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    Full title reads: "Olympia. Dream Houses".

    Olympia, London. Ideal Home Exhibition shows of lots of new ideas.

    GV Elevated shot of the Palace of Fontainebleau, scene in the Ideal Home Exhibition, Olympia. GV Elevated shot showing two different types of houses, the one on the right being of very modern design. LV 'Unity' house which costs £1.000. SV Showing staircase on the outside of the house. LV Int. shot showing girl walking and sitting down in the lounge. LV Int. shot showing bedroom. LV German 'round' house. SV Kitchen in the round house. SV Bathroom. LV 'Roof' house showing the roof section on the ground with doors open and rooms inside. This is also a German exhibit. SV Crowds. SV Roof section of the house rising upwards so as the base part can be slid in underneath. LV Base section sliding in underneath the raised roof. G. Elevated shot of the complete 'Roof House'. SV Int. shot of woman adjusting control panel on 'Flavel Spacemaster Cooker' unit which has oven at waist height, she opens the front revelling the grill chamber, reaches down to open the over door. CU Woman opening the waist height oven door and revealing tray which comes out on bracket when the over door is opened. SV Woman walks across to the hot plate unit. CU She turns tap and that also ignites the gas. SV Woman reaching up for the kitchen cabinet, she pulls it down and she takes contents from the cabinet. SV She places the contents n the table. SV Woman ironing, places the iron in an upright holder on the inside of a cupboard door. CU Woman cleaning outside of windows with an angle wiper. CU Man about to sharpen knife on a Kenwood electric sharpener. CU Man drawing knife through the sharpener. CU Folding shoe rack, man placing a shoe on it. SV Model drying after bath in front of an infra-red heater. LV Showing convertible table, man gets up and begins to unfold it. CU Looking down on the table as it is unfolded from lengthwise to square. SV Table rising upwards as the shape of it alters and it becomes a table set for an evening meal having been before, a low contemporary table. SV Model bringing cups of tea and placing them on the table. GV Elevated shot of floodlight scene of the Palace of Fontainebleau. (Neg.)

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:45:00 / 01:10:56:00
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    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
    Intro to ideal home New Pathe Order Temporary Workspaces: 23.4.2011 00:31 VWETS (1) KITCHEN GADGETS/HOSTESS TROLLEY British suburbia Double The House Archive 1950's House House Habitat order Dinner Times 1950s Culture VE DAY - POST Betty TV Kitchen Technology Kitchen Technology Dreamhomes Lonnie Donnegan 1950s Britain: Housing and Hospitals
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Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The exhibition was held 3-29 March 1958.

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