• Short Summary

    Fashions influenced by film 'Young Bess' are modelled in grounds of Tower of London.

  • Description

    London.

    Various shots of a group of people walking about the Tower of London gardens. Four mannequins parade about showing off the latest fashions, influenced by the costumes of the young Queen Elizabeth I in the film 'Young Bess'.

    The models wear swagger coats, suits and small, cap-like hats. At the Traitor's Gate we see more models in swagger coats. One has "push-up melon sleeves and is lined to the hemline with quilted gold satin". People crowd around to watch.

    A Beefeater stands on one of the Tower ramparts as a model sashays past. C/U of actor dressed as King Henry VIII, drinking from a silver cup and smoothing his moustache. Models in Tudor-influenced evening gowns walk about the grounds with the King. Model Sylvia Shelley poses with a Beefeater in the gardens. She compares her own ruff-collar with the Beefeater's own.

    Note: correspondence, cuttings and notes on file. This publicity stunt took place shortly before the London premier of the MGM film 'Young Bess'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1337.03
    Media URN:
    44133
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:22:00 / 01:03:39:00
    Canister:
    NP 460

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