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    Titles read: 'Millions of people have heard the 'smiling voice' of Leslie Holmes "over the air" (especially when singing with Jack Payne's Band). Today - we have induced him to "face" our microphone.'

    Pathe Studio, London.

    Pianist sits playing at grand piano on set dressed to look like drawing room. Leslie Holmes enters and stands in front of a large box-like microphone. He tells of how he was walking down Wardour Street when he was tapped on the shoulder and asked to make this item. "Naturally, I got the wind up a little" as he thought it was the "income tax authorities etc".

    He says he is going to show us how he works the "smiling voice business" and adds there is not very much in it really, as he goes through life smiling and that "really is worthwhile, isn't it?".

    He picks up his sheet music and starts to sing. The song is 'Milano' which tells of what a happy, jolly place Milan is and how "You're never dull or dreary in Milano".

    He finishes the song and urges everybody to "keep smiling". He bows and signs off "Smilingly yours, Leslie Holmes".

    Note: along with Leslie Sarony, Holmes became one of The Two Leslies. See other records for them together and alone! I think both are lovely - cheery without being annoying! - SL.

    This is duplicate of Pathe Sound Pictorial PSP 783 - see separate record for details.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:46:00 / 01:50:43:00
    Turns Can 14 C
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    Turns 14 C
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    Fashion & Music Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
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