From the ground-breaking glamour
now synonymous with that era to the plight of war-time women trying to
make the most of their clothing coupons, Pathé Cinemagazines captured it
all. This is the definitive collection of those newsreels and reports
presented on DVD for the very first time.
Reports are included on
eccentric hat designer Lady Newborough and the legendary designer Norman
Hartnell. Uber-glamorous film star Lana Turner is seen having a new
hairstyle and other film stars model chinchilla fur coats. "Service Into
Civvies" explores how much (and what) a Wren can buy with her demob
money and "Something Borrowed" is a bittersweet story about women having
to borrow their wedding dresses from the British War Relief fund.
Do And Mend" items include a demonstration of how to make a swimsuit
from face towels and a great film showing how to make a jaunty hat from
one of your hubby's old ones. There is also a wonderful film
demonstrating how to create the perfect turban - essential 1940's
headgear. Another item discusses the very real wartime worry of how
ladies can get their hands on some decent nylons.
Revealed" deals with the export trade in British lingerie items - a good
excuse to see ladies in their underwear on the catwalk! "Mainly For
Women" looks at Britain's supremacy in the new synthetic fabrics.