• Short Summary

    New Year 1963 is celebrated with style in London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - All the best in 1963.

    New Year.

    Various shots of a pipe band marching onto floor at the Royal Albert Hall. M/S people watching. M/S of the band playing in a circle. L/S Father Time knocking on a huge egg with his scythe. L/S as the egg opens and out steps Miss 1963. M/S people dancing to 'Auld Lang Syne'. L/S balloons coming down, camera pans down with balloons to show people dancing. M/S as people jump on the balloons. L/S people dancing, some characters wearing big heads are amongst the crowds. M/S Jimmy Edwards, Frankie Vaughan and Mario Fabrizi, Jimmy and Mario are comparing moustaches. C/U Frankie Vaughan kissing girl. C/U Hank Marvin of 'The Shadows' with girl, Hank keeps repeating a word.

    M/S people doing the Twist. C/U stout man twisting. M/S Joan Regan, journalist Rex North and another girl. C/U as Rex kisses Joan then the other girl. L/S's people twisting on the floor. Various shots of actress Rita Tushingham twisting with others. L/S of the crowded dance floor.

    Various shots of crowds of revellers in Trafalgar Square jumping and waving. L/S crowd in the snow. C/U people. C/U two girls wearing straggly hats. Camera pans across crowds doing 'Auld Lang Syne'. C/U couple kissing. M/S group dancing. C/U sailor kissing a girl. C/U girl drinking from pint mug. C/U man kissing two girls. L/S group of revellers under the fountain, a man tries to walk along the edge of the fountain. M/S of another man holding an umbrella and standing underneath the water. A group walk to edge and splash water over crowds standing round. M/S as a man runs through the water.

    Amendment Jan 2011: The girl next to Joan described as "another girl" is Lind Joyce of ITMA. She features in other newsreels.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:07:00 / 01:21:04:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    Amendment Jan 2011: The girl next to Joan described as "another girl" is Lind Joyce of ITMA. She features in other newsreels.
    Lind Joyce was actually Mrs Rex North

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