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  • Short Summary

    Shop that sells model theatres made from paper, we see elderly women making them.

  • Description

    Part of issue THE YOUNG IDEA.

    Location of events unknown.

    Various shots of small, run-down looking, shop. A woman leans against door chatting to a man. Two little boys look in shop window; the shop is full of model theatres made from paper kits.

    Various shots of two elderly women painting characters and sets of paper theatres. We see them cutting out the paper doll actors. The actors are attached to sticks so them can be moved about on the model theatre stages.

    Various shots of the women demonstrating how the theatres work; the curtain lifts and the paper actors come on stage.

    The theatres are beautifully decorated with lots of detail.

    Note: soundtrack is missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1572.24
    Media URN:
    50479
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1944
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:12:00 / 01:45:42:00
    Canister:
    NSP 433

Comments (1)

  1. ksheahan says

    I'm wondering if these two ladies are Selina and Louisa Pollack, daughters of toy theatre maker and sheet printer Benjamin Pollack. This would have been right before they sold their father's plates, etc. in 1944 to Alan Keen.

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