• Short Summary

    Working day of the two executives of the CEA.

  • Description


    SCU Mr Fuller at desk reading... "The Cinema" falls revealing "Reveille." SV door opens and typist stands posing by door. SV Mr Fuller adjust tie. SCU typist winks. SCU Typist walks over to Fuller put her hand on his shoulder and they smile at each other. SV typist lifts her skirt and sits on desk. SCU Fuller tapping pad with fingers. SCU Fuller taps his way nearer to girls knee and touches it. SV Mr Whincup, CEA's President, approaching the CEA offices. CU sign "Cinematography Exhibitors Association". Mr Whincup walking into Fullers office, girl gets up from the table and leaves office as Whincup walks over to greet Fuller. SV typist reappears carrying tray with drinks. SCU Whincup and Fuller chatting... Fuller signals girl. SV girl hands Whincup drink. SCU girl hands Fuller his drink. Whincup holds girl's hand... girl leaves as Fuller offers Whincup a Cigar which he refuses. SV both drinking. Fuller looks at watch. SV they finish drinks, throw papers into basket on desk and quickly leave office. SV they both walk at speed up street. SV girl carrying papers leaving building looks up street. CU girl looking up street. SV pan, girl walking up street. SV two men entering a restaurant "Ches Auguste". SCU Fuller and Whincup being served spaghetti. Fuller trying to eat spaghetti from dish, he reaches for scissors. SCU Fuller cutting off ends of spaghetti. SCU Fuller snipping off ends, he then has difficulty getting spaghetti from fork onto his plate. SV both men tuck there napkins in and start eating spaghetti. SV girl in Leicester Square looking around, pan to the sign "Gentlemen". SV girl looking at the "Empire", pan to "News Theatre". SV photographs outside the "Windmill Theatre". SV pan down from Windmill sign to the two men coming out debating next move. BV two men walking away.

    CU men looking at lions. SV lions in cage. CU lions in cage, one licks its lips. BV men looking over wall into penguin pen. CU Fuller. SCU Whincup. STV penguins flapping fins. SV pan, girl running through ZOO. BV girl runs up to penguins pen, looks over side. STV penguins flapping. SV girl leaves pen and runs off. SV the two men with girl attendants at pets corner. Girls each holding animal. SCU Fuller petting a lamb, he touches girl under chin then resumes petting animal. SCU Whincup stroking animal. CU parrot watching. SV crowd smiling. SV Fuller and Whincup inside cage with Mr Jiggs (monkey) and keeper. Whincup holds Mr Jiggs' paw and Mr. Fuller holds other paw. CU Mr Jiggs. SV Fuller and Whincup inside cage with Mr. Jiggs. holding hands. SV. Girl running towards waving papers SCU. Girl runs up. hands Mr. Fuller papers which he signs and hands back, Fuller and Whincup still in cage. SV girl running towards waving papers. SCU girl runs up, hands Mr Fuller papers which he signs and hands back. Fuller and Whincup still in cage. CU Mr Jiggs outside cage reading the "Cinema"


    Note: This is probably the first Colour Pictorial ever made - CP music, CP story, CP humour, CP images (Windmill window, ZOO, Leicester Square, spaghetti), CP commentary, CP sexism - the only thing missing is colour. This is a beautiful piece of film!!!

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:36:00 / 01:42:15:00
    54/47 (Special)

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