• Short Summary

    Three-year-old Leslie Bowles, a ten-stone baby, plays in a pen while onlookers stare.

  • Description

    Titles read: "A TEN STONE BABY!"

    Location of events unknown.

    M/S of ten-stone baby Leslie Bowles with his parents. Three-year-old Leslie is just seen at the bottom of the screen, then camera tilts down.

    Various shots of Leslie playing with toys and walking about on his knees (his body is apparently too heavy for his legs to bear), and sitting in a little armchair. He is portrayed as something of a humorous freak. Then he kneels up on his chair to take a chocolate bar being dangled above his head by a man. We then see that Leslie is in a kind of pen, with people looking over the top at him as if he is an animal in a zoo! Horrendous!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1118.25
    Media URN:
    38967
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:50:00 / 01:50:17:00
    Canister:
    PT 278

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