Fine Feathers 1931

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
This video has no sound
  • Description

    No title.

    C/U of feathers being dipped into various dyes. The woman working with the feathers wears rubber gloves. C/U of the hands of another woman who fluffs out the feathers. She pulls off excess feathers then trims each one to shape with small scissors. C/U of feathers being attached to fake stamens - making feather flowers. Feathers are attached with wire. Through dissolves we see the flower taking shape. Wire is threaded into a fake stem.

    "It is difficult to distinguish them from actual flowers - they're so real - " M/S of woman holding up a bunch of the feather flowers. C/U of another bunch of flowers - large blooms. Another woman holds a bunch of lilies made from feathers.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 520.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    16733
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    940.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:34:00 / 01:16:29:00
    Canister:
    EP 212
    Sort Number:
    EP 243
  • Appears in...

    Collections
    Cinemagazines
    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture
  • 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
August 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.
yardstare
Animals are often the forgotten army of World War I. They displayed unwavering courage even when exposed to extreme conditions. British Pathé pay tribute to these forgotten warriors.
WW1animals
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

Related Videos

Hide
Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 549 - Gardener's Glory

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 549 - Gardener's Glory

Out takes (rushes, cuts) for stories in CP 549.

Italy - Flower Fete

Italy - Flower Fete

Footage of a flower fete in the Gentano in Italy.

Shell Flowers - And How They Arrive

Shell Flowers - And How They Arrive

Craft of making flowers from shells is demonstrated.

Wood Fibre Flowers

Wood Fibre Flowers

False flowers made of thin wood fibre sheets imported from Australia.

Flower Making

Flower Making

Two Australian women making artificial flowers out of seeds, fruits, nuts and sewed.

Poppies

Poppies

Poppy heads with cross in background.

Flower Industry

Flower Industry

Flowers being packed into boxes.

Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
Over its history, the Pathe cameras filmed a number of people who had committed heinous crimes. So in no particular order, these images show ten faces of truly evil men and women.
Himmler
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
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.
WW1
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Vertigo
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.
Buchenwald