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    Piccadilly Hotel, London.

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Piccadilly Circus - the hub of the world - and within 100 yards - an open air Bathing Pool - !"

    Low angle shot of the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus. Dissolve into a shot of the Piccadilly Hotel. Then shot of part of the roof of the hotel. There is a free standing swimming pool on the roof and several tables with parasols.

    "Up on high Daly's Darlings kick their merry steps to the tune of Edward Ball and his Empire State Band." M/S of a group of dancing girls wearing belted leotards doing a tap dance on the roof, they then skip off in the direction of the pool.

    "But, this is only prepatory to sporting in the Sportapool, high above Piccadilly." reads an intertitle. Great shot follows of a girl sliding backwards down a chute into the pool - seen from the top of the slide. M/S of girls playing in the pool - they throw a ball around. High angle shot of lots of girls in the pool having fun. M/S of group of girls sunbathing by the side of the pool. L/S of the pool. Quick shot of the band then more shots of the swimmers. High angle shot of the revellers on the roof - the men all wear suits and hats - the girls bathing suits. High angle shot of some of the girls showing the traffic passing along the street below. More shots of the swimmers including a close up of one of the girls catching a ball that is thrown towards her. C/U of a group of girls sitting at a table, one reads a letter and another primps her hair whilst looking in a mirror. High angle shot of the orchestra. Shot of two girls standing at the top of the chute. Ends with a shot of the dancing girls posing on the set of steps leading up to the chute. Very cute.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:52:00 / 01:14:58:00
    PSP 752
    Sort Number:
    PSP 752
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    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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