Platform Shoes 1977

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    Location Unknown / Unclear - London?

    Girls and men walking. Reporter interviewing various people about the claims that platform shoes being health hazard. An expert talks about it but is not very good in convincing a girl not to wear them. More people on the street being interviewed. Some people say they look ridiculous, shoe salesman defences them with bizarre explanations etc. The end of an item shows the reporter wearing platform shoes and having difficulty walking. Voiceover informs that most of the injuries happen in the first few days of wearing them. Reporter walks off with difficulty.

    (163 ft - Mag. Track in 4645 F)

    Cataloguer's note - brilliant item, very entertaining.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1977
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    69749
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    3385.01
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:04:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:04:24:00
    Canister:
    UN 4645 E
    Sort Number:
    UN 4645 E
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    Shoes BIB-HISTORY OF HEALTH 1977 Platforms shoes 1960's Lisa's shoes
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  • "Location Unknown / Unclear - London?" - yes, at 01:55 the interview with the Chelsea Pensioner takes place on the King's Road, with the fashion boutique "Stop the Shop" behind them.

    jamied 16th Jun 2012
  • Offcuts for this clip exist in clip 3077.02.

    The other clip dates the footage as 1970 - it's difficult to be certain which date is correct, as platform shoes were fashionable from the late 60's through to the late 70s.

    jamied 3rd Jul 2012

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