Stars At Home - Miss Sydney Fairbrother… 1923

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    "Few Stage Stars of today have endeared themselves to British audiences so much as Miss Fairbrother." L/S of a large house with Sydney Fairbrother and a friend walking towards the camera. The friend wears riding gear Sydney is in a dress and apron with her hair in a bun. They throw food to a group of dogs. M/S of the two women feeding goats by hand. "Country life for me" said our friend, "where your breakfast eggs are eggs and not Chinese conundrums." M/S of a hen house with lots of chickens walking around outside it. The two women take eggs out of the nesting box. C/U of the two examining the eggs. L/S of Sydney and another woman feeding the hens.

    "Tempt me not, Sydney", said the fair brother of the fifth hen on the left." The two women continue feeding the chickens. M/S of the two women at work. The younger woman is sawing some wood, Sydney is banging nails into the chicken coop. C/U of Sydney banging in nails. She pretends to have hit her thumb. She sucks it. The third woman brings the other two a drink. "But, Miss Fairbrother has other pets besides dogs and goats and hens in this home at Chorley Wood (sic) - " Chorleywood. C/U of Sydney holding a white fluffy rabbit. C/U of Sydney sitting in a chair with three cats on her lap. She holds them up to the camera and laughs.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 118.

    Note: the two women who appear with Sydney are not named but it is possible that the first woman we see is Sydney's daughter (?) and the second her maid?

    "The Young Person in Pink was a 1920 play . Apparently King George laughed so much when he went to see it, the head of the diamond "push-in" stud in his stiff shirtfront sprang out and fell on the floor!

    Safety print exists.

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    Issue Date:
    05/09/1923
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    Media URN:
    36525
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    Film ID:
    994.02
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    00:03:06:00
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    01:02:23:00 / 01:05:29:00
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    EP 282
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