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Hippies in San Francisco

This is an interesting, informative and amusing special report from ITN’s ‘Reporting ’67’.

It features the hippies of Haight Ashbury, a street-wide spontaneous happening, the diggers (including Ron Thelin, digger and co-owner of The Psychedelic Shop) a bus tour, and various other hippiesque lifestyle features including hospitalisation due to bad LSD trips..

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Hippies in San Francisco

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Croydon Road made from German helmets

Did you know that Croydon Road in south London was made from German steel helmets? Take a look at the Gaumont Graphic Newsreel clip below (click the picture)

Croydon Road made  from German helmets

Croydon Road made from German helmets

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The Queen meets Lady Gaga

Queen Elizabeth meets the princess of pop Lady Gaga, I wonder if she is a fan?

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Queen Elizabeth and Lady Gaga

Queen Elizabeth and Lady Gaga

The occasion was the Royal Variety Show and Lady Gaga opted to wear a rubber Elizabethan-style outfit for the occasion.

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Churchill – The night before his resignation

Winston Churchill held a grand dinner at downing Street on the eve of his resignation in April 1955, guests included the Queen and members of the cabinet.

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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

I particularly like this clip as it shows Churchill dressed in an unusual style, in breeches and a type of garter. I wonder what the style was called and if it was worn for particular events etc, anyone have any answers?

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Unemployed man auction – 1921

 Unemployed Men “Sold” at auction in Boston – 1921

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unemployed man auction

unemployed man auction

A sight that recalled slave days, the man and dog pictured were sold together for $5

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Elton John gets married – 1984

Elton John married sound recordist Renata Blauel in Australia – 1984

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Elton John

They divorced in 1988 after Elton admitted he was being compromised by the relationship.

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T.E. Lawrence – 1935

Possibly one of the most mysterious clips and figures I’ve come across in 10 yrs of footage research, this is T.E. Lawrence, otherwise known as Lawrence of Arabia, dining at a picnic in the USA (1935).

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T.E. Lawrence  Lawrence of Arabia

T.E. Lawrence ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

Well documented for his achievements during the Arab revolt in 1916, his possible conflict of interest in promoting Arab independence and alleged masochism, Lawrence was also a keen archaeologist, writer and motorcyclist.

He died of a motorcycling accident after swerving to avoid hitting a young boy on a bicycle.

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