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  • Short Summary

    Old fashioned outfits of the 1880s are contrasted with modern fashions of 1920s.

  • Description

    Miss Beatrice Lillie introduces a few girls of the Old Brigade who are appearing in the Little Theatre's Nine O'Clock Revue.

    Group of women dressed in old fashioned outfits stand on a stage set representing a living room. Miss Lillie speaks to front of stage and the other women disappear. She ends up speaking to herself. Clothes are thrown over the top of a screen most land on the floor. Beatrice emerges wearing an up-to-date 1920s outfit. Her friends return and look shocked. C/Us of some outraged ladies. An intertitle reads: "Girls, these are actual dresses of the '80's! Incredible aren't they, when compared with the latest!"

    Beatrice sings a song dressed in another outfit. She is wearing a white wig with plaits coiled at the ears. "Where are the girls of the old Brigade? Where are the perfect cooks? Where are the girls who are not afraid, Of the early morning looks" Reads an intertitle. Then we go out into the cold hard world of Bond Street. The women wearing 1880s outfits walk down Bond Street - lots of people crowd around to look at them. They go into a shop - presumably to buy some new clothes. Ends abruptly - presumably incomplete.

    Note: flash-frame intertitles.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:20:00 / 01:52:37:00
    EP 088

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