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    We accompany unidentified man on the day he receives investiture at Buckingham Palace.

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    Titles read: 'THIS WAS YOUR DAY'. (Unidentified man receives investiture at Buckingham Palace - please let us know if you recognise him!)


    General view of the Hyde Park Hotel. M/S of sign over entrance. A man in a bowler hat, overcoat and carrying an umbrella comes walking out of the door, speaks to the doorman and walks off along the street. He walks into Hyde Park, nice shots of the park and ducks. Horseguards riding along the road. Back at the hotel we see our man chatting to two middle-aged women at the entrance. Doorman beckons a car and the man and women get in. They are driven off through London. General view of Buckingham Palace. Small crowd of people outside - waiting for investiture ceremony? Our people are driven in through the gates and join a queue of people going inside.

    Interior shots show a man (could be our 'star') walking up a red carpet to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II while an audience in evening dress watches. Exterior shots of the Palace. People coming out of the Palace after the ceremony and posing for photographers. L/S of royal standard flying. Our group are driven off. Exterior shot of restaurant '-- de France'. Inside we see our group having lunch - looks very posh. Waiters pour champagne. The group help themselves to a bowl of enormous prawns.

    High angle view of Piccadilly Circus. Our man and his wife do some window shopping (pipes and embroidery sets). The others in the group look at a window display of polished wooden chests. Exterior shot of Westminster Bank. Our man is driven up to the entrance and goes inside. Nice travelling shots at night of neon lights on London streets. Dark shot of traffic; pan up and right to show neon billboard for 'The Sound of Music'. Our group arrive at the Palace Theatre and go inside. M/S looking over the shoulder of a man looking at theatre programme for 'The Sound of Music'. C/U of dinner menu which is then placed on a fancy table set for dinner. Several shots of our group and others chatting with cocktails before dinner. People take their places. Shot of stag heads mounted on the walls and flower display. Several shots of guests chatting and eating during dinner party. Final shot shows our man talking and looking jolly.

    End titles: 'Spoken by Eamonn Andrews - Produced by Associated British Pathe'.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1960 - 1965
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:49:00 / 01:19:27:00

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