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  • Short Summary

    Old fashioned hats and wigs are contrasted with the very latest - joke made about women smokers.

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    Intertitle asks: "Ever tried to contrast those old-time modes with the latest in millinery?" C/U of four women wearing antiquated wigs and old fashioned hats. Their hair is ringleted and one woman wears a white "Marie Antoinette" style wig. The girls turn to show off their hats. They smile broadly at the camera.

    "Queer how fashion treads the same road as years ago." C/U of two girls modelling old fashioned hats, they chat and laugh. By means of a camera trick they appear suddenly to be wearing modern hats - cloche style. "Ask Ma - she knows." C/U of a woman's feet, camera pans up her legs - she is sitting on a sofa. Camera continues to tilt until we see the model's face and hat. "Temptation" intertitle is followed by a woman tempting her friend with a cigarette, the friend pushes it away. Eventually she succumbs and has a puff. She then coughs. She is presumably supposed to be the old fashioned girl of yesteryear whereas the modern girl of the 20s smokes with abandon.

    Was item in Eve's Film Review issue number 411.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:03:29:00 / 01:04:50:00
    EP 109

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