Detail

Title ID 3213Collection ID519
TitleFrensham August 1933
Date1933
CollectionStaley Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFashion Family Life
KeywordsFamily Play Sport Clothing Fashion Beachwear Dresses Animals Games
Location
LocalFrensham
RegionalSurrey
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionRalph Staley
CameraRalph Staley
ParticipantsPam Staley (daughter); Ralph Staley (father); Nellie Staley (mother); Elsie Wilmer (Ralph's 1st Cousin); Mrs Staley (Mary Ann - Ralph's Mother)
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration5 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

Amateur film-maker, Ralph Staley's film of the family at At New Lodge, Frensham Hill, (now part of Frensham Heights School) in Surrey in the Summer of 1933. Nellie Staley, Ralph Staley, their nine year old daughter Pam, and other family members play tennis in swimsuits on the grass courts, sit in the sun, and play on the lawns.

Description

Amateur film-maker, Ralph Staley's film of the family at At New Lodge, Frensham Hill, (now part of Frensham Heights School) in Surrey in the Summer of 1933. The family are seen in front of the house dressed in swimwear followed by shots of Nellie Staley, Pam and another woman (?) playing tennis in swimsuits on the grass courts. The family are next seen lounging on the grass in swimwear, sit in the sun, and play on the lawns where Ralph joins them for a game of tennis also dressed in full swimwear.
Pam is in the garden helping a man fill watering cans to water the garden, then joins her family including Mrs Staley and Nellie plus Elsie next to the tennis courts wearing day clothes. Indoors, Pam sits on a window ledge as the camera pans about. Pam and other family members play tennis doubles, and then go for a walk with Nellie and Ralph. A second group of adults with their children join the Staley's on the lawn to play games together. The children do cartwheels and handstands with help from the adults. This film has opening titles.

Stills

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Contextual information

Fashion Notes: This film gives an insight into various clothing worn in the summer. It includes examples of bathing suits, sunhats, dresses and parasols. It also shows men, women and children playing tennis in different articles of white clothing.

Fashion keywords: bathing suits, dresses

For further information see Screen Search Fashion online resource.

Related resources

Websites

Screen Search Fashion

This online resource provides a thematic guide for students interested in fashion and dress. The site offers pathways into aspects of fashion and dress as depicted in archive film from the inter-war period in the Screen Archive South East collections.
http://screenarchive.brighton.ac.uk/portfolio/screen-search-fashion/