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Britain Shows off Her Cars


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
24 Apr 1950
Date submitted
18 Apr 1950
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Their Majesties in Shakespeare’s Country
  2. 2Britain Shows off Her Cars
  3. 3Meet the FA Cup Finalists (Exclusive Pictures)
  4. 4Horses Are Feature of Sydney Show
  5. 5Close Finish for City & Sub
  6. *Movietone Visits the National College of Art
  7. *US Ambassador Presents His Credentials

* Story has local or special distribution


Story No. within this Issue
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MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: British Motor Show in New York. DESCRIPTION: When Britain’s first motor show to be held in America was opened, the exhibits were praised by Mr Hoffman, head of ECA. Sir William Rootes was present at the show. SHOTLIST: KS. Miniature Austin beside normal size Daimler. MS Daimler & interior shot of girl at driving seat. Paul Hoffman addresses praising the British Motor Industry. CU & several shots of Goldie Gardner’s MG. MS Austin. MS "Anglia" chassis. Jack lifting "Prefect" car from inside. MS "Jaguar" coupe car. Interior - two girls seated inside car. MS Rolls Royce Silver Wraith. MS "Ghost Minx". Sir William Rootes instructs (silent) two girls on driving of car.
Vehicles; Exhibitions and shows
New York; United States of America
Footage sources
United States of America
Card file number
Leslie Mitchell
Length of story (in feet)
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