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    Full titles read: "The house of a dream. Filmed at Amersham. For centuries houses have been built to meet the needs of each age. Today, we dream of houses open to sun and air, embodying everything that modern science can offer."

    Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

    Various shots show the exterior of a fabulous art deco house on a hilltop. It seems to have four floors, a balcony on the top and a glass-covered stairway running up the centre. There are no entrances on the north side of the house, to protect against cold winds and wintry weather. A water tower with a power plant in the base stands beside the house.

    Inside the house, we see several shots of the different rooms and interior decoration. A small water fountain is in the entrance hall. The drawing room and dining room look light and airy; the kitchen is fitted with numerous labour-saving devices, including a service lift. A maid is seen walking about the house and up the stairway. Several shots of the bedrooms and nursery; two children play on the balcony on swings and in a sandpit.

    Note: this is excellent footage of a modern house of 1931.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    37012
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1036.26
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:59:00 / 02:00:45:00
    Canister:
    PT 073
    Sort Number:
    PT 073
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