• Short Summary

    Accordion player accompanies two shabby men doing a turn to entertain theatre queue.

  • Description

    Titles read: "BUSKERS".

    London.

    Various shots show two men doing a little soft shoe shuffle to entertain a queue of people waiting to go into a theatre or cinema (daylight). An accordion player accompanies them. At the end they hold out their hats.

    Amendment March 2016: A visitor to the site has informed us that only one Hollis brother is shown and that is Albert Hollis. The other busker is Percy Williams.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1317.29
    Media URN:
    43592
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1947
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:05:00 / 01:50:02:00
    Canister:
    NP 113

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The two men seen dancing here are The Hollis Brothers, members of a popular group of street buskers called The Roadstars.

    Their names are Albie and Harry Hollis.

    The man seen playing the accordion during the clip is Charlie Hilliard.

  2. jamied says

    More of the Hollis Brothers can be seen in clip 1239.17.

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