Watts Family Films: Karen’s Second Birthday, Epsom (1975)
Super 8mm film Colour Mute 1975 8:00
Summary: Bubbly and cake.
Small enjoys a glass of champagne before slicing the cake on her second birthday in Epsom.
Title number: 19748
LSA ID: LSA/26192
Description: Lovely short film of a toddler’s second birthday in Epsom, with the child getting a glass of champagne and clinking glasses happily with mum and dad while other relatives look on. The toddler blows out candles and then slices the cake, taking care to scoff as many glace cherries as possible. Includes excellent period asides: the funky 70s wallpaper, a wall-mounted fish tank, a Polaroid photograph being peeled and Porridge on TV in the background.
Peter Gilbert wrote on December 6, 2021:Yes, classic birthday party scenes but especially unusual for such good quality of exposure indoors.. No evidence of a floodlight…Yes, classic birthday party scenes but especially unusual for such good quality of exposure indoors.. No evidence of a floodlight producing harsh shadows. Do we know what filmstock was used?