• Short Summary

    Various shots of a rather fantastical display of sports represented by "seasonal tableaux".

  • Description

    New York City, United States of America (USA)

    LS High general view of the boy scouts massing in the arena of Madison Square Gardens for the biggest scout-o-rama ever held in America. MS Spectators. MS Margaret Truman (daughter of President Harry Truman of the United States of America) posing for a photograph with some of the boys. MS A tableau representing the sports of Spring. (Boys in body paint to make them appear like bronze statues.) Lights go out and tableau changes. MS Two men watching and clapping. MS A tableau representing the sports of Summer. Light fades to MS Autumn sports. (3 shots). LS Tumbling display as one boy leaps and then does a head-over-heels, over a row of 10 crouched "Scout-O-Rama" boys. LS High shot. The climax of the evening, a massed Indian dance involving about 100 boys in full "Indian" head-dress. (3 shots).

    Cataloguer's Note: "Date received" on original paperwork, reads: 27/5/48. Paperwork also records that some fifteen thousand American youths took part in a pageant of America, which climaxed in the "Indian dance". By today's standards, a rather bizarre display of sports represented by "seasonal tableaux". Sound is intermittent and of poor quality.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:16:00 / 01:01:57:00
    UN 1951 F

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