• Short Summary

    Insides and outsides of dolls' houses at an exhibition in Park Lane, London.

  • Description

    C/U of the front of a dolls' house with snow outside; M/S of this house between two others as two small girls, Evelyn and Mariette (no surnames to be found), and a woman (Betty Simpson) look at the house at far right; then move along to look through the windows and doors of the other two houses. Commentator tells us this is an exhibition in Park Lane in London.

    M/S as the three look at The Tate Baby House of 1760; a very large house with two stairways leading up to the front door. The woman opens one of the front panels; C/U of the dining room which is "Authentic in every detail, even the wallpaper is original". Extreme C/U of a spinning wheel in the room; the woman picks it up and turns the wheel with her finger, then picks up a tiny book from the table and flicks through to show the writing inside. C/U of the two girls giggling with delight.

    C/U of the sitting room of the house; a model of an old lady sits at a piano; pictures are mounted on the walls and a carriage clock stands on the mantelpiece. Extreme C/U of the model woman, now sitting at the table, as a hand comes into shot to place a newspaper and a pair of spectacles in front of her.

    The two girls and the woman now look at a modern dolls' house; opening the front panel to show all the rooms in M/S. C/U of the bedroom with a thick pile carpet and a bed that looks rather low to the ground - perhaps an early imported futon? C/Us of the girls picking up pieces of furniture; the other bedroom, tilt down to show the dining room on the ground floor beneath it.

    C/U tilt down of a Japanese dolls' house complete with dolls arranged around the entrance. C/U of the Japanese dolls; some seem to be singing and a few have little holes in their hands where musical instruments might be placed.

    Note: there is a brochure about this "Period Dolls' Houses from Many Lands" exhibition on file, plus news cutting and press release.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:53:00 / 01:29:31:00
    CP 058

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