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STREET ORGANIST

Street Organist (1939)

Street organist Charlie Wood playing home-made organ.

SHADOWGRAPHY

Shadowgraphy (1936)

Max Templeton of the Magic Circle makes clever shadow characters on the wall with his...

JACQUES PENRY

Jacques Penry (1939)

Psychologist Jacques Penry suggests a person's profile can indicate their...

P.T. AT HOME issue title - ACTION STATIONS

P.T. At Home Issue Title - Action Stations (1941)

Betty Burnell shows us how to exercise using...

RASSANA issue title is YOU NEVER KNOW YOU KNOW

Rassana Issue Title Is You Never Know You Know (1943)

Rassana performs acrobatic tricks hanging...

TALLEST MAN issue title is PATHE PICTORIAL LOOKS AT OTHER PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS

Tallest Man Issue Title Is Pathe Pictorial Looks At Other People's Problems (1947)

Item about...

BANANAS

Bananas (1949)

Mr Cook grows his own bananas in a greenhouse. Hextable, Kent.

TABLE JUGGLING

Table Juggling (1949)

Footage of Bobby Davis lifting tables with his teeth.

COOKERY HINTS aka COOKING TIPS

Cookery Hints AKA Cooking Tips (1957)

Little film showing a few tips on how to present food...

MUSICAL ODDITIES

Musical Oddities (1932)

Strange and ancient musical instruments are played in this item.

STANELLI and his Hornchestra

Stanelli And His Hornchestra (1935)

The musician and variety star plays a new instrument called the...

SIRDANI THE INDESTRUCTIBLE!

Sirdani The Indestructible! (1934)

Indestructible man Sirdani jumps on broken glass then eats a...

WIRE WAYS!

Wire Ways! (1935)

Jolly composer / conductor Herman Darewski makes caricature figures out of wire.

THE SUPER JUGGLER

The Super Juggler (1935)

Great tricks involving billiard balls and a goldfish bowl by expert juggler Joe...

LIVING CHESS issue title is COCKLES TO CHUCKLES

Living Chess Issue Title Is Cockles To Chuckles (1936)

Sir George Thomas and chess master...

CECIL HARRINGTON aka CECIL HARINGAY

Cecil Harrington AKA Cecil Haringay (1936)

Cecil Harrington - includes playing piano with nose &...

CANOE ON SEA

Canoe On Sea (1936)

Singer Colin Cunningham demonstrates his canoe - made out of household objects.

ROSINA DIXON SINGING COOK

Rosina Dixon Singing Cook (1937)

Rosina Dixon, singing cook, sings for Pathe.

STEERING WHEEL CYCLE

Steering Wheel Cycle (1936)

Champion cyclist Evelyn Hamilton demonstrates new bicycle with steering...

NICHOLL SISTERS

Nicholl Sisters (1937)

The Nicholl sisters perform a speciality dance with two balloons.

BELLS PLAYED BY WOMEN aka CARILLONEUSE

Bells Played By Women AKA Carilloneuse (1937)

An item showing Norah Johnston who is the only English...

ROSETTE

Rosette (1937)

Rosette gives an unusual performance by combining acrobatic dancing with playing the...

FOUR RAPIDS issue title is HOOPS DEARIE!

Four Rapids Issue Title Is Hoops Dearie! (1937)

Acrobatic tumblers perform energetic routine with...

ANNA MAC issue title is MIND THE DOORS

Anna Mac Issue Title Is Mind The Doors (1938)

Young girl plays traditional Scottish music by shaking...

KIDS VIOLINS aka VIOLINDA

Kids Violins AKA Violinda (1940)

John Brown teaches children music with his invention the violinda...

TOMMY TREVOR AND PARTNER

Tommy Trevor And Partner (1940)

Footage of the entertainer Tommy Trevor juggling with hoops.

NANETTE aka NANNETTE

Nanette AKA Nannette (1942)

Acrobat and contortionist Nanette bends her body into amazing shapes.

HARRY HEMSLEY

Harry Hemsley (1943)

Child impersonator Harry Hemsley does a routine involving "Winnie", his "child".

YOUNGEST MAYORESS

Youngest Mayoress (1947)

Teenager Jean Owen becomes the youngest mayoress of Bexley, London.

CLOTHING CATTLE

Clothing Cattle (1948)

Mrs Woodhouse dresses her cows in coats which she says makes them produce more...

HEN SPECTACLES

Hen Spectacles (1951)

Footage of the bizarre idea of spectacles for hens, Spalding, Lincolnshire.

HYPNOTIST

Hypnotist (1949)

Hypnotist Richard Payne persuades three volunteers to do various humiliating things.

A TABLEAU OF THE EAST

A Tableau Of The East (1921)

Dacia performs an eccentric "Eastern" dance at the Great Ypres Ball.

WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT? NO. 1

Would You Believe It? No. 1 (1933)

Charles Eade takes us on a tour of unusual things from around the...

SPARE PART ART

Spare Part Art (1963)

Weird and wonderful artworks by Bruce Lacey are made from found objects.

DON'T

Don't "Bird" The "Bird-Man"! (1932)

French inventor gets colleagues to push his 'crash proof...

STANELLI AND EDGAR aka STANWELL AND LEDGAR

Stanelli And Edgar AKA Stanwell And Ledgar (1931)

The variety stars Stanelli and Edgar provide...

OUR BASEST BASS on sleeve as OUR BASEST BASE

Our Basest Bass On Sleeve As Our Basest Base (1931)

Bass singer Malcolm McEachern sings 'In Cellar...

MR ELY CULBERTSON

Mr Ely Culbertson (1932)

Bridge player Ely Culbertson talks about the game.

CAMERA INTERVIEWS - THE ARNAUT BROTHERS THE FAMOUS MUSICAL CLOWNS

Camera Interviews - The Arnaut Brothers The Famous Musical Clowns (1928)

Funny stuff from two...

HARRY HEMSLEY

Harry Hemsley (1933)

Famous child impersonator Harry Hemsley does a clever act for us, as he draws a...

NEATEST OF THE NEAT

Neatest Of The Neat (1933)

Fred Sylvester and His Midgets in a clever acrobatic act.

ENTER ROTA!

Enter Rota! (1940)

Mr and Mrs Thomson of Pinner with their pet lion Rota (could be the one given to...

FOLLOWING DAD

Following Dad (1931)

Very young motorcyclist is featured - Pat Pullen who is 7 years old.

THE TWO EDDIES

The Two Eddies (1940)

Small Eddie does lots of balances on large Eddie's head while they play...

ERNEST DILLON

Ernest Dillon (1940)

Comedy trampolinist Ernest Dillon does a routine showing the morning after the night...

'THE CHAMP!'

'the Champ!' (1940)

Pretzel Liz, champion pretzel twister, is seen in action and talking about her job.

FELIX MENDELSSOHN'S HAWAIIAN SERENADERS

Felix Mendelssohn's Hawaiian Serenaders (1941)

Great version of 'In The Mood' played Hawaiian style...

MARIE WILSON

Marie Wilson (1941)

Novelty cyclist Marie Wilson entertains with balancing tricks and contortions on her...

MUSICAL RIDE

Musical Ride (1920)

A story showing the 3rd King's Own Hussars doing formation riding in old fashioned...