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  • Short Summary

    Telephone exchange in Chinatown, San Francisco operated by lots of girls.

  • Description

    "Chinatown, San Francisco, has the quaintest Telephone Exchange so far - " reads an intertitle.

    Low angle shot of a pagoda style building, the camera pans down to the entrance. Two men stand in the doorway, another man comes out of the building. Interior of the building. Backs of five telephone operators sitting on swivel chairs.

    "No wrong numbers here - they use queer names and queerer characters - " M/S of a supervisor (a woman) walking behind the girls as they work. C/U of two men standing in front of the girls and talking. "By some Celestial mystery the girls know just how to connect Hung Far Below to Won Lung Too." C/U of one of the girls at work connecting callers. She smiles at the camera.

    Was item in Eve's Film Review issue 401.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    884.12
    Media URN:
    15064
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1929
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:24:00 / 01:27:43:00
    Canister:
    EP 107

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