The Four Spallas 1940

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Titles read: "Now Pathetone Presents - THE FOUR SPALLAS in Acrobatic Entertainment".

London, probably Pathe Studio.

Various shots of acrobatic act The Four Spallas getting into several balancing postures. They are three men in white leotards and close-fitting caps and a blonde girl...

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Data

Cataloguer:
Sarah
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
15762
Sort Number:
PT 552
Time in/Out:
01:50:48:00 / 01:52:57:00
Canister:
PT 552
Film ID:
1208.28
Issue Date:
28/10/1940

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  • The female performer in this clip is Maisie Spalla, (alias Diana Keevil).

    More about Diana can be found here.....

    http://www.diana-keevil.co.uk

    jamied 18th Sep 2012

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