• Short Summary

    Good footage of cabaret entertainment at the Piccadilly Hotel in London.

  • Description


    Full titles read: "FAMOUS LONDON CABARETS - 'Playtime at the Piccadilly Hotel.'"

    Intertitle read: Dancing time in the heart of the West End to the music of Sydney Kyte and his Merry men."
    L/S of men and women dressed in evening wear dancing arm in arm to the band.

    Intertitle reads: "And meet Christopher Stone introducing another topical novelty - recording the dancing for gramophone discs which will be rushed to the factory and copies pressed and rushed back again - ready for the dancers before they leave.

    L/S of Christopher Stone informing the audience that the music played by the band during the course of the evening is to be recorded live on gramophone record. M/S's of man standing next to gramophone recording equipment. Several good shots of men and women on the dance floor of the club.

    Intertitle read: "And now for the Cabaret. - Mary Homer a dainty dancer."
    L/S's of Mary Homer wearing a ballet dress and a glittering top-hat. She performs several twists and turns on the dance floor to some uplifting jazz music.

    Intertitle reads: "A bright verse or two from Kenneth & George Western."
    L/S's of the two brothers (one plays the piano while the other stands next to him). They sing a comical song called 'It was Agony !'. L/S of the audience watching the two entertainers (they are quite upper class looking).

    Intertitle reads: "Lots of ladies would like to have the slim and flexible figure of the lady in the next item - (Mira and Karinoff).

    L/Ss of Mira performing some impossible looking bending movement with her body in front if the audience, she is aided by her partner Karinoff. Their finale involves Mira bending her arms and arching her back to such an extent that she can grab her legs from behind. Karinoff then picks her up in and raises her above his head. L/S's of the crowd sitting at tables clapping the performers.

    Intertitle reads: "And now the records have just arrived, a Real Regal Feat of Speed."

    Good M/Ss of the audience seated at tables with glasses of wine and empty plates in front of them. A man hands over the newly recorded gramophone discs. Very good M/Ss of people dancing.

    Intertitle reads: "Remember the Song - 'It always starts to rain'? Here's one of the Composers - Leslie Holmes, in another popular number - you'll recognise this tune."

    Several shots of Leslie singing. He receives a big round of applause from the audience when he finishes the song.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:23:00 / 01:24:27:00
    PT 106

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