• Short Summary

    Feminist flower arranger Mrs Elizabeth Hayes demonstrates her flower sculpture techniques.

  • Description

    Bush Hill, London.

    Mrs Elizabeth Hayes creates flower arrangements with themes. Various shots of Mrs Hayes gathering flowers for her arrangements in her suburban garden. She gathers a large bunch of roses and various other flowers.

    Interior of the house. Mrs Hayes walks through some French windows into her living room and begins arranging the flowers she has picked. In her way Mrs Hayes is a most "meticulous artist" states the narrator. She dreams in her garden and gets ideas which she translates into symbolic pictures through floral sculpture.

    C/U of Mrs Hayes looking at the stem of a rose. This to her represents the thorny problems which can effect men and women in their relationships. C/Us of Mrs Hayes as she peels leaves off the branch and bends the stem. It will become a sculpture called "Eternal Triangle" even though it will only last a few days. One rose is the male, the other the female. "Being an feminist as well as an artist Mrs Hayes insists that the red rose is the woman and the man is yellow."

    Various shots of Mrs Hayes making a simple table arrangement, "a mere doodle with no deep thought but still with ingenuity" states the narrator. C/Us of flowers and leaves being arranged. The arrangement is then placed on a table with other arrangements. C/Us of the various arrangements. Narrator ends but stating "if the flowers die, the pictures of them live!"

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    471.06
    Media URN:
    4538
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:37:00 / 01:55:12:00
    Canister:
    CP 732

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