• Short Summary

    Foods of the World feast - pizza, hot dog, fish and chips & caviar, all served in the same room.

  • Description

    London.

    M/S of two men dressed one as a German farmer and the other as gondolier. C/U shot of a man's face with fur Cossack's hat on, followed by C/U shot of a dark skinned man wearing turban. L/S of a line of people in different costumes being inspected by a man in suit.

    M/S of a made up street market stall with several dishes on. Sign reads: "Southend on Sea - Cockles Welks". A man comes and starts preparing shellfish. Cut to high angle C/U shot of a great looking tray filled with different cakes. Man in chef's whites and hat takes it to another stand called "Le Bistro". Several shots of great food of different origins.

    London's Mount Royal Hotel has staged in its restaurant a world food feast. Restaurant staff have organised the stalls, made food and dressed to match it.

    M/S of a woman in fur getting fish and chips served in newspaper. C/U shot of woman eating. M/S of a chef making another portion of fish and chips and giving it to a couple who start eating. High angle C/U shot of a plate with caviar on toast. C/U shot of a woman eating caviar. She washes it down with Smirnoff vodka.

    High angle C/U shot of bottles of white wine being cooled on ice. On German stall, waiter in traditional costume pours wine into glasses. M/S of two men drinking the wine. On West Indies stall lovely hostess, Amy Spence from Jamaica, serves punch. C/U shot of a crocodile smoking a cigarette (stall decoration!). Several shots of the stalls and people enjoying different food. American hot dogs, British cockles, Spanish Chorizo, Scottish beef...

    Note: Combined print for this story is missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    87.01
    Media URN:
    1415
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:25:00 / 01:03:18:00
    Canister:
    CP 218

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