• Short Summary

    Artworks commissioned by the Post Office for posters or telegrams are featured.

  • Description

    Camera pans across a painting by F.B. Savage of the H.M.T.S. Monarch. This is one of a collection of paintings to be found - not in an art gallery - but at the headquarters of the G.P.O. (General Post Office) in London. Various paintings are shown and one artist is mentioned by name - John Minton.

    The artworks were all commissioned for a series of posters designed to make people place conscious and induce them to address their correspondence correctly. Shots of various paintings including one of a postman.

    L/S of a glamorous woman sitting at a desk surrounded with artwork, a male colleague talks to her about her work. She is Shirley Thompson - a design artist. F.B. Savage, the head of the art department looks at her work which is a design for a wedding congratulations telegram. Various designs for greetings telegrams are shown including a Valentine's Day telegram and a baby greetings telegram.

    In the case of poster specific artists are commissioned. Various shots of paintings by Roland Hilder and Richard Eurich which have been used for posters. L/S of some of the finished posters.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    93.12
    Media URN:
    2492
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:58:00 / 01:30:00:00
    Canister:
    CP 240

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