• Short Summary

    Fred Perry's womenswear designs are seen in action on the tennis court.

  • Description

    Hurlingham.*

    Fred Perry is seen giving tennis tuition to a group of girls who model some of Fred's sportswear designs. American player Gardnar Mulloy is also seen in the film showing the girls how to hold their rackets.

    Actress Vera Day models a very short pleated skirt and sleeveless tennis shirt. Narrator explains how began designing for men in 1952 but has now turned his hand to designing women's clothes. C/U of the tennis shoes Vera wears, also designed by Perry. The other girls are Valerie McAndless and Angela Proctor.

    M/S of Perry demonstrating his serving technique.

    George Worthington, official coach to the British Davis Cup team is seen giving some special training to an attractive girl. He seems to enjoy holding her around the waist as she practices her technique. The girl serves a ball.

    * not sure which county Hurlingham is in - couldn't find it on the map.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    207.07
    Media URN:
    3224
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:22:00 / 01:15:04:00
    Canister:
    CP 084

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