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    Mrs Malcolm Campbell is seen at home working on her husband's car and (possibly) driving.

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    No title. Probably one of the "Camera Interview" series featuring Mrs Malcolm Campbell - the wife of the racing driver. Garden scenes, Mr and Mrs Campbell in the garden with their children. Idyllic setting with the sun shining, tulips growing, dog lying by the side of his mistress etc.

    Intertitle reads: "With her own Track experience, and a famous racing motorist for husband, could any wife help but assist with the machines?" C/U of Mrs Campbell at work on a car engine. Panning shot to show several cars. Different angle of Mrs Campbell with her hands under the bonnet. "This is "BlueBird", Capt. Campbell's "crack" speed devourer." intertitle is followed by a shot of the husband and wife team tinkering with the car's engine. C/U of Mr Campbell smoking a pipe. C/U of Mrs Campbell smiling. M/S of Mrs Campbell driving away one of the cars.

    (Following section may be from a different story - doesn't seem to match in with the above as is a different car and different stock. However, it could be Mrs Campbell driving, shot on another occasion.) M/S of a racing car being driven by a woman (?) L/S of a racing track with two cars racing. Another M/S of the car being driven then a M/S of back of the car.

    Was originally an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 346.

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    Eve pictorials
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    01:47:38:00 / 01:49:23:00
    EP 102

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Mr and Mrs Campbell in the garden with their children" - the children are Donald, (himself to become a world record holder on both land and water), and Jean.

    "Mrs Campbell at work" - her name is Dorothy Campbell.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Dorothy Evelyn "Dolly" Campbell (née Whittall). Married Sir Malcolm in 1920. Divorced in 1940.

    00:24 - she is seen with a mechanic, changing the spark plugs of a supercharged Bugatti.
    00:54 - with her husband beside Bluebird II.
    01:10 - Mrs Campbell in a Bugatti road car.
    01:14 - driving a Bugatti at Brooklands.

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