Betram Mills circus performers and animals prepare for show at Ascot - cuts from 48/96.
Unissued / unused material.
Bertram Mills Circus prepares for town, Ascot, Berkshire.
Various shots performing horses rehearsing in ring, watched by crowd of reporters and press photographers. Various shots ringmaster Tony Yeldman putting on his costume. M/S young man looking over shoulder of woman making model horses, she is Lillian Whitmar. Various shots Togare, the tiger tamer, pretending to stab toy tiger with a knife, a laughing young woman lies on bed next to him. C/U Tony the ringmaster. C/U Togare and the woman (his wife) lying on bed in caravan, looking at book about tigers. Various shots wardrobe man taking costumes from rail. More shots Togare and wife. Brief shot horses at work. Various shots wardrobe man and wardrobe mistresses preparing costumes. M/S Lillian wearing tutu standing on back of galloping horse. Various shots elephants practising tricks in ring.
Cuts from story in Gazette issue 48/96. Date given on old record is 29/11/1948.