• Short Summary

    A look at the preparations for and the final results of the Ideal Home Exhibition.

  • Description

    Kensington, London and Surrey.

    The Exhibition Centre at Olympia is transformed for the Ideal Home Exhibition - a look at some of the preparations and results.

    Various shots of a caretaker sweeping up bits of paper around empty dog baskets. L/S of Olympia's vast but empty exhibition centre - men are clearing up the aftermath of Crufts. Tracking shot going in the main entrance and panning around the centre. Various shots of sets being built, three men look over the plans for the next exhibition. Various shots of builder building the brick walls of the house exhibits.

    Various shots of decorators painting fibreglass sheets yellow inside a designer's studio in Surrey. M/S of designer, David Gillespie, being past sheets of coloured fibreglass by an assistant. Another of Gillespie's assistants is seen working on transparent fibreglass in a lattice pattern. C/U of Gillespie working on his design, he takes a small sheet and adds it to his fibreglass model.

    C/U on the exhibition designs, C/U on organisers Ken Corney and Trevor Smith. L/S of a scaffolding up the walls of the hall, builder hoist up giant baskets of flowers. Various shots of builders at work - mixing cement, laying paving stones, painting fences etc. M/S of a swimming pool being built. Various shots of artists doing biblical floor paintings with sand.

    L/S of a modern house, builders work all around it in the exhibition hall. Various shots of soil being laid in gardens, flowers and plants are then added to make instant gardens. A woman holding design plans stands in a fake rock pool, she seems to be giving instructions to a nearby gardener. M/S of decorators painting window frames. M/S looking out of French windows at the chaos of the half finished exhibition. More shots of the sand artists. M/S of a man and women looking at sand painting plans.

    Various shots of a very convincing garden exhibition, gardener bring in more plants. Various shots of gardeners pruning the plants, several C/Us of flowers and blossom. C/U of an old lady working on the embroidery panels commemorating British history. Various C/Us of the panels.

    Various shots of the last minute preparations - carpets are unrolled along the walkways. L/S of the arched roof of the centre, tilt down to see hoards of the public enjoying the completed exhibition. Various shots of a family in an exhibit full of curved "compressed paper" furniture. More shots of people lounging in ultra modern room sets. C/U of a poster advertising the chance to own a tropical island - M/S of a salesman trying to sell this idea to a client. M/S of girls in traditional costumes on a Swiss themed stall, one of the girls holds out a plate of cheese. L/S of the exhibition.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:20:00 / 01:41:57:00
    CP 588

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