Mitchell & Kenyon. 531, Lady Godiva procession in Coventry (1902) [electronic resource] / [filmed by James Kenyon and Sagar Mitchell].
- Other Title:
- Lady Godiva procession in Coventry
- London, England : British Film Institute, 1902.
1 online resource (2 minutes) : silent
- Godiva, Lady, active 1040-1080.
Processions -- England -- Coventry.
- Actualities (Motion pictures)
- System Details:
- video file
- Godgifu, an 11th century noblewoman, famously rode naked through the streets of Coventry to save her people from what historian Daniel Donoghue described as "an oppressive and shameful servitude". This film comprises four extracts from a two to three-hour procession, held in Coventry on the afternoon of 9 September 1902 to commemorate her legend and to mark the coronation of Edward VII. The procession starred the fabulously voluptuous and successful London Hippodrome actress Vera Guedes as Godiva/Godgifu. The film opens with a lingering shot of Godiva on horseback (in a flesh-coloured dress), highlighting her significance in the event. The remaining sequences shift the focus as the procession is used to exhibit local trade.
- Title from resource description page (viewed October 09, 2018).
- Kenyon, James, 1850-1925, filmmaker.
Mitchell, Sagar, 1866-1952, filmmaker.
Mitchell and Kenyon, production company.
British Film Institute, publisher.
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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