• Short Summary

    All except three or so of the Royal Statues erected in the old days at various points in the Fort area of Bombay have been removed to the Albert Museum at Victoria Gardens.

  • Description


    ROLL ONE-EXTACHROME EF FILM TYPE 7242 TUNGSTEN RATED AT ASA 80 USING No.85 FILTER SHOT IN DAYLIGHT
    100 ft

    1.
    Shot at Albert Museum inside Victoria Gardens



    LS Equestrian Statue of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, erected in the Fort area of Bombay in commemoration of the visit of His Royal Highness to India 1875-76 Bombayites call this statue "Kala Ghoda" (Black Horse) and the area in which this was erected is also called by the same name.


    2.
    CS of above - Tilt up from foot and stirrup to face and hands & rein.


    3.
    Shots taken at Fort



    LS at the seat and convoy where Queen Victoria's statue was erected


    4.
    MS of the seat and the canopy


    5.
    Pan from University Clock Tower to the plinth of the statue of Sir Richard Temple, Governor of Bombay (1877-80) situated at one of the Oval.


    6.
    MS Statue of XIth Lord Reay (Donald James Mackey), Governor of Bombay (1885-90) situated at one end of the Oval.


    7.
    Lord Reay - Tilt up from book he is holding to his face.


    8.
    LS of Statue of Lord Sandhurst (William Mansfield, Second Baron) Governor of Bombay 1895-1900 situated at Churhgate end of the Oval.


    9.
    Lord Sandhurst - CS of face showing chipped off nose.


    10.
    CS of tablet mentioning "SANDHURST" etc.


    11.
    Shot of the Oval - Pan to University clock Tower, The Eucharistic Congress was held here and this is one of Bombay's well-known landmarks.


    12.
    Gateway of India, erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. The statue of Shivaji, the Maratha leader can be seen in foreground left.


    13.
    MS equestrian statue of Shivaji. This statue is in the place of King George V


    14.
    LS Plinth where the statue of Harding of Penshurst, Viceroy and Governor-General 1910-1916 war.


    15.
    CS of a panel on the side of the base of above plinth


    16.
    CS Tablet mentioning "Harding of Penshurt" etc.


    17.
    Tilt up from visitors at the base to the statue of the Prince of Wales, George Frederick Ernest Albert, 1905-06 inside Prince of Wales Museum. The dome of the museum can be seen in left background.


    18.
    MLS of a couple going around the statue looking at it.


    19.
    Another shot of visitors


    20.
    Tilt down from face of the above statue to insignia.


    21.
    CS of a man observing the statue. He moves out.


    22.
    CS of a bas-relief panel carved on the side of the base of above statue (may not have got this shot as it was the end of the roll



    ROLL ONE OVER



    TWO - EXTACHROME EF FILM TYPE 7241 EF 449 RATED AT ASA 160 SHOT IN DAYLIGHT
    100 ft

    1.
    Exterior shot of Prince of Wales Museum - M.G.


    2.
    Repeat of the above shot


    3.
    LS of the Statue of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (As in ROLL ONE)


    4.
    Of above statue - Tilt up from stirrup to face


    5.
    CS of Horse's head


    6.
    Tilt down from face of statue to hands with reins


    7.
    Pan over above statue to three others in the same row.


    8.
    Retake of above shot


    9.
    Two shots of the third statue in above shot - Tilt up from feet to face and CU of face


    10.
    Full shot of the middle statue in shot 8


    11.
    CS of face of status in shot 10.


    12.
    Tilt up to the face of the first statue in shot 8 (from left)


    13.
    CS of face of above statue


    14.
    LS of three other statues (all white marble). Queen Victoria is seen in foreground.


    15.
    CS of her face (the chipped nose can be seen well)


    16.
    Tilt down from her face to hands - Victoria's statue.


    17.
    MS of another statue


    18.
    MS of still another statue


    19.
    MS of three other statues (two of them are without heads and the third is a full statue in background)


    20.
    Exterior shot of the Albert Museum inside Victoria gardens. The zoological gardens is situated in Victoria Gardens.


    21.
    Two city shots.



    ROLL TWO OVER




    Initials


    Immediately after this shot was taken heavy rains came and further shooting was not possible here. These shots are however repeated in roll Two, shots 3, 4, 5 & 6.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: All except three or so of the Royal Statues erected in the old days at various points in the Fort area of Bombay have been removed to the Albert Museum at Victoria Gardens. Lines up in a row, in an obsture spot behind the Museum, these statues certainly present the appearance of a graveyard. Some of them have been disfigured or deformed by hooligans with either a head chopped off or a nose clipped away. Recently, it is said a sword was taken away from one of the statues. Yet, to a chance visitor, these statues maintain the same dignity and display the quality of their workmanship.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF1LYT6V4U0HVVARNZ0VVRPEWM
    Media URN:
    VLVAF1LYT6V4U0HVVARNZ0VVRPEWM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:05:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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