• Short Summary

    In Mombasa, Princess Margaret watches dancing at Purdah ceremony - men are forbidden.

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    Mombasa, Kenya.

    LV. Princess Margaret with Governor of Kenya Sir Evelyn Baring and Lady Baring (Mary) standing in the garden of Government House looking at the sea. LV. Pan across the water. GV. Princess Margaret, the Governor and Lady Baring walk towards the camera. LV. Government House. GV. Masses of school children waving flags and cheering. SV. Princess Margaret in a Land rover driving towards camera. CV. Placard "Long Live the Princess Margaret". GV. Princess in the Land rover driving between rows of waving children towards camera. GV. Exterior, Diamond Jubilee Hall where Purdah ceremony takes place - men cannot come. LV. Interior, with the dancers dancing before Princess Margaret. GV. The Princess on the dais, camera tilts down to the dancers. GV. Crowd of women watching. LV. Hall with women watching. SV. Two dancers on the floor. Camera pans to small orchestra. GV. Princess Margaret being garlanded with the gold chain. GV. Crowd outside. CV. Baby's face resting on mother's shoulder asleep. CV. Young girls in white watching. GV. Princess Margaret escorted by women walking down the steps of the hall wearing the gold chain. She walks towards the camera and moves into CU. as she stops to talk to women.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:44:00 / 01:19:15:00

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