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  • Description

    Titles read: "MODES AND MERMAIDS!"

    Location of events unknown - could be Australia.

    Various shots of the latest fashions in swimsuits and beachwear being modelled in a garden or grounds of a country house. A woman wearing a two-tone spotted swimsuit waves to the camera, then fades away. Another model fades in to view as she walks across a lawn in a towelling robe and white net turban. She takes off the wrapper to reveal a snug swimsuit in 'transparent lace' (probably lace backed with flesh-coloured fabric).

    Next we see a striped and frilly cotton swimming dress. Great shot of a woman in a rubber strapless swimsuit, sitting on a wall and smoking a cigarette. A demure two-piece striped outfit is next, then we see the first swimsuit again as the model ties a bow in the lacing at the side.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    41107
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1192.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:53:00 / 01:16:09:00
    Canister:
    PT 492
    Sort Number:
    PT 492
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    Fashion 1930s Empires of Trade - Tobacco and Sugar
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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