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    Full titles read: "You can now criticize [sic] a critic! - A Pathetone Cameo in which Howard Coster, the well-known photographer of men, interviews Hannen Swaffer, the celebrated critic. And our Talkie-Camera lets him laugh at himself."

    London (probably Pathe Studio).

    M/S of Hannen Swaffer and Howard Coster standing in Coster's photographic studio (?). Lights are standing around, drapes are hanging from the ceiling and an assistant stands by. Swaffer says he wants Coster to take his photograph, making him look as much like a dramatic critic as possible, without looking objectionable.

    Coster sits him down in an armchair and prepares to take his photo as Swaffer witters on about his life as a critic, in a rather arch manner. They eventually take the photograph on a huge old camera. Coster asks if there is another pose he would like to take up; Swaffer says "I've posed all my life, everyone knows that." Fade out.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    36939
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1030.19
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:55:00 / 01:51:51:00
    Canister:
    PT 061
    Sort Number:
    PT 061
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
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    photography
  • Stills

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

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