Elephants Rock & Roll 1957

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    Winkfield, Berkshire.

    At the winter training headquarters of Billy Smart's Circus we see M/S of a skiffle band sitting on the edge of a circus ring playing 'Rock Around the Clock'; pan right to show three elephants in blue jeans and patterned shirts dancing to the music on stools; another elephant on the ground wears a guitar round it's neck and waggles it's head to the music.

    Several shots of the 'dancing'. Billy Smart Jnr stands by with a whip. C/Us of camels and a chimpanzee looking on. A small boy and girl dance to the music.

    Note: brief notes on file about the footage shot.

    Cataloguer's note: some of this footage could be viewed as degrading to animals.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    10984
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    209.16
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:32:00 / 01:38:51:00
    Canister:
    CP 119
    Sort Number:
    CP 119
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