• Short Summary

    A look at some ways of listening to the radio outside the home.

  • Description

    Titles read: '"On the air" waves - Radio wrinkles'.

    Various locations of events.

    In Paris, France, we see various shots of a man wearing a straw boater with a radio set on it trying to board a tram and standing in the street, adjusting his dial to receive music.

    We then see a pram with a radio set attached. A baby sits in the wicker pram and listens contentedly as music issues from a trumpet directed straight at it. The nurse tunes into the appropriate station then goes off with a policeman! Looks like United States of America.

    Back in Paris we see a woman getting into a taxi. The driver switches on a huge radio set on the passenger seat and the woman listens through some earphones.

    On board the Flying Scotsman train we see a man on a radio set talking to a man in a plane flying above them.

    In the countryside we see a group of people get out of their cars and having a picnic on a rug beside a river. They apparently have a radio in one of the cars as one couple starts to dance. Shot taken from a ship at sea (presumably to illustrate another use of radio waves).

    Note: some of the footage in this item is also found in same or longer versions in Pathetone stories - see separate records for details.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:08:00 / 01:27:28:00
    PSP 811

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