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Summary: An edition of the British official newsreel "World Pictorial News", produced by the Ministry of Information, Middle East.
Description: I. 'LATEST HAIR FASHIONS.' A male wig maker prepares a tressed hairpiece made from buffalo's tail. Girls are fitted with the hairpieces at a woman's hairdressers. views of various hairstyles follow. A London shopfront has a sign that reads "Plaits- four and a half guineas." Satisfied female customers come out of the shop carrying wig tresses.
II. 'CORONATION OF KING ABDULLAH.' Panoramic footage shows Amman, capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom of the Jordan (Transjordan). Brief footage shows the well preserved Greek amphitheatre at Amman (Philadelphia). Invited dignitaries from Arabia and Egypt arrive at the Amman Council Chamber for the coronation of King Abdullah. Following his coronation, King Abdullah broadcasts to his people. King Abdullah arrives at Amman airfield under armed Arab Legion escort to review elements of his armed forces. The King is greeted at the saluting base by Lieutenant-General John B Glubb, Commander of the Arab Legion. King Abdullah watches a march past containing elements drawn from the Camel Corps, Arab Legion, and infantry. King Abdullah leaves the airfield by open touring car at the conclusion of the march past.
Production Details: Ministry of Information, Middle East (Production sponsor)
World Pictorial News (Production company)
Martin, Charles (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Abdullah, King of Jordan (person)
Glubb, John Bagot (person)
Transjordanian Army & Camel Corps (regiment/service)
Transjordanian Army & Arab Legion (regiment/service)
Keywords: society, British - fashion (object name)
ceremonies, Transjordanian - state (object name)
Transjordan & Amman (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: Arabic
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 681 ft; Running time: 8 mins
Notes: Series sequence: the Imperial War Museum does not hold either film or a script for issue number 269