• Short Summary

    Whole issue examining contrast between the east end and west end of London - great footage.

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    Titles read: "PATHE PICTORIAL LOOKS... EAST - WEST".

    Various shots contrast life in the east end and west end of London.

    Several shots of tenement flats, shabby houses and bombed areas in the east end of London. Contrasted with modern blocks of flats and large hotels in Park Lane; Marble Arch. Several very good shots of people shopping in an east end market. This is contrasted with a fashion show in the west end where rows of women watch the models parading about (good pre-New Look fashions).

    Group of small children play cricket on an east end bomb site. In a west end park a girl feeds ducks on a lake; two well-dressed children play on the grass and a young boy rides about the lake in a tiny motor boat. Commentator asks if play is "rather lonely this way".

    Several shots of dogs and owners in east end streets and looking out of windows. An old man takes a dog with a bad front paw to the Animal Hospital (Our Dumb Friends League) and waits with other pet owners to be seen by the vet. Nice shots of others waiting; two women stroke their cats and the dog with the bad paw rests the good one on his owner's foot. In the west end we see a pampered Pekingese on a cushion in the back of a large car. When his lady owner gets out, the chauffeur takes the dog and cushion out of the car and into the house. Another peke is sprinkled with talc and groomed. Peke puppies in a basket.

    In a west end cocktail bar - the Albany Club - we see great shots of smartly-dressed people drinking cocktails and barmen shaking drinks. Eddie, Champion Cocktail Mixer of Britain, is seen doing a frenzied shake with a cocktail. Several shots of exterior of ancient east end pub the Prospect of Whitby. Inside we see antiques and curios around the walls. Good shots of people drinking beer, chatting and laughing. Very crowded and smoky. Final shots show River Thames in Docklands area.

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    Film ID:
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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:22:00 / 01:18:15:00
    NP 147

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