Crazy Cafe 1959

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    Hayes, Kent.

    M/S of the interior of a cafe. People are sitting at the tables, there is a jukebox next to the wall. and chef is standing behind the food counter. This is snack bar and restaurant in Hayes, Kent "where the service is good but a little... er ... unusual".

    M/S of a young man approaching the counter. M/S of a chef wearing glasses (spectacles) taking an egg in his fist and hitting the counter. When he opens his fist, it is empty. Then he reaches for the young man's jacket and gets the egg from there.

    M/S of the chef breaking eggs in the saucepan throwing the egg shells in. High angle shot of the saucepan with eggs and shells in. Chefs puts bacon in, lights it up with a match (making real fire) and closes it with a lid. Next second he lifts the lid up and perfectly cooked eggs and bacon appear. Sidney Emons, owner and chef of this unusual place is a magician and member of the Inner Magic Circle, the Council of the Magic Circle and a holder of the coveted Silver Wand.

    High angle M/S of people sitting at the table, eating and drinking. M/S of a man and woman leaning on the jukebox. M/S of a girl asking Mr Emons for toast - voiceover informs. Mr Emons puts several slices of bread into paper bag, places it on open fire for couple of seconds and the toast is ready. C/U shot of the face of Mr Emons swallowing fire.

    Several shots of Mr Emons doing magic tricks followed by the C/U shot of his face.

    Note: Mute neg for this story is in very poor condition.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1405
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    87.16
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:22:00 / 01:41:03:00
    Canister:
    CP 222
    Sort Number:
    CP 222
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