No title. c 1921
Matheson Lang - actor famous for his portrayals of "Othello" and "Mr Wu" - at home. We see Mr Lang walking in his garden smoking a pipe and playing croquet. He then walks in his garden reading a script. He lifts his dog - a King Charles Spaniel - from the middle of a sun lounger...
Short segment featuring the legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt.
Demonstration of how an actor uses make-up to transform himself into a villain.
The technique of glass portraiture is demonstrated - Mr Sparrow makes a portrait of Barbara Hoffe.
Women model Mantillas and Spanish traditional shawls.
Good shots of theatre audience and backstage scenes including actors and theatre staff.
Short section of material about a miniature pony.
Footage of Doris Keen and Ellen Terry.
Very cute footage of primary school children rehearsing for their nativity play.