• Short Summary

    The latest fashions; not very practical for travel but good for showing off to other countries.

  • Description

    Titles read: "TRAVEL FASHIONS".

    Probably filmed at Pathe Studios, London.

    A smartly-dressed woman enters a room and takes some papers from an airline woman at a desk. The traveller is dressed in a checked suit with red fox fur and a hat with "a gay Robin Hood feather" sticking up from it. She sits down to check her papers. Commentator says she is going to Sweden and "wants the Swedish people to know that Britain is getting back on to its feet and British women back into smart clothes - if and when they can bully coupons out of their husbands".

    Another woman enters, introduced as Lady Patricia McDonald who is going to Paris. She takes off her Angora coat to reveal a dress of yellow wool. She also wears a hat (almost flower-pot-shaped) trimmed with "the new fish veiling".

    Last to enter the room is Joan, wearing a black velvet evening gown with a half crinoline at the waist that she unbuttons and wears as a shoulder cape. We are told "she is such a busy and popular girl that she finds she has only a few hours in which to get to Brussels where she is having dinner at the Embassy". She picks up her papers from the desk then swans out again. Commentator hopes she won't be arrested at the airfield as a second Mata Hari.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1317.27
    Media URN:
    43590
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:47:00 / 01:46:31:00
    Canister:
    NP 113

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