• Short Summary

    A story about a housewife who makes plastic dolls to sell and exhibit by baking them in her oven.

  • Description

    Bayswater, London.

    M/S of housewife Mrs Jane Diaz sat at a table in her living room, on the table there are piles of material in front of a sewing machine. There are dolls on the windowsill behind her, she is holding the frame of a plastic doll and is adding bits of plastic to it. C/U of her hands adding the plastic to the frame. C/U of her face and hands moulding the doll, M/S as she picks up a tray. C/U as she places the doll into the tray, M/S as she gets up with the tray.

    M/S as she walks into the kitchen and puts the tray down, she bends and opens the oven door and takes out some scones she has been baking. She then picks up the tray with the doll in and puts it in the oven. She uses a fish slice to move the scones from the baking tray onto a plate. C/U as she puts the scones onto the plate, M/S as she finishes doing this and picks up a tea towel. She opens the oven door and takes the tray out, she touches it to make sure it is done. The narrator tells us she makes the dolls round a copper wire foundation to give them flexibility. She turns the oven off and shuts the door. She picks up the doll and carries it into the other room.

    M/S as she sits at the table again and starts painting the doll. C/U of her hands painting the doll's face. C/U profile of her face as she paints. M/S as she tapes some cotton wool round the frame. M/S as she picks up a white and blue dress for the doll, M/S as she puts it on. C/U of her fitting the dress. M/S as she places a hat on its head and holds it up to look at. M/S of the legs of two dolls, the camera pans up to show they are dressed for skiing. Their faces look upper class and snooty. M/S of a doll which represents Marilyn Monroe, next to her is an elderly lady doll dressed in period costume looking disapprovingly through lorgnettes. The camera pans down to show their outfits. M/S of two dolls wearing big hats and Edwardian dresses. M/S of a model of Long John Silver with a wooden leg and a parrot on his shoulder, there is a box full of treasure by his side.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:11:00 / 01:46:55:00
    CP 150

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