‘Europe’s only woman (seashell) importer’ British Pathé film

Millicent Rich, Sea Shells, 1956 film, British Pathé

Millicent Rich, Sea Shells, 1956 British Pathé film

Filmed in the Conran showroom 1956

Pathé Pictorials were shown during the interval between the A and B movie when you went to the ‘pictures’ in the 50s and 60s. They were also shown at News Theatres where you could see shorts while waiting for a train. I was asked to star in this for the reason it says in the movie: ‘Europe’s only woman (seashell) importer’! The film says it was shot in our ‘Balham flat’ Actually it was the Conran Showroom. I was 39.

Milly was born in 1917

Millie Rich, 97 years old, 2015 photographs

Milly was born in 1917 and lives ‘in the now’ (informed by history). She is a fashion designer, conchologist, company director and inspiration for Waking Beauty Sleep System.