• Short Summary

    Windmill Girls have studio photos taken by wheelchair user Delia Dudgeon.

  • Description

    Holland Park, London.

    Story about a wheelchair user who is an accomplished photographer. Some of the "Windmill Girls" go to her studio to have their portraits taken.

    L/S of model walking through a London mews. She walks into a photography studio where another friend is having a photo taken.

    Various shots of the photographer - Delia Dudgeon - going about her work. She uses a camera on a special low stand and other equipment has been invented and made for her by a cousin. Delia contracted Polio in the South of France 4 years before this film was made.

    Delia adjusts clothing and takes light meter readings around her models. The Windmill Girls strike glamorous poses as the narrator describes how Delia decided to become a photographer after her disability put an end to a stage career. He talks of how Delia has "surmounted her handicap".

    Models featured include Susan Denny and Ellyn Brown - nice cheesecake shots of them posing.

    Narrator ends by observing that it is hard work for Delia but "a triumph for a girl who wouldn't be beaten."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    39.01
    Media URN:
    1965
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1955
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:21:00 / 01:02:39:00
    Canister:
    CP 052

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "Delia Durgeon" should read Delia Dudgeon.

  2. jamied says

    Just confirming that spelling correction.....

    http://news.google.com/newsp
    apers?nid=1301&dat=19561025&id;=-tRYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1uQDAAAAIBA
    J&pg=3457,1499868

  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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