Hence the existence of the now extinct "short".
Here is an unbelievably quaint and stilted example of the genre just eighteen minutes long.
If you girls ever wondered what do do with yourself in the days before Match.com and you were still a teenage cutie then here's your answer.
Three young girls with hairdsstyles that made them look older than your granny show you how to have a whale of a weekend in Chester in 1956.
This is a really stilted curiosity scripted by someone from Mancunian Films and voiced by an accent you wont believe nowadays. (also extinct).
These gels really pack in the excitement but this will probably put you to sleep.
Fascinating glimpse of a bygone era. Not a burqa in sight or even dreamt of here.
"A Lovely Weekend" (1956).
Worth watching if only because you will never see it's like again. The fifties were totally another planet.
PS. Note the names of the girls. Surely Beryl Reid saw this and was inspired to call herself "Marlene" with a friend "Deirdre" in Educating Archie? Hell of a coincidence otherwise?