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TRAVELAUGHS AT THE

Travelaughs At The "Big Show" (1919)

Circus scenes mixing live action and animation.

PICTURE CURIOSITIES

Picture Curiosities (1920-1929)

Compilation of stunt footage and "curiosities" - unusual people, Hollywood...

EVE

Eve (1922)

A very overweight woman is seen bathing her children, being pushed along in a pram, being...

ACROBATIC NOVELTY

Acrobatic Novelty (1924)

Comedy routine from "The Whirl of the World" featuring Nellie Wallace and Billy...

THE WORLD'S TALLEST MAN

The World's Tallest Man (1925)

A very tall man (giant) called John Aason visits his tailor.

JERRY THE TROUBLESOME TYKE - JERRY DONE AGAIN

Jerry The Troublesome Tyke - Jerry Done Again (1926)

Animation featuring that naughty dog Jerry -...

A LITTLE OF THE LITTLE ONES

A Little Of The Little Ones (1926)

A midget is compared to a giant.

8FT WOMAN!

8ft Woman! (1927)

Unusual people are featured - a very tall woman and a very large man.

A MINUTE WITH THE MIDGETS - FILMED AT BLACKPOOL

A Minute With The Midgets - Filmed At Blackpool (1927)

Backstage scenes of midget performers...

CHINESE PUZZLES

Chinese Puzzles (1928)

Chinese writing is translated -...

CHINESE PUZZLES NO 2

Chinese Puzzles No 2 (1928)

Chinese writing is translated.

FOXY

Foxy (1929)

Fabulous film showing women who have foxes as pets so that they can turn them into fur coats!

FOXY

Foxy (1929)

Fabulous film showing women who have foxes as pets so that they can turn them into fur coats!

LOOKING UP!

Looking Up! (1930)

A very tall man (giant) and a very small man (dwarf or midget) are contrasted.

AND NOW MEET SAMMY AND SAUSAGE - THE KARTOON KIDLETS IN

And Now Meet Sammy And Sausage - The Kartoon Kidlets In "Call Me Speedy" (1930)

Animation...

MOTLEY AND MELODY NO 3

Motley And Melody No 3 (1930)

Max and Harry Nesbitt and the Maestro Singers entertain us with some...

LITTLE PEOPLE

Little People (1931)

Very small people (dwarfs or midgets) pose for the Pathe camera.

LITTLE 'UNS - A BLACKPOOL SIDELIGHT

Little 'uns - A Blackpool Sidelight (1931)

A troupe of midget entertainers have fun at Blackpool...

WEIGHT AND SEE!

Weight And See! (1932)

A 42 stone man leaves hospital after an operation and has trouble getting into a...

WITH THE LITTLE FOLK

With The Little Folk (1932)

A group of dwarfs or midgets feed the pigeons in a German city square.

ME AND MY PAL

Me And My Pal (1932)

Remarkable acrobatic act performed by three children and an adult.

THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT

The Long And The Short Of It (1932)

Very tall people are contrasted with very small people - giants...

FILM FREAKS AND FACES!

Film Freaks And Faces! (1932)

Various unusual people - presumably character actors in Hollywood.

LESLIE WESTON

Leslie Weston (1932)

Footage of Leslie Weston cracking jokes and singing.

HIGH SPEED EATERS

High Speed Eaters (1933)

African-Americans take part in a watermelon eating contest.

FROM THE LAND OF LILLIPUT

From The Land Of Lilliput (1933)

A group of dwarfs or midgets arrive at a German airport and pose...

NOSMO KING

Nosmo King (1934)

Comedian Nosmo King and Hubert (aka Vernon and Jack Watson) in a heckling routine.

MAX AND HARRY NESBITT

Max And Harry Nesbitt (1935)

Item with the comedy duo Max and Harry Nesbitt wearing straw skirts.

RONALD FRANKAU

Ronald Frankau (1936)

Ronald Frankau sings about China, he is accompanied on the piano by Monty Crick.

CLEMSON AND VALERIE issue title is JANE TO JOLLITY

Clemson And Valerie Issue Title Is Jane To Jollity (1936)

Dancers- Clemson and Valerie - perform...

AFRIQUE issue title is VIEWS OF VARIETY

Afrique Issue Title Is Views Of Variety (1936)

Variety entertainer Afrique does musical impressions...

DENNIS NOBLE

Dennis Noble (1936)

Dennis Noble sings us a song about Limehouse. Good shots of immigrants in the East...

BERNARDI

Bernardi (1937)

Tenor Bernardi, wearing black make-up and dressed as slave, sings song - 'The Sun Shines...

KITKAT RASCALS issue title - GOING PLACES

Kitkat Rascals Issue Title - Going Places (1937)

Marching saxophone band play medley of tunes,...

ROYAL NAVY SINGERS

Royal Navy Singers (1938)

The Royal Naval Singers perform a medley of sea shanties.

BATHURST ISLAND issue title ANTIPODES CALLING

Bathurst Island Issue Title Antipodes Calling (1938)

A look at the work of white missionaries with...

DARK HARVEST

Dark Harvest (1940)

African workers gather in cotton and wheat harvests by hand.

BLOW THE BANTU BOYS!

Blow The Bantu Boys! (1940)

Bantu Africans taught to play western instruments by white instructor who...

OBSTACLE RACE issue title is TIME WILL TELL

Obstacle Race Issue Title Is Time Will Tell (1943)

Black South African soldiers do traditional...

SPEARS issue title is POINTS AND PINTS

Spears Issue Title Is Points And Pints (1944)

South African golf club factory helps war effort by...

COLOURS FOR SLIMMING

Colours For Slimming (1955)

Larger women are advised not to wear bright red frocks - more "slimming"...