• Short Summary

    Gowns made from new fabric Taiho are modelled beside an Irish castle.

  • Description

    Ulster, Northern Ireland.

    C/U of a pile of suitcases. They are gradually picked up by a group of super glamorous women. Various shots of the women as they board an Transair aircraft bound for Northern Ireland. Good shot of their feet and legs as they climb up the steps.

    Fabric expert Cyril Lord who is the owner of Ballygally Castle near Larne accompanies the models to the fashion shoot. Interior of the plane - some of the girls look out of the windows, others read.

    L/S of the castle. Long pieces of bright fabric are attached to the outside of the castle to decorate it. L/S of the aircraft arriving at the airport. C/U of two airport staff standing on the runway. The models disembark from the 'plane and climb into cars. They are driven to the castle. L/S of the decorated castle. M/S of crowds who have arrived to watch.

    Model walks towards the camera in the grounds of the castle wearing the new style Edwardian pyjamas. She joins other models who are primping and preening sitting on the grass. Great C/U of two of the models looking into hand mirrors. One combs her hair, the other applies mascara. C/U of a model adjusting her hat and C/Us of another model ("Jean") smoothing out the latest seamless stockings (very sexy!).

    Ursula models a turquoise outfit which has a detachable skirt. The outfit is made from Taiho - a material almost indistinguishable from silk. Three models sit together, one models an outfit designed by Teddy Tinling. Taiho is soon to be put to a tougher use - men's suits.

    L/S of the models standing between swathes of brightly coloured fabric. One climbs up a ladder to sit on the castle wall. A man in uniform follows her up the ladder to hand her her shoes. Crowds watch as the models pose on the walls of the castle.

    Photographer Russell Westwood shows the girls how he would like them to pose. Various shots of the models and the photographer at work. C/Us of some of the outfits. They are all very glamorous. L/S of the girls posing in front of the castle then high angle shot showing the suspended pieces of fabric with the girls all standing at the bottom.

    Note: seems almost like a promotional film for "Taiho".

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:33:00 / 01:32:42:00
    CP 034

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