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  • Short Summary

    Joe Noble cartoon explaining how a woman should be curvaceous!

  • Description

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Curves are coming back, ladies. But the question is, are you as you should be? (figuratively speaking!)"

    A drawing of Venus De Milo appears on screen and writing beside it: "Venus de Milo - this statue of the goddess of love has long been regarded as the ideal of womanly loveliness. As the embodiment of mature female beauty she is beyond criticism."

    Another drawing takes shape - this time a woman's head and hand. We are informed: "A pretty hand should not be too small. The hand should be as long as the face and should have slender tapering fingers."

    Intertitle reads: "Broadly, this is the law of the feminine beauty curve..." Silhouette of a woman's body is drawn and writing appears beside it telling us of the ideal waist size, bust size, hips size and wrist size.

    Silhouette of a woman is drawn and "The law of the curve" explained. One sentence reads: "Natural forms of acknowledged beauty are composed of curves."

    Note: bad decomposition damage visible throughout. This looks like the work of Joe Noble. This is one of the NFTVA prints made from our decomposing nitrate.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1002.01
    Media URN:
    36590
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:08:00 / 01:02:58:00
    Canister:
    EP 220

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