Celebrities and ordinary people celebrate New Year in London.
Title reads: "Happy New Year!"
Aerial shot ocean liner "Queen Mary" at sea. L/S John Brown and Co. Shipyard, Clyde Bank, Scotland. Aerial shots "Queen Mary". "Bluebird" making record breaking run at Coniston Water, Cumbria in 1959. Donald Campbell getting out of "Bluebird" and embraces wife Tonia after '65 record attempt. London. Various shots inside Selfridges department store - crowd of mainly women push and shove to get at January sales bargain. Various shots inside dressing rooms at Palladium Theatre: pop star Cliff Richard and pop group the Shadows lark about with glamorous actresses in pantomime costume. Cliff and the boys flirt with the girls and kiss them. Section Two - spacing. New Year party in progress at Peter Maurice music publishers: people dancing and singing. Pianist sits at piano and singer Jackie Lee stands beside him to perform her new song "I cry along" (natural sound - although Jackie is definitely miming to a record!)
Big party at Albert Hall. C/U film star Ron Fraser and woman dancing. Various shots Peter Newell with partygoers. Various shots "Beach Party" swimwear beauty contest. Group of judges including Sydney Tafler and Ronald Fraser. Rupert Davies presents winner Rosemary Williams with sash. More shots crowds dancing. Various shots actress Margaret Rutherford and others including actress Jessie Matthews. C/U Rupert Davies and Richard Hearne (comedians, Mr Pastry) clowning about. Various shots Beatles manager Brian Epstein being interviewed by Pathe commentator Bob Danvers-Walker (natural sound). Epstein tips solo acts and folk music as big things in '65. A showgirl turns page of giant book with 1965. Various shots people dancing wildly as balloons are released from ceiling. Various shots crowds in Trafalgar Square, people splash about in fountains. Policemen arrest young men for being drunk and disorderly.
Note: new year ball programme on file.