• Short Summary

    What goes on behind the scenes at a big fight? British Paramount News attends the?

  • Description

    USA: New York: Madison Square Garden:
    EXT/NIGHT
    Night scenes of Madison Square Garden / sign "Madison Square Garden.. Louis - Lewis Fight tonight" / announcer Bill Slater arriving

    INT
    V iew of ring / Gloves being put on Joe Louis / John Barrymore & wife Elaine at ringside / G-man (secret service) and J. Edgar Hoover (Director of the FBI) / Colonel Kilpatrick & Sonja Henie (Norwegian actress and figure skater) / Herbert Swope & Gene Tunney (boxer) / Stanton Griffis and Mrs. Durant / Bill Slater climbing into seat

    Lewis being introduced "John Henry Lewis"... pan to Louis being introduced "and the Heavyweight Champion, Joe Louis"...Louis does little dance / fighters in ring for instruction / Louis and Lewis walk back to seats & come out fighting / Bill Slater talks / Lewis knocked down for first time for count of two / Bill Slater talks / Lewis thru' ropes for second time for count of three / Slater talks / Lewis down for third time....referee stops fight / Louis announced as winner / Slater interviewing Louis in his dressing room

    Sound Effects. Bill Slater apologises for not being able to show actual fight pictures owing to the Federal Law, but gives account of the 2 min. 29 secs. of fighting.

    Slater interviews Louis & Louis says that he will fight Galanto, Lou Noble, Maxie Baer or who-ever else is picked for him.

    Sport; Boxing; Camera Effects; Joe Louis Barrow (1914-1981), John Henry Lewis; Ethnic Minorities; United States of America; Self-Reference
    Background: What goes on behind the scenes at a big fight? British Paramount News attends the Louis-Lewis fight bout, a big night for sporting New York.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACQ4WWT2DSX1496LOXYX9PWQF2
    Media URN:
    VLVACQ4WWT2DSX1496LOXYX9PWQF2
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1939
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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