• Short Summary

    Pathe cameraman Stan Goozee films a man trying on hats from concealed position.

  • Description

    Piccadilly, London.

    M/S of a man looking in a hat shop window - Dunn and Co of Piccadilly. Several C/Us of hats in the window display. Pathe cameraman Stan Goozee carries his camera to a concealed position inside the shop. He sets up his equipment behind a mirror and fixes drapes around it. The idea is that he will film a customer without their knowledge.

    A customer comes inside and we see him trying on different kinds of hats with the help of an assistant. He tries out a bowler hat, a check hat with top strap, a deerstalker, sombrero, pork pie trilby and tartan check cap. Nice C/Us of Stan filming and laughing during this sequence.

    Note: cutting and notes on file state that the hat shop makes outlandish hats for window displays to attract customers, but people keep coming in to buy them - usually Americans!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1317.15
    Media URN:
    43578
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:12:00 / 01:27:00:00
    Canister:
    NP 449

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