Nov 25 - St Catherine's Day in Paris ... and what an assembly of pretty?
GV Catherinettes assembled
CU Catherinettes in carnival dress
SV Jacques Heim greets carnival camel
SV PAN..line of Catherinettes walk through streets
SV Catherinettes lined up in street
CU Catherinettes, one holds flowers
CU statue of St Catherine on building
LV statue of St Catherine TILT DOWN to Catherinettes in street
CU Policemen kisses Catherinettes
LBV Catherinettes walk away in street
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Background: Nov 25 - St Catherine's Day in Paris ... and what an assembly of pretty girls. For the duration of this day they are the "Catherinettes" - girls who are 25 this year and still unmarried.
A "camel" joins in the carnival mood at the fashion house of Jacques Heim, one of the many who give their staff a merry St. Catherine's day-off.
Then the Catherinettes spread the gay atmosphere through the streets, for on this day they enjoy something like the freedom of the city.
St. Catherine is looking down from the corner of a building on those who keep prying for a husband. A kiss for a friendly policeman - and away they go.