• Short Summary

    "THREE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING", AS THE WELL-KNOWN SONG PUT IT IN MOTHER'S DAY, WAS A RATHER DARING TIME TO BE OUT DANCING.

  • Description

    "THREE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING", AS THE WELL-KNOWN SONG PUT IT IN MOTHER'S DAY, WAS A RATHER DARING TIME TO BE OUT DANCING. NOT TO MENTION BEING EXHAUSTING, TOO. YOUTH THINKS NOTHING OF IT. FACT, LAST NIGHT'S (FRIDAY) CHARITY DANCE AT LONDON'S ALEXANDRA PALACE PROVED THAT THE YOUNGSTERS OF 1963 ARE TOUGHER THAN THEIR PARENTS.

    AT THE "ALLY PALLY STOMP" FOUR THOUSAND STUDENTS BEGAN A NINE-HOUR MARATHON ATTEMPT ON THE WORLD'S MASS NON STOP DANCING RECORD. TEN WELL-KNOWN BANDS TOOK IT IN RELAYS TO PLAY THE MUSIC FOR THE TWISTING, THE STOMPING, AND THE JAZZING.

    THE NORMALLY SERIOUS STUDENTS BROUGHT A VIVACIOUS SLICE OF LIFE TO THE ALEXANDRA PALACE, ONCE THE CHARMING SETTING FOR SOCIAL HIGHLIGHTS IN KING EDWARD'S DAY. LAST NIGHT, DRESSED IN ECCENTRIC EXTREMES OF THE DANCERS CAME PREPARED FOR THE LONG SESSION - BLANKETS, FULL RUCKSACKS AND PLENTY TO DRINK FOR THE THIRSTY.

    DURING THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING, EVEN THE MILKMAN LOOKED IN - AND STAYED. NEWSPAPER SELLERS WERE WAITING AT THE DOOR WITH PAPERS STILL WET WITH INK AS THE FOOTSORE STUDENTS SLOWLY LEFT AT THE SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING. TIRED, THEY WERE HAPPY THAT WHILE HAVING FUN A NUMBER OF CHARITIES WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE NIGHT'S ENTERTAINMENT. WHETHER THE RECORD WAS BROKEN, NO-ONE WAS TOO SURE. THEY WERE ALL MUCH TOO SLEEPY TO BOTHER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8EXFRHWIGPWXE8ESY38GDA3QG
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EXFRHWIGPWXE8ESY38GDA3QG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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