Summary

Footage Information

British Pathé
CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF (NO. 32)
Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

Various locations of events.

In California, United States of America, we see candidate for US Senator, Sheldon Downey, sitting at a desk and reading a letter. Commentator talks of his new pension scheme, known as 'Ham and Eggs' that nearly a million Californians have signed up for. Various shots of petitions for the scheme being passed around a table; exterior of the Retirement Life Payments building; women working in a typing pool; leaflets being printed and stacked; women sorting through a pile of mail and cash at a table. C/U of the pension payment cheques.

In Germany (?) we see women modelling hooded, woolly sheepskin (?) coats. One undoes a zip down the back of her hood, turning it into a collar for her coat.

Somewhere in England (?) we several shots of Lockheed aeroplanes flying through the air. Demonstrations in a workshop show a man pulling a lever to make the wheels of the undercarriage pull up and tuck into the underside of the plane. Another lever lowers the bomb rack and a third adjusts the wing flaps under the plane to assist in landing and taking off. L/S of the 'Ensign' plane, Britain's largest airliner which is equipped with this gear, coming in to land in an airfield.
British Pathe
1938
00:02:29:00
Black & White
Sound
1180.03

Keywords

California United States of America Sheldon Downey pensions politics politicians Retirement Life Payments secretarial money Germany fashions Lockheed aircraft aviation Ensign
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