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    Savoy Hotel London, England: GV Guests seated at luncheon. CU Duke of Edinburgh. LV Chief Barker Carreras at mike. LV Carreras speaks:-(Nat.sd.) GV Assembly. SV Duke presents cheque for 1015-pounds to Dockland Settlement Warden, Major McNay. Side V Tommy Cooper handing Duke beaker trick props. FV Cooper about to start trick - Duke looks into beaker - Cooper sees him & puts hand over beaker & reaches for gun. Side V Cooper brandishing gun. FV Cooper holding hand over beaker & brandishing gun. Side V Cooper doing trick. FV Cooper concluding trick & shouts out excitedly to Duke, "He's done it."(nat.sd.) CU Cooper handing over fez to Duke for Prince Charles, applause & Cooper leaves & Duke claps.

    SOUND EFFECTS. LV Colonel Carreras speaks:- "You will be very pleased to hear that during the last 5 years, the Variety Club of Gt. Britain has collected and given away to Societies who look after the welfare of poor children, a sum just over a hundred-thousand-pounds."(applause)

    GOOD SCENES. SV Group standing by windows, L to R:- Mr. Latta (Pathe), the Duke, Colonel Carreras, another member of Pathe, Mr. Butlin & another. SCU Howard Thomas talking to another. SV L to R:- Richard Afton, Colonel Carreras, the Duke, & Cecil McGivern, (B.B.C.) Tommy Cooper steps in next to the Duke. SCU BV Mr. Perkins & Mr. Wright (Paramount) talking to Mr. Fred Thomas of 'The Cinema' SCU L To R:- Mr Billy Butlin talking to Michael Parker, (Duke's equerry) and Richard Afton, SV Mr. Perkins, Mr. Ken Hargreaves & Mr. Maxie Thorpe seated at table listening to speeches. SCU Richard Afton introducing Tommy Cooper. (Nat.sd.)-not really kept for speech. and the end of sentence is missing. CU Duke smiling & laughing. Angle V Tommy Cooper laughing. Angle V Tommy Cooper looking at camera & posing.

    Royalty; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten) (b. 1921), Personalities - Performers; Fund Raising; Social Events; Great Britain


    Savoy Hotel

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