Pyjama Peeps 1921

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
This video has no sound
  • Description

    A woman in an exotic boudoir setting smokes a cigarette whilst modelling the latest in pyjamas. c 1921

    Intertitle reads: "On Adam - just pyjamas, but on Eve - things of beauty and a joy forever" Two women show each other their new outfits. "Eve, unlike the Leopard, can change her spots - when a long fringed silken shawl or "Batik" pyjamas of tigerish aspect entice her."

    Batik pyjamas with a "tigerish charm" are presented to the audience. A model with her back to the camera displays a decorated shawl whilst facing her friend. It looks as if she has nothing on above the waist as she unwraps the shawl from her shoulders and holds out her arms. (Hence the title?). This may, or may not have had lesbian undertones at the time but certainly could be used to suggest 1920s lesbians now.

    Safety print exists.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1921
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    35400
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    764.23
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:24:00 / 01:54:44:00
    Canister:
    EP 025
    Sort Number:
    EP 025
  • Appears in...

    Collections
    Cinemagazines
    WorkSpaces
    Pyjamas
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
laurelhardy
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Vertigo
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.
dancingqueen

Related Videos

Hide
The Latest Fashions

The Latest Fashions

Models show off the latest fashions for women - lounging pyjamas, a tennis outfit and a floaty tea dress.

Nautical Naughties

Nautical Naughties

The latest swimsuits and beach pyjamas are modelled beside a Paris open air swimming pool.

Evening Eves - Latest Paris Modes

Evening Eves - Latest Paris Modes

Sumptuous evening fashions from Paris are modelled.

Feminine Pictorialities No. 18 - Negligee & Negligible

Feminine Pictorialities No. 18 - Negligee & Negligible

The latest in pyjamas and woollen swimsuits at a London fashion show.

Rag For Charity Aka Exeter Students' Rag

Rag For Charity Aka Exeter Students' Rag

Charleston marathons, pyjama breakfasts and drinking competitions for Exeter Uni. Rag.

New Fashions In Nightgowns AKA Nightwear Fashion Show

New Fashions In Nightgowns AKA Nightwear Fashion Show

Beautiful girls in long nightgowns, pyjamas and sleeping bonnet

Whitehall And Changing The Guard

Whitehall And Changing The Guard

Scenes of Whitehall - from plays about Pyjamas to Margaret Thatcher.

On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Titanic
August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
WW1
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald
With just days to go before Scotland makes their big decision, Pathe looks at the best of Scotland.
nessie