• Short Summary

    Colorful Frenchman Gaston Henry - Haye former French Ambassador to USA and one time Mayor of Versailles holds a ceremony for the fun of it at his farm near Haartebeeste poorte dam to the West of Pretoria, he invites pretty girls to tread his grapes to make wine, not for sale only for pleasure.

  • Description


    Baccus, dressed up airline manager, steals some grapes from pergolas, for cut in.



    Natives gather grapes for the pressing.



    Procession starts from his swimming pool up high, band, Baccus and Girls,



    ditto and girls passing camera.



    They all dance round a barrel of wine. several shots.



    Baccus supervises washing of the feet.



    The girls tread the grapes. several shots.



    Last few feet, host Haye and one of the girls try the new wine that they pressed.



    End. Haye is the man with hat and is very shy of camera.




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    Background: Colorful Frenchman Gaston Henry - Haye former French Ambassador to USA and one time Mayor of Versailles holds a ceremony for the fun of it at his farm near Haartebeeste poorte dam to the West of Pretoria, he invites pretty girls to tread his grapes to make wine, not for sale only for pleasure.

    The heat was terrific, it is overcast with rain coming, in fact a drizzle started immediately they had finished. The party went on late into the night, many came from Johannesburg some 50 miles distant just to enjoy the sight and sample hospitality.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6YR1WA3RIJB9V256QBY7DEC24
    Media URN:
    VLVA6YR1WA3RIJB9V256QBY7DEC24
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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