• Short Summary

    The Duke of Edinburgh, in a gay, informal mood, was chief guest at the Lord Taverners' annual ball, November 16, at Grosvenor House, London.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Programme cover "The Lord Taverner's Ball.
    0.03

    2.
    SV PAN Duke of Edinburgh arrives, greeted by Ronny Waldman and wife.
    0.09

    3.
    LV The Duke buys tickets for tombola
    0.13

    4.
    SV PAN The Duke and Mrs. Hampton walk to tombola table.
    0.19

    5.
    SCU Duke unrolls tickets, finds a winning number.
    0.33

    6.
    LV The Duke receives prize, a cricketer's mug.
    0.36

    7.
    CU Prizes of Tombola stand.
    0.38

    8.
    CU Ditto.
    0.41

    9.
    LV Duke looking at prizes
    0.46

    10.
    LV Duke looking at prizes.
    0.48

    11.
    STV PAN Richard Hearne first away followed by Godfrey Evans, and Freddy Mills.
    0.57

    12.
    STV Race in progress, drivers try to obstruct each other.
    1.02

    13.
    CU The Duke laughing.
    1.07

    14.
    SCU Bernard Braden and Ronnie Waldman.
    1.10

    15.
    TV Drivers wedged in archway.
    1.18

    16.
    STV PAN Richard Hearne winning.
    1.21

    17.
    SCU Jack Hawkins and wife.
    1.24

    18.
    SV Duke congratulates Richard Hearne on winning.
    1.28

    19.
    TV Dancing in progress.
    1.32

    20.
    SCU Kenneth More dancing solo.
    1.37

    21.
    SV Brian Robertson and partner.
    1.40

    22.
    CTV The ball in progress.
    1.45



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Duke of Edinburgh, in a gay, informal mood, was chief guest at the Lord Taverners' annual ball, November 16, at Grosvenor House, London.

    Well-known personalities from the stage, cinema and television, joined in the hilarity of "party games".

    Patron and 12th man f the Lord Taverner', the Duke was the first to buy tickets at the tombola stand. Taking ten for GBP1, he won - with his last ticket, - a half-pint tankard, engraved with names of English cricketers.

    A "motor-race", on small lawn-mower engine powered cars followed, with racing drivers Jack Brabham and Roy Salvadori lining up against a team of amateurs including cricketer, Godfrey Evans, film star, Richard Green, (T.V.'s "Robin Hood"), ex-champion boxer, Freddy Mills, n "Mr. Pastry", comedian Dickie Hearne. By fair means or foul, it was a win for "Mr. Pastry", who was garlanded with a laurel wreath by Prince Philip. Falling flat on his back, the slap-stick comedian rose to be kissed on both check by the Royal visitor -- a spontaneous gesture which caught the gaiety of the evening. British film star, Kenneth More, caused much amusement with his version of the "cha-cha-cha".

    Lord Taverners', a club comprised of well-known personalities, raises money for charity. It takes its title from a public house of the same name on Lord's Cricket Ground.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAAPEXTH2LRLKKADS3L5Q02R0D
    Media URN:
    VLVAAAPEXTH2LRLKKADS3L5Q02R0D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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