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    C/U shot of yellow feathers. Camera tilts down to show eastern style hat "a faithful reproduction of the glamorous head decorations worn by the Wife of Wives in the court of the Caliph of Bagdad / Baghdad." Old gold, satin and velvet turban style hat called "Lalume" has Bird of Paradise feathers on top and an amber drop in its centre. C/U shot of model's head as she turns around.

    This is hat fashion show with a theme - the story of Kismet. Heads appear from the dark with some green and blue lights in the background. Second design is called "Marsinah". It is white chiffon head cap with a side cluster of white flowers and a chiffon drape which can be used as yashmak (face cover) or a scarf. High angle C/U shot of the girl's head with her face up - old fashioned romantic look. C/U shot of the flowers.

    Next style is copied by the head wear of high officials of the Calif's court in Bagdad. It is called "The Emir" and it is satin and velvet made turban with a side satin drape. C/U shot of the girl's head as she turns around. Next comes 'Rahad Lakum" - turban shaped hat with pearl and sapphire drops around and a drape hanging from the side. C/U shot of the girl's face is followed by the C/U shot of the hat.

    Next creation is green chiffon turban with yashmak and decorative glass drops hanging from the side. This hat is called "Arabian Jade." C/U shot of the girl's face is followed by the C/U shot of the glass drops. The last creation, called "Kismet", is an exact copy of the hat worn by the Caliph, but with one additional detail - a complete Bird of Paradise! C/U high angle shot of the hat enables one to see whole dead bird sitting on top of the blue hat with its head down.

    Note: Names of the models are Joy Loretta and Heather.

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    British Pathé
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    01:16:46:00 / 01:19:07:00
    CP 115
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    CP 115
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    Fashion & Music Lifestyle & Culture
    Millinery related films 50's Fashion Iraq Scarves
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