• Short Summary

    A conversation between a Victorian lady and a modern girl.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Miss Victorian and Miss Modern".

    A meeting between a Victorian lady and thoroughly modern girl. Actress Tosca Bissing (currently playing character of 'Mrs Bridget Blair' in 'Parnell' at new theatre) is Miss Victorian; she wears period dress. Miss Modern is a glamorous, chain smoking blonde in shorts and halter neck, carrying a tennis racket!

    Various shots of Tosca and Miss Modern in a Victorian living room set. They debate the pros and cons of life for women today The conversation is full of wise cracks (Tosca: "There was a time every woman darned her husband's socks" Miss Modern: "Now she socks her darned husband!"). It covers topics such as; fashion, gossip, make-up, marriage and women's new found independence. In the end Tosca is won over by modernity.

    MUSIC: Do It Again. Farrar. De Wolfe.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1146.15
    Media URN:
    39789
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:55:00 / 01:34:32:00
    Canister:
    PT 357

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