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  • Short Summary

    Lovely film showing the actress Josephine Earle having elaborate designs painted on her arms.

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    Miss Josephine Earle - the well known stage and film star proposes a way of keeping the chill away when wearing "to-days sleeveless frocks".

    Josephine sits at a table with an artist - Mr May - and he paints a design on her wrist. The design is of a snake winding its way around her arm. He then paints an elaborate design on her shoulder and arm. "Intertitle reads: "Funny how ideas recur" remarked Mr May. "Probably our ancestors tried the same thing a couple of thousand years ago ----". Miss Earle admires her designs. Mr May then paints a cockerel on her shoulder (the Pathe cockerel perhaps?!). Miss Earle poses for the camera displaying her body paint. She walks off and the artist cleans his brushes.

    Was originally an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 62.

    Safety print exists - show print. Probably to be found in the "Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever" roll.

    Note: how painting designs on the skin keeps chills away I do not know! Might be nice to illustrate a precursor to the late 1990s henna painting craze or similar.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:36:00 / 01:42:04:00
    EP 059

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