• Short Summary

    Roller skating act Ravic and Babs show their 16-month-old daughter's skating skills, London.

  • Description

    Bernard Street, London.

    M/S in a nightclub of "the sensational roller skating act of Ravic and Babs"; Babs, wearing a shiny pink costume with tutu skirt, skates round a circular board as she puts a strap around her neck. Ravic starts to skate too and attaches the strap to one around his chest and they both start to speed up, then Babs leaves the ground and starts to spin in a horizontal position while Ravic skates round! M/Ss and C/Us of this, "one of their slower tricks".

    M/S of their 16-month-old daughter, Jacqueline, watching from her pushchair; she is also dressed in a shiny pink dress, but hers is more modest than her mother's. M/S and C/U of Babs and Ravic in another position; Ravic skates round holding onto Babs' wrists and ankles as she hangs in an upside down backbend position with her nose almost touching the floor. They come out of the position, skate over to Jacqueline and help her to put her roller skates on.

    Babs leads Jacqueline to the skating board; Ravic sits on a chair and smokes his pipe as he watches Jacqueline toddle round the board, holding Babs' hand. She practises a few basic tricks, and Babs holds Jacqueline up and spins round with her.

    Note: there is a news article on file with a large photo of Jacqueline being spun round in a horizontal position by her father. It says Ravic and Babs were appearing at the Churchill Club in London, which could be the club featured in this story.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:09:00 / 01:37:58:00
    CP 314

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