• Short Summary

    Lovely pullovers on display on dry ski slope and in fashion show - nice shots of children learning to ski.

  • Description

    Hammersmith, London.

    Indoor ski run is featured. Lots of young children are being taught to ski. Very cute little outfits including knitted jumpers with matching balaclavas. There is a pair of twin girls about 5 or 6 years old. A boy in sky blue is pretty good. Various shots of the children skiing - they look very cute. A couple of the kids fall over but they don't mind! Narrator observes how: "the Hammersmith Ski School wouldn't exist if this sport hadn't suddenly become something compulsive that the English have suddenly gone in for".

    Second part of the item is a great ski wear fashion show. Women model great fur trimmed jackets, thick pink knitted jumpers, a mauve ensemble, black anoraks, etc. A very bizarre balaclava is modelled by a man. It is a little bit scary. The clothes are modelled in Lillywhites Snow Sports Shop. "You'll get switched on to the fact that wool can be way out!" says the narrator.

    Adult skiers show off their skiing technique and their groovy ski outfits on the Lillywhites 50 foot slope.

    Note: narration seems to be suggesting that skiing is not just a sport for the "idle rich" but becoming a holiday suitable for everyone.

    Cuts exist - see other record.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:44:00 / 01:32:04:00
    CP 532

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