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    Titles read: "Sawing sound! We've had Music from the air - meet Gene Morelle who shows how to get it ----" (title obscured by timecode).

    London (probably Pathe Studio).

    M/S of Gene Morelle in a grubby white suit and hat, sawing a piece of wood in a forest (studio) setting. He hears some piano music playing and stops sawing. He sits down, puts the saw between his legs and hits it with a fluffy-ended drumstick to play a tune, 'Sunshine of Marseilles'.

    Gene then gives us some tips on playing the saw; the trick is to bend the saw with the hand you are holding it with to get the desired note.

    We then see Gene playing a tune, to piano accompaniment, on a balloon! He lets the air out of the balloon very slowly to play the tune. At the end of the 'recital' he pops the balloon.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    30216
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    256.25
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:01:00 / 01:46:07:00
    Canister:
    PT 012
    Sort Number:
    PT 012
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Fashion & Music Lifestyle & Culture
    WorkSpaces
    Turns 1930
  • Stills

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

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