Nice little film showing William Reid Dick at work.
"We found Mr Dick hard at work on the giant Lion which he was making for the great Menin Gate War Memorial." L/S of William Reid Dick, the famous sculptor, standing in front of a very large statue of a lion. He steps up close to the lion and works on its mane. C/U of Mr Dick at work on the head. L/S of Mr Dick examining a small model of the lion. C/U of him looking at it intently.
"But, although Mr Dick has made many famous memorials such as the Kitchener Memorial for St Pauls, the Bronze Eagle for the R.A.F. Memorial and others, a little change is always welcome..." C/U of Dick working on a lifesize model of the head of a young toddler. The child sits in a high chair as the famous sculptor works on the likeness. The sculptor laughs at his subject who is wiggling his or her feet around. C/U of the child. It points at the camera.
"And when the last bit of plaster mould is chipped off..." C/U of plaster being chipped off to reveal sculpture underneath. "There is a great deal of satisfaction in the living model", said Mr Dick smilingly "especially when the baby is your own." End shot of Dick, his child and the sculpture. Dick tells the child to look at the camera as he puts the finishing touches to the bust.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 439.