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    Probably unissued footage from the unveiling of Danny Kaye waxwork at Madame Tussaud's, London, by the man himself - 1948.

    Shots of comedian Danny Kaye coming out onto platform at Madame Tussaud's main hall; people at tables laughing and applauding. Danny peeks though curtains to look at his waxwork. Several shots of Danny posing with his likeness, making some comment about the nose. Quick shots of Danny with the bronze hands and bust he is presented with by Bernard Tussaud.

    L/S of Danny making speech and singing at microphone. Film stars Margaret Lockwood and Douglas Fairbanks Junior get up from their tables to take a bow. Out of focus C/U of comedian Sid Field getting up to take a bow. A lady in a fur coat or wrap takes a bow - could be Fields' wife? Unidentified elderly, white-haired man and girl with blonde hair take bows.

    More of Danny singing with elaborate gestures. Danny posing with the waxwork while photographers take pictures. M/S of film industry officials (?) sitting at table - one looks like Danny's pianist. Audience shots. Nice shot of Sid Field taking bow and blowing a kiss to Danny. Others taking bows. M/S of film cameraman adjusting camera; pan to L/S of Danny. Nice C/Us of the stars in the audience watching.

    More of Danny posing with his likeness - sticking his tongue out, making faces at it and so on. Danny chatting to people in the audience after the presentation. Danny and others eat nibbles for the camera and pose in group.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:07:25:00
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    Danny Kaye group Documentaries (1976) Documentary warning Long documentary A detailed look
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