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  • Short Summary

    Girls cool off by swimming at Chiswick Baths and in the fountains of Trafalgar Square.

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    No title. M/S of a group of young people standing at the edge of an outdoor pool (Chiswick Baths according to paper records) and sitting on diving boards. Various shots of people diving in and swimming through the water. "These Belle of New York" and "Geisha" ladies make another good reason why so many people are anxious to become Cameramen." Girls pose around a fountain which features a lion's head. Cheesecake stuff. Various shots of the girls as they lark around having a good time. High angle shot of the girls doing high kicks in the pool.

    "After the bathe a spot of exercise... and refreshments." Girls link arms and do high kicks on the side of the pool. We then see the girls doing handstands following through to "crabs". They then do some cartwheels (still in their swimsuits). M/S of the girls all lined up with a man - possibly their director or choreographer. Camera pans across the girls - good shot as they are all smiling and laughing. C/U of one of the girls taking off her swim hat. The other girls help her to primp her hair up as it has been squashed. C/U of the girl as she drinks a cup of tea. C/Us of some of the other girls having a nice cup of tea. "For years and years lots of people have looked longingly at Trafalgar Square as a Bathing establishment - until this charmer came along." M/S of a girl in a swimsuit dancing in one of the Trafalgar Square fountains. She climbs onto the fountain so that she is underneath the stream of water.

    "It takes a lot to keep Eve away these days, when the water's cool and inviting." M/Ss of girl dancing in the water. "Anyhow, Aileen Despard was the first to make the fountain extra useful in this way!" L/S of girl in the fountain then closer shot of her kicking the water and splashing. "Perhaps one day Mr Lansbury will make another Lido here - then what will Nelson think?" C/U of policeman talking to woman in the fountain as she climbs out - presumably he is telling her off!

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 526.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:06:08:00 / 01:10:21:00
    EP 215

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