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  • Short Summary

    Comediennes Lorna and Toots Pounds are seen larking around in their garden.

  • Description

    THIS DIGIBETA VERSION HAS BEEN MADE FROM THE PRINT - VERSION ON TAPE *PM0872* WILL PROBABLY BE BETTER QUALITY AS TAKEN FROM THE NEGATIVE.

    "At home with Lorna and Toots Pounds". Title and intertitles are at the head of the film, followed by the images.

    L/S of the two girls running towards the camera carrying baskets. They run off and we find them in an orchard where one climbs a ladder to pick some apples. They make a great show of picking the apples, getting very excited about it all. They run off and we meet them again sitting on a step ladder which has been laid on the ground stringing onions together. They pull faces at the smell. Lorna pretends to cry - we see this in C/U as she holds out her hankie. She sneezes - perhaps she is allergic to onions?

    C/U of Toots, who mouths: "Would you believe it?" Looks to me like she has got an Irish accent! A middle aged man comes along and takes the onions away from them. Lorna makes a great hoohah about it all, flicking her hankie around the place. Next we see the girls dangling their feet in the river with a pleasure cruiser beside them. Someone dives into the water. The girls get in and swim with their friend. The girls (dressed now) climb into a canoe. One rows and the other sits with a parasol. They sail off into the distance, waving at the camera.

    Note: Lorna and Toots appeared in a Charles Cochran musical revue called Pretty Peggy in 1920. They were music hall stars.

    Safety print exists - show print. Probably to be found in the "The Stars as They Are" roll.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1080.19
    Media URN:
    37531
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:40:00 / 01:55:10:00
    Canister:
    EP 090

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