COMING OF THE 'CAMERONS', the

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Places:

  • Angus

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • MARSHALL, Frank M.
  • Scottish Films / Thames and Clyde Productions

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: COMING OF THE 'CAMERONS', the

Reference number: 3828

Date: 1944

Director: filmed by Frank M. Marshall

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.34 mins

Description: Follows Glen Clova postwoman Jean Cameron on her rounds (on bicycle) and documents the introduction of the "Camerons" - uniform trousers for post women (rather than skirts), named after Jean Cameron of Clova who started the fashion after requesting trousers instead of the regulation skirt.

Highly Commended in the 1945 competition of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers.

Marshall recalls: Made in the summer of 1944, after having made a similar piece for the Ministry of Information with Malcolm Irvine of Scottish Films early in the year. See WORKER AND WARFRONT NEWS, September 1944 (IWM Film Archive).

Credits: Frank M. Marshall presents Jean Cameron in

Shotlist: (0.00) [award leader] (0.11) opening credit and title (0.25) c/u letter from Head Postmaster to Jean Cameron at Clova Post Office 'Please complete enclosed uniform measurement form. The skirt measurements have been omitted' (0.36) Jean Cameron pens reply 'The skirt measurements were not forgotten. A skirt is no use in my job where I have miles to cycle, stream to cross....' (1.01) gvs as film follows Glen Clova postwoman Jean Cameron on her rounds (on bicycle) and documents the introduction of the "Camerons" - uniform trousers for post women (rather than skirts), named after Jean Cameron of Clova who started the fashion after requesting trousers instead of the regulation skirt

Note: Features shots of dry stane dykes (c.4.00 mins) and depicts clothing of the period (in colour).