Fabric Story 1957

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description


    Panning shot of a white curtain with blue ellipsoid spots. Piece of the same fabric moves across the curtain until girl's face appears. The girl is wearing high collar housecoat made of same fabric as the curtain. While she was turning to the camera, collar moved across the curtain. The girl opens her housecoat to show her night-gown made of fabric with reverse design. Colours are reversed and the spots are smaller. C/U shot of the same fabric. Fabric starts moving to reveal that it belongs to a dress. C/U shot of the face of a model. Terrible make-up - makes the poor girl look plastic and scary. Camera slowly tilts down to show the dress.

    The idea is 'multipurpose use of fabric'. Same fabric can be used to make clothes, curtains or as furnishing fabric. M/S of the two girls wearing dresses made of the same stripy material. The only difference is that stripes on one dress are vertical and on another horizontal. Several C/U shots of the dresses.

    M/S of the two girls wearing dresses made of the same fabric. One is an evening dress with pattern running vertically and another a summer dress with pattern running horizontally. Both dresses are quite horrid, especially the one with a huge yellow bow across whole upper body.

    M/S of a model sitting on an armchair. Her dress and armchair made of the same fabric - scary!

    M/S of the two girls wearing the same fabric dresses. Different shaped pattern makes all the difference - claims voiceover. M/S of the dresses as the girls turn around - not very nice.

    Note: Paperwork states names of the models as Marigold and Catherine.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:01:00 / 01:44:07:00
    CP 118
    Sort Number:
    CP 118
  • Appears in...

    Fashion & Music Entertainment & Humour Lifestyle & Culture
    story of pathe eps 1 and 3 Mouse to Minx ART hair show '57 Arlene philips
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
24 January 2015 marks 50 years since the death of British Prime Minister and international statesman, Sir Winston Churchill. British Pathé’s cameras followed Churchill throughout his career.
If you are a media professional and have seen some footage or stills you wish to include in your production, please contact us.
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.

Related Videos

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 324 - Offbeat Display

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 324 - Offbeat Display

Out takes (rushes, cuts) for stories featured in CP 324.

Paper Furniture

Paper Furniture

Amazing film showing how those fab circular chairs are made - out of paper!

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 333 - Reel 2 Of 2 - Tanganyika

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 333 - Reel 2 Of 2 - Tanganyika

Out takes (rushes, cuts) for stories featured in CP 333.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 543 - Reel 1 Of 2 - Abstract Artist And Dog Fashions

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 543 - Reel 1 Of 2 - Abstract Artist And Dog Fashions

Out takes (rushes, cuts) for the stories featured in CP 543.

Solving A Slippery Problem

Solving A Slippery Problem

Craft demonstrating - how to turn worn out dancing shoes into cosy bedroom slippers.

Selected Originals - Queen Attends Fashion Show

Selected Originals - Queen Attends Fashion Show

Material relating to newsreel story 'Queen Attends Fashion Show' 52/90. (52/93)

French Exhibition In Sydney

French Exhibition In Sydney

A major exhibition promotes French goods in Australia.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. These images from Auschwitz and Belsen help to remember the horrors of the Holocaust.
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
As Britain commemorates the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's death, here are Pathé's iconic images of the wartime leader.
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
The great politician and orator Winston Churchill left behind a sea of humourous quips and discerning quotes. We remember some of his finest epigrams and witty ripostes.
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.