Dart Blower Aka Showbiz Performers From… 1955

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    Windmill Theatre, London. This version more complete than version on CP 002.

    Begins with a great shot of a girl in swimsuit and high heels playing darts on a rooftop - two other glamour girls watch her technique. M/S of the girl wearing a very slinky black swimsuit with cut-out sections. M/S of another of the showgirls sitting in a chair in a bikini enjoying the sunshine (Olive Leon). M/S of a girl in a blue swimsuit lying on a small towel - sunbathing. Girl in black continues to throw darts then turns looking surprised.

    M/S of a man who fires darts from his mouth at the dart board - his stage name is "Rondart". C/U of him putting a dart in his mouth. Low angle shot of the girls who get up and walk towards a corner of the roof for a cigarette. Nice M/S of two of the girls - Jillian Larraby and Carole Logan. C/U of one of the girls holding a lighter for the other two to use.

    M/S of the male darts player placing two cigarettes in a stand then shoots darts at them from his mouth, knocking them off. Good C/U of the man - Ronald Tomlinson (?) also known as Rondart (?) learnt this technique from his father who lost his arms in the First World War. Low angle shot of one of the girls sitting on a roof with a large first aid box on her lap (this shot NOT in other version) Good C/Us of the girls looking glamorous. M/S of one of the girls (Ellyn Brown?) sitting in a chair with a dart board above her. Rondart places a dart in a special holder placed on top of her head. C/U of her looking very apprehensive. Rondart fires out a dart and the cigarette is knocked off. M/S of the girls applauding. The chorus girl is persuaded again to assist Rondart. She stands in front of the dart board holding a balloon. Nice C/U of her smiling. Rondart fires a dart from his mouth and the balloon explodes. Ends with C/U of her holding the burst balloon and laughing (this shot NOT in other version)

    Check with version on CP 002 - there are minor differences - this version more complete.
    See separate explanation record for CP 001: 'International Pictorials'.

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    01:55:12:00 / 01:57:03:00
    CP 037
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