• Short Summary

    An item for women only showing fashions, a foster mother, and bathing beauty contest.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Home. Women only.

    Various locations.

    Various shots as mannequins come out and model the latest in swimwear. They are watched by a female audience who applaud. Various shots as underwear is modelled. A woman comes on wearing a long corset and stockings, the next wears a girdle and lightweight bra, these are aimed at the teenagers. M/S of a model wearing a hip holding corselet for the larger woman.

    Hove, Sussex. C/U of Mrs Sybil Franklin pegging out her washing. She is the wife of a policeman, foster mother of 9 children, and winner of the Sussex hospital Foster Mothers' Cup 3 years in succession. M/S as John Parsons interviews her in the garden. He takes a look at some of the babies. C/U baby twins, two of Mrs Franklin's charges. C/U of Sandra, a 14 month old baby girl, she puts her face to the microphone and blows a kiss. C/U of Parsons holding another baby, he meets with a mishap and calls Mrs Franklin who takes the child. Parsons wipes his hands on his coat lapels.

    Morecambe, Lancashire. Various shots of a beauty competition where the girls are modelling swimsuits through the ages. Good M/S of George Formby laughing with Professor Joad, they are both judging the competition. C/U's of the girls in their swimsuits. Formby stands up as the winner comes to the podium, she is June Rivers of Manchester. M/S as she poses with a grinning Formby and Joad.

    Cataloguer's note: the commentator on this item is Joan Griffiths.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:41:00 / 01:39:19:00

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