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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown or unclear.

    Fabulous footage of dancers at the famous nightclub, Le Bal Tabarin, Paris, France.

    Mostly elevated shots of the stage in the Bal Tabarin, where we see eight female dancers performing a balletic routine then skipping their way off the stage.

    Acrobatic act of two men and one girl. One of the men swings the girl around by her foot, while she bends her other foot over her head - youch. Both men throw her up in the air to do a somersault before landing for the finish - ta da!

    Great sequence where a carousel or merry-go-round tableau rises up from below the stage. The carousel revolves, with a cancan girl sitting at each revolving corner of the platform, girls in bikinis sitting on the horses that rise from the bottom to the very top of the carousel, and girls on the inside 'cage' of the carousel, clad only in panties - bare bosoms! - bending this way and that, showing off their rather modest busty substances! The carousel sinks below the stage again. More footage of the tableau, containing closer shots. Good for illustrating wild and saucy French cabaret or floorshow!

    Then we see various shots of eight girls doing the cancan, wearing the traditional black stockings and frilly dresses. Lots of high kicks and knicker flashing. Good stuff - in some shots we are actually on stage with the girls, very atmospheric. The girls take solos, one ends by jumping up in the air and landing in the splits right on the edge of the stage, almost landing on the bald head of an applauding man in the audience.

    Several shots of sophisticated and worldly types sitting at tables in the audience, watching the show and applauding.

    For search purposes - nudity, bare breasts, topless, nude, naked.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:43:00 / 01:17:58:00
    UN 2135 A
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    UN 2135 A
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