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    Miss Peggy O'Neil emerges from some bushes. She is shown enjoying the countryside as a break from "Paddy the Next Best Thing".

    She is seen relaxing on a swing chair in the garden reading a magazine, walking in a leafy avenue smelling the flowers and being brought tea by a maid. She reads her mail. An insert of a letter reads: "Dear Miss O'Neil, My name is O'Neil and I'm trying hard to get a man. He thinks I'm you and wants my picture. Please send me a big one quick and answer a Maiden's Prayers". Peggy looks through some pictures of herself and chooses one to send. She then drinks her cup of tea.

    Note: "Paddy the Next Best Thing" was a hugely successful play of the early 1920s. Peggy O'Neil was the toast of the town, songs were written about her and a whisky was named after her.

    Nice to illustrate a lady of leisure in the 1920s (even though she is a hard working actress!) - Peggy smelling flowers and relaxing on the swing chair are nice images - all nicely shot.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:47:00 / 01:07:37:00
    EP 060
    Sort Number:
    EP 060
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    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
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