• Short Summary

    Ballet shoes are made at the famous firm of Anello and Davide.

  • Description


    M/S of three small girls in tutus, performing a simple ballet routine. At the finish they take off their ballet shoes; C/U as one girl examines the worn toe of her shoe.

    In the shoemaking factory of Anello and Davide, we see various stages of the ballet shoemaking process; a man cuts out numerous leather soles on a machine; another man cuts out the uppers from some satin by hand. Various shots in a machine room where several women are sewing leather into shape on sewing machines.

    A row of men work at a bench, putting several layers of fabric and hardening liquid over the end of the shoe to make the block toes. C/U of one of the men tweaking the fabric over the toe of the shoe to create the folds that are held in place by the leather sole. Another man at a special machine sews the sole on.

    Various shots of a man turning nearly finished shoes right side out; he hammers the leather sole into position. A man at a sewing machine stitches a ribbon which encases the shoe cord around the edge of the shoe. M/S and C/U of Raimondo Davide, manger of the company, checking a pile of ballet shoes individually. He picks up a pink pair and stands them on their toes.

    Note: the commentator refers to Raimondo as 'Anello Davide', but this is the name of the company (still going strong today). There is a press release on file about the company and it's history.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:12:00 / 01:44:09:00
    CP 061

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