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  • Short Summary

    A item about a wedding of an African couple in West London, attended by King Oluwa of Lagos.

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    Acton, London.

    Intertitle: "A WEDDING OF COLOUR. King Oluwa of Lagos, attends wedding of Mr. Barbour-James and Miss Rita Goring who both hold official post on the Gold Coast".

    M/S of three black men, one wears Western dress, the King and his companion are in traditional African robes. M/S of a young black couple - Barbour-James and Rita - dressed in traditional Western wedding outfits. They pass between two lines of wedding guests throwing confetti. M/S of the happy couple standing in the doorway to the church, surrounded by wedding guests. C/U of Barbour-James and Rita laughing. More M/S of the king posing for the camera. M/S of the wedding guests and the king walking past the camera.

    M/S of an army officer giving a speech on the steps of a civic building, next to him are two men in academic robes and mortar boards - this may be taken from another story.

    Note: this story is unusual for its depiction of black and white people mixing socially in a very traditional English setting - apart from the slightly inappropriate title, there is no hint of racism to the story.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:42:00 / 01:36:54:00
    G 714

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