• Short Summary

    We follow girl photographer Pat Holden on a job to take a picture of a baby.

  • Description

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    London.

    General view of Fleet Street with St Paul's Cathedral in the distance. In an office we see the Art Editor of Reuters talking on the telephone. A young woman, Reuters photographer Pat Holden, walks in and looks over the man's shoulder. He hands her a brief and she leaves the office.

    Pat comes out of Reuters Building, chats to a male photographer on the way in, then looks at her watch and hails a taxi.

    At Great Ormond Street Hospital Pat is taken by a nurse into a ward. Inside, we see several shots of Pat preparing her camera and taking a photograph of a baby in a cot.

    Men at work in the office picture despatch department. Pat stops to check out a photo from a fashion shoot she worked on. In the dark room Pat and two men choose her best negative for printing. At her desk, Pat sits down with a mug of tea and writes up her dope sheet.

    Note: Pat was 22 years old at the time of this film. She was the first (professional) woman to take General Eisenhower's picture.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1341.29
    Media URN:
    44280
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:30:00 / 01:45:59:00
    Canister:
    NP 159

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