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  • Description

    No title - Numbers and figures.

    Probably filmed at Pathe studios, London.

    Various shots of ticket book full of numbers, an expense sheet and an income tax demand. M/S of a diagram showing our numbers go from 1 - 10 in decimal notation. M/S of dictionary definition of a number. M/S showing the difference between figures and numbers, a woman walks by in a bathing suit. M/S of diagram tracing the history of numbers from Arabic to modern day, and Greek numbers which are figures. M/S of numbers written over pictures in Russian designs.

    C/U of a woman putting on her lipstick in the mirror, she smiles, this signifies number one - yourself. M/S of two people kissing. M/S of the 3 balls on a pawnbrokers sign. M/S of the measurements for a perfect woman's figure, a girl in bathing suit comes on to emphasise the point. M/S of magic square where all the numbers add up to 15. Various shots showing how many days people work in a year and what the other days are taken up by, eg. holidays and eating!

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:17:00 / 01:24:51:00
    NSP 271
    Sort Number:
    NSP 271
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture
    tax post war gov Children doing homework Children Doing Homework
  • Stills

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

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