OUT FOR VALUE

Money is placed in a tubular container, inserted into a vacuum pipe and sent to the accounts dept. The money is removed, change given, the container sent back to the department and the customer. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Food and drink
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Media, communication and the creative industries

Genres:

  • Promotional

People/organisations:

  • JAY, Ronald L.

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: OUT FOR VALUE

Reference number: 2152

Date: 1931

Sponsor: Isaac Benzie's Department Store

Production company: Jay's Film Service

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.00 mins

Description: A promotional film for the Aberdeen department store Isaac Benzie, it shows a family enjoying a day's shopping in the store, visiting all its various departments, taking lunch and tea in the tearoom, and even taking a bath!

Credits: cast: [Mrs. Grant played by Jean Benzie (twin of Isaac Benzie); Mrs McKenzie played by Cissie Benzie (nee Rae)]

Shotlist: No credits. Dramatis personae (the McKenzie family). A proposed tour of the sights finds the McKenzie household early astir. The family, waved off by the maid, leave home and drive into town (1.03) With true feminine insight Mrs McKenzie commences the tour with a visit to that which is most likely to appeal to her friend. Exterior Isaac Benzie's department store in Aberdeen. The McKenzie's car draws up (1.41) Inside the store (2.00) Starting on their expedition the ladies decide to have a coffee. The kiddies are left in the Toy Fair. Children in the toy department (2.41) The Ladies rest room. Gvs ladies enjoying morning coffee (3.26) The hairdressing salon. Mrs Grant has her hair Marcel Waved. Shots of Mrs Grant in the salon. Eugene permanent waving. Mrs McKenzie receives skilful attention. Gvs hairdressing (4.49) The family re-assemble (5.06) Hubby parks his car and joins the family party at lunch in Isaac Benzie's restaurant. The car is parked. Shots of family in restaurant (5.33) The kitchen. A model of cleanliness and efficiency. Gvs kitchen and restaurant. Shots of band playing. The family leave (6.24) After an enjoyable luncheon the ladies visit the China Department in search of a wedding present. Gvs china department and selection of gifts (7.19) The hat department. The ladies try on new hats (8.01) And now some material for a new dress. The ladies look at fabrics (8.49) Buying a new cap for the boy (9.36) Must treat them alike - a little cardigan for Betty. Gvs as Betty tries on new cardigan (9.54) True to Aberdonian tradition the cash is handled with extreme care. Sending cash by tube to the accounts department (10.33) It was a splendid opportunity for a bath, so Mrs Grant avails herself of Benzie's latest innovation. Mrs Grant enters a bathroom (10.59) Gvs in tearoom (11.06) Hubby rejoins the family at tea. Gvs teatable (11.20) The family leave the store by car (11.33) The End (11.41)