• Short Summary

    Shopping frenzy at the January sales - Peter Robinson's department store is featured.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Shops hoist sales.

    Oxford Street, London.

    L/S Peter Robinson's department store with crowds queuing outside for the January sales. M/S pan the crowds, practically all women. C/U a window dresser arranging a model. C/U window dresser fixing price ticket. M/S dress department where price tickets are being marked and attached and the dresses put in racks. M/S women marking tickets on dress. M/S tickets being marked and attached in the coat department. C/U girl attaching tickets. M/S interior of manager's office with manager H. W. Palfreyman seated behind desk being shown papers by two of his staff. C/U of the manager. M/S girls lined up behind counter waiting for the store to open. M/S other assistants on the bead counter. M/S the manager and timekeeper. L/S as the doors are opened and women rush in. M/S women milling around in the coat department. C/U girl trying on a coat.

    M/S woman holding up a coat. C/U cash register being operated to the sum of £7.17.6d. L/S coats being loaded into lift in the basement to replenish stocks that have been sold. M/S the millinery department. C/U two women, one of them has a tartan type hat on, she takes it off and places it back on the counter while she tries on another hat. The woman next to her picks up the tartan hat and tries it on, but the first woman snatches it off her head and tucks it under her arm. M/S crowds milling around. M/S women at the underwear counter, a man pushes his way through the crowd. C/U of the man and two women, the man leans on the two women and says "Ladies Underpants, please", dubbed with a woman's voice, the women jerk round to look at him. C/U of the assistant. She says "What size" in male voice and clamps her hand over her mouth.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:20:00 / 01:20:53:00

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