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    'BB lookalike' takes bubble bath in a shop window!

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    M/S of a woman checking young girl's ponytail. Camera pans down to show girl's bare legs as she takes off her gown and slippers to get into a bubble bath. C/U shot of the girl's legs as she steeps into the bath - lots of bubbles. High angle M/S of the girl's back and shoulders disappearing in bubbles. M/S of the girl in the bath soaping her legs. C/U shot of the girl's face as she soaps her arms.

    L/S of the girl's 'bathroom'. Camera pans across to reveal that the girl's 'bathroom' is set in a shop window! There are people on the other side of the window watching her. M/S of the people looking through the window. Some move to see better. M/S of an elderly man standing on the side, watching. C/U shot of the face of a young boy with his face glued to the window. C/U shot of the girl's face - she smiles to her audience. M/S of the audience. A man with glasses starts laughing. C/U shot of the man with glasses as he watches the girl. M/S of the girl in the bath with the voyeurs in the background.

    Bath ceremony is publicity stunt held in a shop window in London's Bond Street. Girl is Margaret Prior and, as voiceover informs, this is not the fist time she has had a bath in public. "She first hit the headlines by taking a midnight bath in the fountains at Trafalgar Square." - tells the voiceover. Succession of shots showing Ms Prior taking bath and people watching.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:42:00 / 01:40:17:00
    CP 118

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