We have just made a short film about 18th Century pockets, and how it is possible to loose them!
‘Lucy Locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it, Not a penny was there in it, Only a ribbon round it’.
Starring the Gordon family: Matilda Gordon, Louie Gordon and Robyn Gordon, with their mum, Lucy Gordon. Voice over by Matilda Gordon.
Music by Chris Gordon
Director, Nick Loven
Costume, Pauline Loven
In 2015 we (Crow’s Eye Productions) were contacted by Pauline Rushton, costume curator of The Lady Lever Art Gallery, to make a short film of the sequence of dressing in the 18th century. The film was to be part of the media interpretation of the 18th century gallery which featured many portraits of wealthy society ladies. The idea was to get beneath the formality of the portraits and to explain how the period silhouette was achieved. I made the blue silk gown specially for the film – it was based on one in a painting of 1765, Mrs Paine and her Daughters, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, which is on display in the Gallery. You can read more about the story of the film in Pauline Rushton’s Blog.
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