• Short Summary

    Robust women measured for dummies then an outsize fashion show by Norman Linton.

  • Description

    London.

    Various shots of large ladies being measured on a stage before an audience by fashion designer Norman Linton. This is to find an ideal shape for outsize dressmakers' dummies. Mrs Bessie Braddock, Socialist MP for Liverpool looks on from the audience. Norman holds up a large torso shape.

    We see shots of the basis of an outsize dummy being made, by putting muslin cloth over the body of a woman standing there in her undies.

    Then various shots of an outsize fashion show in progress. Robust women parade about the stage while equally robust women watch.

    Note: cameraman's notes on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1317.09
    Media URN:
    43572
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:57:00 / 01:17:57:00
    Canister:
    NP 448

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