• Short Summary

    Famous American pianist Wladislav Liberace arrives for three weeks tour of Britain.

  • Description

    Southampton, Hampshire & Waterloo Station, London.

    GV. "Queen Mary" tied up alongside at Southampton. SV. Famous American pianist Wladislav Liberace waving from deck of Queen Mary. CU. Liberace smiling. CU. Liberace's mother. SCU. Liberace's brother George, mother and Liberace (right). SV. Group of Queen Mary's chefs and kitchen staff watching. GV. Liberace being interviewed surrounded by members of press. SCU. Pathe News sound camera. Liberace is asked if he had brought his whole family along. CU. Liberace speaking (natural sound): "Almost. My mother, my brother George... we still have another brother at home... looking after the store while we are away." SCU. Three men watching. Next question (natural sound): "Now about your music. What would you say yourself, is the effect of the Liberace music in America?" CU. Liberace (natural sound): "Well I feel grateful to have the opportunity through the medium of television... to bring all kinds of music... try to acquaint them with small palatable doses... increase my dosage... ready to take the whole portion." Girls waving on the platform at Southampton. CU. Sign "Welcome Liberace" being held up by crowd. SCU. Liberace receiving bouquet from small girl. SV. Group of Liberace girl fans. CU. Liberace sitting in train looking out of window. CU. Girl waving and kissing goodbye. Travel shot from train as it moves out of station. SV. Liberace sitting in his compartment taking pictures of the English countryside with his cine-camera. Shot from train of passing countryside. SV. Liberace pointing English countryside to his mother. GV. Crowds awaiting the arrival of the Liberace to Waterloo. SV. Crowds waiting. LV. Train entering station. SC. Girls getting excited. One girl has Liberace written across shirt. LV. Liberace waving from carriage doorway. Angle shot, women waving. LV. Excited fans running to mob his car. SV. Police holding back crowds as car tries to pass. CU. Girls waving. SV. Police clearing crowds as car tries to drive through. SV. Police and crowds completely surrounding the car. CU. Screaming girls. LV. Milling crowds around car. GV. Huge mass of people at Waterloo station surrounding the car.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:07:00 / 01:24:46:00

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