• Short Summary

    An item about the manufacture of plastic dolls.

  • Description

    Battersea, South London.

    A woman's hands walks a doll towards the camera, the doll speaks - "am I a good girl Mummy?".

    Various shots of plastic dolls' heads being manufactured in moulds. C/U of hair being machined onto a doll's head. C/U of a tray of glass eyes. Two eyes are taken from the tray and poked into a doll's head - ouch! C/U of details being added to the face. To colour the lips red paint is sprayed through a stencil. Various shots of the dolls' heads being joined to the body. Once the doll is assembled the hair is styled. Various shots of the sewing of the dolls' clothes and the dolls being dressed.

    C/U of the string in the back of a completed doll being pulled - "I do love you Mummy, please tell me a fairy story".

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:50:00 / 01:45:15:00
    CP 440

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    What is the evidence that this is Battersea? It is not on the voiceover... It may be the Tri-ang factory in Morden, further out in south London (who made Pedigree dolls - you can see the Pedigree boxes at one point)... none of my Battersea contacts can think of a factory of this size in Battersea in 1963... We are researching Battersea on film for Cinematic Geographies of Battersea, a research project being conducted by the Survey of London (part of English Heritage), and the architecture departments in Cambridge and Liverpool

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  2. kjarri95 says

    What song is in the card ?

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