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  • Short Summary

    A very overweight woman is seen bathing her children, being pushed along in a pram, being measured.

  • Description

    This is a story about very overweight women. The first intertitle describes the woman as "...the temptress..."

    M/S of a very large woman picking fruit from a tree. She takes a bite of the fruit and smiles at the camera. Intertitle reads: "Twelve inches - one foot -- Five Eves - one ton --" C/U of the fat lady's ankles. Some children sit around her. The camera pans up. The woman is handing out flowers and laughing. "- but she stands no nonsense - " The woman stands over a tin bath and washes one of her children. She tips the boy in head first to wash his face and hair. "Underneath the next picture is a pram." The children push their mother along in a pram. They are in a garden and she is flashing off her bloomers and stocking tops. She laughs uproariously, coming very close to the camera. C/U of her arm as it is measured with a tape. "Now, where's that Dempsey feller?" asks an intertitle. The woman sits with her arms folded laughing.

    Safety print exists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    860.16
    Media URN:
    14780
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1922
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:22:00 / 01:36:06:00
    Canister:
    EP 069

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