• Short Summary

    A huge religious sculpture in progress, an Italian umbrella shop and an unpuncturable tyre.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    In Paris, France, we see the largest religious sculpture in the world being worked on by sculptor Monsieur Serraz and his assistants. He works from a scale model of the Madonna and Child. The finished statue will be 175 ft high and will stand on a hill overlooking the Rhone Valley.

    In the picturesque village of Gingnese near Lake Maggiore in Italy we see a shop where umbrellas and parasols are made and sold. C/Us of umbrella handles. A woman in the shop puts up a parasol (she seems to be in Victorian dress).

    In Cardiff, Wales, we see inventor Mr Johns putting a knife through an unpuncturable bicycle tyre. He rides the bike over a piece of wood with nails sticking out of it and still it survives! Mr Johns rides along a road on his bike with sidecar. A dog sits on the sidecar cover.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1190.22
    Media URN:
    41017
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:13:00 / 01:41:30:00
    Canister:
    PT 489

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