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ROYAL OCCASIONS

Matthew Nathan (London)
These two films are important archival records and illustrate the maker's skill with a camera when covering important events occurring nearly two decades apart.

1. ROYAL OCCASIONS, 1935-1939
Excellent intimate footage. May 6, 1935: King George V's Silver Jubilee Procession. London 1937: King George VI's Coronation Procession. May 20, 1937: Naval Review at Spithead. June 19, 1938: A thousand Guides from all over the country march past the King and Queen in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle. The Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret appear for the first time in Guide and Brownie uniforms. March 20, 1939: At Guide HQ the two princesses see the 1938 colour film and tour the camp shop.
Transfer from 16mm film.

Documentary
silent
9 min


2. ROYAL OCCASIONS, 1952
Filmed during the first year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, prior to the Coronation, this contains excellent coverage of Her Majesty. It has a commentary and apt musical accompaniment. Transfer from 16mm film. Apr. 10: Maundy Thursday. June 5: Trooping the Colour (briefly). June 26: The Royal Windsor Horse Show, including Col. Llewellyn on Foxhunter. July 30: Goodwood Races. Gordon Richards rides Gay Time to victory. Aug. 6: In the Cowes Regatta, the Duke of Edinburgh finishes third in the Dragon Class with 'Bluebottle'. Sept. 4: The Royal Braemar Highland Games. The Duke is seen in the Balmoral tartan for the first time. Nov. 4: Arrivals for the State Opening of Parliament.

Documentary
10 min


Total running time 19min.

Not available for hire at present.


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