• Short Summary

    Factory workers model the latest fashions from famous designers at the Woman's Fair in Olympia, London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Women fair at Woman's Fair.

    Olympia, London.

    M/S as curtain goes back on stage and ladies parade out in long old fashioned dresses, crinolines and hats. They are girls who have been picked from factories to model the dresses of famous designers. M/S as the camera pans across them with their dresses and parasols. M/S as one girl walks on holding a big feathered fan. Various shots of the beautiful dress she is wearing which has big ornate shoulders, and a fitted bodice with buttons down the back.

    M/S of a girl modelling a strapless crinoline in white organdie, various shots of the dress. M/S of a dress called 'nights of autumn' which is strapless and fitted with a white skirt and frills. M/S of an aluminium gown lined with silk, the model holds out her arms to show the voluminous sleeves, the camera pans up the dress. M/S of a girl in short pyjamas, the camera pans up her. M/S as several of the girls walk up and bow to a lady sat in an ornate dress and wearing a crown, she has a dog with her.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    987.37
    Media URN:
    18172
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:02:00 / 01:32:06:00
    Canister:
    38/88

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The title should read "Women Fair at Woman's Fair".

    The show was called the "Woman's Fair". It ran from 2-26 November 1938.

    Further footage can be seen in clip 981.34.

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