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THE FOUR COMETS

The Four Comets (1937)

Acrobatic roller-skating act; the quartet spin around small mat, lifting each...

TUMBLING LIVES

Tumbling Lives (1937)

Family of acrobats - the Karpi troupe - perform tumbling and balancing tricks.

GRACE AND CHARLIE HERBERT

Grace And Charlie Herbert (1937)

Grace and Charlie Herbert perform a song - no soundtrack for this...

MANTOVANI

Mantovani (1938)

The Mantovani Trio play the haunting 'Kashmir Song'.

THE WEINTRAUBS

The Weintraubs (1938)

Australian novelty band The Weintraubs play a jaunty tune with instruments making...

ROBERT WILSON

Robert Wilson (1938)

Tenor Robert Wilson sings 'For You Alone'.

CHILDREN'S HOUR!

Children's Hour! (1938)

A theatrical company entertains at a children's home or hospital.

RAYMOND NEWELL

Raymond Newell (1938)

Raymond Newell sings a song called 'Good For Nowt', dressed as a country yokel.

ROLAND PEACHY AND BAND

Roland Peachy And Band (1938)

Roland Peachy and his quartet play 'La Rosita'

VIENNESE SINGING SISTERS

Viennese Singing Sisters (1938)

The Viennese Singing Sisters perform 'Memories of Chopin'.

RAYMOND NEWELL

Raymond Newell (1939)

Footage of the baritone Raymond Newell singing 'Slowcoach'

DRAPER AND LINDON

Draper And Lindon (1939)

Dancers Draper and Lindon perform an exhibition waltz in the studio.

THE ORIENTAL BROTHERS

The Oriental Brothers (1939)

The four Oriental Brothers perform their acrobatic balancing act in the...

DENNIS NOBLE

Dennis Noble (1940)

Baritone Dennis Noble sings 'The Little Ships'.

EDDIE POLA

Eddie Pola (1940)

Eddie Pola introduces and sings some well-known tunes that sound alike.

HOWARD DE COURCY

Howard De Courcy (1940)

Conjurer Howard De Courcy does some tricks with hoops and half crowns.

FRANK MARX AND IRIS

Frank Marx And Iris (1940)

Frank Marx and Iris perform their balancing and juggling act with Russian (?)...

PEGGY DESMOND

Peggy Desmond (1940)

Pianist Peggy Desmond plays a medley of jazz tunes in the Pathe Studio.

THE AVANT BROTHERS

The Avant Brothers (1940)

The Avant Brothers perform their comical acrobatic act in the Pathe Studio.

REGINALD STONE

Reginald Stone (1940)

Organist Reginald Stone plays 'Rosita' on the electric organ.

FELIX MENDELSOHN'S HAWAIIAN SERENADERS aka FELIX MENDELSSOHN

Felix Mendelsohn's Hawaiian Serenaders AKA Felix Mendelssohn (1940)

Felix Mendelssohn's Hawaiian...

GIRL WIFE AT WOOLWICH

Girl Wife At Woolwich (1937)

Very quirky item about Mrs Cohen who dresses up as little girl and plays...

OUR GRACIE LNER

Our Gracie Lner (1938)

Gracie Fields opens a sale of handicrafts made by disabled men at Smethwick.

HON. QUICK CHANGE ARTIST

Hon. Quick Change Artist (1930)

Japanese drag queen - or someone posing as one!

SPINNING ALONG

Spinning Along (1930)

Woman juggler spins plates and twirls a rifle.

BIRD VIRTUOSOS

Bird Virtuosos (1931)

Trained birds perform various tricks.

HIGH NOTES

High Notes (1924)

Great film of a jazz band who play on the wings of an aircraft in flight.

HIGH STEPS

High Steps (1924)

Young girl dressed as a flapper dances a Charleston on the wing of an aeroplane.

AMERICAN INDIAN HANGING BY HAIR FROM AIRCRAFT

American Indian Hanging By Hair From Aircraft (1929)

A man is suspended from an aircraft - attached...

KISS AUTOGRAPH

Kiss Autograph (1922)

Sweet film showing the actress Ruby Miller signing an autograph book with a...

DIABOLO DIPS!

Diabolo Dips! (1925)

An expert with the Diabolo - Sergeant Breman - goes through his routine.

A FOX-TROT

A Fox-Trot (1920)

Exhibition dance by Miss Flora Breton and Mr Cecil Reuben.

JACK BUCHANAN AND JUNE

Jack Buchanan And June (1925)

Short dance sequence from "Boodle" (I think) featuring Jack Buchanan and...

DANCE OF SPRING

Dance Of Spring (1928)

Eccentric dancing in a country house setting by women dressed in Greek tunics -...

TITANIA'S PALACE - A PLACE FOR THE FAIRIES

Titania's Palace - A Place For The Fairies (1928)

An elaborate dolls house is shown - made by Sir...

ALDER AND PARTNER aka ALDER AND PARKER

Alder And Partner AKA Alder And Parker (1930)

Dance routine which features two women - one of whom...

A NOVELTY IN ACROBATIC DANCES - BY THE JEREZ BROTHERS

A Novelty In Acrobatic Dances - By The Jerez Brothers (1925)

Acrobatic dance routine performed by...

PLANE GIRLS aka AEROPLANE STUNT WOMEN

Plane Girls AKA Aeroplane Stunt Women (1931)

Two women aviators perform a stunt - they stand on the...

JUST DANCERS - BY THE MILNE SISTERS

Just Dancers - By The Milne Sisters (1931)

Good acrobatic dance routine by the Milne Sisters.

SPINNERS AND STEPPERS

Spinners And Steppers (1932)

Tap dancing routine with a difference - done inside twirling lassos.

POISE

Poise (1932)

An acrobatic exhibition dance is performed by Tracey and Hay.

ALL TOGETHER

All Together (1933)

Cute little dance by Gilbert and French who dance in unison and jump over their...

LIVING CHESS

Living Chess (1933)

Very cute film showing children dressed as chess pieces playing a game on an outdoor...

BIRD VIRTUOSOS

Bird Virtuosos (1933)

Performing birds are put through their paces by a man holding a little stick.

HURDLE RACE - NORTHOLT

Hurdle Race - Northolt (1938)

Comedian George Formby takes part in the October Hurdle Handicap horse...

MRS ROOSEVELT IN SCOTLAND

Mrs Roosevelt In Scotland (1942)

Eleanor Roosevelt visits Glasgow shipyard, greeted by 15,000 workers...

THE IDEAL PICK UP CAR

The Ideal Pick Up Car (1946)

French clown Rhum drives miniature car around Paris.

GEORGE FORMBY'S GREAT CHARITY CONCERT

George Formby's Great Charity Concert (1940)

George Formby singing "Imagine Me on the Maginot Line".

GEORGE FORMBY IN FRANCE

George Formby In France (1940)

The singer and comedian entertains British troops in France.

THE JAZZ DANCE - A BURLESQUE BY BILLY WELLS AND THE ECLAIR TWINS

The Jazz Dance - A Burlesque By Billy Wells And The Eclair Twins (1928)

Crazy dancing involving...