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  • Short Summary

    Funny film showing a belt which prevents men and women touching nether regions whilst dancing!

  • Description

    Intertitle reads: "Every day in every way Continental dances get closer and closer, so the Paris Eves have just started "Buffer States" of their own".

    A woman ties a strange looking contraption around her waist. It has sticky-out prongs and it tied at the back by a ribbon. A C/U of the belt reveals the prongs to have flat pieces on ends. We then see the woman dancing with a man. The prongs prevents the man from getting too close! They laugh and dance. This is presumably a device used in ballroom dancing teaching to demonstrate the correct hold - looks like it is more of a chastity device today though!

    Note: "Buffer States" is a World War One reference. Cute and quirky little item.

    Safety print exists.

    Was probably an Eve's Film Review item - issue number unknown.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:26:00 / 01:24:10:00
    EP 055

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