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  • Description

    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Titles read: '50 AND OVER CLUB - WITH JOHN DUNNE'.

    Sydney, Australia.

    Broadcaster (of '2SM Sydney' radio station) John Dunne stands before a microphone in a studio with a small group of old people sitting behind him. He introduces different people and they come up to say a few words.

    First, an elderly lady called Mrs Kiechan (?) talks of Sydney in the old days. John asks if she went dancing when she was younger and flirted with the boys? She says she did, and "I never sat down a dance!". When asked what she thinks of the modern girls she says "They're lovely, God bless 'em!". Bill Borthwick, 67, works on the wharfs. He got married 30 years ago and when John asks if he's still in love, he laughs and says "My word, I am! I'll say!" (aah! Isn't that nice?).

    John introduces Mrs Mason, 78, and Mrs Simms, 83. Mrs Simms plays piano while Mrs Mason sings 'Soldiers In The Park' in a high voice. Next we see "well-known performer" Leo Sterling, 70, who has been on the stage for 53 years. He puts on a top hat and plays the post horn and the stagecoach horn.

    Lastly, John chats to Mrs Payne, 62. He asks her what was the resolution she and her husband made when they got married and she says "We weren't going to have any children". John asks "Did you have any children?" and she says "14!".

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:27:00 / 01:55:40:00
    UN 1201 G
    Sort Number:
    UN 1201 G
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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