• 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.

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  2. jamied says

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

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