• Short Summary

    Fabulous cotton print dresses are modelled - designs from all over the commonwealth.

  • Description


    Lovely frocks and superb swimwear!

    SV. Three girls seated left to right Australian cold shoulder dress with a single board strap in a bamboo print. South African shadow line dress with deep Vs at front and back of neck and with large pockets. CU. Australian cold shoulder dress and the South African dress with deep Vs. SV. Three girls in swimsuits. U.K. swimsuit with a bloomer effect of the lower half in a pastel print showing fishes. Australian swimsuit with skirt in pink bamboo print. U.K. swimsuit with dark blue decorated with multi coloured prints of bathers. CU. Legs of the three girls and showing the bloomer effect pan up to the three girls, two of them wearing type of sun hats. CU. One of the girls wearing type of straw sun hat. CU. Another girl wearing sun hat. LV. Two girls one on the right a West Indian. Girls on the left displaying an informal UK evening dress showing the use of the large floral border print in white bound with black. The West Indian girl displaying a short evening dress / dance dress. CU. West Indian girl pan down to evening / dance dress, she walks out of picture and in comes the large floral border print dress pan up to girl. SV. Top, two girls displaying hats one on the left an Australian dress with fashionable straw evening hat the one on the right a New Zealand sun dress and bolero worn with a large straw beach hat. CU. Girl wearing U.K. beach ensemble with a large straw hat. SV. The same girl reclining in a Capri blue swimsuit. SV. Mother and child mix and match outfits. The UK outfit is in a stripe and spot print, the Malayan is in a bold bamboo print worn as a casual day outfit. The girl on the right of the picture wearing a long gown slashed to the hip with tight black trousers for both Mother and child. CU. Dresses pan up to the mother with the children. CU. Two of the children wearing the Malayan in bold bamboo print. CU. Mother and child wearing the U.K. outfit in a stripe and spot print. SV. Model Angela Smith wearing UK outfit of bikini bra and jacket.

    Gordon Cornish wearing a South African beach ensemble, toggle fastened jacket in bold design worn with boxer trunks. Gordon opens his jacket revealing trunks. SV. Gordon closes his jacket and Angela Smith open her jacket revealing bra and bikini. CU. Angela with open jacket showing bra to match pan down to bikini. SV. Two girls seated one on the left wearing West Indian pyjamas sailor jacket with tight trousers in a white ground with blue circles. Girl on the right with U.K. pyjamas and negligee floral print on both matching designs. The two models smoke - narrator makes a joke about the outfits being fireproof.

    (Orig. Neg.) (Title Scene D)

    Note: these fashions are fabulous! Crazy over the top hats, gorgeous swimsuits and lovely patterned day dresses with big skirts - classic 1950s fashions.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:39:00 / 01:23:02:00

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