• Short Summary

    German women do graceful exercises, tennis star Vincent Richards coaches his son and jitterbugs swing out at a musicians benefit concert.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    In Germany we see women doing graceful exercises to piano accompaniment in a field beside a lake. They all wear short white dresses. Other girls sit beside the piano and sway to the music. Then all the girls come running down a field, past a statue of a woman in a graceful, leaping posture.

    In the United States of America we see tennis star Vincent Richards playing tennis on a court with his son, Vincent Junior.

    At a swing benefit for the musicians' hospital in the United States we see young people (African-American and white) enjoying a marathon concert of 25 bands playing in a sports stadium (daylight). Great shots of people dancing in the stands and on the grass; seated spectators bouncing around in their seats to the music; a sound technician moves to the beat and makes 'pecking' motions with his head; a cameraman jigs about while filming; brief shots of the musicians. Good shots of black and white couples doing the lindy-hop / jitterbug/ jiving; C/U of bobby-soxer feet tapping to the music. It looks great - I wish I was there!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1172.24
    Media URN:
    40453
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:43:00 / 01:51:25:00
    Canister:
    PT 434

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