• Short Summary

    Kathleen Kramer, 'Ideal Secretary' of the United States, tells us the qualities she thinks the ideal secretary should have.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "The perfect secretary - They've just had a convention in Uncle Sam's land and selected the 'Ideal Secretary' - Katherine Kramer. Listen to what Katherine says about her job."

    United States of America.

    Various shots of Katherine Kramer, a young woman who has just been chosen as the 'Ideal Secretary' in America, sitting at a desk with a typewriter before her. She lists the qualities that she thinks an ideal secretary should have, including taking pride in her work and appearance, being efficient, cheerful and sympathetic, but not overly so. She must be able to cheer up her boss if he has an attack of the blues, but this does not mean giving him a pat on the cheek - "Friendship is necessary but familiarity is taboo."

    Katherine goes on to say she is not in favour of dates with her employer, but is not opposed to dates in general, and thinks three or four dates a week break the monotony. She says primly that she does not approve of necking (what a dull girl!) but there are some times (when) there comes a time, a place and a boy.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:45:00 / 01:56:50:00
    PT 093

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