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  • Description

    Waikiki, Hawaii, United States of America.

    Introductory intertitle reads: "The pride of Waikiki Pool in Hawaii, understands the 'eats' call in any language... he's not just a poor fish."

    M/Ss of a man in swimming trunks feeding a Porcupine Balloon Fish (?) which swims in a pool. His name is "Zimmy". The narrator tells us what the fish likes to eat. We see him eating a banana and a crab and shrimps. Various shots of the bizarre fish, the man feeding it and those watching. American commentator makes all sorts of lame jokes about Zimmy and his "wife" Gwendoline. The man feeding the fish strokes its head as it pops out of the water.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    51210
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1590.26
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:26:00 / 01:56:21:00
    Canister:
    PSP 739
    Sort Number:
    PSP 739
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Entertainment & Humour Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Hawaii 1930s
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "feeding a Porcupine Balloon Fish (?)" - that's definitely what the voiceover man calls it, however it seems it's officially called a porcupinefish, (AKA balloonfish).

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