Our Bathing Belles - A Chiswick Study 1927

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    Chiswick open air swimming baths.

    Approximately a dozen women suddenly appear from changing booths at the side of the pool - cute. They walk to the side of the pool and pose in their swimsuits. They walk along, hands on hips. We see various swimsuits and hats in C/U. The girls do high kicks by the side of the pool. They sit on the side and kick their legs in the water, a sign behind them reads: "Shallow End".

    Intertitle reads: "California hasn't a monopoly of Bathing Belles or the latest in Beach Costumes". Shot missing. Next intertitle: "The other day we nearly lost our Cameraman - "The 'Rose Marie' girls were to blame - " said he. "But what peaches!" Two girls pose by pool. Hats seen in C/U.

    Seems as though the shots are in the wrong order or some shots are missing.

    Note: although this is more of a fashion parade, some shots could be used to represent a beauty contest. Nice stuff.

    "Rose Marie" was a hugely successful stage show of 1925 which set the record for longest running show in the West End.

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    01:53:39:00 / 01:55:51:00
    EP 060
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