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    Titles read: "NOW Pathe Pictorial has pleasure in presenting - Another celebrated Broadcaster - MANTOVANI and his TIPICA ORCHESTRA from the Monseigneur, London. In a gay lilting Rumba of the Sunny South... 'Elvira'".

    Pathe Studio, London.

    Various shots of Mantovani and his Tipica Orchestra playing a wonderful rumba tune - 'Elvira' - with a very infectious rhythm. Mantovani is in white tie and tails while the rest of the orchestra wear sort of Cossack tunics.

    A man with an interesting guitar (two sets of strings) sings the lyrics, in Spanish, I think. He has hair like a chimpanzee (Amelia suggests it could be a toupee).

    Nice close shot of Mantovani playing the violin. M/S of the maracas player shaking his instruments and joining in with the rest of the band as they start singing along to the music - he looks quite funny.

    Unfortunately, the visuals cut out at 01:53:15; sound continues to end (oh, I was enjoying that!).

    Cataloguer's note: I found this item extremely amusing for some reason - there is a certain gawky charm to it, and it is actually a lovely lilting number.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:02:00 / 01:53:25:00
    PSP 854
    Sort Number:
    PSP 854
  • Appears in...

    Fashion & Music Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    Music Turns 1934 Early 30s Variety Turns Mantovani Mantovani 1
  • Stills

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

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