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  • Short Summary

    New rubber stocking protectors which stop stockings getting muddy.

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    Alternative version of story of the same name found in EP051. Different intertitles and images but same main title.

    Intertitle reads: "Stocking protectors - in transparent rubber - are one of the devices being used by Eve to cheat mud spots" M/S of woman sitting on a chair unfurling some rubber stocking protectors. C/U of her unwrapping them. M/S of woman lowering her legs, she is now wearing the stocking protectors which look like shiny knee socks. "They can hardly be detected - " C/U of the woman's lower legs in her kinky rubber protectors.

    "When that "deep depression is approaching from Iceland" another style of protector is favoured - " C/U of woman sitting on a park bench in a fur trimmed coat. She has a package on her lap from which she pulls some rubber galoshes. She unzips one of the bootees down the front and slips it over her shoe. She then zips up the front. Superb! "They not only cover the stocking but the shoe - (less the heel.) L/S of woman walking through the park towards the camera. She then turns and walks away.

    Note: For a woman who had no car, getting mud spots on her stockings from walking along muddy streets was a sign of poverty in the 1920s. Therefore the novelty rubber stocking protectors were not just a silly fashion item but actually an important weapon in class warfare! See other film of the same name for even nicer ones!

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:31:00 / 01:44:16:00
    EP 096

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