• Short Summary

    People take part in old time dancing at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, Lancashire.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Blackpool presents Dancers International.

    Blackpool, Lancashire.

    2,000 people take part in old time dancing at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool. C/U of two ladies dressing for the occasion in crinolines and wigs. Several shots of the dancers arriving wearing old time clothes, some of which are magnificent. Camera pans up an 83 year old lady in her dress. Various shots of the dances in progress. Archive shots show a girl from the 1920s dancing the Black Bottom. Various shots of young people jitterbugging, good shots. Various shots of the old time dancing again, they do the traditional shoemakers' dance from Denmark. A tired couple sit on a settee. C/U of the man's shoes smoking because he has been dancing so much.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1416.10
    Media URN:
    46129
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:55:00 / 01:18:43:00
    Canister:
    46/96

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