• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell - a brass band rally, Somerset Maugham's daughter marries, garden party at Buckingham Palace, launch of a Polish destroyer, and a bridge in New York.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - 'Great Yarmouth' (Norfolk). L/S of a huge brass band rally, various shots of the musicians playing, various shots of people listening on the pier. Various shots of men and boys playing. M/S of the conductor at the front. M/S as people applaud.

    Intertitle - 'Westminster' (London). L/S of crowds gathered outside St. Margaret's church for the wedding of the daughter of author Somerset Maugham. M/S of the bride outside the church, she enters with her father. M/S as she emerges with her new husband Vincent Paravicini. Lady Anne Bridgman carries her train, she is wearing an eye patch. Various shots as they walk along followed by other bridesmaids.

    Intertitle 'Buckingham Palace' (London). L/S high angled shot of people emerging from the palace for a garden party. M/S of the ladies in latest fashions. L/S high angled shot of the Duke and Duchess of Kent (Prince George and Princess Marina) followed by King Edward VIII. L/S of the group, the camera pans across to ladies lining up to be presented to the King who is stood on a platform. They curtsey in front of him and he nods. L/S of people hurrying to shelter from the rain.

    Intertitle - 'Cowes' (Isle of Wight). M/S of Wanda Poznanska launching Polish destroyer, "Grom", she smashes the champagne bottle against the side of the ship and it slides into the water. Various shots as it sits in the sea with the crew onboard.

    Intertitle - 'New York' (America, USA) - M/S of the new Triboro bridge in New York seen from various angles.

    Note: the soundtrack to the last two items is missing. The item 'Pneumatic Drills - Richmond' is also missing from this edition.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:03:08:00

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