• Short Summary

    Actress Beryl Reid shows us her home and garden including her collection of bizarre earrings.

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    Wraysbury, Middlesex.

    L/S taken from a river of a cottage hidden behind some trees. L/S of actress Beryl Reid on the bank of the river, a man in a rowing boat hands her a shopping bag, she walks up the bank. L/S of the cottage which is round and has three thatched sections of roof each coming to a point, there is a car in the drive. Beryl walks up towards the house. M/S of one of the thatched gables, the camera pans round to show the other one. C/U of a sign saying 'Honeypot Cottage', the narrator explains it is aptly named because the cottage resembles a couple of thatched honeypots.

    L/S as Beryl comes out of the cottage and down the steps, she sits down in front of a table and picks up a mirror, she looks at herself and covers her face. She puts it down and picks up an earring, M/S as she clips a pair of large red stiletto shoes on her ears. M/S of the table with various pairs of miniature model earrings including bottles and flatirons. M/S as she looks at herself in the mirror and laughs. She unclips the earrings and puts them down. M/S as she picks up a milk pail earring and then a plug. She then picks up a telephone earring, M/S as she hooks the earrings over her ears and admires herself in the mirror.

    L/S as she gets up and walks over to the garden, there is a spade stuck in the flower bed, she looks despairing and starts digging with it. M/S of her face as she works. M/S of Beryl's husband Derek sat on a deck chair shooting a gun, she comes into the frame and sits down. She picks up another gun and Derek gets up to help her with it. M/S as he helps her load and adjust it, she aims and fires. M/S as she hits the square target which is suspended from a bit of string. M/S of Derek and Beryl talking, she laughs and points. M/S of the target.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:37:00 / 01:21:51:00
    CP 200

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    I'm Beryl's niece, Susan Reid. I found this on The Hedley Ward Trio site (or one of them) because, as you will know, Beryl was married to Derek Franklin at one time. So nice to see this.

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