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  • Short Summary

    March of the Midinettes - Old Maid's Day is celebrated in Paris with bizarre race.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "St. Catherine's Day (Old Maid's Day in France). Celebrated with Annual March of the Midinettes through French Capital".

    Paris, France.

    Various shots of woman carrying a hat box speed walking through streets of Paris. She is accompanied by a small crowd of men, some on bicycles. People cheer from passing cars. C/U of young woman wearing a while lace head-dress with the words 'Le Petit Parisien' on, behind her a crowd jostle to get in front of the camera.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:53:17. M/S of crowd, above their heads is a sign reading - 'Le Petit Parisien arrivee'. (the arrival of the little Parisian). More shots of the bizarre race and general Paris street scenes. Various shots of cyclists and vans with loud speakers on the roof driving around Paris. Otherwise shots same or similar to those in edited part of item.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:19:00 / 01:55:11:00
    G 1351

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