• Short Summary

    Collection of "and now for something completely different" things - and all for sale!

  • Description


    A woman talks on the telephone. As she finishes, camera reveals that this is not only a telephone but a flower holder as well! C/U shot of the 'telephone-flower-holder'. Woman's hands are seen (great nails, great ring) writing a message on a piece of paper and using gold plated mousetrap as a paper clip. C/U shot of the gold-plated-mouse-trap-paper-clip.

    Mrs Susan Nell, a woman seen in the film, is the owner of a very unusual shop - 'curiosity shop' where she sells peculiar objects from around the world. Mrs Nell decides to walk around the shop and present some of the curiosity objects from her shop to the audience. She shows her chosen objects to a man - 'potential customer'. The two are shot next to a huge flower arrangement with most of the flowers being red roses.

    All objects are presented in C/U which allows an audience to closely observe them. First object is jewelled golden hammer with white handle. Second is a large golden jewellery box shaped as a fly and covered with large blue stones - scary.
    Following object is a rather gentle Victorian style thing - gold ornamented pink iron filled with daises. This iron is actually a door stop.

    Now comes a scary thing - a toothbrush with a genuine mink handle! And another one - an ermine tail key-ring. Awful!

    A stork flower holder for a miniature vase and miniature flowers. And for the end - a sculpted girl's face used as a flower pot. Suppose some plant could make a nice hairstyle?!

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:50:00 / 01:48:15:00
    CP 111

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