Making Fashion

Humphrey Jennings

F.: Jonah Jones; Direttore Del Colore: Joan Bridge; Direttore Delle Musiche: Harold Sandler; Trucco: Max Factor; Int.: Lady Bridget Poulett, Peggy Hamilton, Biddy Weir E Membri Dello Staff Di Norman Hartnell; Prod.: Adrian Klein, In Collaborazione Con Norman Hartnell, Per Dufay-Chromex; 35mm. D.: 7’ A 24 F/S [Estratto; Film Completo: 15’ / Extract; Complete Film: 15’]. Col.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

In 1937-38, Jennings worked on three films designed to show off the Dufaycolor process. They were certainly not designed to present life as most of the cinema audiences knew it, least of all this fashion parade featuring the dresses of Norman Hartnell, the major British fashion designer for royals and the aristocracy. Willowy ladies pass before the camera in outfits with names like Cinnamon, Casino, and Tarzan (the last featuring monkey fur). For Jennings this film might have been an awful chore; but remember, he was a Surrealist, and who knows what inner dream landscapes were being stirred.

Geoff Brown

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