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Her Heart’s Desire

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Film Identifier: F.2005-01-0009
Run Time
0h 13m 4s
Format
16mm
Color
Color
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
1947
Abstract
Amateur film in which a young, beautiful blonde woman sits on her bed flipping through fashion magazines, dreaming of becoming a model. She decides to take off to New York City to make it big in the modeling business. Unable to find work, a friend finds her the next best thing, a boyfriend. Her new love showers her with gifts, giving her anything in her heart’s desire.
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Caption cards narrate scenes, views of New York are still backdrops. 00:00 - Var MS blonde beauty buys fashion magazines from a street vendor, flips through them at home and admires herself in a mirror, wishing she could model, decides to pack up and go to New York to find work 01:50 - MS, MLS arrives by bus in New York, LA looks up at skyscrapers in awe, MLS she steps out of a cab at the Waldor-Astoria Hotel, the the Ambassador, both too expensive, the YMCA has no vacancy, calls up her friend Peggy for a place to stay 03:45 - LA trains going by on elevated track, MLS girl leaves the station, arrives at Peggy’s, they catch up, Peggy calls an agency for her friend 04:56 - girl arrives at agency, man reviews her portfolio and has her walk and turn for him, says no thank you, she goes to Peggy’s and cries, looks through paper, collage of rejections 06:45 - text reads “The best cure- a boyfriend!” Peggy introduces her friend to a man who proceeds to court her with roses and chocolates, dinner and drinks overlooking the city, stills of New York skyline, neon signs of Times Square 08:52 - he wakes up hung over, she is at home at her vanity and receives a love letter from him, cut to them in formal attire in an embrace 10:06 - MS, MLS couple walks around city through crowds of people, flowers everywhere, MS watch people skate below HA ice skating rink in Rockefeller Center, RA MS sit with each other overlooking the city 12:16-12:58 - MLS they stop to look at a wedding dress in a store window, he proposes to her, they drive off in a car that says “just married,” the end
Main Credits
Goetz, Orthon (is filmmaker)
Subjects
Love
Wealth
Related Place
New York (production location of)