• Short Summary

    An item about an exotic themed restaurant in the Mayfair Hotel.

  • Description

    Central London.

    M/S of a tropical glade. C/U of a baby crocodiles in a rock pool. A man walks into shot carrying a plate of raw meat. C/U of the crocs. M/S of the man holding one of the baby crocodiles. C/U of the man placing the croc in the water. C/U of a woman petting a parrot through the bars of a cage - it is all part of a tropical themed restaurant in the Mayfair Hotel. M/S of smart couples entering the restaurant through a cave-like door. C/U of a neon sign of the restaurant's name - 'Beachcomber'. M/S of couples coming down rocky stairs into the restaurant. M/S of palm leaves, tilt down to a cocktail bar beneath. M/S of a couple sitting at the bar, a barman is pouring a 'kalhua kiss' (sp) cocktail. M/S of the couple, the woman is drinking from a hollow pineapple. C/U of the 'kalhua kiss'. C/U of the barman. M/S of the barman placing the cocktail in front of a glamorous girl, a man with a parrot on his shoulder enters the shot. C/U of the parrot. C/U of the girl smiling. C/U of a primitive carving. M/S of a couple at a bar, a waiter pours them some wine. High angle shot of a waitress carrying a tray drinks and lots of couples sit at tables. M/S of the waitress serving cocktails to two men. C/U of the "Tahitian carva bowl", tilt up to a couple drinking from it through long straws. M/S of the couple drinking, the woman points towards the shallow pond full of terrapins and small crocodiles. C/U of a sign reading 'castaways corner', panning shot to more people at tables.

    M/S of two primitive masks. L/S of the restaurant, a hula dancer is wiggling to music from a Hawaiian band. Various shots of the dancer and the band. M/S of a couple enjoying the entertainment. M/S of a waiter serving diners roast suckling pig. C/U of the pig. M/S of a waiter giving chopsticks to another table of diners. C/U of a male diner. C/U of the diner's clumsily trying to use the chopsticks. C/U of the dancer. M/S of a waiter preparing rum flambe. C/U of the pan, the waiter pours the rum into cups of 'coffee grog' and serves it to a couple. M/S of the dancer coaxing a middle aged man from his chair to dance. L/S of the restaurant as the diners get up and start to dance. Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:03:00 / 01:20:02:00
    CP 428

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