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  • Short Summary

    Eight girls exercise using a new contraption - a "swingball" - also more traditional exercises to music.

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    "Here's a new Continental way of girth control. The recipe - two girls and a swingball."

    High angle shot of eight girls using this new device to firm up their waists - it isn't the swingball we know from the 1970s! The girls each hold one end of a rope with the ball suspended between them. They swing it around and their partner jumps over it (looks a bit dangerous!) Various shots of the girls exercising.

    Particularly good low angle shot of two girls on a hillside with this contraption. "A course of this swingball treatment will make dancing exercises simple." We then see the girls doing exercises to music (there is a gramophone on the ground in front of them). They swing their legs around high in the air. They wear Grecian style tunics. We get a good view of the teacher's knickers! Low angle shots of the girls exercising.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 470.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:52:00 / 01:31:42:00
    EP 189

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