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    Mayfair, London.

    M/S of the interior of a dressing room where four girls in glittery outfits are putting their make up on. C/U shot of the faces of two girls. One girl is putting great long earrings on. M/S of a woman standing next to rails full of clothes, reading something. She calls the girls and two girls get up and walk towards her. She inspects the girls' outfits.

    "From all parts of the world, girls have been brought to model their national costumes designed to illustrate the versatility of a new non-tarnishing metallic yarn." - tells a voiceover. L/S of a white room with flower arrangements in a fireplace. Girl wearing traditional Indian dancer's outfit appears from behind the curtain. She wears tiny golden metallic top with a pink veil over it and long shiny blue skirt. M/S of a girl wearing traditional Bangkok outfit - heavily beaded golden "cape" top and sarong with traditional tall head piece. She resembles a Buddhist deity.

    M/S of the ladies in the audience. M/S of a girl wearing Japanese outfit - pink kimono. Rest of the outfits are western evening dresses inspired by those three. A lovely white ball dress with silver top similar to the golden top of the Indian dancer's outfit. Blue evening dress resembling the Bangkok outfit and a brocade sheath dress with matching coat resembling Japanese kimono.

    C/U shot of the two ladies in the audience. M/S of the models. C/U shot of the face of Indian girl. Camera tilts down to show the exquisite embroidery on the golden top. Cut to a C/U shot of the bottom of the girl's skirt with more golden embroidery. Girl is barefoot and standing on her toes. Several C/U shots of details highlighting the beauty and quality of metallic yarn - lurex. The story ends with C/U shot of the head of the godlike Bangkok girl with that excellent head piece.

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    British Pathé
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    01:43:33:00 / 01:45:32:00
    CP 135
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    CP 135
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