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  • Short Summary

    Great film with male models displaying Italian fashions.

  • Description

    Reel 2. Rome? Italian men's fashions.

    Pan down a clock tower. Women emerge from a building. C/U of a happy couple. C/U of his jacket as he searches in his waistcoat pocket for something. Couple in a rowing boat. Man fishes. C/U of his plus fours. A woman and two smartly dressed men walk through an archway. More men model clothes. An ornate archway and the Coliseum. Various angles of Roman ruins. A man dressed as some sort of Roman stands on a platform and holds his arm up. Man in a jaunty suit and hat walks through ruins. He unzips the sleeve of his jacket and we see in C/U how he changes the look by folding the cuffs of his shirt back. A man checks his watch and then pulls an aerial from the lapel of his jacket then dials a number on a telephone dial which is on the inside pocket. He then takes a small telephone handset from the other inside pocket and speaks into it. C/U of his spivy shoes.

    Another man in a suit wanders around the ruins. A man in an Edwardian style suit looks out of place in his top hat, cane and lacy cravat as he poses in the ruins. A fountain at night. Lights of the city - restaurants and bars. People arrive at a theatre or club. Doorman takes their coats and gloves. Several men and women stand at a cocktail bar drinking and smoking. Camera pans down to show the suits. Man and woman in evening wear sit on a sofa and eat nibbles. A couple chat and drink wine. See reel 1.

    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:
    3255.02
    Media URN:
    90723
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1950
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:03:00 / 01:11:24:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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