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  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Joker!"

    Quirky item looking at some jokey gadgets demonstrated by "the human box of tricks", Paul Clive.

    Interior, studio set. M/S of a man taking a seat beside Mr. C. Mr. C. hands him a glass of stout. Both men go to take a drink - the man discovers he has invisible lid on his glass preventing him from drinking. C/U of Mr. C. smoking a large cigar. He unscrews the false cigar revealing the real cigarette inside he is smoking.

    C/U of a matchbox that lets out a spark as it opens. M/S of man, Mr. C. sparks lighter that when sparked releases a ball and a squeak. C/U of various sound boxes that squeak and moo, one looks like a pepperpot but makes noise of a baby crying. C/U of a small wireless that whistles as the dial is turned, the dial then springs off completely.

    C/U of Mr. C. putting on monocle and false teeth with beard and moustache attached. The monocle has a tube attached that squirts water. Various shots of Mr. C. playing with monkey glove puppet - he is a ventriloquist and makes monkey sounds.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    39732
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1144.07
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:50:00 / 01:17:36:00
    Canister:
    PT 352
    Sort Number:
    PT 352
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    Magicians of the past Magic, Magicians and Allied Arts House of secrets
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. Emma Heslewood says

    Paul Clive (1906-1987) was the founder and owner of Witchcraft Magic, and Paul Clive and Company which sold magic sets, tricks and novelties, including practical jokes. Originally from London, Clive moved his business and family to Blackpool, Lancashire in 1940. Harry Corbett, creator of Sooty, bought his first puppets from a novelty shop on North Pier run by Paul Clive in 1948. Clive was also a founder of the Blackpool Magicians\' Club.

    http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Paul_Clive

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