Famous sportsmen and broadcasters model latest fashions at Victoria and Albert museum.
Item title reads - Pathe Pictorial Technicolor supplement - Men about town.
L/S as camera pans down exterior of Victoria and Albert Museum. M/S door. M/S interior of statue. Author James Laver adjusts a suit from King Charles' time. He walks down row of dummies showing fashions from different ages such as flowery waistcoats, fine suits and ruffles on shirts etc.
M/S of Roger Bannister posing as a dummy, the camera pans down his modern checked suit and across to golfer Arthur Lacey in plus twos. M/S of Tottenham Hotspur manager Arthur Rowe in angora suit and Rugby International Wilfred Wooller in tweeds, they are all posing as dummies. M/S cricketer Godfrey Evans with Arthur Lacey who is in tweeds. C/U darted shoulders of the suit. M/S as security guard walks along. C/U painting of a group of women, camera pans down to cricketer Denis Compton in a suit with turned back cuffs. M/S John Arlott, camera pans down suit to show it does not have turned back cuffs. M/S T.B. Kyle in tweed suit posing next to rifle in case.
M/S Harold Warrender in fine woollen tails and top hat, camera pans up him. C/U statue on table, camera pulls back to show Guy Middleton, Richard Murdoch and Eamonn Andrews standing around it. C/U Eamonn, he is wearing a frilly shirt front. M/S of the three of them, a woman comes up to have a look, and Guy turns and winks at her. C/U Derek Bond in full evening dress standing on the steps, he coughs and all the "dummies" look around. M/S as Derek walks away.
Cataloguer's note: this story was originally in Technicolor.