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    Excellent "cheesecake" item with girls in bathing suits parading around on mountainsides and in the oil fields. "There's more than gold in the Sierras - " reads the introductory intertitle. Group of chorus girls holding hands climb a mountainside. They wear bathing suits and high heels. They gingerly walk along a rocky ledge then stop and do some high kicks! "You never can tell how altitude will affect amphibians - " The girls stick their legs out whilst holding on to the mountainside then wave them up and down. High angle shot of two girls dancing on the mountainside. Closer view of the girls. Girls climb up to a high spot holding hands: "Ain't nature grand!" They stand on a high spot waving their arms in the air.

    "The rising tide of bathing beauties has even engulfed the oil fields." C/U of group of girls, two with their heads turned away from the camera, two standing close to the camera - just their legs in shot. Oil derricks seen in the background. Top shot of the girls posing at the foot of the oil derricks. Arty shot of the girls' reflections in a puddle, they stand motionless, as if in a tableau vivant. Camera tilts up and they run off through the mud towards the oil derricks. "Giving the drills a thrill!" reads an intertitle before a shot of two of the girls standing on a revolving drum (just their legs seen) Other girls spin them around.

    High angle shot showing the girls at the bottom of the construction. Various shots showing the girls climbing an oil derrick. Very Busby Berkeley as the girls are silhouetted amongst the ironwork. Low angle shot of the girls climbing up - worms eye view of the girls' bottoms! High angle shot of one of the girls smiling broadly as they climb up towards the camera.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 575.

    Note: fantastic item! Real kitsch glamour stuff - one of my favourites!

    Safety print exists - probably to be found on "Fashion, Fun and Fancy" roll.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:32:00 / 01:04:46:00
    EP 238
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    EP 238
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