• Short Summary

    A tour around London tourist attractions with a photographer and his Windmill Girl model.

  • Description


    L/S of the Tower of London. In the foreground, a beefeater, Yeoman Warder, Gilbert Futter, stands outside his century hut. Photographer, Barry Hicks, and his model, Candy Scott, an 18 year old "Windmill Showgirl" enter and chat to Gilbert. Barry takes photographs for tourist posters promoting Britain to the rest of the world. Barry positions Candy next to the century box and steps back to take a photograph. M/S of Barry positioning the beefeater and Candy for his next photograph. M/S of Candy and Gilbert - Candy is holding the tip of the beefeater's spear in her hand, she is also carrying a tourist's map of England. C/U of Barry giving out instructions.

    L/S of a gate to the Tower of London. In the foreground a young man holding a large poster of Tower Bridge is asking directions from a beefeater. Candy, Barry and Gilbert walk over a small bridge beneath the arch of the gateway. They stop to talk to the young man and the other beefeater. Barry points and the group all look over in one direction. Barry, Candy and Gilbert walk off in the direction Barry was pointing. L/S of Tower Bridge - the bridge is open to allow a large boat under. In the foreground, are old canons and benches looking out on to the river. M/S of the river side canons. The group pause near one of the canons and Candy gives her bag to Barry before climbing up with his help to sit on one of the canons. The young man enters and powders Candy's cheeks. C/U of Candy's face as she has her make-up touched up. M/S of Candy sitting on the canon with Gilbert standing next to her as they pose for a photograph. Candy pulls up her skirt to reveal her knees, smiles coquettishly and giggles as she brushes her hair out of her eyes.

    L/S of the south bank of the River Thames with Waterloo bridge in the background. Barry walks in to shot and indicates to Candy where he wants her to stand for his next photograph. Candy enters wearing a pink coat which Barry helps her out of. C/U of Candy's feet as she slips off her shoes. M/S of Candy skipping around in front of the camera. According to the narrator Barry wants to get "some action shots that symbolise the exhilaration of London". Low angle C/U of Candy. M/S of Candy leaping into the air. C/U of Candy's feet. M/S of Candy gracefully twirling about as Barry snaps away with his camera.

    M/S of a gateway to Regent's Park. A blue convertible pulls up outside the gate. Inside the car is "Candy's boss, better known as Sheila Van Damm/ Dam, the rally driver" who has turned up "to offer a few words of advice". Panning shot follows the car as it parks. On a patch of grass in the foreground Barry and his assistant, the young man, are arranging the next photograph. Candy, holding a wicker basket, is standing next to a gardener with a broom. When Candy sees Sheila she turns and waves. C/U of Sheila with her arm leaning on the car door chatting to Barry and Candy. C/U of Sheila's face as she talks. M/S taken from behind Sheila's car of the group preparing for the photograph. C/U of Candy posing and the gardener looking rather uncomfortable. C/U of Barry talking and fiddling with the lens on his camera. M/S of the group posing for the photograph.

    Please note the variation in the spelling of Van Damm/ Van Dam.

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    Film ID:
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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:08:00 / 01:38:16:00
    CP 173

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