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  • Short Summary

    Men in drag perform a high kick routine.

  • Description

    "Will it ever come to this?" M/S of a group of actors being made up for a stage performance. They are all boys in drag.

    The drag queens stand with their feet up on a low table, they fasten their shoes in a provocative fashion. One smokes a cigar, another takes it out of his mouth and has a puff. They then all have a smoke. "These are American College fellows who can throw a rapid step as good as any dancing troup." High angle shot of their show. They dance. Low angle shot of the performers on stage. The "girls" do a high kick routine, holding out their skirts. They then do a high kick routine wearing frilly frocks and feathered headdresses. Low angle shot of them dancing. "Perhaps in 1950 Adam may be doing this ... regularly!" L/S of the boys dancing on stage. Low angle shot of their legs and ankles as they dance.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 638.

    Note: excellent footage of 1930s drag performance. See also "The Rivals".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1036.05
    Media URN:
    36991
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1933
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:58:00 / 01:10:17:00
    Canister:
    EP 308

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