Edmonds Baking Powder – Cookery Nook

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This promotion for the Edmonds Baking Powder Company features beloved radio personality Aunt Daisy (Maud Ruby Basham). 

Its narrative is entrenched with the gender stereotypes of 1950s suburbia. A beleaguered Dad tries to follow Aunt Daisy's recipe to make afternoon tea for his visiting boss, but it is a disaster: "Poor Dad, drifting amongst the donuts. He might know what the Ranfurly Shield is, but his cooking won’t win him any medals." His wife has gone out and he desperately needs female assistance. Fortunately the girls from the Home Science class come to his rescue and take control.

Includes scenes shot at the Edmonds factory in Christchurch.

Catalogue Reference F9146

Year 1955


Production Company: Pacific Films
Director: Roger Mirams, John O'Shea
Camera: Roger Mirams
Editor: John O'Shea
Sound: Lindsay Anderson
Cast: Aunt Daisy, Bill Ledsham, Fiona King, Rosina Eastmond, Robert Brett, Greta Greer
Commentary: Dennis Hurley
Produced: Roger Mirams, John O'Shea
Production Assistant: Eric Anderson

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