• Short Summary

    Item discusses health hazard of wearing platform shoes - different views are expressed.

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    Location Unknown / Unclear - London?

    Girls and men walking. Reporter interviewing various people about the claims that platform shoes being health hazard. An expert talks about it but is not very good in convincing a girl not to wear them. More people on the street being interviewed. Some people say they look ridiculous, shoe salesman defences them with bizarre explanations etc. The end of an item shows the reporter wearing platform shoes and having difficulty walking. Voiceover informs that most of the injuries happen in the first few days of wearing them. Reporter walks off with difficulty.

    (163 ft - Mag. Track in 4645 F)

    Cataloguer's note - brilliant item, very entertaining.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:04:24:00
    UN 4645 E

Comments (3)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Location Unknown / Unclear - London?" - yes, at 01:55 the interview with the Chelsea Pensioner takes place on the King's Road, with the fashion boutique "Stop the Shop" behind them.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Offcuts for this clip exist in clip 3077.02.

    The other clip dates the footage as 1970 - it's difficult to be certain which date is correct, as platform shoes were fashionable from the late 60's through to the late 70s.

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  3. AlanJM says

    no way is this footage 1977, platform shoes were very much a phenomenon of the very late 60s and early 1970s. I agree it's definitely shot in London and might well be related to the item 'Platform Shoes 1970' (Film ID: 3077.02) .

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