• Short Summary

    Acrobatic ski-ing - Paris fashion show from Balmain - Guide Dog demonstration.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "News From France".

    Courchevel, France. An acrobatic skier shows off his skills. LV Acrobatic skier coming towards and over small child, while skiing on 4 ft. high stilts mounted on skis. SV Skier coming towards us and past and then coming to a halt. SV Skier jumps off stilts and places hat on small girl, then takes her miniature skis from her and puts them on. CU Onlookers. LV Skier coming towards us on miniature skis, he spins round and round as he goes on down the slope. LV Skier twisting round as he goes down the slope - looks like modern day ski ballet / freestyling, he also uses Moguls to jump over.

    Intertitle reads: "Paris". Various shots of mannequins / models showing off fashion designs by Balmain. Designs include Jersey dress in turquoise wool. CU. Full skirted dress in pink & white muslin. LV 'Tube' evening dress with draped effect embroidered with navy blue paillets. CU Bright blue coat worn over suit of same fabric.

    Shortage of Guide dogs creates problems. MS Blind man feeling his way along street with stick, he has no dog. Blind man walking along edge of pavement and collides with man. LV Blind man feeling his way up a curb, where he turns and makes to where a car is parked by side of pavement, but a passing woman pedestrian sees him and goes to stop him. LV Blind men and women with guide dogs coming down steps outside L'Opera. SV They approach top of some steps. CU Woman walking down with dog, dog places paw on woman's foot to warn her to be careful of steps, she stops for a moment and then resumes walking down them. LV Dog standing with paw on woman's foot, she is in danger of walking into some tables outside cafe. LV Woman approaching road works with barriers round, dog starts to guide her round them with paw on her foot all the time. CU Woman stepping off pavement with dog's paw on her foot. CU Dog stands at roadside waiting for traffic to pass. GV Car coming, dog with paw on her foot, he removes paw and guides her part way across road, before placing paw on her foot again. SV Dog removes paw from woman's foot and takes her safely across other half of the road.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:05:00 / 01:50:19:00

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