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ecb

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Yellow Week at Stanway!
« on: June 07, 2019, 04:56:54 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwk3q-7ftCB124IPCpznNg/search?query=stanway


Here are some sections of The Yellow Week at Stanway - the film of Nico and his friends and their cricket week which was shot in 1923.  Lots of Nico here!  ;D (He's the boy who is having no luck with the ladies)  Poor Nico ;)
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Re: Yellow Week at Stanway!
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 12:50:09 PM »
Is he the one sitting next to the couple on the bench and standing on top of them at the end of the video?

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Re: Yellow Week at Stanway!
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 05:49:39 PM »
Yep that's him.  He is always the "third wheel" among the couples.  In another part, he is seen dishing out the soup with a sponge.  He is once identified (as "Nicholas") expounding on something or another with another young man.  He is also seen tending wicket. 

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Re: Yellow Week at Stanway!
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 01:33:19 AM »
Oh yes I saw that, is he the one sitting on the left while his friend is smoking and laughing while they are talking?

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Re: Yellow Week at Stanway!
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 08:16:22 PM »
Yes that's Nico! :D 

ecb

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Re: Yellow Week at Stanway!
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 07:02:45 PM »
Alas - as I sort of feared - it's been taken down  :'(:

"This account has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted."

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted! :D

Wait - looks like the British among you might be able to view it:

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-the-yellow-week-at-stanway-1923-online

when I (across the pond as I am), try clicking on it I get: Location not authorised

BFI Player films cannot be played outside of the UK


Here is the BFI's description:

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Could this be Peter Pan's summer playground? Croquet, cricket and am-dram Shakespeare on the lawn are just some of the pastimes for guests in this quirky record of JM Barrie's Cotswold house party in summer 1923. Featuring Nicholas Llewellyn Davies - one of the models for Barrie's 'lost boys' - as well as Nico's Eton and Oxford friends, the film captures the madcap antics of a gilded and carefree youth.

JM Barrie first rented Stanway, the Cotswolds home of Lord and Lady Wemyss, in 1921, and held regular summer house-parties thereafter. From 25 July 1923 Barrie invited his secretary Cynthia Asquith (the eldest daughter of Lord Wemyss) and her family, Nicholas Llewellyn Davies and his Eton friends (who arrived in late August and left by 10 September) and a number of other guests. Cricket and croquet matches were a feature of the house parties, and there were 'entertainments' planned - on this occasion the project was to make a film, and a professional cameraman was hired. Barrie wrote the screenplay and most likely the titles, some of which are in verse.

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Dani1923

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Re: Yellow Week at Stanway!
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2020, 08:54:01 PM »
Would anyone consider trying to record Yellow Week at Stanway from the BFI website and trying to upload it to YouTube, or another video sharing website, again so we can all see it? Since I live in the US I unfortunately canít do it!

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Re: Yellow Week at Stanway!
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2020, 08:50:25 AM »
Unfortunately, that wouldn't work. It's already been taken down from YouTube for copyright infringement so any other sharing website, including this one,  would have the same issue.

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Re: Yellow Week at Stanway!
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2020, 03:45:26 PM »
Oh ok. That sucks! Hopefully Iíll be lucky enough to see the film somehow someday.