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    Nylon fashions, London.

    Various shots street hawkers selling black market nylon stockings from suitcases on pavement. Good shots showing lookout man on watch. Motorcycle policemen pull up to line on road. We see case being picked up and feet walking quickly away. Street looks like Oxford Street.

    Women queuing for nylons outside shop. Top shot sales desk in shop. CU woman looking at nylons - dissolve to -

    Factory scene: various shots showing nylons being made by machine. Various shots woman inspecting stocking for flaws, she pencils mark on stocking to show flaw.

    Various shots another woman stamping hallmark on stocking and packing them.

    Various shot chemist inspecting stocking. He dips the stocking into a secret chemical solution. The chemicals reveal a secret stock number - this is part of campaign to stop black market racketeers selling stockings.

    Various shots deserted back streets and warehouses. Various shots showing woman's hands taking nylon stockings from drawer behind shop counter, she places them into woman customer's handbag - theft? Various shots shady characters exchanging money for faulty / stolen stockings on street corners.

    LS Oxford Street. Woman pasting "sale" sign on shop window. More shots women queuing.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1951
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    92549
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    3399.04
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:27:00 / 01:07:34:00
    Canister:
    NP 357
    Sort Number:
    NP 357
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  • Stills

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

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