• Short Summary

    Two Charlie Chaplin-style clowns entertain crowd in street.

  • Description

    Issue title is PATHE PICTORIAL LOOKS AT OTHER PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS.

    Location of events unknown.

    Various shots of couple of Charlie Chaplin-style clowns doing funny dances to crowd in pedestrianised square. The buskers pass their hats amongst the crowd to collect money.

    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:
    1239.17
    Media URN:
    33978
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1947
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:18:00 / 01:29:44:00
    Canister:
    NP 144

Comments (1)

  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.

    More of the Hollis Brothers can be seen in clip 1317.29.

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