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  • Short Summary

    Craft demonstration - making paper flowers, then amazing flower costumes are modelled by show girls.

  • Description

    Intertitle reads: "Making floral decorations for festive parties is an interesting pastime".

    The flowers are made from crinkly paper and wire. A woman sits at a table and cuts floral shapes from crepe paper. These are then threaded on to a piece of wire to create a chrysanthemum. The petals are curled by means of a sharp tool. A daffodil is then made. The woman arranges some of her paper flowers in a vase.

    An intertitle reads: "The flowers that bloom on the stage - tra la -". This is followed by shots of women with bizarre head dresses representing flowers - stepping through a large frame. This is the same setting as "Picture Frocks in Stageland" so is presumably part of the revue "Put & Take" (see record for "Picture Frocks in Stageland"). The second head-dress is opened out in C/U to reveal the woman's face inside the petals (lovely shot!).

    Darning wool is used to make the centre of a poppy. C/U of poppy being made.

    Note: The negative of this story has a direction to "insert pink" between the chrysanthemum and daffodil sections so perhaps the prints of this item were tinted or toned.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    856.15
    Media URN:
    14731
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:25:00 / 01:28:43:00
    Canister:
    EP 062

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