P.P.P. - A Study Near Beckenham 1929

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    Near Beckenham. A story about "Picturesque Petrol Pumps".

    Via an intertitle the question is asked: "Why shouldn't a filling station look like this?" Followed by a shot of a pagoda style building with an ornamental garden where cars are pulling in to buy petrol. Fantastic! A smartly dressed man in uniform opens a car door at the entrance. He salutes as a glamorous young woman gets out of the car. He dispenses petrol from an extravagant petrol pump. Shot of the petrol station's gardens. The woman wanders around the garden. There is a small bridge and a pond with water lilies. The woman poses on the bridge then skips back to her car and drives off.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial item 596.

    Safety print exists.

    Note: amazing little film. Might be nice to show what life was like for the wealthy in the 1920s - chick can go off for a stroll in the garden whilst petrol pump attendant in very smart uniform fills the tank.

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    01:51:17:00 / 01:53:04:00
    EP 044
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