• Short Summary

    Ultra modern house with great late 1950s decor.

  • Description

    Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

    L/S of the exterior of a modern house. Two people sit on chairs in the garden, a woman joins them. Closer shots of the family. It is the architect Edward Curtis, his wife and daughter. Various shots of Mr and Mrs Curtis outside and inside their home. It is a solar powered house. Nice shots of the interior which has great design features. Lovely long windows with huge curtains, a groovy cement and pebble table, a high tech fireplace, bucket chairs, etc. Dynamic abstract mural by Cecil Stephenson is found at the top of the stairs - nice natural beech steps on a welded steel framework. Mrs Curtis has made the "tread pads" on the stairs.

    Mr Curtis checks the temperature of the house with a thermometer. Narrator explains how the solar power works. Mr Curtis is seen at his drawing board. Nice high angle shot shows Mrs Curtis in the hallway, Mr Curtis looks over a balcony to speak to her. Colours used in the house are pale blue, yellow and bright red - very nice. Furniture is minimalist - I love it.

    Film ends with an exterior shot of the house, a woman walks past with a pushchair..

    Note: magazine articles about this house are on file. This item is repeated under title `A New Home' in UN 3629 M on *PM3050*.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    61.29
    Media URN:
    1450
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:15:00 / 01:42:48:00
    Canister:
    CP 127

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