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  • Short Summary

    Unusual house is shown - designed by a Sea Captain, the house is in Rottingdean.

  • Description

    Introductory intertitle reads: "We're all interested in houses - and by the cliffs at Rottingdean, Brighton, Eve discovered a really novel one - "

    Sussex. Woman in a hat stands on the balcony of a house with the sea and cliffs in the background. She looks out at the view. "The entrance is through a steep bank!" We see the woman approaching a tiny door in a large bank of earth. She goes inside. We then see her emerge at the balcony at the top. She walks up the steps to the door of the house. She walks through the front door.

    "Plenty of light giving windows - " A woman sits playing the piano whilst a young boy stands beside her. High angle view of the house to show the large amount of windows. The shadow of the cameraman hand cranking his camera can be seen on the house. "Designed by a Sea Captain, cute ideas were to be expected. A model bed - " The woman seen earlier demonstrates a small model of a fold down bed. We then see the woman pulling down the bed. "A real airy promenade too - on the roof!" Woman climbs step ladder on to the roof of the house. She stands on the roof enjoying the view and the sea breeze.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue 395.

    Note: flash-frame intertitles.

    Safety print exists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    874.10
    Media URN:
    14946
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1928
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:55:00 / 01:21:34:00
    Canister:
    EP 092

Comments (2)

  1. Andrew20001 says

    This house is still there, the domed roof is still visible, I do wonder if the current openers are aware of this footage 2015

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  2. Andrew20001 says

    This house is still there, the domed roof is still visible, I do wonder if the current openers are aware of this footage 2015

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