• Short Summary

    Contortionist Merial Gaunt demonstrates her "daily dozen" in the studio.

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    Titles read: "Beauty's daily dozen!".

    Pathe Studio.

    Various shots of the pretty, blonde contortionist Merial Gaunt demonstrating "her daily dozen" - how to keep fit! In fact, she does several eye-watering back bends, stretches and balances. She wears a sequinned top and panties plus some diaphanous armlets.

    Commentator tells us "Just do these movements fifty times a day and you won't ever need a doctor - no, you'll probably need an undertaker!".

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    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:33:00 / 01:02:09:00
    PSP 887

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  1. Kellett says

    This beautiful young lady was in the 1942 Gaiety Whirl Show at the Gaiety Theatre , Ayr, Scotland. My Mother was also a dancer in that show. Merial was waiting for a bus outside the theatre when she slipped off the edge of the pavement and damaged her foot. She came back into the show after a few days, but then became ill. She was taken to Heathfield Hospital, Ayr but tragically died three days later she was 26 years old. With her at the death was her older sister Jeanne Ravel who was to become an internationally acclaimed dancer with her husband Ronald Boyer (Boyer and Ravel)

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