• Short Summary

    Great story about diet and exercise methods to lose weight.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Want To Slim? Then Eat Fat!"
    Intertitle reads: "Take heart, girls, you can reduce without starvation diet."

    GV People sun bathing at the Serpentine. LV fat man in bathing trunks walking amongst sun bathers. CU Fat man and lady in bathing suits. GV Beach at Brighton. SV Two slim girls in bathing suits. SV Two fat ladies reading magazine. CU magazine which reads 'Eat well and keep slim'. LV 'Outsize Specialists - Ladies dress shop'. SV Interior shot, fat lady comes out of cubicle in her slip and is shown a dress. CU Cover of book 'Eat fat and grow slim'. SV Bill Symon interviewing Dr MacKarness, nat.snd. 'Doctor, eat fat and grow slim, that's a new theory isn't it?. Doctor suggests new diet ideas. GV Girls at keep fit class. SV Instructor showing girl who is holding small weights how to use them. CU Instructor. CU Girl holding weight and stretching and bending her arms. CU Girl tying weight onto foot, goes over onto her back and puts her legs up into the air. SV Three girls lying on their backs with weights on their feet peddling in the air. CU One of the girls doing leg exercise. CU One of the girls lets her legs sink to the ground LV Girl walking into Helena Rubenstein's beauty salon. SV Girl being stretched on apparatus. CU Legs of the girl stretching and her toes twiddle and the rack begins to relax again. CU Dial back to zero and then registering stretching process again. CU Straps round the girl's ribs as she is stretched, camera pans up to her face. LV Girl wearing a towel walking down corridor. SV Girl lying naked on couch covered by towel as she undergoes electrical slimming treatment. CU Operator's hands operating vacuum control device. CU 'Speak your weight' machine at railway station. SV Girl stepping onto machine, nat.snd. as machine speaks girl's weight. GV Elevated shot of railway station. SV Fat lady stepping onto the machine. CU machine speaks the lady's weight, lady looks round (station announcer's voice). GV Enton Hall, Health Farm. SV Interior shot of a doctor winding band round woman's arm to take her blood pressure. SV Doctor talking to the lady. LV Fat lady having slimming pill brought to her by nurse. CU Nurse puts pill into woman's hand and she in turn puts it into her mouth and swallows it with water. CU Panning shot of the nurse turning and walking away. Anamorphic shot of the lady walking towards the camera, considerably slimmer. (Neg.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:30:00 / 01:55:33:00

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