• Short Summary

    Famous chef and war hero Marius Sylvain Dutray paints flowers on silk and similar materials.

  • Description

    London.

    C/U shot of the face of a chef at work. M/S of the chef finishing decorating a cake. After he is finished he walks away. He is the famous French maitre-chef Marius Sylvain Dutray who currently works in Mayfair hotel. M/S of Mr Dutray in his living room. A great large flower arrangement can be seen in the background. Mr Dutray sits at a little table and starts painting on fabric. Fabrics he works on are silk and similar materials. C/U shot of Mr Dutray's hand as he paints a pink flower. C/U shot of a brush being dipped into colour.

    Mr Dutray started painting in the World War Two on the recommendation of Sir Winston Churchill - tells a voiceover. C/U shot of Mr Dutray's face as he works. C/U shot of the fabric as Mr Dutray paints a leaf. M/S of Mr Dutray at his table while working. He gets up and leaves. C/U shot of Mr Dutray's awards from the two wars (including Legion of Honour) as well as from his job.

    C/U shot of the face of a pretty young girl. Camera pans down to show the girl's scarf - one previously painted by Mr Dutray. C/U shot of a hand painted cushion. M/S of Mr Dutray placing a colourful scarf around a woman's neck. C/U shot of the two faces as Mr Dutray adjusts the scarf. Woman is Irene Hilda, chefs friend and famous French variety artist. C/U shot of Ms Hilda's face while admiring Mr Dutray's artwork - two baskets filled with flowers at each side of the scarf. Camera tilts down to show the paintings on the scarf and then moves back up on Ms Hilda's face.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    59.24
    Media URN:
    1268
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:55:00 / 02:00:28:00
    Canister:
    CP 121

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The "Mayfair hotel" referred to is the Westbury Hotel.

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