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  • Short Summary

    Organist Edward O'Henry plays for us - visuals only, no soundtrack.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Audio interviews - Edward O'Henry, the well-known Solo Organist and Wurlitzer Exponent". (new title) "Countless listeners have heard Mr. O'Henry via Radio or Gramophone. Here he is on the screen - and many a pianist will envy his ability to mould those multiple keys and stops into music and effects."

    Location of events unknown.

    Soundtrack is missing for this whole issue.

    M/S of Edward O'Henry rising from the pit on a Wurlitzer organ; he is playing, but alas, we cannot hear him due to missing soundtrack. He says a few words to camera; presumably introducing his next piece. We see him playing, intercut with shots of a cathedral or church and grounds, then a ghostly monk figure walking about the ruins of a monastery or church, then a steam train leaving a station, followed by another church. He seems to be playing a jazzier tune towards the end, pulling out stops with a flourish.

    According to paperwork, the tunes played were 'Poet & Peasant', 'Le Cygne', 'In a Monastery Garden' and 'Sunny Side of the Street'.

    *NB - A website user has informed us that this was probably Madame Tussaud's Cinema, on the site of the present-day Planetarium. Mr O'Henry was organist there, the organ was a 2-manual Wurlitzer.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1020.10
    Media URN:
    36825
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:25:00 / 01:33:57:00
    Canister:
    PT 034

Comments (1)

  1. coppilowbarn says

    I don't know if it is of any use but I have a 78 with Edward O'Henry playing at the Madame Tussaud's Cinema. It is titled "Popular Melodies on a Wurlitzer". I can'find any references with regards to dates of the recording.

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