• Short Summary

    At Ascot winter quarters, Nov. 26, trainers and animals of the Bertram Mills Circus were busy with preparations for the forthcoming Christmas show at Olympia, London.

  • Description

    1.
    GV. Horses, ponies, zebras in ring with trainer, T. Gindel
    0.06

    2.
    TOP V. DITTO
    0.12

    3.
    TV. Stop in centre of ring
    0.16

    4.
    SIDE V. Giving horse sugar
    0.19

    5.
    CU. Girl watches
    0.22

    6.
    LV. Dogs on boxes with trainer, Phylis Salan
    0.26

    7.
    SV. Dog skipping
    0.30

    8.
    CU. DITTO
    0.33

    9.
    SV. Marina, poodle hops round
    0.36

    10.
    CU. Marina begs
    0.38

    11.
    SV. Dogs following in line
    0.45

    12.
    CU. DITTO
    0.49

    13.
    SV. People watch
    0.51

    14.
    CU. Elephants turning
    0.56

    15.
    CU. Man watching
    0.58

    16.
    CU. Girl watches
    0.59

    17.
    LV. Elephant spinning
    1.03

    18.
    LV. Clown making up
    1.07

    19.
    CU. DITTO
    1.10

    20.
    LV. Men polishing lanterns
    1.15

    21.
    SV. Ringmaster Tony Yelding puts on topper
    1.20

    22.
    LV. Elephant in Land-Rover
    1.24

    23.
    SV. DITTO
    1.28

    24.
    SV. PAN..animals trot past
    1.34



    Initials KJ/V/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At Ascot winter quarters, Nov. 26, trainers and animals of the Bertram Mills Circus were busy with preparations for the forthcoming Christmas show at Olympia, London.

    A last grooming for the zebras, and off they go to join horses and ponies in a spectacular act, while poodle Marina, sporting a kilt, walks daintily around the ringside.

    The lanterns of the gala coach are getting their last polish in the saddle-room, and ringmaster Tony Yelding, watched by billy the clown, tries on his elegant top hat.

    Elephant Lakshmi has recently passed her driving test. Proudly she sits down in a Land-Rover, manipulating the steering wheel with her trunk. A sceptical llama, looking on quietly, has its doubts about what would happen if Lakshmi decided to take the road.

    Training is rigorous, and much skill and patience go into it for a long time, until the day when thousands of jubilant children make the circus people feel that once again it has been well worth the trouble.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE3CTIFGI49M9JXRKLMNJZDX4C
    Media URN:
    VLVAE3CTIFGI49M9JXRKLMNJZDX4C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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