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  • Short Summary

    Enid Stamp-Taylor has her portrait cut by Arthur Forrester, a silhouette artist.

  • Description

    A demonstration of the art of silhouette cutting.

    Miss Enid Stamp-Taylor has her portrait cut. The silhouette artist, Arthur Forrester, is seen at a desk with his work on display (he wears an excessive amount of make-up!) His model arrives and they shake hands. He shows her an example of his work then directs her to look up and to the right whilst he cuts her silhouette from black paper. He kisses the paper before he begins to cut. The completed silhouette is stuck to a piece of white card and shown to the camera. The artist puts some finishing touches to his work with a paintbrush. Miss Stamp-Taylor holds the completed silhouette and smiles. A title tells the audience that Mr Forrester the artist can also cut silhouettes from memory but we do not see this demonstrated.

    For search purposes: Stamp Taylor.

    Note: the silhouette cutter has very dark lipstick on - presumably for the film lights but looks a bit mad!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    764.18
    Media URN:
    35395
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:21:00 / 01:45:40:00
    Canister:
    EP 025

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