• Short Summary

    Short story about making of window dummies - surprisingly interesting watch.

  • Description

    London.

    M/S of a man sculpting female's head. C/U shot of an artist working on the head. C/U shot of the head. The sculptor is Mr Winston Clark, manufacturer of window dummies. He is sculpting dummy's head. This is, according to voiceover, the first stage in process of making window dummies. From this head, once it is finished, a mould is made for plaster reproductions. Voiceover continues to explain the process, material, work involved etc.

    M/S of a man in a woollen cap (Eddie Benson) putting plaster into model plaster cast. C/U shot of a hand putting plaster into plaster cast. C/U shot of the face of another man (Peter Togler) as he works. Succession of shots showing how the plaster is put into cast, tied together to form particular body part and left to set until the cast is ready to come off.

    M/S of two men taking the cast off to reveal dummy's lower body. Several shots of the men trimming and sand papering different parts of dummies' bodies. After being sand papered dummies are sprayed with colour. M/S of dummy's legs being sprayed. C/U shot of the face of a man spraying the legs.

    M/S of a row of hands with glossy red nails. C/U shot of nails on one of the hands being painted red. L/S of a man completing a dummy. He attaches bust to the lower part of a body, then arms so that only head is missing. High angle M/S of completed dummy sticking out of a cardboard box. Her head, shoulder and one arm can be seen. High angle C/U shot of the face of completed dummy. She is white with blonde hair, has pink lips, closed dreamy eyes and great eyebrows. M/S of a man adjusting the hat on a dressed dummy. C/U shot of the man adjusting dummy's hat. Man moves backwards to look at completed work. Dummy is seated inside 'blue stiletto' - great.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    59.04
    Media URN:
    1248
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:38:00 / 01:11:38:00
    Canister:
    CP 114

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