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  • Short Summary

    Funny film - pastiche of how women's fashions are described in flowery terms. Leslie is funny!

  • Description

    Mr Leslie Henson in his dressing room puts on clothes at top speed.

    A camera trick has made it seem as though the clothes magically appear on his body (he has been filmed taking them off then the film has been reversed). A butler assists. C/U of Leslie Henson looking dapper in a white bowler hat, stripy bow-tie and plaid suit - a suitable outfit for the horse racing. Jokey titles imitate the style of fashion reporting e.g. " The coat opens easily, thus allowing rapid access to pockets for use of bookmakers". C/U of Leslie lifting his coat and someone putting their hand in his pocket and pulling out money (notes). C/U of trouser strap under boots. A high necked Mackintosh is modelled - especially suitable for "spaghetti and asparagus parties" as it saves hosing down after meals. Shot of Leslie eating with appalling table manners. Leslie pretends to play tennis to model the next outfit, likewise golf. The golfing jacket has immensely padded shoulders.

    Note: there was some confusion over the location of this item as at some stage it was incorrectly numbered EP038.

    Safety print exists - probably to be found on "Friends of Fashion" roll.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:48:00 / 01:28:03:00
    EP 083

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