• Short Summary

    Documentary about Wimbledon Tennis Championship - with behind the scenes footage

  • Description

    Continued. c. 1954

    Stall selling Photographs of Players. Three schoolgirls in uniform looking at a photograph. C/U notice - "Autograph Hunting is Prohibited - By order of the Committee". Pan to show players signing autographs with a small crowd gathered around them. M/S Fred Perry arrives and shakes hands with unidentified man.

    High angle shot of the main thoroughfare. People walking up steps. Large crowd in centre court applauding. Radio commentators box with two men describing play. They both wear headphones. Both gesticulate as if a good shot has been played. Wide shot of mixed double tennis match on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Crowd watching (several of them wear folded up newspapers as sun hats). C/U two spectators in white caps. Mixed doubles on Centre Court. One player makes a winning shot. Crowd applaud loudly. Shot of young waitress holding her tray as if it were a trophy. She is looking at a scoreboard showing the result on Centre Court. The match was between - F. A. Segdman with Miss D Hart and E. Morea with Mrs T. D. Long. Man and woman looking up (as if at scoreboard). Crowd rising to feet on Centre Court as anthemic music is played. The Royal Box. The Duchess of Kent presenting awards. Newspaper seller calling out "Wimbledon Results". He is selling the "Evening Times" (The headline reads - Moscow 'Misfit' Story in Whitehall Secrets Case).
    Crowds leaving Wimbledon. Men brushing up rubbish from terraces. People buying newspapers. L/S of Colonel Macauley watching from ivy clad balcony. Crowds leaving from main gate, there are buses in the street behind. M/S Colonel Macauley standing on balcony. (He is the Secretary of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club). The Colonel walks up the steps to look out over Centre Court. The last few spectators are still leaving, pan to groundsman watering the grass on Centre Court. Closer shot of man with hose. C/U man puts finger on the end of the hose to improve the spray from the hose.


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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:45:00 / 01:26:49:00

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