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  • Short Summary

    Scenes from "Betty in Mayfair" starring Evelyn Laye and Mary Leigh.

  • Description

    Extracts from the musical stage play "Betty in Mayfair" at the Adelphi Theatre.

    Evelyn Laye and Mary Leigh play Betty and Kitty. We see the two perform a dance inside a framing device of a picture frame. Again within a frame, some gentlemen arrive to pay their attentions to the ladies. They seem to be in Victorian dress.

    Some ladies parade holding their skirts. L/S of the stage, everyone curtseys when a very elegant woman comes through the door. "The great moment when Betty decides to throw off the mask (meaning the crinoline!) and be her natural self." - L/S of Betty pulling off the crinoline.

    The chorus girls do likewise. Then dance around the stage.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    870.11
    Media URN:
    14906
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:14:00 / 01:25:42:00
    Canister:
    EP 087

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