Archive / Films / Wilson-Pemberton Collection – Film 4


B&W. 8:39min. Patiala, India. February 1933. Film made by R.M. Wilson and M. Pemberton. Marriage of the Maharaj Kumar of Patiala. (second film). Scenes of Maharaj Yadavindra Singh with brothers and nobles. Arrival of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh. European guests. Purdha bus in the background. Scenes of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh and Maharaj Yadavindra Singh, the latter on horse in front of purdha curtains wearing five rows of flat-cut diamonds. Maharaj Yadavindra Singh mounting a large gilded carriage drawn by two elephants in full dress. Train drawing into station. Maharaj Yadavindra Singh getting into car with young brothers; exiting one of the wedding tents followed by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, princes, nobles and European guests of honour; taking tea under awning. Scenes of crowds and (14?) elephants fully decorated and with howdahs. State band marching. Maharaj Yadavindra Singh arriving in elephant procession; same in carriage with outriders on horses. Continuation of procession.


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