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  • Short Summary

    Great film with male models displaying Italian fashions.

  • Description

    Reel 1.

    Rome? Italian men's fashions. Girls in school uniform walk in front of a large building. Two men in suits walk towards the camera. Looks like somewhere in Italy. High shot of the city. View from a tall building. Bridge across a river. Newer buildings. A group of people arrive by coach at a municipal building. Sign above doors reads: "VI Congresso Internazionale Dei Maestri Sarti - rassegna inter della moda." Delegates listen through earphones. Various men model suits - some are older men than the usual model types. Women applaud. Man demonstrates a nifty short jacket that becomes a long jacket after certain buttons are undone. Woman waits outside the building perched on the seat of a Vespa (or similar type of moped.) Man in suit comes down the steps, kisses her and drives off with her perched on the back.

    Another man in a suit and riding boots gets into a car and drives off. A woman drives up, shakes hands with a man and they drive off. View from the car of Italian streets. A couple ride horses. Two smartly dressed men stand by horses. A woman and the men pet the horses. Camera pans down to show the suits. A group of young people sit at a table outside a cafe. C/Us of the men and women talking. A woman straightens a man's tie and fluffs his pocket handkerchief up. One of the men shakes the hands of his friends and leaves. He walks down some steps, a large "Ristorante" sign behind him. A man in a suit and bowler hat kisses the hand of a woman sitting at an outside cafe. Another couple look over at them. C/U of the man's suit. Two men sit at a table talking.

    See reel 2.

    Note: a music and effects track exists for this film but no commentary - presumably there was a commentary originally.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3255.01
    Media URN:
    90722
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1950
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:05:48:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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