Astra Gazette containing four stories: Theatre Masks, Home Turkish Bath, RAF Medical Flying boat, Film Star Chimp
The Royal Airforce Cinema Corporation presents:
ASTRA GAZETTE NO 5
Intertitle reads: THEATRE MASKS
Inside a London theatrical makers 'Theatre Zoo', a man trying on different rubber masks: a crocodile, a man with a moustache and Stan Laurel (from Laurel & Hardy). The mask maker pouring liquid latex into a mould. CU Brightly painted masks. The mask maker continues to make an ape like head. A girl is fitted into a bears outfit. CU a clown mask. CU huge heads - Snow White & a Baby.. CU the monkey smokes a cigarette. MS a man dressed as a dog.
Intertitle reads: HOME TURKISH BATH
A beautiful girl (18 year old Barbara Pinney) wrapped in a towel runs a bath in a small bathroom. She covers the top of the bath in a plastic sheet. CU her feet as her towel drops to the floor. She gets into the bath under the plastic sheet and puts a towel around her neck. CU her face as she starts to sweat and relax.
Intertitle reads: R.A.F MEDICAL FLYING BOAT
Singapore: An ambulance arrives at a dockside. Royal Airforce soldiers carry a man on a stretcher out of the ambulance down onto a waiting boat. CU soldiers face. MS the boat at sea pulls alongside an flying boat. The stretcher is carried through a hatch onto the plane. The boat speeds off. The aircraft doors are closed. The plane speeds along the water for take-off.
Intertitle reads: FILM STAR CHIMP
Elstree Film Studios: A chimpanzee in a dressing gown sits by a dressing table and has his hair combed. CU the make-up man. MS Makeup and powder is lightly applied to his face. Camera pans away across a film set with the crew in and a set of a lake and forest. Pan to the chimp sitting in a director's chair with the name Cheeta. A man helps the monkey hold a lighter, and the chimp lights the mans cigarette. The man shows the chimp various points in the script. CU the chimp in his chair he covers his eyes with his hand. CU a film light is switched on. WS the crew film Tarzan (Gordon Scott) swinging on a rope across the set. CU the movie camera. CU Stand-in actors for Tarzan and Cheeta. MS Director and Cameraman. High shot Tarzan wrestling with natives. MS Cheeta plays with his keeper. CU Tarzan and Cheeta. Cheeta fights with a dummy chimp.
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