• Short Summary

    Although it's called the Schoolboy's Own Exhibition, this annual event draws plenty of schoolgirls, and parents.

  • Description

    LONDON, UK (DECEMBER 29, 1958) (REUTERS)

    SHOT SCHOOLBOYS, EXTERIOR EARLS COURT.
    G.V. RAF PROVOST.
    G.S. TWO BOYS CLIMBING INTO COCKPIT.
    C.U. HANDS MOVING CONTROLS.
    SHOT PEOPLE PAN TO ROAD AND RAIL.
    SHOT TRAIN INTO STATION
    SHOT CARS AT JUNCTION.
    SHOT CARS UP AND DOWN ROAD.
    SHOT RACING CAR.
    C.U. COLIN CHAPMAN.
    SHOT CHILDREN WATCHING PETS CORNER EXTERIOR
    SHOT MOUSE MOVING IN BASKET.
    SHOT WYATT EARP EXTERIOR COVERED WAGON.
    SHOT INDIANS IN BACKGROUND.
    SHOT WYATT EARP SHOOTING DEMONSTRATION
    SHOT INDIAN FALLING.
    SHOT MILK BAR.
    SHOT COWBOY AND CHILDREN THROUGH SWING DOOR.
    G.V. GROUP AT BAR.

    Initials S-D/CW M.R./R.L.
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
    Background: Although it's called the Schoolboy's Own Exhibition, this annual event draws plenty of schoolgirls, and parents. This year the exhibition moved to Earls Court and Visnews was there Dec. 29 to film some of the exhibits which continue to draw bigger crowds every year.

    For the boys - and girls - who dream of flashing through the sky in jet planes there's an RAF Provost jet trainer - just one of the 'live' exhibits provided by the three Services. The Army had a bridge 'blowing-up' session every twenty minutes with a 6 ft. scale model. The exhibition organisers asked the sappers to calm their enthusiasm -- the asbestos scenery was almost wrecked by one explosion.

    Model enthusiasts had paradise on earth with the British Transport Commission's road and rail lay-out. Trains, lorries and ships travelled round the realistic harbour.

    Racing fanatics weren't forgotten. Colin Chapman, racing driver, was on hand to describe a Lotus car and sign autograph books.

    Gun tot in' sons of the Wild West had a chance to parley with Wyatt Earp, legendary Sheriff of Dodge City, and get the low-down on shooting-up Injuns. All this is thirsty work; so if you want a slug of milk and a yarn with your pardner there's a Wild West saloon.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADXLSKJHMRBOP61TZ1M1X2M41Q
    Media URN:
    VLVADXLSKJHMRBOP61TZ1M1X2M41Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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