Eggshell Artist 1964

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    Hampstead, London.

    Housewife artist Verna Hitchcock makes art out of broken eggshells and animal skulls - pretty impressive.

    Begins with shot of Verna putting something made of egg whites in the oven. She then washes some eggshells. Verna sits at a large desk where she works on a large picture made in a mosaic style using tiny pieces of eggshells. C/U of the picture. Verna has become a bird expert through searching the countryside for broken eggs.

    C/U of an artist's palette with a small animal skull standing on it. Verna decorates animal skulls too.

    C/U of eggshell picture. Then shots of Verna's art on the walls of an art gallery. A young girl admires the pictures. Various shots of different pictures. Verna's new idea is making pictures out of pieces of coloured light bulbs. We see a picture of a parrot made in very bright colours.

    Ends with shots of some of Verna's painted skulls.

    "Portraits on the wall, that's old fashioned - now you have to get a painted skull on the mantelpiece to get a head start on the Jones's."

    Cuts exist - see other record.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3595
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    293.07
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:35:00 / 01:54:00:00
    Canister:
    CP 507
    Sort Number:
    CP 507
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