Detail

Title ID 5431Collection ID766
Title[Children's Birthday Party; Punch and Judy Show]
Date[ca. 1954]
CollectionJohn Wood Collection
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Leisure
KeywordsCelebrations Children Domestic Gardens Family Food
Location
LocalUnknown
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionContact Screen Archive South East for details
CameraContact Screen Archive South East for details
FormatColour Silent
Duration00:03:55
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This colour film shows highlights from a children's birthday party in a garden, with birthday tea and children's entertainer.

Description

The film opens with two children in a garden, posing for the camera. A young girl (Sally) holds six fingers up and boy (Stuart) holding seven fingers up (to denote age) and then give each other a kiss. Scenes of the children's birthday party follow, with children in a garden playing together. One boy rides a bike, whilst others try and cram into a tiny trailer on the back.

Portrait shots of two girls follow (twin sisters) wearing the identical polka dot dresses and red shoes, posing for the camera. A close-up of the birthday cake shows both the birthday girl's and boy's name in the centre. The cake has been carefully decorated to portion out each slice with a child's name on it - decorated in blue icing for a boy and pink for a girl. The film then shows the children playing in a garden and sitting down at a long table for the birthday tea. Two adults are shown playing on a swing, whilst other adults serve the birthday tea. Stuart is then helped by an adult to cut the ornate cake. Finally the children are shown sitting in the garden watching a children's entertainer and Punch and Judy style puppet show.

Stills

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