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  • Short Summary

    A dress is created in 90 seconds - fabric is draped around a woman then pinned into place.

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    No title. c 1922

    Woman in a boudoir setting (bearskin rug on the floor) is helped on to a box by a man in tails. The woman stands on the box in her underwear and puts her hands above her head. The man bows. He pulls out a large swathe of fabric and proceeds to wrap the woman in it - creating an outfit in a very short space of time. He folds, tucks and pins the fabric with exaggerated magician like movements. When he has woven his magic, the girl does a turn to show the elaborately draped outfit - he bows to the camera. "Only 90 seconds, girls, - can you beat it? And few ladies can resist the next." Another outfit is created in the same manner. This time it is a bridal outfit with a very elaborate muff-type-thing! C/U of a line of sheet music - "Here comes the bride" I presume. L/S of the outfit.

    Note: the designer is probably M. Alphonse Berg who is seen in two other film on the same theme "A While You Wait Frock" and "M'Lady's Dress - While She Waits" this seems to have been a popular theme in Eve's Film Review . The model is possibly M. Berg's wife.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:27:00 / 01:19:30:00
    EP 072

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