• Short Summary

    Frankie Howerd, Terry-Thomas and Vivian Blaine are among guests at Belita's birthday party.

  • Description

    London.

    Various shots of an ice-party held by skating star Belita for her 29th birthday. The guests stagger round a small ice-rink laid out on the Hippodrome stage while others sit at tables. Belita is seen flitting about.

    Comedians / actors Frankie Howerd and Terry-Thomas hang onto each other as they make their way around the ice. Comic actor Bobby Howes watches from a table.

    Belita, carrying a trifle, skates up to glamorous blonde actress Vivian Blaine (Miss Adelaide in 'Guys and Dolls') who is sitting at a table. Vivian gives Belita a spoonful of trifle to try then has a taste herself.

    More shots of Frankie and Terry-Thomas trying to stay upright. They seem to be enjoying it. Frankie and Max Bygraves are among the guests playing musical chairs. Howerd and another woman fall over when the final chair is removed.

    Note: list of celebrities present at the party is on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1339.14
    Media URN:
    44206
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:18:00 / 01:31:29:00
    Canister:
    NP 480

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