• Short Summary

    Horrid looking plastic flowers being imported from Italy only to have their petals pulled off - very camp!

  • Description

    London.

    C/U shot of daisies. Cut to a C/U shot of roses - red and pink. Cut to a C/U shot of carnations, pink, red and yellow. M/S of a woman holding a peach blossom. Big branch is full of flowers. C/U shot of the woman bending sprays to strengthen them. Woman places the blossom back on the table in front of her. C/U of the peach blossom.

    High angle shot of woman's hands as she starts to pull off the petals. C/U shot of her face as she works. This is not real flower but it is best possible plastic imitation imported from Italy - informs the voiceover. C/U shot of the stylish antique clock and a basket of lilies of the valley next to it. M/S of a woman who takes out the flower from the basket and starts pulling off the petals.

    C/U shot of a terrible looking vase and even worse dahlias in it. C/U shot of a poor imitation of dahlia's poor petals.

    Note: Woman featured in the film is Mrs Lee. She and her husband import plastic flowers from Italy.

    Cuts (rushes, out-takes) exist for this story. They are on the Pathe Master tape *PM0089*.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    87.21
    Media URN:
    1410
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:55:00 / 01:53:08:00
    Canister:
    CP 224

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