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    Item title reads - Pathetone now has pleasure in presenting the popular radio and concert character singer Gabriel Lavelle in "The Garden where the Praties Grow".

    Probably filmed at Pathe studios, London.

    M/S as Gabriel Lavelle sits on a fence in a countryside setting. Various shots as he sings "The Garden where the Praties Grow." M/S of a girl raking the garden, she looks up. Various shots as he sings again. She cuts a flower and puts it in her top, then strokes a cat and carries on raking the garden.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:48:00 / 01:32:08:00
    PT 380
    Sort Number:
    PT 380
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. Michael Lavelle says

    Gabriel Lavelle was my father. He died in 1960, when I was 12 years old. I only discovered this video in about 2005, and so when I saw it, it was the first time that I had seen my father moving about since I was a child. At the time that I found the video, my mother was still alive, and she did not know of its existence. It was recorded about 8 years before my parents got married, and she was very moved when she saw it. My father had originally qualified as a civil engineer, but had begun singing as a hobby, and in 1930 went to study German Lieder under the top singing teachers of the time in Vienna. He then had a relatively successful career in music in the 1930s until the war broke out. Mike Lavelle

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