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  • Short Summary

    Nice footage of comedian George Robey, hoisting a flag outside theatre and posing for camera.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'London. "Admirable" Robey - hoists the signal received from HMS "Queen Elizabeth" at the Naval Matinee.'

    L/S of music hall comedian George Robey standing on the exterior balcony of the Alhambra Theatre and hoisting a line of three naval flags. M/S of notice reading: 'Admiral Beatty's signal from HMS Queen Elizabeth will arrive at the Alhambra at 11.45 am on Jan 14th and will be hoisted on the three masts above by ADMIRAbLe [sic] GEORGE ROBEY (at 12 prompt). He will afterwards de-code the signal on the stage at the great naval matinee on Jan 14th at 2.30pm'. Nice M/S of Robey wearing suit and seen against a white background, smiling at the camera and making a bashful gesture before walking off. Another shot of the hoisting. View of crowds milling about below - looks like it is in Leicester Square.

    Repeat of the shot of the sign and hoisting. A small band is seen on the balcony. Another shot of the sign. Another nice M/S of Robey talking to camera and making funny faces.

    The M/Ss of Robey are really nice - not much stage makeup and nice and clear (apart from slight decomposition of film).

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:02:18:00
    ON 140 A

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