• Short Summary

    New glass windows for cars, flood sign in Bosham and a gondola race in Italy.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    In Toledo, Ohio, United States of America. Various shots show women looking through a new kind of glass designed for car windows, that eliminates the blurriness associated with earlier models. Nice shot of the old blurry glass passing before the face of one of the women; she squints as if her eyes hurt and squeezes the top of her nose. We then see models in swimsuits, slacks and evening gowns parading about, seen through the new kind of glass without distortion.

    In Bosham, Hampshire, we see brief shots of a sign warning drivers of high flood tide surrounded by water in a street. A man ties his rowing boat to the signpost.

    In Italy we see hundreds of gondolas racing off the island of Murano near Venice. The winner looks out of breath as he poses with his winning pennant.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1194.02
    Media URN:
    41160
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:03:00 / 01:03:45:00
    Canister:
    PT 500

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