Trip to Nepal, 1952-1953–Dorothy Stebbins Bowles–home movies. Reel 27

Trip to Nepal, 1952-1953--Dorothy Stebbins Bowles--home movies. Reel 27


Bowles, Dorothy Stebbins Collection
Original Format:
16mm film
b&w and color
300 ft
Can Description:
Nepal #3, 1952-1953;Black and white section at end of reel 3 is 1953, isolated Pokhara Valley, a wedding party
Viewing Notes:
Color: Presentation to the king: Chet and some men come out of a building and wait for a car. A jeep full of Nepali solders.;B&W: Chet walks down the hallway of the palace, and stops to make short bows as he goes. Shakes hands with King Tribhuvan. The rest of the American embassy staff waits in a line to see the king. Chet stands to the side of the king and introduces the men as they come forward. Airport. Pan across the tarmac: soldiers lined up, an airplane with people around it. Plane takes off.;Color: Democracy Day, February 21. Pan over crowd. Soldiers in uniform stand at attention. Cars start to line up. Crowds line the streets. A soldier on a horse salutes. The King climbs into a jeep. Guards around the King's dais. Soldiers stand at attention in the field. The King on his dais while soldiers ride horses, drive cars, and march by him. Pan of the viewing box for honored guests (the Bowles family, ambassadors from India and great Britain, and others.) Bowles family at the airport saying goodbye and boarding the plane. Shots of the mountains from the plane window.;1953: Wedding party in Pokhara Valley. Crowds of people stare at the camera. A woman carrying a heavy load on her back. Cows grazing. A woman by the river. American men and women picnicking. Nepali men playing long curved horns, men behind them on drums. A man dancing. More instruments. People stand by with a girl in a hammock. The young girls head covering is removed and she is placed next to a young boy. Shots of people in the crowd. People walk by waving. [End of Reel]
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