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    Ideal Home Exhibition in Olympia filmed in Technicolor.

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    This item is filmed in Technicolor.

    London, Olympia.

    Various shots of the Ideal Homes Exhibition at London's Olympia. Several good shots of the Wobourn Abbey dining table, set out as it would be for a 'big occasion'. Duchess of Gloucester, escorted by several dignitaries, looking at the table. Several close up shots of the details on the table. Duchess of Gloucester watching.

    Close up shot of the Ascot Gold Cup of 1847. Several shots of the State Chariot from Longleat House owned by Marquis of Bath. Dummy footmen around. Duchess of Gloucester looking at the coach. One dummy falls against the coach. More shots of the exhibits of the past.

    Contemporary bedroom is seen with girl sitting at dressing table with 'rise and fall mirror'. Girl adjusts the height of the mirror as it suits her. Settee with mink cover is another of the exhibits. A girl comes and lies down after lowering it, she starts reading a magazine.

    Good close up shot of Duke and Duchess of Bedford walking around the exhibition.

    Various shots of the modern kitchens with all the contemporary elements - some good colours. Duchess of Gloucester looking at the pressure cooker, she smiles.

    'Shoe makeup' is presented as the 'latest craze'. Close up shot of a girl painting dark yellow spots on her navy stilettos. Girl wears the shoes after finishing and poses for the camera.

    Another invention - a rug rider. Gadget placed at the bottom of door to eliminate draughty gap between the door and floor. Close up shot of the gadget's inventor Molly Wyllie.

    Ironing board with many parts sticking out - claimed to have all one needs to iron any piece of clothing. Girl presents the parts. Another great idea - five strand line is rolled into a box in wall. When needed, the line comes out and is attached to another matching box on the opposite wall. Girl demonstrates it by placing tea towel over the line.

    Several shots of the dish washing machine which is placed in sink when needed. Another dishwasher, several heaters - oil and electric.

    Several shots of the Hong Kong handcrafts. Several shots of the crystal chandeliers from Austria. Various contemporary garden designs from Belgium. People looking on.

    Various shots of the modern houses presented. Good shots of a 'Daily Mail House' - modern square structure with large glass walls to get more light inside.

    A girl enters modern bathroom to fill the bath, then goes to bedroom and lies on bed to chat on the phone while tap is running.

    Long shot of the world's biggest chandelier.

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    British Pathé
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    01:37:29:00 / 01:45:27:00

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