Star Item
  • Description

    Marathon Pianist, Tooting, London.

    L/S Marie Ashton playing the piano - a man walks into picture and sits with girl at table. M/S Marie playing. M/S Board reading "Musical Marie has now played non-stop for 53 hours". Man comes in and alters same to 63 hours. M/S Marie playing. M/S Crowds watching. M/S Marie playing, in background can be seen people watching including nurse. M/S Nurse - in front of her are bottles on the table - the nurse is unscrewing a bottle.

    M/S Crowd watching. C/U Marie's arm - a doctor is massaging as nurse stands holding a bottle. Marie is playing with the other hands. M/S Crowd watching. M/S Marie playing, nurse puts thermometer in Marie's mouth, a doctor watches. M/S Marie playing with the thermometer in mouth, nurse takes it out of mouth. Dissolve to - C/U Sign reading - Marie has now played non-stop for 94 hrs. M/S Audience clapping.

    M/S Marie, she is still playing wearily, blanket round her shoulders, nurse and doctor attending her, nurse has hand on Marie's forehead. M/S Marie still playing wearily, doctor is tapping her cheeks then points to watch, nurse holds her forehead. M/S Crowd watching. L/S Marie playing piano, a light goes out in room. M/S Nurse on couch asleep. M/S Man leaning against piano watching Marie play. M/S Marie still playing.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:34:00 / 01:53:10:00
    NP 535
    Sort Number:
    NP 535
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Fashion & Music Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. bryanfan59 says

    I am amazed to find this footage. It is my Nana who I miss greatly since she sadly pased away in 1981. Thank you for this wonderful memory of her in her heyday!

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment