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  • Short Summary

    The beginning of silk stockings is investigated - footage of silk moths.

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    Extreme C/U of a woman's ankles. Camera tilts up to show her silk stockings. They have a seam running right the way up the back.

    C/U of silk worm grubs. We see the silk worms eating mulberry leaves. C/U of them munching on leaves. C/U of a nest like affair covered with a silk web. C/U of one of the grubs climbing around on a twig. Various shots of the maggot like creatures. We see one of the grubs making a cocoon. C/U of moth emerging from its cocoon. The size of the silk moth is demonstrated as its cocoon and the moth itself are held between a human's fingers. The moth is stroked and picked. The moth is pulled away from its cocoon then placed back on it.

    "You have seen the beginning of silk - you know the end." M/S of a woman fixing a stocking to her suspenders - she stands in front of a dressing table with large mirrors. C/U of the woman's legs.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 484.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:58:00 / 01:30:15:00
    EP 195

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