Excellent film showing fashion models in training - deportment exercises. Also classical dancing.
THIS DIGIBETA VERSION HAS BEEN MADE FROM THE PRINT - VERSION ON TAPE *PM0842* WILL PROBABLY BE BETTER QUALITY AS TAKEN FROM THE NEGATIVE.
Shot of women dancing in an ornate garden. They dance in a circle holding hands in Ancient Greek style costumes. Their freedom of movement is contrasted with women dressed in Elizabethan style clothes who find it difficult to sit down gracefully because of their cumbersome skirts.
An exercise class for mannequins (models) is shown. Exercises are designed to improve balance and poise. Exercises include touching the toes, standing on one leg and walking with bowls of ice cream balanced on the head! Madame Delaroche - who is a famous expert - directs the exercises. Shot in a dressing room where the models are getting changed. Two women are in their underwear. A model practices her walk with a large feather fan.
Safety print exists - show print. Probably to be found in the "Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever" roll, or possibly "Friends of Fashion" roll.