The Language Of A Fan 1932

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    Woman in old fashioned Georgian dress holds up a fan to display it to the camera. She picks up various fans and turns them to show the camera. Closer shot of the woman and her fans. "Those days, every little movement had a meaning of its own. Dropping the fan slowly and waving it quickly meant "I'm engaged - but we can be friends!" C/U of woman hiding behind her fan. She then moves it downwards and waves it, smiling coyly at the camera.

    "A slow wave and pointing the closed fan towards the lips meant "I am married, but you may kiss me!" (This frequently caused a lot of trouble!)" C/U of woman flirtatiously giving this signal. "In olden times, Eve handed out "the glad eye" in this manner - (It means "I wish to speak to you.")" C/U of woman moving her fan then pinching a part of it with her thumb and forefinger. "But, today, Eve is just as eloquent and appealing (even without a fan)." C/U of the same woman with her 1932 hairdo and make-up holding a compact mirror and reapplying her lipstick. She looks up at the camera.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 563.

    Safety print exists.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1932
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    16976
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    958.19
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:57:00 / 01:39:54:00
    Canister:
    EP 234
    Sort Number:
    EP 234
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