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    Buskers perform at a concert and outside a cinema.

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    Albert Hall, London.

    LS Of stage during concert from back of hall. MS Crowd cutaway applauding. MS An escapologist performing his act on stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Elevated MS of pair of buskers performing their street act on stage. A photographer stands on the neck of a strongman - eek! A man tied up inside a sack escapes. L/S of a band performing on stage. We then see them from behind - unidentified pop group.

    Var. shots buskers entertaining cinema queues outside the Warner, Leicester Square, (film - "Bullitt"). GV Exterior, night, the Warner. Film - "Bullitt". A girl wearing a duffel coat tries to get some money out of people queuing for the cinema.

    (Mute). (Orig. Neg.)

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:45:00 / 01:36:59:00
    UN 4415 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    The event was called the "Buskers Happening", and took place in February 1969.

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  2. Unknown user says

    " A photographer stands on the neck of a strongman" - the photographer is Pat Keene. The strongman is Johnny Eagles.

    At 02:02 we get a quick glimpse, from the back, of a man in a tailcoat and bowler hat - this is likely to be Ronnie Ross, or one half of the act called the Hollis Brothers, (both acts performed in this type of costume around this time).

    At 02:08, the street busker is Dave Parker.

    At 02:28, there's another street busker, this time it's Rod Warner.

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  3. Unknown user says

    NOTE: Rehearsal footage for this "Buskers Happening" event can be seen in clip 3314.15.

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