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  • Description

    Full title reads: "80 AND STILL BATTING HIS EYEBROWS".

    Dorchester Hotel, London.

    Close up shot of comedian George Robey making faces and batting his eyebrows at luncheon celebration of his 80th birthday. Close up shot of a sign 'Foyles Literary Luncheon' hanging beneath chandelier. General view of hall with luncheon in progress. Chairman calling out names of guests of honour. Violet Loraine stands up to acknowledge cheering. Close up shot of C. B. Cochran. Marie Lohr stands to acknowledge applause. Close up shot of Mrs Robey smiling. Close up shot of cartoonist Tom Webster, pan down to sketch. Close up shot of another cartoonist Mr Strube drawing cartoon. Close up shot of George Robey smoking a cigarette. General view with Herbert Morrison rising to speak. Close up shot of Mr Morrison speaking (natural sound). He wishes him to live a hundred and more years. Close up shot of Violet Loraine applauding. Close up shot of Mr Morrison drinking. Close up shot of George Robey standing up to reply. Close up shot of George Robey standing before microphone. Close up shot of a man smiling. Close up shot of Robey reciting monologue (natural sound). Close up shot of Mr Morrison smiling. Close up shot of George Robey continuing. Item abruptly ends - it seems that the ending is missing.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    46912
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1438.25
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:37:00 / 01:38:11:00
    Canister:
    48/81
    Sort Number:
    48/081
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Historical Figures & Celebrities Lifestyle & Culture Religion & Politics
  • Stills

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

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