• Short Summary

    BRITISH POP-SINGER, ATTRACTIVE DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, FLEW INTO LONDON AIRPORT TODAY (FRIDAY) FROM JOHANNESBURG AFTER BEING ORDERED OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Description

    1.
    SV INT..DUSTY ARRIVES AT AIRPORT WITH HER TOURING GROUP
    0.09

    2.
    SV DUSTY WALKING WITH WOMAN ADMIRER
    0.14

    3.
    GV BOARD "PASSPORT CONTROL"
    0.16

    4.
    SCU DUSTY TALKS TO PRESS
    0.21

    5.
    SV & CU DUSTY READING NEWSPAPER (2 SHOTS)
    0.28

    6.
    SV WEIGHING SCALES
    0.30

    7.
    SV TILT UP DUSTY WITH AFRICAN LUGGAGE PORTER
    0.37

    8.
    SV PRESS-CAMERAMEN
    0.38

    9.
    GV BOARD "BOAC-VC 10"
    0.42

    10.
    GV INT..DUSTY BEING INTERVIEWED AFTER ARRIVAL IN LONDON (2 SHOTS) SILENT SCENE
    0.46

    11.
    CU DUSTY BEING INTERVIEWED (SOF)
    1.45


    TRANSCRIPT: INTERVIEWER: "WHY DID YOU HAVE THIS SPECIALLY ANTI- APARTHEID CLAUSE WRITTEN INTO YOUR CONTRACT? DO YOU FEEL STRONGLY POLITICALLY ABOUT THIS?"



    NO, I DON'T KNOW THE FIRST THING ABOUT POLITICS. ALL THAT I KNOW THAT I THINK THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANYBODY, IF THEY WANT TO BUY A TICKET, WHO SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO DO SO. AND THIS IS THE AGREEMENT I WENT UNDER.



    INTERVIEWER: "WHY WAS YOUR CONTRACT DIFFERENT TO PREVIOUS ONES? IT WAS MUCH STRONGER."



    DUSTY: "WELL, I THINK - I MAY WRONG ABOUT THIS - IN THE CASE OF MOST BRITISH ARTISTS WHO'VE BEEN THERE BEFORE, THEY HAVE PLAYED ONE OR TWO SEGREGATED CONCERTS. AND I DIDN'T PARTICULARLY WANT TO DO THAT."



    INTERVIEWER: "YOU WERE DETERMINED NOT TO PLAY ANY SEGREGATED CONCERTS?"



    DUSTY: "YES, I THINK THAT POSSIBLY AGGRAVATED THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE - THE FACT THAT I STIPULATED THE FACT THAT THERE SHOULD BE A CLAUSE TO THIS EFFECT IN THE CONTRACT".



    INTERVIEWER: "IT HAS BEEN PERHAPS OVER-CYNICALLY SUGGESTED THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A GIANT PUBLICITY STUNT."



    DUSTY: "YES, AND THE GENTLEMAN WHO CYNICALLY SUGGESTED IT, IS GOING TO GET A LARGE LAW SUIT SLAPPED ON HIM, TOO."




    Initials AK/V-B/MGT/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITISH POP-SINGER, ATTRACTIVE DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, FLEW INTO LONDON AIRPORT TODAY (FRIDAY) FROM JOHANNESBURG AFTER BEING ORDERED OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA. SHE WAS ASKED TO LEAVE AFTER REFUSING TO PLAY TO SEGREGATED AUDIENCES IN THE REPUBLIC. AT LONDON AIRPORT SHE LEFT THE AIRCRAFT ACCOMPANIED BY HER MANAGER, MR. VIC BILLINGS AND HER ACCOMPANYING GROUP, "THE ECHOES".

    THE SOUTH AFRICA INTERIOR MINISTRY YESTERDAY DENIED THAT MISS SPRINGFIELD WAS BEING DEPORTED AND SAID SHE "CHOSE TO DEFY THE GOVERNMENT AND WAS ACCORDINGLY ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN THE COUNTRY FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY." IT WAS ADDED THAT ON TWO OCCASIONS THE SINGER HAD BEEN ASKED TO OBSERVE THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAY OF LIFE BUT SHE DEFIED THE GOVERNMENT REQUEST AND WAS THEREBY ALLOWED TO REMAIN THE COUNTRY FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY.

    AT LONDON AIRPORT SHE SPOKE TO OUR REPORTER:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA70HZ0QMOIFRT11HHL8QLY50JA
    Media URN:
    VLVA70HZ0QMOIFRT11HHL8QLY50JA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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