Christmas at Brown Thomas Toy Department in 1965.
- Title The Private Life of Santa Claus
- 1st Broadcast 20/12/1965
- ContributorStuart Hetherington (Camerman)
Brian Cleeve (Script writer)
Peter Kennerly (Producer/Director)
- Clip Duration 00:02:52
- Material Type Video
- Series title Discovery
- Clip title Brown Thomas Toy Department
- Extended description
An extract from a documentary from the Discovery series showing children playing with a wide range of toys, and reading books at the Brown Thomas Department Store, on Grafton Street in Dublin in 1965.
A shop manager talks about moves to protect the store from shoplifting at this time of the year. Children tell Santa what they would like for Christmas this year.
This episode of 'Discovery' examines one aspect of the commercialisation of Christmas in the form of the 'Store Santa Claus'.
'Discovery' was a documentary series broadcast on RTÉ between 1964 and 1967. Discovery, which first aired on Tuesday, 14 January, 1964 touched on many aspects of Irish life with an occasional spotlight on events of particular interest.
- Local keywords Christmas, Toys, Brown Thomas, Dublin, Grafton Street
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1965
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier P62/00065
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Black and White
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
Brown Thomas Toy Department
Broadcast - 20/12/1965
Clip Length - 00:02:52
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