Soho Goes Gay 1955

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    Greek Street, Soho, London.

    SV. Spanish dancers. GV. Soho street. SCU. Restaurant with carnival figure outside. SCU. Soho character nicknamed 'Iron Foot Jack'. CU. 'Iron Foot', pan up to man's face. SCU. Pan with crowd of young Soho people. CU. Gaston Berlemont drinking a toast. GV. Waiters getting ready for their race. SCU. Oldest waiter in the race aged 74 years. SCU. Waiters ready for the start. SCU. Waiters on their way. SV. People watching. SV. Young 'Sohoites' dancing across the road. SCU. Two 'Gipsy' men - one with an accordion the other with a guitar. SV. Small cycle car, very colourful, moves through the crowds, and man skipping beside it holding plaque card 'Third Prize Soho Fair'. SCU. Girls wearing very little, walking through streets in procession. SCU. Mass of people watching. SCU. "Miss Soho" kisses winner of waiter's race. SCU. Dutch organ. SV. Four people in traditional Dutch costume. SCU. Two girls in Dutch costume eating ice-creams. SCU. Several Chinese girls on a float. GTV. Happy crowded float, camera going through crowds. STV. Float on Hong Kong restaurant going through crowds. CU. Young Soho couple drinking. CU. Large man with magnificent beard emptying a pint. SV. Pan with flower bedecked float of the Cafe Bleu - second prize. SV. Crowd of students and Soho people piled into, and on top of, an old taxi. SCU. People watching. SCU. Girl with crown and robe standing on float covered in flowers. SCU. 'Elephant' float with Indian people on it. SV. Towards, 'Emmet type' engine and carriage. SCU. Black woman doing Hula Hula dance on float. SCU. Woman drinking wine in traditional Spanish fashion. SCU. Little girls in Spanish costumes dancing. GV. 'Morris' dancers.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "B")

    Note: title of the film rather nice in retrospect - JH.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    30918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    533.27
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:41:00 / 01:50:49:00
    Canister:
    55/56
    Sort Number:
    55/056
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  • "Cafe Torino" seen at 00:11 was on the corner of Dean Street and Old Compton Street, (it's now a Costa coffee).

    "Small cycle car" - it's actually a proper petrol-driven car, a Messerschmitt KR175.

    "Dutch organ" - it's a G. Perlee street organ.









    jamied 30th May 2012

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