimbledon champion Jaroslav Drobny (Egypt) in play on court 1. Drobny won his game against S. Stockenberg of Sweden. SV. 23-year old Margaret Dixon of Fleetwood, lying in iron lung - she contracted polio when she was 16 and has been brought to Wimbledon to watch tennis because doctors feel it may help her to recover, & SCU. GV. Hoad of Australia plays against Pierre Darmon of France on the centre court. SV. Umpire in his rostrum. SV. Darmon serving to Hoad, Hoad wins point. SV. Crowd applauding. GV. Hoad serving for match point, he wins the game. Both men run to centre of the court and shake hands.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:38:00 / 01:03:57:00

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