Various shots of film stars and personalities arriving in the rain at the 10th Venice Film Festival and sunbathing on the beach.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.
Italian newsreel item.
Tracking shot from a gondola past poles, buildings and an overhanging canal lamp. MS Floodlit flags on flag poles. MS Personalities arriving by car in the pouring rain for the 10th Venice Film Festival. (7 shots). MS Srs Benassi, Gualino, Gemini and Marconi. (3 shots). MS Interior of cinema hall, with Italian film and theatre personalities. CU Italian film star, Mariella Lotti, in conversation in the stalls. Exterior shot of cinema showing flags in sunlight. MS Deckchairs and sunbathers on the beach. MS. US dramatist Robert E Sherwood sets off sight-seeing in Venice. Various Italian personalities walking and sunbathing on the beach. CU A crowd of men lean over a young girl sunbathing in her bikini, they draw back, she stretches. CU More personalities on the beach. MS Mischa Auer, US film star, walking towards camera makes the sign of holding his nose and pulling chain. MS Bathing beauty leaves pool. MS Auer looks - looks again, winks at camera.
Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 27/08/1949.