IS WASHDAY WORTHWHILE?

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Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Media, communication and the creative industries

Genres:

  • Advertising

People/organisations:

  • JAY, Ronald L.

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: IS WASHDAY WORTHWHILE?

Reference number: 0434

Date: 1935c

Director: d. Ronald L. Jay

Sponsor: Castlebank Laundry, Glasgow

Production company: Jay's Film Service

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.00 minsc

Description: An advert for Castlebank Laundry offering not only a cheap service but a 'job well done' with the popular 'Cost-U-Less' service.

Shot inside Castlebank Laundry, Anniesland, Glasgow. See also ref. 0423

Shotlist: [Please note at actual running speed of 18fps this title is around 12.00 mins long]

Credits (.24); Let us show you how your washing is done at Castlebank by the popular Cost-u-less 2/6d service. Soiled linen arrives. Shots of same being unloaded. To marking booths. Articles are checked and marked with identification tape. Washing machine (2.15); Woollens department. Girls clean articles by hand. Shots of spin-drying and ironing of various articles. Shirts are folded (5.19); A general view of the Cost-u-less department. Sheets and tablecloths are ironed. Shots of the folding and packing tables (7.32); And all this for 2/6d. Is washday worthwhile? (7.50)