Carnival - The Famous Three Arts Club Ball… 1929

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
This video has no sound
  • Description

    Film of a carnival ball at the Three Arts Club in London which is in the great ballroom of the Park Lane Hotel. L/S of the interior of the club - people move around the dance floor. Low angle M/S of the band. "Millions have heard this orchestra on the Radio - Albert Sandler's -" C/U of Albert playing the violin. Couples dance past the camera. Various angles of the dancers - some are in fancy dress, others hold balloons.

    "Another Radio favourite - Marius B. Winter." M/S of Marius conducting the band. "Striking costumes attract our camera -" C/Us of various couples in outrageous outfits. Large head dresses, Mexican sombreros, ostrich feather trimmed outfits, etc. Monty Banks, Sydney Chaplin and Billy Bennett are featured. (Also Morris Harvey?) They are having fun and games with a soda syphon. Sidney pulls off Billy's fake moustache then puts it back on again. Evelyn Laye, Ruby Miller and Ellaline Macey look after a lucky dip. Monty Banks has a go - his prize is something which snaps in two - difficult to see what... Everyone laughs. One of the girls has a go (Greta Fayne?) - she gets a pipe. She gives it to Monty - he pops it into his mouth and grabs the girl, dancing off with her.

    "King Carnival's Parade" takes place. Various fancy dress costumes are paraded past the camera. Lots of historical costumes, short frocks with large pom poms, a clergyman etc. Noranna Rose - the Prima Ballerina - performs a balletic dance. It isn't very elegant so may be a comedic routine. Vanda and Vladimir perform a dizzy, dashing, acrobatic dance involving jumps, throws, lifts and much rough and tumble. He spins around with Vanda suspended around his neck by her ankles at one point then drops her on the floor (intentionally!)

    Safety print exists

    Flash-frame intertitles. Was originally an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 396.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1929
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    14955
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    874.19
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:06:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:47:00 / 01:45:47:00
    Canister:
    EP 093
    Sort Number:
    EP 093
  • Appears in...

    Collections
    Cinemagazines
    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Fashion & Music Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    Doubleband screener TBTF EP 2 Music Halls fashion
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
24 January 2015 marks 50 years since the death of British Prime Minister and international statesman, Sir Winston Churchill. British Pathé’s cameras followed Churchill throughout his career.
churchill
If you are a media professional and have seen some footage or stills you wish to include in your production, please contact us.
laurelhardy
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare

Related Videos

Hide
The More You Look - The Less You See!

The More You Look - The Less You See!

The secret of a magic trick is shown to the viewer by the conjuror Percy Rossiter.

Mr Harry Tate - At Home

Mr Harry Tate - At Home

The hilarious comedian Harry Tate fools around in his garden - makes some great faces.

Monsieur Moustache

Monsieur Moustache

Monsieur Leclare shows off his exceedingly large moustache.

The Bow-Wows' Boudoir On Sleeve As The Bow Wows Boudoir

The Bow-Wows' Boudoir On Sleeve As The Bow Wows Boudoir

Dogs are shampooed and groomed at a French dog parlour.

Mr Harry Tate - At Home

Mr Harry Tate - At Home

The hilarious comedian Harry Tate fools around in his garden - makes some great faces.

Just Babies...

Just Babies...

Film showing a Doctor performing health checks on young children.

Long Moustache

Long Moustache

Mr Williams of Margate claims to have the longest moustache in the country at 15 1/2 inches. Kent.

Beards

Beards

Footage of bearded men having a trim at barbers in Canterbury, Kent.

On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Titanic
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
WW1
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
laurelhardy
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.
dancingqueen