posted on Oct, 21 2010 @ 02:37 PM
reply to post by zazzafrazz
My spin on a feasible explanation...
She's an extra or passerby - or even a male tapped to portray a female passerby, doing a pick-up shot for the promotional footage - newsreel coverage
of the movie premiere.
Long story short... an extra (male or female) tapped to do a walk-by scene (notice that the sign in the background promotes the Chaplin film "Circus")
- this extra not being experienced or aware of protocol is simply trying to cover their mouth from the camera while talking to the
director/producer/cameraman or whoever...
"OK, _______, now walk past the zebra - act natural and don't look at the camera. You're supposed to be just a shmoe on the street"
*covering mouth with hand* "Like this Mr Camera guy? Am I doing good? I'm walking like you said. Oh, wait, I just looked at the camera... haha."
"Yeah... you did fine."
"Hey, Billy... scrap this footage and find me a better extra, willya?"
Little did anyone know that years later an archivist would come across this footage, catalogue it, and include it in a DVD.
That's my theory. A bad amateur actor trying to cover the fact that he/she was talking during filming.
edit on 10/21/10 by Hefficide because: grammatical faux paus