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  • Short Summary

    Glamour girls in swimsuits give an elephant a bath then they have a game of croquet.

  • Description

    Rosie the elephant has a bath - all five tonnes of her.

    C/U of a woman in a bathing suit and hat using a massive file to give the elephant a pedicure. Two other women, also in swimwear, assist. The elephant stands up on her hind legs and the girls give her feet lots of attention. We see this in L/S and there is a large palm tree in the background so presume this is somewhere hot in the States. Rosie and the girls have a game of croquet. The elephant hits the balls with its trunk.

    Was originally an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 416.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    876.04
    Media URN:
    14964
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1929
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:52:00 / 01:08:59:00
    Canister:
    EP 094

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "presume this is somewhere hot in the States" - it's Miami Beach, Florida. Rosie the Elephant seen here was regularly used to promote the area, as the attached information will confirm.....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Elephant

    http://floridamemory.com/blog/2012/09/21/rosie-the-riveting/

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