Star Item
This video has no sound
  • Description

    "Just a pair of hands - and a whole lot of clever imagination." M/S of pair of hands and arms silhouetted against a black background. A candle and a matchbox are held up to the camera. Various strange movements are performed by the ghostly hands - making different shapes. M/S of hands making large shadows on a white background, hands are seen in the foreground. A bird shape is made - the wings are flapped. A very good bunny rabbit silhouette is next!

    Dogs are demonstrated. The silhouette expert then produces a hat and makes the silhouette of a snail. The hands are used to make a silhouette of a man wearing a hat. The performer moves his hands slowly so that the audience can see how the shape is formed. The next effort is pretty impressive - Charlie Chaplin twirling his cane. Next up are two boxers - a shadow puppet style show ensues with the two boxers having a fight. Pretty clever stuff.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 624.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:43:00 / 01:26:25:00
    EP 261
    Sort Number:
    EP 261
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture
    Magicians of the past Puppets Shadow Puppets Chaplin home ombre
  • Stills

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

Comments (0)

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

Add your comment