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    "Joys in gems for Milady - "

    M/S of a woman in a velvet dress perched on a high stool smoking a cigarette. Behind her is an abstract set - half a William Morris style wallpaper, half geometric lines. She blows out her cigarette smoke very slowly. C/U of the woman as she turns her head to face the camera. She wears a necklace, bracelet and earrings of very large gemstones. L/S of a woman in a boudoir setting. She is reaching behind her head as if to do up the clasp of a necklace. Dissolve to a closer shot of the woman showing off her jewellery.

    "Here is antique beauty in favour with the modern - " C/U of a woman sitting with head bowed. She slowly points to the brooch which nestles between her breasts. Dissolve to show the brooch in C/U. The woman presses a little button and the brooch opens up to reveal a photograph of the woman's beau. Fabulous! C/U of a woman with slicked back hair putting the back on a very large pendulous earring. She turns her head to show the matching earring. She turns and smiles at the camera. Shots of turquoise jewellery seem to be missing. "Fleeting colour clouds enclosed in crystal - a lure to the gentler sex." These shots also missing.

    Was originally an item in Eve's Film Review issue 430.

    Note: this story would have been stencil coloured, how I would have loved to see it in colour! The pop-open brooch section is decomposing.

    Safety print only. Original decomposed and destroyed.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:40:00 / 01:39:59:00
    EP 111
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    EP 111
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    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture
    1920's-30's Beauty Untitled Workspace Jewel Stills
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