• Short Summary

    Actor Tommy Yeardye opens 'art studio restaurant' - people paint, eat, or both while he chats up girls.

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    M/S of an arty looking man on the street. He halts, looks up and then walks through blue door. M/S of a black cab door being opened by a cab driver in drivers uniform. An elegant woman walks out of the cab and into the shop. M/S of the window reveals some paintings.

    M/S of the elegant woman inside the place. She goes to a counter and collects canvas and paint from another woman. L/S of the interior of the place reveals it is a restaurant / coffee bar. There are people sitting at the tables, eating. Man in chef's uniform can be seen in the background.

    Cut to another part of the room reveals an art studio. Walls are covered in paintings and there are people standing around a little platform, painting a blond model girl. Place is run by actor and amateur artist Tommy Yeardye (handsome man seen looking at paintings... and girls), who encourages artists to come and paint as well as eat. Paintings are hung in the restaurant as some kind of sale exhibition. Some artists like Rodney Gladwell appreciate the opportunity to have their work seen and, hopefully, sold.

    Several shots of people painting. Voiceover says that a professional artist is employed full time to help the painters with advice and encouragement. M/S of a model girl. Cut to a M/S of diners looking at painters, amused. M/S of people painting and the model girl posing. C/U shot of one of the 'art works'. It is a drawing (probably a black ink) with very strong features. C/U shot of Mr Gladwell painting. Several shots of painters and diners - a few leg flashes. M/S of the food stand with two chefs behind it. Panning C/U shot of the food, colourful display - plates are decorated with tinned peaches, cherries, peas...

    M/S of Tommy Yeardye "doing a little modelling himself" - 'they all love me' expression on his face while surrounded by pretty young women - fantastic shot!

    Tommy Yeardye is the father of Tamara Mellon, the founder of the Jimmy Choo empire. (JC - Oct 2010)

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:31:00 / 01:08:08:00
    CP 229

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "walks through blue door" - the door is that of an establishment called "The Paint Box".

    The location is Foley Street, London.

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