• Short Summary

    Great invention - a tent that is constructed on the side of a scooter.

  • Description

    Broxbourne Woods, Hertfordshire.

    L/S of an unusual vehicle travelling through a country lane. M/S reveals it to be a scooter with a sun hood on top (or as the narrator jokes "a scooter with a fringe on top"). This is also a way of keeping the rain off. The two girls travelling on the scooter are Venia Bottono (a shorthand typist) and riding pillion - actress Julie Alexander. They drive the scooter into a field and take some poles off the back of the bike. These are attached to the frame of the scooter to create the framework for a tent. Narrator observes: "It's so simple even a woman can put it together!"

    The girls place canvas over the poles to create a groovy little tent. The girls put some bed bases into the tent then a lilo. End shot shows the girls lying inside the tent on their beds.

    The scooter tent was designed by Victor Rosen. Nice little quirky film.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    93.08
    Media URN:
    2488
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:58:00 / 01:19:23:00
    Canister:
    CP 239

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "a scooter with a sun hood on top" - the scooter in question is a Lambretta.

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